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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.
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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...
Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Musings: Thoughts on the Jack Campbell trade, what Kyle Clifford brings to the...

Welcome to this week's edition of Leafs Musings. If this article is anything like how the Toronto Maple Leafs play, you'll enjoy the first...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars

Game #51 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3

Mitch Marner put on a magic show, Freddy was steady, and the Toronto Maple Leafs came out on top in a tough road matchup...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Game #48 Review: Calgary Flames 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

David Rittich was terrific as the Toronto Maple Leafs lost a low-scoring game to the Calgary Flames in a shootout. Your game in ten: 1.  The...
Rasmus Sandin of Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs

2020 World Juniors Recap: Rasmus Sandin Named Top Defenseman of the Tournament, Nick Robertson...

The 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are now in the books after Team Canada completed a third-period comeback over Team Russia to win...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes, Sheldon Keefe

Examining the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rollercoaster Season To Date

The Toronto Maple Leafs head out of the Christmas break with a 20-14-4 record, placing them 12th in the league in points percentage and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues

Game #31 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. St. Louis Blues 2

This was a big win. After a 3-0 start under Sheldon Keefe, the Toronto Maple Leafs had lost some momentum by losing three of their...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Thoughts on the Babcock firing, Sheldon Keefe, and implications going forward for...

Not only did the Toronto Maple Leafs make a coaching change this past week, but they also actually won a couple of hockey games. There's...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Musings: Panic in Leafs Land, Early Thoughts on the New Power Play, and...

In this week's musings, we'll focus on the mixed bag of results recently and the work-in-progress Toronto Maple Leafs power play. We'll finish up with...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

Leafs Musings: Takeaways Through Six Games, Finding a Shutdown Pairing, and Rasmus Sandin’s Demotion

Rasmus Sandin is headed to the Marlies, three of the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward lines continue to impress, and the wait continues for consistent...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues

Game #4 Review: St. Louis Blues 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

With the reigning Stanley Cup Champions visiting Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs knew they would have to bring their "A"...
Rasmus Sandin of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Preseason Standouts and Thoughts on the Year Ahead

With the 2019-20 NHL regular season getting underway tonight, it's time to tie a bow on the preseason with a look at who impressed,...
Alex Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: The Mitch Marner Negotiation, Scouting Jeremy Bracco, and Early Thoughts on Alexander...

With just over a week remaining until 2019 training camp gets underway, it's time for a new chapter of Leafs Musings. This week, we'll cover...
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tyson Barrie

Leafs Musings: Early Thoughts on the Barrie and Ceci Trades, Evaluating Toronto’s Depth Signings,...

There's never a shortage of topics to write about in early July, so let's get right to it this week. For my thoughts on the...

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