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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: June 23, 2014

The Toronto Maple Leafs, along with the 29 other National Hockey League teams, released their 2014-15 regular season schedule yesterday afternoon. MapleLeafs.com has the full schedule and breakdown of opponents, road vs. away and back-to-backs.

Mike Morreale NHL.com published a piece looking at the possible draft needs for every Atlantic Division team this morning. They think the Toronto Maple Leafs should be targeting a “power forward”, although I think they should just target “talented, skilled forward” regardless of the prospect’s size. The draft will take place this Friday and Saturday.

Jonas Siegel of TSN conducted a wide-ranging interview with Toronto Maple Leafs director of amateur scouting Dave Morrison just four days before the draft. Understandably, Morrison was pretty coy with his answers, not wanting to reveal too much about whom they’re targeting or how their draft strategy will differ with president Brendan Shanahan at the helm.

Maple Leafs Hot Stove has a pretty sick video of every Toronto Maple Leafs goal from the 2013-14 season. It’s 41 minutes long but well worth it if you have the time to sit down and take it in.

Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale and Steven Hoffner of NHL.com all released their final 2014 NHL mock drafts. The only one I really agree with is Hoffner, who has the Leafs taking Haydn Fleury, the second-best defenseman in the draft.

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