#AfterAuston: Tyler Benson

Embed from Getty Images Most Leafs fans remember Brian Burke saying that Morgan Rielly was at the top of his draft board for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Many were concerned about the pick, as Rielly had only played 18 games in his draft year. A lot was up in the air. Would he develop…

Why staying the course is Toronto’s wisest choice

Embed from Getty Images To many, when looking at the Maple Leafs’ projected roster for the 2016-17 season, many glaring holes appear. One on right defense (in addition to the one filled by Zaitsev), one at second line left wing, one at first line right wing, one at starting goaltender… the list goes on. What…

How to sleazily acquire Sami Vatanen

Embed from Getty Images After doing some editing recently for this Shanaplan Debate post on Sami Vatanen, it got me thinking about potential avenues for acquiring him from the Leafs’ perspective. When it comes down to it, the Leafs really don’t have much in the way of valuable assets that aren’t definite key pieces of their long-term future….

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Which Marlies goaltender should start Game 7?

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com In Game 6 against the Albany Devils, the Toronto Marlies decided to continue to run with Antoine Bibeau. Bibeau allowed four goals on 28 shots, causing the Marlies to lose 4-1. This sends the series back to Toronto tied 3-3, with Game 7 on Monday the 16th.  There’s no question a lack of scoring has plagued…

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Zach Hyman’s game is the same no matter where he plays

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com In Game 2 of the Marlies playoff series against the Albany Devils, Zach Hyman showed up in a big way. He netted two goals, helping the Marlies overcome the early 2-1 lead acquired by the Devils. A lead which they were unable to alter in Game 1. Earlier in the season, Hyman was introduced…

Why Drafting Patrik Laine 1st Overall is Ridiculous

Embed from Getty Images Please stop. There’s been chatter over social media (and in the actual media) about where Finnish sniper Patrik Laine should be ranked. Given the title, I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear me say I don’t have him at the top of my draft board. When the season started, there was only…