Mike Augello of HockeyBuzz.com wrote an article today about how the Toronto Maple Leafs defensive prospects might enable to make some changes in the off-season. I’ll take that cue and ask you which one of them shows the most promise.
It was not too long ago when the Leafs had very few quality prospects at all, let alone on defense. The Brian Burke-era rebuilt that prospect depth. Dave Nonis hasn’t changed that.
Through the past few drafts, the Leafs have brought in players like Stuart Percy, Andrew MacWilliam, Petter Granberg, Matt Finn, Tom Nilsson and Eric Knodel. Add in T.J. Brennan, who was brought in via free agency and the Leafs have a large group set to make their debut in the next few years, if not next season for a few of them.
But which one of them shows the much promise? Percy is a first-round pick, Finn a second-rounder. The others are players that have exceeded expectations and moved up the ranks. Brennan was signed this off-season and has so far dominated at the AHL level. It’s only because of the depth up on the Maple Leafs that he hasn’t been called up.
The Leafs have a bright future on the blue line.
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