As the NHL’s trade deadline approaches each year, fans tend to look outside of the organization for new talent. At times though, some of the best players who can make that difference for a team are actually within their own system.
In terms of the Leafs and Marlies — there are a ton of players who are on the cusp of making a difference at the NHL level. For some, like Nick Robertson and Rasmus Sandin, it’ll come a lot faster since Kyle Dubas already said they’d be with the Leafs on the back-half of this season. Plus, they’re top-end talents.
On TSN’s pre-game show, Kyle Dubas says Rasmus Sandin will likely return to the #Marlies next week.
Dubas said him and Nick Robertson may be with the #Leafs in the later-half of the NHL season.
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) April 2, 2021
And even after this season, Dubas said he expects those two “to be big parts of our club for a long time.” But what about the other players within the Leafs system?
When looking at the Toronto Marlies there are so, so many players who could be listed as a depth option on any other NHL …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation