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2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition

Started by Zee, July 12, 2020, 08:36:06 AM

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herman

Quote from: Zee on July 12, 2020, 08:36:06 AM
Leafs roster. No Johnsson

https://twitter.com/mapleleafs/status/1282306387494735874?s=21

As expected.
Marlie Forwards: Agostino, Korshkov, Robertson, Malgin, Brooks, Gaudet
Marlie Defense: Hollowell, Kivihalme, Liljegren, Rosén
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herman

Taylor Hall has been posting Instagram stories from Auston's pool, so I think it's safe to assume Matthews is already in Toronto, likely finishing up another 14-day isolation.
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CarltonTheBear

No Petan is a little surprising. Wonder if it was his decision or the teams.

herman

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Highlander

Johnsson still injured, Bracco is eating burgers at his local Wellwood Burger franchise.
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Palmateer29

No line-up guesses yet? I'm shocked.

Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Mikheyev-Taveres-Nylander
Engvall/Robertson-Kerfoot-Kapanen
Clifford-Gautier-Spezza

Muzzin-Rielly
Barrie-Holl
Dermott-Sandin

Andersen
Campbell

Lots of spare pieces...


Zee


herman

Based on these workout groups,
https://twitter.com/kristen_shilton/status/1270362181545181188
https://twitter.com/kristen_shilton/status/1270387073904566272

and also knowing Keefe's philosophies re: rookie experience in playoff conditions (see limited minutes for Bracco and Liljegren's first AHL playoff go arounds), we're likely to start with a more conservative tie goes to the veteran type of line up. Everyone sitting and watching are there to get a feel for the playoff atmosphere and to stay ready and hungry to step in, as long lay-off and compressed play schedule = injuries or sloppy hockey. Having a coach very familiar with the AHL stop-start grind (3 in 3s!) and best of 5 playoff series is a boon in this format.

Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Mikheyev - Tavares - Marner
Engvall - Kerfoot - Kapanen
Clifford - Gauthier - Spezza

Muzzin - Holl - top-line matchup
Rielly - Ceci - default vs rando depth line
Dermott - Barrie - OZ starts only for Barrie

Andersen
Campbell
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CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Palmateer29 on July 12, 2020, 12:26:51 PM
No line-up guesses yet? I'm shocked.

Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Mikheyev-Taveres-Nylander
Engvall/Robertson-Kerfoot-Kapanen
Clifford-Gautier-Spezza

Muzzin-Rielly
Barrie-Holl
Dermott-Sandin

Andersen
Campbell

Lots of spare pieces...

My guess would be they go Matthews-Nylander and Tavares-Marner, if only because there's more long-term history there and it might be easier for those pairs to get up to speed together after the long lay off.

I also think Ceci plays right off the bat. Sandin and Roberston will be the first in line in case changes need to be made.


CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1282388259902033928

Presumably this means the actual 2nd round of the playoffs, not the round after the qualifying round.

herman

https://twitter.com/_marlanderthews/status/1282473953727066113
Johnston, who has the inside track on Dubas, brings the goods to SDP once again.

In particular:

  • Robertson basically texted a photo of every meal to the Leafs nutritionist to make sure he was doing it right throughout the season. Leafs are seriously going to give him every opportunity to make the playoff roster (herman's note: he only needs to beat out Engvall, Malgin for 3LW (or if Mikheyev falters--yikes))
  • Petan was injured during Phase 2, hence being left off the initial roster until today.
  • The Leafs aren't mad at Bracco, they're just disappointed. herman would like to see a trade for Josh Ho-Sang here so that each town can repatriate its lost boy.
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CarltonTheBear

Quote from: herman on July 12, 2020, 08:47:23 PM
  • Petan was injured during Phase 2, hence being left off the initial roster until today.

They definitely just forgot about him.