Fantasy Hockey Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

Fantasy Hockey Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

Memo to fantasy owners: The Leafs remain a gold mine for production.
Following another tame offseason of activity, if there’s one thing we know about this Leafs team, it’s that scoring won’t be an issue —at least from the top-six.
In 2021-22, as expected, Toronto was an absolute wagon offensively. In addition to boasting the league’s top power play (27.3%), they also ranked second in both goals for (312) and goals per game (3.80). In total, an underwhelming six different players hit the 20-goal plateau, three of which potted 30 or more. Can you say top heavy?
Looking back at things, it was pretty easy to justify why Auston Matthews deserved to walk away with the Hart Trophy last season. All the dude did was set the franchise record for goals in a season with 60, accounting for nearly 20% of the team’s entire offensive output. And so, you can see why Matthews is going as high as second overall in standard non-keeper league drafts this fall.
Most recently, Daily Faceoff’s Matt Larkin released his top-300 player rankings for the 2022-23 season. Unsurprisingly, the Maple Leafs possessed nine players on that list, including five in the top-100.
Auston Matthews
3
Mitch Marner
7
William Nylander
51
Morgan Rielly
54
John Tavares
77
Michael Bunting
139
Matt Murray
183
Ilya Samsonov
190
Alex Kerfoot
268
Even though he hasn’t officially been ruled ou …

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Author: Nick Alberga / The Leafs Nation