There could be training camps for NHL teams within the next month. That means there also could be some tough decisions looming for the Toronto Maple Leafs and some of their prospects. Especially for three of them, who I believe are ready to enter the NHL. Yet they may be roadblocked due to the crowded forward and defence group.

I believe these three players all have chances and are ready for the NHL. It’s just a matter of showing how good they are and whether or not they can play consistent minutes in the league.

If they don’t make it, the prospects would likely either be a part of the Maple Leafs’ possible taxi squad or get sent to play somewhere else (AHL for two, OHL or Europe for the other).

But if you don’t know who they are by now — here’s a video explaining why I, Nick Barden believe these three prospects are ready to take the next step in their professional careers: