Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 22, 2024, 01:29:09 PMQuote from: OldTimeHockey on February 22, 2024, 12:58:14 PMAre we assuming that Giordano will drop to the #7 spot?
If the Leafs acquire another defenceman at the deadline then yeah I mean him and Benoit would need to share the 6/7 spots. I'd give Benoit the leg up if I had to pick right now but Keefe could certainly decide to go with the veteran instead.
It could also come down to who the Leafs pick up. If it's someone like Carrier or Dumba then Benoit's size/toughness would still be more of a need on the blue line. If it's someone like Tanev or Lyubushkin then maybe not.
Regardless it's very likely both would see playing time at some point in the playoffs.
While I'll agree that having Giordano play less might be the right move, I'm not confident in Keefe doing so.