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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.
Rasmus Sandin, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Thatcher Demko robs the Buds with 51-save performance in Vancouver

Tonight's edition of Hockey Night in Canada gave us our first Leafs vs. Canucks matchup of the season. In Toronto's first look at the Bruce...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Bunting hat trick sparks Maple Leafs in come-from-behind win in Motown

This Original Six battle on Hockey Night in Canada turned into an 11-goal barnburner. While the Leafs' play wasn't always pretty, five unanswered goals in...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: A plan for the Maple Leafs’ trade deadline, potential targets, and what...

There's not exactly a clear path for the Maple Leafs at this year's trade deadline. The team has two legitimate NHL goalies, seven legitimate NHL...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs cough up another multi-goal lead, pay the price in...

The Maple Leafs turned a 3-1 first-period lead into a 6-3 loss at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Multiple poor defensive sequences, some bad...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate goal, Auston Matthews & John Tavares

Maple Leafs Musings: Toronto’s biggest over-performers, early trade deadline thoughts, and other early-season reflections

Life is pretty good in Leafs land right now. After winning 16 of their last 20, the team now sits in the top ten in...
Joseph Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Morgan Rielly plays hero, Toronto scrapes out an undeserved win

That was such a weird game. The Leafs didn't deserve the two points tonight, but they'll certainly take them. Given the goaltending matchup and lineups,...
Morgan Rielly, John Tavares, Travis Dermott

Leafs Musings: Thoughts on Morgan Rielly’s new contract, recent lineup decisions, and Toronto’s Power...

There are 60 million things to get to this week. The Rielly contract dominated the discourse over the weekend, but we also have some lineup...

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto gets blown out by shorthanded Penguins team

Pretty much everything that could have gone wrong went wrong tonight. The Leafs picked up their third consecutive loss tonight, falling to a team that...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Early Thoughts on the 2021-22 Maple Leafs: Early under-performance among the Big Four, set...

The 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs certainly have a lot to prove. The team has lost all five of their playoff series during the Matthews-Marner era,...
Ilya Mikheyev, Toronto Maple Leafs

Monday’s Leafs News: Auston Matthews will miss week one, Ilya Mikheyev out long term,...

There was plenty of Maple Leafs news on this holiday Monday, as we got a sneak peek of what the team's lineup will look...
Nick Robertson, Toronto Marlies

Toronto Maple Leafs 2021 Prospect Rankings (#5-#1): Nick Robertson takes top spot

Welcome to the second half of my 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs prospect rankings, where I'll countdown the team's top five prospects currently in the...
Matthew Knies, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Toronto Maple Leafs 2021 Prospect Rankings (#10-#6): Matthew Knies debuts at #6

Welcome to the 2021 edition of my Toronto Maple Leafs prospects rankings. Even though the team hasn't drafted in the first round in two of...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason so far

It was a busy week for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Zach Hyman is now a member of the Oilers, Frederik Andersen is off to Carolina,...
Nick Ritchie, new Toronto Maple Leaf

Nick Ritchie signs a two-year, $2.5 million AAV contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs made news early this morning, adding 25-year old winger Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract. The deal carries a cap...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Offseason Game Plan: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have a fascinating offseason ahead of them. With Zach Hyman set to sign in Edmonton, the Leafs have some serious work to...
Nick Foligno, Toronto Maple Leafs

Predicting the destinations of the NHL’s Top 50 free agents — including three potential...

The start of free agency is one of the most exciting days on the hockey calendar. Predicting where each free agent will go is an...
Jared McCann, Toronto Maple Leaf

Why I like the Jared McCann trade for the Toronto Maple Leafs

At 2:50 pm ET, many of us were lamenting the NHL as the most boring league on the planet. Adin Hill was the big...
Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Big Offseason Questions, Part 7: Who could replace Zach Hyman?

Who among us isn't a big fan of Zach Hyman? With the work ethic, speed, forechecking ability, and strength that make him a force to...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Mailbag: Offseason Priorities, bargain-bin UFAs, and what to do with Morgan Rielly?

After collecting Twitter questions last week, it's time to tuck into some mailbag Q&A with the NHL offseason now possibly just hours away from...
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...

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