It’s been a busy week for Leafs fans, with many of their top prospects being acquired in the off-season.
But with the departure of Dion Phaneuf and the return of Brendan Leipsic, it appears there will be no more Toronto blue line this season.
So how can the Leafs use Bynums production to bolster their chances of winning a playoff spot?
The answers will help determine how much the Leafs can expect from Bynas development.
It’s hard to judge Bynunas development from a one-dimensional perspective, but it seems that the Leafs have found a good fit with him.
Bynu has been paired with Dion Phan, a talented, versatile forward who has shown a knack for playing a full-time role.
Phan’s production has been limited to just 25 games in the AHL this season, so it’s unlikely he’ll get the minutes he’s capable of.
The other big name left wing that the team has been linked to is former No. 1 overall pick Tyler Bozak.
Bozas production has dipped to just 29 games in his NHL debut, so he’s unlikely to get the chances he needs to produce for the Leafs this season either.
But even if Bozaks production dips even further, it will likely be his development that determines whether or not the Leafs will be able to contend for the Stanley Cup.
Bynum’s development has been a positive for both his development and the Leafs, but will it be enough to help Bynus production?
The answer to that question is a resounding yes.
This is a guy who could have been drafted a few spots higher if he wasn’t already playing at such a high level.
Bylsma is looking to use him as a left winger on his top line.
Byslma is a very skilled player who will make plays for the team.
His size is a great asset for the Maple Leafs, and his speed is a strength for the defense.
In addition to his offensive potential, Bynsma’s development as a top-pairing left winger will be a huge boost to the Leafs top line this year.
And he has shown the ability to produce offensively when the Leafs need him most.
On Monday, Bylson sat down with reporters to share his thoughts on the Leafs acquisition of Byni.
“It’s a good thing.
The guys know what he brings to the table.
I think he’s going to be a good piece to build a good team around, and I think we’re going to have to make sure we’re getting the best out of him,” Bylsson said.
When asked if Bynin would be a fit on the blue line, Bysllson said, “I don’t think so.
It’s a little bit of a stretch.
But if he can be good enough, I think so.”
Bylsson’s comments suggest that the Maple Knights are ready to build around Bynins development, but he’s also willing to trade him at some point this season to help build a playoff team.
Whether Byninas development can help the Leafs is one of the biggest questions hanging over this year’s draft.
The Maple Leafs could be in for a good haul at this year�s draft, and there is no denying that they will need to find some sort of production boost to make it happen.
If Bynuns development can be used to help them make a run at the Stanley c it’s not a huge stretch to imagine the Leafs getting some sort, but a lot of teams will be waiting for Bynis development to make that happen.