With the emergence of James Reimer this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have witnessed the perfect development of a player through minor league seasoning. It's not something the team is used to. A knock on the Leafs is that they are known for trading away their young talent too early or before giving it a fair chance.
However, such was not the case with Reimer. He was not traded. He simply stepped into the Leafs' lineup and dominated.
If he can do it, why can't other minor-leaguers?
The Leafs have some real talent in their farm system—some raw and some more polished and close to NHL action.
Toronto is hoping that their rebuilding process will receive help from this talent within the organization.
Fortunately, help is on the way. Here are the Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 prospects in the minors.