3 Untouchable Prospects For the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the Leafs recent stretch of terrific play, many fans are wondering what sort of big splash they're going to make before the playoffs. With the trade deadline looming, here are Leafs prospects that should NOT be traded.

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3. Dennis Hildeby

Similar to Minten's situation, there's a chance Hildeby could be on the NHL roster as early as next season. Both Martin Jones and Ilya Samsonov will be free agents at the end of the season, and their future with the Leafs looks unknown.

In fact, given the way the Leafs goaltending has been this year, it's surprising he hasn't gotten to make his NHL debut yet. He has backed up several times and it's still possible he debuts this year, as who knows what will happen in the Leafs net between now and the end of the season.

Dennis Hildeby has been great in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies, ranking top-10 in GAA and top-15 in league SV%. (stats from quanthockey.com).

There's a possibility the Toronto Maple Leafs run with a Woll-Hildeby tandem next season in net, but if they do decide to sign another goalie in the offseason (they probably will), Hildeby not only gives the team stability as a strong third goaltending option but also gives the Marlies one of the top goalies in the AHL.

Even outside of these 3 players, the Leafs have a solid prospect pool to choose from if they do decide to make a big splash at the trade deadline.

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We will see come March 8th who stays and who goes, and how different the roster will look in preparation for the playoffs.