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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.
2019 NHL Draft Rankings

Kevin Papetti’s 2019 NHL Draft Rankings (1-62)

Welcome to my 2019 NHL Draft Rankings. This will be a top 62, but my list excludes goalies, simply because I would have no...
Colin Miller, Toronto Maple Leafs trade rumours

Leafs Musings: Offseason trade ideas and a look at what’s coming on the Marlies

In the latest Leafs Musings, I'll take a look at some individual performances on the Toronto Marlies as they continue their strong playoff run...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Musings: Toronto’s Defensive Effort, A Look at the Line Combinations, Addressing the Power...

The winner of Game 5 was the team that best capitalized on the breaks that the Hockey Gods gave them. The Bruins were handed the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - NHL Playoffs

How can the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins?

Thanks to the NHL's divisional playoff format, the Toronto Maple Leafs' first-round matchup has been blatantly obvious for months now. A rematch with the...
Toronto Marlies vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Toronto Maple Leafs Musings: Bracco is NHL Ready, Sandin’s in Brannstrom Territory, Liljegren’s Strong...

In this week’s Leafs Musings, we will cover Jeremy Bracco’s NHL readiness, Rasmus Sandin’s rapid progression, and the type of ‘heaviness’ the Leafs need...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson

Leafs Musings: Trevor Moore’s Outstanding Start, Re-uniting Matthews and Nylander, Andreas Johnsson’s Trade Value,...

In this Sunday edition of Leafs Musings, we'll talk a look at the shot in the arm Trevor Moore is providing down the stretch,...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Trade Deadline Preview: Toronto’s Unpredictable Deadline Day, Acquiring a Fourth Line Center, and Keeping...

It sure looks like this going to be an active trade deadline. There are plenty of quality forwards available and the buyers and sellers are...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner

Leafs Musings: Toronto’s Trade Deadline Plans, Fixing the Power Play, and the Return of...

In this week's edition of Leafs Musings, we'll cover the team's deadline outlook less than a week away from the February 25 trade freeze,...

Game #58 Review: Arizona Coyotes 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs played one of their worst games of the season on Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. Your game in ten. That...
Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin

Leafs Musings: Evaluating the Jake Muzzin Trade, Patrick Marleau’s Rough Start, and Jeremy Bracco’s...

There is no shortage of topics this week, so let's get right into it. We'll cover the Jake Muzzin trade (of course), the departed Carl...
Justin Faulk Toronto Maple Leafs trade rumours

Leafs Musings: Justin Faulk is the most realistic RHD target at the trade deadline

Justin Faulk is the realistic Toronto Maple Leafs trade deadline target no one is talking about. While Alex Pietrangelo, Dougie Hamilton and Colton Parayko would...
Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares

Leafs Musings: What Makes the Leafs Successful, Sandin’s Big WJC Showing, The Case For...

We're officially at the halfway point of the NHL season, and we also just saw some pretty unusual results at the World Junior Championship. It's...
Alex Pietrangelo: A Trade Target for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Exploring an Alex Pietrangelo Bidding War With Boston, Colton Parayko, Jared Spurgeon, and Other...

The St. Louis Blues were in the middle of a playoff race when they traded Paul Stastny last season. Once again this year, they...
Auston Matthews and William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Adding the Real Nylander to the Lineup, Shopping Brown for a Rental,...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing some of their best hockey right now, even though William Nylander hasn't completely found his stride. Leafs fans can...
Rasmus Sandin of the Toronto Marlies

Rasmus Sandin is turning heads in the American Hockey League

Today's article will take a look at Rasmus Sandin of the Toronto Marlies, a defenseman who is already turning heads as an 18-year-old in...
Toronto Maple Leafs' William Nylander

Leafs Musings: The Impact of William Nylander’s Return, Nazem Kadri’s New Line, and the...

This week's article will take a look at the impact of Nylander's arrival, the Josh Leivo trade, and the Toronto Maple Leafs' cap-situation moving...
Timothy Liljegren of the Toronto Marlies

Timothy Liljegren: Evaluating his development 18 months after his draft selection

Today's article will take a break from the regular notebook-style and instead focus solely on profiling Timothy Liljegren of the Toronto Marlies. He's shown a...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner

Leafs Musings: Toronto’s Impressive Forward Depth, Shifting the Defense Pairings & Prospect Notes

The Toronto Maple Leafs went 4-0 since my last article as Mitch Marner, John Tavares and Morgan Rielly continue to put on a show...

Leafs Musings: A Big Weekend for Sandin and Liljegren, Standout Forwards on the Marlies,...

I wasn’t planning on writing about Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin for my second consecutive article, but they both impressed this weekend, so here...
Timothy Liljegren

Leafs Musings: Scouting Timothy Liljegren & Rasmus Sandin, Travis Dermott’s top-pairing chances, Jeremy Bracco’s...

Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome Kevin Papetti (@KPapetti) to the writing staff at MLHS. Kevin will be providing weekly analysis of the Leafs...

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