5 Players the Maple Leafs Should Avoid Drafting with Their 1st-Round Pick

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5 Players the Maple Leafs Should Avoid Drafting with Their 1st-Round Pick
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With the 2013 NHL draft about two weeks away, the Toronto Maple Leafs are right in the middle of their decision-making process as they look to narrow their wanted list down to a select few.

The Leafs have had a lot of success at the draft in recent years. Whether it was taking Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly, Leo Komarov or Luke Schenn (turned into James van Riemsdyk), the Leafs have gotten better at analyzing talent and picking the right player.

For years, though, the Leafs either dealt their high picks or, back in the late '80s and early '90s, just picked awful players far too high.

While the Leafs may be picking the best player available regardless of position, there are still quite a few players they should look to avoid.

Here's a list of five players the Leafs should avoiding taking at the NHL draft on June 30th, 2013.

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