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Getting to know the Leafs’ newest group of front office staff

Over the summer, since Kyle Dubas has taken over as General Manager of the Maple Leafs, one of the major tasks on his agenda was re-tooling the front office staff to his liking. It started with the promotion of Brandon Pridham and the hiring of Laurence Gilman as his Assistant General Managers. Following that, a…

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156th pick becomes the Leafs’, and they take Pontus Holmberg

After a trade, the Leafs have nabbed a pick to get Pontus Holmberg from Vaxjo in Sweden. #Sabres trade 156th overall to #Leafs for a 2019 6th rounder. — Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) June 23, 2018 Holmberg played most of the year in the 3rd tier men’s league in Sweden, Hockeyettan (Division 1), with VIK Västerås. He…

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Leafs take Filip Kral at 149th overall

The Leafs’ 5th pick at this year’s draft is Filip Kral of the Spokane Chiefs. This is the 4th defenseman that the Leafs have added in the draft. The Czech defenseman has already seen time in the Czech men’s league with HC Kometa Brno in 2016-17. In 2017-18, similar to Sandin, he made a early…

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The Leafs select Der-Arguchintsev with the 76th overall pick

The third round selection for the Leafs, which was picked up from trading down their 25th pick to 29th, has been made. The player is Semyon Der-Arguchintsev from the Peterborough Petes. While it’s tough to project how good a 3rd round selection may be, this pick seems like an intelligent risk to take. He had…

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Maybe Later: Linus Nyman

The first round of the draft completed last night and we saw the Leafs __________. Today, the later rounds of the draft will have their selections made, and the Leafs have a lot more work to do. Succeeding in the first round is hard, but pulling in NHL talent in the later rounds is even…

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Leafs trade down their 25th overall pick for 29th and 76th

The Leafs have traded their 25th overall selection to the St. Louis Blues for the 29th and 76th picks in this year’s draft. This is similar to what the Leafs did in the 2014 draft when they had the 24th selection and traded down twice to land Travis Dermott, Jeremy Bracco, and Martins Dzierkals instead…

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Maybe Later: Nils Lundkvist

The NHL draft starts tonight, so let’s get some last minute reading done on who the Leafs might select! This post is about Nils Lundkvist, who is a great talent but perhaps not consistently good enough defensively to earn a top round selection. Who is Nils Lundkvist? Other than a spelling nightmare for Rangers fans,…

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Maybe Later: David Gustafsson

This year’s draft has been chocked full of talent. There’s a plethora of future NHLers it seems, especially with defenders and centers. Both of these are positions of relative weakness within the Toronto prospect pool, so this year seems like a prime opportunity to snatch up a chunk of prospects. For this reason, I expect…

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Maybe Later: K’Andre Miller

If you’ve been following this year’s draft profiles, you might have been noticing a slurry of defensemen and centers, because realistically that’s where the Leafs’ prospect pool is lacking. This post is no different, although this will be our first covering a more traditional defenseman in K’Andre Miller. The Leafs’ needs shouldn’t be a consideration…

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RFAs, the Series: Connor Carrick

Today, the RFA (restricted free agent) series rolls on with a post about the expiring contract of Connor Carrick, and just what the Leafs may be planning to do about it. Possibly you have seen the format already, but today we will take a look at who Connor Carrick is, what his time with the…

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RFAs the series: Miro Aaltonen and Frederik Gauthier

As you may have seen already, this series is dedicated to making predictions for the Leafs’ upcoming restricted free agents (RFAs). Last time we took a look at Andreas Johnsson and the several possibilities there. Today’s post is dedicated to both Miro Aaltonen and Frederik Gauthier, two of the main centers playing for the Toronto…

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RFAs, the Series: Andreas Johnsson

The next featured player in this year’s RFAs series is some new blood within the Leafs players who actually play with the big club: Andreas Johnsson. So far we’ve covered William Nylander two days ago, and Martin Marincin and Justin Holl yesterday. The Player Who is Andreas Johnsson? The Swedish left winger was drafted by the Maple Leafs way…