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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.
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...
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...

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