Archive for March, 2017

Maple Leafs Free Agent Target: Karl Alzner

March 9th, 2017 No Comments

With the Toronto Maple Leafs currently knocking on the door of a playoff position, it seems strange that so much focus seems to be on next season. While many Maple Leafs fans would be thrilled to see their team in the playoffs, they are under no illusion that their beloved Blue and White machine is in the position to challenge for the Stanley Cup— not this season, anyways. One of the main factors in the Maple Leafs faithful doubting their squad is the clubs well documented shortcomings on defense. Currently, the Maple Leafs employ a top-six of Morgan Rielly, Nikita Zaitsev, Jake Gardiner, Alexy Marchenko, Matt Hunwick and Roman Polak in their defensive pairings. It goes without saying, none of those defenseman are known as defensive specialist, which is often why the Maple Leafs struggle mightily on the backend. To