The Eye On Hockey staff grades the offseason for every team in the NHL. Today we look at the Metropolitan Division, where the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals get high marks for their offseason moves.
Every Friday the Eye On Hockey staff will do a top-5 ranking on some NHL-related subject. This Friday we look at five teams that missed the playoffs in 2014-15 and have the best chance to make it back in 2015-16.
Thanks to the leadership of Brendan Shanahan in the front office and Mike Babcock behind the bench, Toronto Maple Leafs fans should have something they haven't had for a while: hope for the future of the team.
In September of 2009 the Boston Bruins traded Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for three draft picks, two of which were later used on Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. None of those players remain with those teams today.