2021 TSP: Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects

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Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] READ MORE


Rasmus Sandin Faces a Make or Break Season in Toronto

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If the Toronto Maple Leafs are to succeed next season, Rasmus Sandin must become an effective, full-time NHL player. At the time of writing, the former 29th overall pick isn’t that, nor does the hockey world quite know how to measure what ‘success’ means in Kyle Dubas-land. Let’s start with Sandin, who is likely to […] READ MORE



Artturi Lehkonen Leaves in Game Three Against Toronto

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Montreal Canadiens left-winger Artturi Lehkonen collided with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Rasmus Sandin in Game 3 of their first-round series. Lehkonen left the game and the team announced he will not return. Artturi Lehkonen ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir. Artturi Lehkonen won’t return to the game tonight. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) May 24, […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Tenure for Morgan Rielly Could Be Done Soon

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Morgan Rielly is the longest-tenured player on the Leafs’ roster. He was there for the bad (2013-2016) and the good (2016-2021). He has been a core piece of their rebuild on the blueline and even finished top-5 in Norris voting one season. Rielly will have one year on his deal after this one, and it […] READ MORE


Ben Hutton Unavailable Indefinitely for Toronto Maple Leafs

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Lefty defenceman Ben Hutton is unavailable for the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Head coach Sheldon Keefe reported the news earlier today. Ben Hutton has been sidelined with what Sheldon Keefe described as a "non-COVID medical situation." Not related to a hockey injury/issue, either. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 17, 2021 […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Youth Could Propel Team in Playoffs

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The Toronto Maple Leafs youth could serve the team well come playoff time. In the playoffs, experience is the common desired trait that teams look for to push them over the edge into contention. The Maple Leafs have experienced guys who have won it all like Jake Muzzin and Zach Bogosian. They also have more […] READ MORE



What the Toronto Maple Leafs Deadline Shouldn’t Look Like

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As fans eagerly question what the Toronto Maple Leafs deadline will look like, let’s go over what shouldn’t happen for the Leafs. With the Leafs sitting atop the North division, it seems like they are primed to make a deep playoff run. Adding at the deadline would certainly make sense. But not at the cost […] READ MORE