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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.
Taylor Hall, Toronto Maple Leafs trade target

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs should make a push for Taylor Hall before the...

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...
Filip Forsberg, Toronto Maple Leafs trade target?

Exploring the prospects of a Filip Forsberg trade to Toronto

Now 14-3-2 through 19 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the best team in the Canadian division, and they won't have to play an...
Alex Galchenyuk, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Early Thoughts on the Alex Galchenyuk Trade, the Meltdown Against Ottawa &...

In case you have been living under a rock, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for...
Travis Boyd, Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs Through 11 Games: What’s Working and What’s Not Working

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 8-2-1 through 11 games, largely thanks to their red-hot power play. Before we dive in any deeper, let's quickly acknowledge...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Morgan Rielly and John Tavares

Early thoughts on the 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs, Position by Position

It's sure nice to have Leafs hockey back, and it's even better when they get off to a 4-2 start to the season. I can't...
Rodion Amirov of the Toronto Maple Leafs

World Junior Championship Preview: The Six Leafs Prospects, and Canada’s Quest For Gold

The World Junior Hockey Championships have been a staple of the holiday season for decades. Given that there hasn't been NHL hockey for several months...
2020 NHL Draft - Toronto Maple Leafs

Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs’ performance at the 2020 NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs did well at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. I'm not here to tell you that all 12 of their picks are...
Joe Thornton, Toronto Maple Leaf

Leafs Musings: The Joe Thornton signing, the odd man out, and the next steps

What an active week -- and offseason overall -- it's been for Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs. In: T.J. Brodie (RD), Wayne Simmonds...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas

Leafs Musings: On the TJ Brodie, Wayne Simmonds, Joey Anderson & Jimmy Vesey acquisitions,...

It's been a busy start to the offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs thus far, so there is plenty to get into today. I didn't...
Zach Bogosian, Toronto Maple Leafs

Zach Bogosian signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: one year, $1 million

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian to a one-year, $1 million contract. Bogosian, 30, was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres...
Taylor Hall free agent

Predicting the Destinations of the Top 50 NHL Free Agents

October 9th is the new Canada Day in the NHL. We're bound to see plenty of exciting moves as a result. Predicting where each free...
Rodion Amirov of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Why I like the Rodion Amirov pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Russian winger Rodion Amirov from Ufa of the...
2020 NHL Draft logo

Kevin Papetti’s 2020 NHL Draft Rankings: 32-62

Just 13 days out from the 2020 NHL Draft, it's time to rank the player talent available deeper in the draft order. ICYMI, check out...
2020 NHL Draft Rankings

Kevin Papetti’s 2020 NHL Draft Rankings: 1-31

Welcome to my 2020 NHL Draft Rankings. This is a strong draft class, particularly in the top 12-13 or so. An early second-round pick will...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Systems Analysis: Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs Power Play

The Toronto Maple Leafs power play went through some major changes this past season. William Nylander and Tyson Barrie joined the top unit, Auston Matthews...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 1 to Columbus Blue Jackets

10 thoughts: Adjustments needed from the Toronto Maple Leafs after Game 1 shutout loss...

It's tough to win a game if you don't score. The Columbus Blue Jackets successfully played their brand of hockey on Sunday night, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets playoff series preview

KEYS TO THE SERIES: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs were surprisingly even-matched this season despite having significantly different expectations. Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene, and Sergei Bobrovsky...
Nick Robertsn, Toronto Maple Leafs playoff roster

The advantages and disadvantages of including Nick Robertson in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 28-man...

As the NHL announced its return-to-play plan last week, we learned that each team will be able to carry 28 skaters on its playoff...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Game #63 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 0

Just what the doctor ordered. Your game in ten: 1.  The Toronto Maple Leafs desperately needed to start this game with some urgency. They did just...

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