The Leafs Were Pretty Good At Trading Prospects This Year

Shawn Reis
April 20 2016 10:30AM

Everything the Leafs have done over the last year has been to prepare themselves for the future.  The players they've drafted, the trades they've made, the players they've signed - it's all been done not to be better today, bu to be better tomorrow.

Central to that has been the extensive reshuffling of the Leafs' prospect pool - not just through the draft or the free wallet approach of free agency, but with prospects coming in and out the door via trade as well.

You're probably well aware of some of the fresh young faces the Leafs have brought into the organization, but you might've forgotten about all of the names they shipped out of town.  So let's take a look back at the year of prospect trading that was for the Leafs, and see how things turned out.

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How the 2015/16 Marlies have set the bar for AHL teams moving forward

Jeff Veillette
April 20 2016 06:59AM

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Many thought that the Toronto Marlies were going to be a contender in the American Hockey League this year, but not many expected them to be this good. I predicted in October that they'd be able to dominate the league and were probably going to score the most goals in the AHL, but a 0.750 record? That's practically unprecedented. 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Apr 19, 2016 - CLASS

Steve Dangle
April 19 2016 11:17PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about a CLASSY display in Philly, a debate about video review, Vin Scully, Connor Mcgregor, and a lot of other nonsense.

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TLN Draft Prospect Watch: Alexander Nylander

Justin Fisher
April 19 2016 04:46PM

Does the name sound familiar? It should. 

As you've probably heard about a million times by now, Mississauga Steelhead winger Alex Nylander is the brother of current Toronto Maple Leaf centre William Nylander. For sentimental fans, that alone is enough of a reason to draft the younger Nylander, but truth be told he could very well be the best player available when it's the Leafs' turn to pick this summer. 

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Maple Leafs Prospects Watch: Marner vs Dermott for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy

Tom Hunter
April 19 2016 12:16PM

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Most people figured that the battle for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy as the winner of the OHL's Western Conference would come down to a matchup between the London Knights and the Erie Otters, and that's exactly what we have starting tonight. 

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