Who wants defence while you’ve acquired group that may rating a dozen objectives per recreation?
In any case, permitting the fourth most pictures within the league actually didn’t damage the Maple Leafs final season, once they scored the third most objectives.
With John Tavares becoming a member of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and (hopefully) William Nylander up entrance, Toronto ought to have much more firepower at its disposal.
However on the identical time, crucial participant on the group might be Frederik Andersen, who confronted a league-high 2,029 pictures final season — 136 greater than the next-highest goalie — whereas additionally recording a .918 save proportion.
Postmedia hockey analyst Michael Traikos picks the Stanley Cup contenders with the NHL season about to launch.