Babcock and Leafs focusing on lineup flexibility

Just three games into the 2019-20 regular season and there is already a sense of urgency and importance with every single period for this Leafs season. There has not been this level of significance when it comes to the Leafs in what feels like a very long time.
With championship aspirations and a highly-skilled lineup from top to bottom, Toronto is giving it their all to do everything the right way this year.
One of those key aspects that has been identified by players and coaches has been the ability to keep a constant and consistent level of production throughout the lineup. No matter who is on the ice for Toronto, there’s a chance for the team to score a goal and prevent opposing scoring chances.
Most teams in the NHL try to establish this level of overall success, but it’s widely known that the Leafs have more talented depth players than most. And in a recent interview with Jonas Siegel of the Athletic, head coach Mike Babcock discussed his roster’s ability to be fluid.
“Well, you know what’s interesting to me is I think we’re very flexible here. I think we move people around …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

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