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With the 15th overall pick the Leafs are proud to select… Dylan Holloway?

Much like the the Leafs’ NHL roster, their prospect pool is built on offensively oriented players and is a bit one-dimensional. The recent addition of Filip Hallander adds a different element to Toronto’s prospect ranks but the Leafs need to continue to diversify their organizational depth chart moving forward. As we continue TheLeafsNation’s series of…

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Maple Leafs trade targets: Defencemen

The Leafs defensive unit, particularly the right side, has been a source of concern for what seems like forever. This offseason will be no different as Kyle Dubas looks to revamp his blue line once again. Last summer saw him trade for Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci – two players that failed to stabilize the…

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What do the Leafs have in prospect Filip Hallander?

We all knew changes were coming and Kyle Dubas wasted little time getting to work reshaping the Leafs roster. On Tuesday, he made his first move of the offseason and shipped Kasperi Kapanen back to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Leafs and Penguins exchanged multiple pieces in the deal but the key components of the trade…

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Separating emotion from reality in another lost season for the Leafs

Well, here we are again. Lamenting another disappointing finish to a Leafs season in which they failed to live up to the lofty expectations bestowed upon them. The repeated failures are enough to wear on anybody that cares about this franchise, whether it be the die hard fan base or the people within the organization….

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Leafs turn to Travis Dermott and Justin Holl as their new shutdown pair

The Leafs have been forced to deal with injuries on their blue line for the entire season, and after just 2 games with their full compliment of defencemen, they will again be without one of their most important players in Jake Muzzin. All of Muzzin, Travis Dermott, Morgan Rielly, and Cody Ceci missed significant time…

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Debut Review: Nick Robertson

The unknown often brings intrigue and there has been plenty of intrigue surrounding the Maple Leafs greatest unknown, 18 year old forward Nick Robertson. Fresh off a dazzling season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes, Robertson was deservedly invited to compete for a spot in the Leafs playoff lineup. Handed little more than an opportunity, he…

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What to expect from Kasperi Kapanen this summer

Expectations were high for Kasperi Kapanen coming into 2019-2020, fresh off his first 20 goal season in the NHL and armed with a shiny new contract. With Zach Hyman still on the shelf through training camp and the beginning of the season, Kapanen was given an opportunity to fill a top six role on his…

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What to expect from Timothy Liljegren this summer

Timothy Liljegren hasn’t risen up the organizational ranks at quite the same pace as other highly touted Leafs prospects like Rasmus Sandin or Nick Robertson, but his game took a big step forward in his third professional season. After earning praise for improving his defensive game in year 2, his offense blossomed this season and…

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What to expect from Travis Dermott this summer

After playing out the stretch drive of the 2018-2019 season with a shoulder that was nowhere near 100%, Travis Dermott had offseason surgery and missed the first 13 games of this season. Playing catch up from the beginning, he initially struggled to meet the lofty expectations many had for him entering his third NHL campaign….

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What to expect from Adam Brooks this summer

Adam Brooks made his NHL debut in late December after spending the last two and half seasons with the Toronto Marlies. As a player who was passed over in his initial year of draft eligibility and selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft as an overager, he has beaten the odds to develop…

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Notes from Kyle Dubas’ media availability

After the team announced their initial training camp roster earlier in the day, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon and there was plenty to talk about leading into the opening of training camps tomorrow. First of all, let’s get this one out of the way: Leafs GM Kyle Dubas says…