What’s One Thing Your Looking Forward to This Season (Tavares Excluded)?

The Leafs had a very good offseason, so obviously there’s a lot to look forward to this season.

Take John Tavares out of the question, and it’s a much different conversation.

Wyatt “The Better One” Fremlin

Seeing what AJ and KK having a full season in the N. they’ve earned it and I want to see what they can do with the opportunity…. also to watch Gardiner get 50+ points again.

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Can I change my answer. I am interested to see all their beards in motion.

Jon Steitzer

I’m looking forward to the season ending so we can start the annual Boston series.

Scott Maxwell

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with the defence this season. Aside from losing Polak, it’s almost identical to last season, so I’m interested to see how it will be deployed and how that’ll make an impact on the Leafs this season.

Ryan Hobart

The most intriguing story line for me will be what Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo, and/or Andreas Johnsson can do in the top 9 forward group this season. If any of them get a chance to play with any of the incredible 3 centers the Leafs have, they should have some kind of break-out season. With all three having expiring contracts going into this year, it’ll be interesting to see which, if any, capitalize on the opportunity to earn a big pay day. The other two, assumedly, will be tasked with helping Par Lindholm transition to the NHL. At least until the Leafs trade a 2nd round pick for someone’s overpaid 3rd line center to be their 4th line center for the 3rd year in a row.

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Megan Kim

In contrast to Ryan’s very well-thought out response… I am fucking HYPED to see William Nylander’s hair in its full glory in the NHL.

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    • leafdreamer

      Somebody trashed your comment dude. You are = you’re. The title of this article includes a mistake – ‘your’ should be ‘you’re’. I wonder how many trashes I’ll get for this comment.

      • And a few days later, a mistake that no professional writer should ever make and would get you marks off in second grade is still in the headline.

        The sloppiness, laziness, and general decline in quality at Leafs Nation over the past year or so has been pretty shocking.

  • leafdreamer

    I’m looking forward to finding out if we can win the Cup with no defensive defencemen or large players and, if not, whether Dubas and Babcock are able to admit that we need to to get some.

  • FlareKnight

    I’m ignoring the exlusionary section. I’m totally looking forward to seeing Tavares take the ice as a Leaf. I’m hyped to see the Leafs roll out Matthews, then Tavares, and then Kadri for good measure. I’m looking forward to the goals, the saves, the hype.

    Looking forward to seeing just how great this group can be.

  • Capt.jay

    I’m excited to see how all the forward lines do now that they’ll have room. You can’t just focus on Matthews line, and if you do then Taveras and Kadris will feast and visa versa. Kadri won’t be called upon to be the sole shut down guy so him and his wingers have a chance at some offence too.

    Also, with JVR and Bozak gone we have one forward group that’ll be strong defensively as well.

    I guess all in all I’m looking to see how this depth forward group makes room for everyone to be better.

  • Matmarwill

    A number of very interesting circumstances to follow this coming season:

    – scoring leader: matthews, tavares or marner?
    – breakout seasons: johnsson, kapanen, leivo, lindholm
    – sparks challenges andersen for starts
    – oshiganov claims 1rhd
    – dermott slots next to gardiner