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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.
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...
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...

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