The Leafs have made an effort to restock their prospect cupboard in recent years, although they still lack a prospect they can build their team around. However, their ability to address the lack of organizational depth has been commendable.
Hope and optimism, justified or not, consistently abounds in Toronto regarding their prospects. With respect to that, Leafs Nation has developed a penchant for over-hyping many of their draft picks, thus creating impossible expectations for them to live up to.
Expectations need to be tempered regarding the players comprising the future of the organization, but better days are ahead, approaching slowly, but surely.
Here are what Leafs fans can expect from their 10 most promising youngsters in years to come.