Fraser Minten's love for the Canucks could spell trouble for the Leafs

Dave C.
May 17, 2024  (1:53 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Fraser Minten
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It's a situation that is unusual, when a player openly admits going for the team he grew up for despite being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Well, that's the case for Fraser Minten who is going for the Vancouver Canucks, his hometown team.
The Leafs second round draft pick in 2022 is born in BC where he has been going for the Vancouver Canucks all his life, and despite him now being a Leaf and even playing an NHL game with them, all eyes are on his Canucks in the playoffs.
"I'd be lying saying I wasn't," Minten admits with a smile. "I'm still watching all the games. I was trying to get tickets to get into the watch party thing here [Tuesday], but it looks like it's sold out. The city's pretty all in on it. You can't really miss the Canucks action. I'll be watching with some of my buddies for sure."

The Canucks have such a heavy defence," he noted. "It makes it so hard to play against them just with the size they have back there. Those guys are all very hard to get out of the corner and get to the inside against. It's a nightmare for forwards playing against guys that are big and tough and strong and have a long reach and defend the inside so well. And then with Thatcher Demko, they have elite goaltending too. They're getting good goaltending from Arturs Silovs right now. And they got forwards that can score. It's a team that's built for success, in my opinion. I'm not too surprised they've done so well."

Curious to see if this will draw any sort of concern sparked by Leafs management and the relationship they have with Fraser Minten.
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