Woll shows off his skills, analyzing Voit’s production, Lisowsky lighting lamps: Leafs Prospect Roundup

Woll shows off his skills, analyzing Voit’s production, Lisowsky lighting lamps: Leafs Prospect Roundup

The spotlight was shining bright on Mitch Marner and the rest of the NHL All-Stars in Florida this past weekend, but the AHL also got their All-Star festivities underway with their skills competition on Sunday night.
The Marlies are well-represented at the AHL’s All-Star event, with netminder Joseph Woll, defenseman Noel Hoefenmayer, and captain Logan Shaw taking part. Hoefenmayer is having a fantastic season for the Marlies playing on an AHL contract, and he had a solid showing in the hardest shot event when he clocked in at 99.2 mph with his second attempt, but it was Joseph Woll who stole the show as he has so many times this season.
In his first appearance of the evening, Woll stopped eight of ten attempts in the rapid-fire event, tying Bruins prospect Brandon Bussi for the top score. He was just getting started, however, and didn’t allow a goal on three attempts in the Pass and Score Challenge before stopping four of five attempts in the breakaway relay.

Just look at these saves from Joseph Woll: pic.twitter.com/UaggrueMSl
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) February 6, 2023

Woll played a big part in the Eastern Conference coming away victorious on Sunday night and was named the event’s top goaltender for his efforts. It was a continuation of what has been a spectacular season for Woll thus far, coming off a 25-save performance in a 4-1 win over Laval on Friday that brought his record to 13-1-0 to go along with a 2.36 GAA and .930 SV%.

Joseph Woll wins the Top Goaltender …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

How can Mitch Marner take yet another step forward for the Leafs?

Mitchell Marner has been a key part of the Toronto Maple Leafs ever since he first burst onto the scene in 2016-17, as part of that core group of rookies that helped the Leafs in their surprising push to the playoffs. Ever since that magical first season, Marner has only gotten better. There have been ups and downs for the star winger, from a controversial contract, to struggles in the playoffs, but he has undoubtedly been a key cog in the Leafs’ regular season success, and he will need to continue to do so if the Leafs wish to remain competitive.
But can Marner find yet another level in the 2022-23 season? He’s been nothing short of dominant alongside Auston Matthews the past few seasons, and despite the first-round loss, the two of them finally seemed to have it all together in the playoffs this season. Remember this?

“Marner to Matthews scORESSSSS! YES! YES! YES!”
Felt that call in my SOUL!pic.twitter.com/uQ3GiP9cKE
— Kwnhausen (@KwnStorm) May 11, 2022

That might have been the best Leafs fans have felt during the playoffs since 2004, and Marner will be on a mission to try and improve on it even further this season, with the burden of trying to bring the Leafs past the first round for the first time in what will be 19 years when April 2023 rolls around. That burden has seemed to weigh heavily on Marner in the past, especially after the raised expectations that came with the $10.9 million contract he signed in the summer of 2019. People noted that he seemed to try to do too much, especially in the playoffs, trying to be a hero …

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Author: Jaden Ho / The Leafs Nation