Toronto Maple Leafs 2021-22 Season Preview Section

Looking for all the best Toronto Maple Leafs 2021-22 season preview content in one place? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you can find all the latest articles from our expert team of Maple Leafs writers who want to get you prepared for the upcoming season.


Alexander Kerfoot Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Should Explore Alex Kerfoot Trade

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot can still be used as a fourth centre, but the contract doesn’t match where he could end up.


Pat Maroon Tampa Bay Lightning

2021-22 Maple Leafs Opponent Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs opponent preview series wraps up today with a look at the Tampa Bay Lightning and how they match up against Toronto.


Ottawa Senators Salute Brian Fraser

2021-22 Maple Leafs Opponent Preview: Ottawa Senators

THW’s Maple Leafs Opponent Preview series continues today with a look at the Ottawa Senators. I break down how the two teams match up.


William Nylander Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Giving William Nylander Opportunity to Shine

Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander has been criticized as soft, but a new side has emerged that could drastically improve the team.


Winnipeg Jets Montreal Canadiens Game Four

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Opponent Preview: Montreal Canadiens

THW’s Maple Leafs opponent preview series continues today with a look at the Montreal Canadiens. I break down how the two teams match up.


Juho Lammikko, Florida Panthers

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Opponent Preview: Florida Panthers

To continue THW’S Atlantic Division opponent preview, today I break down how the Maple Leafs match up against the Florida Panthers


William Nylander Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs New Look Power Play Could Be Key to Their Success

There are three key factors that will make the Toronto Maple Leafs successful and put them back as a dangerous team on the power play.


Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Top Six Forwards Still in Question

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot of options in the top six forward group. Why there might not be a solidified top two lines.


Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs Elvis Merzlikins Columbus Blue Jackets

Maple Leafs: 3 Key Factors for Success in 2021-22

The Toronto Maple Leafs need a lot to go right this season in order make some noise in the Atlantic Division. We examine 3 key factors.


William Nylander Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Prediction: Opening Night Roster and Line Combos

The Toronto Maple Leafs opening night roster is starting to take shape so let’s dive into some lineup predictions.


Kurtis Gabriel, Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Maple Leafs Need Kurtis Gabriel in the Lineup

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a chance to be one of the toughest teams in hockey if they play Kurtis Gabriel regularly.


Dylan Larkin Detroit Red Wings

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Opponent Preview: Detroit Red Wings

THW’s series previewing each of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Atlantic Division opponents continues with a look at the Detroit Red Wings.


Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares

7 Maple Leafs Home Games That Matter Most in 2021-22

Any success that the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to achieve through 2021-22 starts with their results from these seven home games.


Kurtis Gabriel, Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Will Maple Leafs’ Newfound Toughness Lead to Success?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were once the Bay Street Bullies, but they’ve been the softest team for three seasons – that stops in 2021-22.


Jack Eichel Buffalo Sabres

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Opponent Preview: Buffalo Sabres

My series previewing each of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ divisional opponents continues today with an in-depth look at the Buffalo Sabres.


Petr Mrazek Carolina Hurricanes

Maple Leafs Have Answer in Net With Campbell & Mrázek

While there may be questions surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the 2021-22 campaign, goaltending is no longer one of them.


Frederik Andersen Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Have Goaltending Questions Following Frederik Andersen’s Departure

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter training camp without Frederik Andersen and a lot of questions around the duo of Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek.


Nick Robertson Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ Robertson More Determined After Development Camp

After a strong showing at development camp, Nick Robertson wants to start the season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and stay with them.


Nick Ritchie Boston Bruins

Maple Leafs Will Suffer No Setback After Roster Turnover

The Toronto Maple Leafs had good players leave after last season. Will the team suffer a setback after their roster turnover?


Wayne Simmonds Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Season Preview: Forward Lines Projections

The Toronto Maple Leafs have numerous options for head coach Sheldon Keefe to put together his forward lines. Projections are shaping up.


Boston Bruins David Pastrnak Torey Krug Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Opponent Preview: Boston Bruins

In the beginning of a new series at THW, I break down how the Toronto Maple Leafs match up against the Boston Bruins.


Alexander Kerfoot Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ Kerfoot Can Replace Hyman’s Offensive Contributions

Zach Hyman left the Toronto Maple Leafs. How can he be replaced in the lineup? Is Alex Kerfoot a possible solution to replace Hyman’s offense?


Ilya Mikheyev Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Have Options to Play Alongside Matthews & Marner

The Toronto Maple Leafs have multiple options to take the top line left-wing spot. Here are some of the most likely bets to do it.


David Kampf Chicago Blackhawks

Maple Leafs’ Kampf Can Replace Some of Hyman’s Intangibles

During the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed UFA David Kampf. What might Kampf bring to the roster that helps replace Zach Hyman?


Nick Ritchie Boston Bruins

Maple Leafs’ Ritchie Will Be an Offensive Upgrade on Hyman

The Toronto Maple Leafs will miss Zach Hyman on offense; but, is there a chance that Nick Ritchie will be an offensive upgrade?


Mac Hollowell - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

5 Maple Leafs’ Defensemen Next in Line for NHL Playing Time

The Toronto Maple Leafs have set out to build a winning organizational pipeline. What defensive prospects are in that pipeline?


William Nylander Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ 5 Best Value Contracts Heading Into the 2021-22 Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter the 2021-22 season with five good value contracts, including some key players.


Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes

Maple Leafs Have Multiple Prospects Competing for the Top Spot

The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie camp may be the most competitive in years with several players gunning for the top spot.


Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs Elvis Merzlikins Columbus Blue Jackets

Maple Leafs Auston Matthews Poised for MVP Season

Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews continues to improve his game and next season he will end up in the Hart conversation.


Timothy Liljegren Toronto Marlies

Maple Leafs Will See Tight Competition for Defensive Roster Spots

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a large number of defensemen signed for the 2021-22 season. Who will make the opening-game roster?


Michael Bunting

4 Maple Leafs Who Could Turn Heads in 2021-22

It’s a new season for the Toronto Maple Leafs and with that comes the potential for someone to step up and surprise everyone.


Pierre Engvall Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Will See Tight Competition for Forward Roster Spots

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas set out to create competition at training with forwards. He has. Who will make the team?


Jack Campbell Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ Goaltending Depth Poses Questions in 2021-22

In this piece, I break down the Leafs’ goaltending depth chart for the upcoming 2021-22 season and who will play where.


Joey Anderson Binghamton Devils

Maple Leafs’ Young Forwards: Who Makes the 2021-22 Roster?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were looking for competition at training camp, and they have it. What young forwards will make the roster?


Toronto Maple Leafs Rasmus Sandin

Maple Leafs: 3 Burning Questions Heading Into Next Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to be surrounded by question marks. With new additions all over the ice, we examine three burning questions.


Adam Brooks Toronto Maple Leafs

5 Maple Leafs on the Bubble Heading Into the 2021-22 Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a number of players who are on the bubble. They could become roster fixtures or not. Who are these players?


Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rasmus Sandin

3 Young Maple Leafs with Opportunities in 2021-22

The hope for Rasmus Sandin, Nick Robertson and Timothy Liljegren is to continue to make significant strides in their development.


John Tavares Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs 2021-22 Line Combos Starting to Take Shape

After the activity of the past two weeks, the Toronto Maple Leafs have the makings of a roster. What are the likely line combinations?


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