Leafs Draft Position is Set, and their first pick will be 53rd Overall

One of the things we haven’t really done on this site in a while is talk about the entry draft. There’s a couple of good reasons for that. The most obvious one is that the Leafs are good now and we’re not eyeballing the top of the draft like we used to. That’s a good a problem.
The other reason is that the Leafs don’t have a first round pick this year. This is a far less good problem, but is also completely justified by the fact the Leafs added Jake Muzzin in that process. That’s probably not a decision you can make every year, but the Leafs current situation dictated that paying a hefty price for a player who is essentially the 2D on the team is the right call. It just makes for a boring first night of the draft unless you expect the Leafs to try and shed some salary and get back into the first round. (I want to believe this and so help any of you if you try to take that from me.)
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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