Yeah, no one is specifically saying these are the players the Leafs are looking at. Even in Toronto no one is putting in that leg work for picks outside the first round, and we’re relying entirely on who ranked at 53rd and 84th overall on draft lists to project potential targets for the Leafs.
No matter how we get there, the results are pretty encouraging as some of these players listed seem like steals or worthwhile projects for development.
Yes, he’s the brother of Julius Honka and most scouts seem to paint him with the same brush of being an offense first defenseman who needs to work on his game in his own zone. That might mean some work is required, but it seems like getting him at 53 would be a steal
He’s technically an overager, but was one of the youngest eligible players last year, so if you treat him like a first year eligible he’s a find at 84. He’s part of a strong QMJHL program which is a plus, and could be AHL eligible a season from now.
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation