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The Next Wave NHL
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
SUMMARY
The Leafs have already graduated many of their top young players, but the pipeline isn't bare. While there may not be game breakers left, there is still some intriguing offensive players in the pipeline, albeit with major question marks in their game.

UP
Kasperi Kapanen, he showed in the playoffs last year he can provide offense in the short term. The key will be getting the chance, and then taking advantage of it, to land a top 6 role.

DOWN
Nikita Shoshnikov hasn't shown the offensive game one would eed to stick in the top 6, as such, he continues to bounce between the AHL and NHL. Unless his offensive game picks up, he's destined to be a depth player.

WHO TO WATCH
Andreas Borgman, how we he adapt to the North American game? He has a much higher ceiling than Rosen, and will likely be given a chance to show he can be a top 6 dman. Will he run with it or stumble?

TEAM RANK - 18th

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