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Bryan Hayes: Maple Leafs first round pick Timothy Liljegren said his plan is to spend another year developing before trying to make the jump to the NHL.
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs lost out on defenseman Travis Hamonic as the Islanders decided to go with a first and two second round picks from the Flames over a first and James van Riemsdyk. The Islanders seem to value two second round picks over van Riemsdyk.
thinks some teams view van Riemsdyk as a top-six forward, others a complimentary player.
The Maple Leafs view van Riemsdyk as an asset they are okay with moving.
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs will look to acquire some a center and defenseman through trade or through free agency. The Leafs have about $14 million in salary cap space.
The Leafs could use a top-four defenseman and one that is a right handed shot. They Leafs had been looking at Travis Hamonic as well as Canucks Chris Tavev.
The Leafs will also be in the market for a backup goalie.
“Right now we do not have a backup goaltender, and that’s a hole certainly we have to fill,” Lamoriello told reporters at the draft.