Taking Stock: A look at the Toronto Maple Leafs' prospect pool ahead of the 2023 NHL trade deadline
There’s always pressure on the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s just the market. But after first-round defeats and stars Auston Matthews and William Nylander's contracts expiring in 2024, there’s even more pressure than ever this season.
But it doesn’t appear there’s a panic move on the horizon. Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas expressed a lack of interest in moving their first-rounder or any of their top prospects for rentals.
As such, this article will likely function more as a progress update on the key names in the system, rather than a breakdown of potential trade chips.
Matthew Knies, LW, Univ. of Minnesota (57th overall in 2021)
Knies was one of last year's breakout prospects. This season, his production’s remained roughly the same despite a step up in quality of linemates and an extra tw
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