NHL Season Preview ’11-’12: The Toronto Maple Leafs

This is the first in a series of articles that breaks down all 30 NHL teams.  I thought it best to start with Canadian teams, and no team provokes stronger reactions – on both sides of the ledger – than the Toronto Maple Leafs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Despite the infamous and debilitating Kessel trade of 2009, the Leafs organization is stronger than it’s been at any other time since the lockout. They have a decent group of forwards with a bit more offensive punch than in recent years; they have a nice blend of size and skill on the back end; and they have two decent goalies. But the biggest difference is their prospect pool. Continue reading