The Toronto Maple Leafs have played 50 games this season, which is a little more than half the schedule, which makes it still kind of appropriate for The Leafs Nation to release our TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospect Midterm Rankings.
We polled our writers – Cam, Steve, Jeff, Jim, John, Ryan, and yours truly – for their top prospects, threw them into a spreadsheet, worked some mathematical magic, and here we are… the twenty best prospects in the organization, several honourable mentions, and a handful of players who didn’t receive a single vote. Aww :’(
Of course, we’re not going to drop all this knowledge on you at once. Oh, no. You can’t handle this hotness.
Check back tomorrow for a review of the seasons-so-far of our Honourable Mentions group. On Tuesday, we’ll cover #20 through # 16, Wednesday will be #15 through #11, Thursday we’ll tackle #10 through #6, and Friday we got #5 down to #1.
Below you’ll find all players eligible for the vote – guys that the TLN staff as a group felt were still considered prospects, based on a variety of factors (age, pro experience, etc.). Feel free to come up with your own list, drop it in the comments, keep a copy kicking around, and compare with our final list.
I’m not going to give you any clues as to who ranked where, but I will tell you that…
- Four players who weren’t ranked in the preseason list have now cracked our Top 20.
- One player jumped a whole nine spots… Can you guess who that is?
- Only two players on the entire list didn’t move from their original rankings.
P.S. You can find our preseason rankings here.