Morgan Rielly, other Maple Leafs prospects eye world juniors

Maple Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency file photo)

Maple Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency file photo)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:45 AM ET

TORONTO - Sure, there are the AHL's Toronto Marlies, the viable development arm of the Maple Leafs that could and probably should get more love than it does from Toronto sports fans.

There is major junior hockey where on any given night if you plan it properly, you can catch a Leafs prospect in action. Then again, we know how the city is resistant to embrace that level of the sport as well.

Thanks to the insanity of the NHL lockout, Leafs fans have gone more wanting than usual in recent months, but with the holidays just around the corner, perhaps the world junior hockey championship from Russia might fill some of the void.


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