In selecting William Nylander with the eighth overall pick in this weekend’s entry draft, the Leafs chose speed, skill and pedigree over size.
But there is speed and there is haste and while the Leafs moved to acquire the first they are clearly leery of the second.
The draft produced an encouraging pick in Nylander and a reshuffling of the defence with Czech Roman Polak acquired from St. Louis for Carl Gunnarsson.
But seismic change to a team that finished out of the playoffs doesn’t seem especially likely.
For one thing, the Leafs have ...