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Kevin Papetti covers the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, and the NHL Draft. He's been writing at MLHS since November of 2018 and is known for his prospect profiles, weekly features, and analysis pieces. You can contact him at papettikevin@gmail.com or find him on Twitter at @KPapetti.
Nick Robertson, Toronto Marlies

Toronto Maple Leafs 2021 Prospect Rankings (#5-#1): Nick Robertson takes top spot

Welcome to the second half of my 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs prospect rankings, where I'll countdown the team's top five prospects currently in the...
Matthew Knies, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Toronto Maple Leafs 2021 Prospect Rankings (#10-#6): Matthew Knies debuts at #6

Welcome to the 2021 edition of my Toronto Maple Leafs prospects rankings. Even though the team hasn't drafted in the first round in two of...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason so far

It was a busy week for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Zach Hyman is now a member of the Oilers, Frederik Andersen is off to Carolina,...
Nick Ritchie, new Toronto Maple Leaf

Nick Ritchie signs a two-year, $2.5 million AAV contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs made news early this morning, adding 25-year old winger Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract. The deal carries a cap...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Offseason Game Plan: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have a fascinating offseason ahead of them. With Zach Hyman set to sign in Edmonton, the Leafs have some serious work to...
Nick Foligno, Toronto Maple Leafs

Predicting the destinations of the NHL’s Top 50 free agents — including three potential...

The start of free agency is one of the most exciting days on the hockey calendar. Predicting where each free agent will go is an...
Jared McCann, Toronto Maple Leaf

Why I like the Jared McCann trade for the Toronto Maple Leafs

At 2:50 pm ET, many of us were lamenting the NHL as the most boring league on the planet. Adin Hill was the big...
Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Big Offseason Questions, Part 7: Who could replace Zach Hyman?

Who among us isn't a big fan of Zach Hyman? With the work ethic, speed, forechecking ability, and strength that make him a force to...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Mailbag: Offseason Priorities, bargain-bin UFAs, and what to do with Morgan Rielly?

After collecting Twitter questions last week, it's time to tuck into some mailbag Q&A with the NHL offseason now possibly just hours away from...
Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins

Big Offseason Questions, Part 4: Who will be the Maple Leafs’ second goalie next...

In yesterday's article, we covered the Maple Leafs' options for filling their second-goalie vacancy, including the incumbent candidate in Frederik Andersen as well as...
Linus Ullmark, Buffalo Sabres

Big Offseason Questions, Part 3: Who will be the Maple Leafs’ second goalie next...

The Maple Leafs are bound to add a goalie this offseason, whether through free agency or trade. Both Frederik Andersen and David Rittich are set...
Alex Wennberg, third-line center option

Big Offseason Questions, Part 2: Who will be the third-line center for the Toronto...

The Maple Leafs need to figure out who their third-line center will be next season. Alex Kerfoot, who is coming off a strong playoff series...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

There is plenty of blame to go around for the Toronto Maple Leafs

As you may have heard, the Maple Leafs lost another first-round playoff series. It's not a fun time for anyone associated with the Leafs, but...
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Leafs vs. Habs

It’s put up or shut up time for the Maple Leafs’ core

The Leafs should be embarrassed about last night's game. The team's effort was completely unacceptable. Coming up short in overtime is one thing, but not...
Nick Foligno celebrates joining the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Deadline Thoughts: On Nick Foligno, Riley Nash, David Rittich, and...

The dust has now settled on the busiest trade deadline for the Toronto Maple Leafs in recent franchise history. In came Nick Foligno, Riley Nash,...
Riley Nash, Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Riley Nash in exchange for conditional seventh-round pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran center Riley Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2022. Nash,...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Mattias Ekholm, Mikael Granlund, Taylor Hall, and Toronto’s Deadline Decisions

It sure seems like the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to make a trade in the near future. There are about seven weeks left until...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers

Leafs Musings: Defending Frederik Andersen, Toronto’s Forward Lines, Options on the Marlies, and Trade...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are now 18-7-2 despite suffering three straight regulation losses for the first time in the Sheldon Keefe era. They looked a...
Taylor Hall, Toronto Maple Leafs trade target

Why the Leafs should make a push for Taylor Hall before the trade deadline

After shocking the hockey world by signing in Buffalo on a one-year, $8 million contract last October, Taylor Hall is set to become an...
Toronto Maple Leafs team celly

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ biggest X-Factor, possible lineup tweaks, and standouts on the Marlies

Life is good at the top of the NHL standings for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In this Sunday edition of Leafs Musings, we'll cover Joe...

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