Babcock on Moore and Timashov success: ‘They got big asses’

The two depth forwards have made a lot of noise so far this season, and it’s not just from them walking.
In the morning skate before the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, Mike Babcock was asked what makes certain smaller skaters like Trevor Moore and Dmytro Timashov so effective.
Well he responded with something that has progressed to becoming a theme with him.

Babcock on what allows smaller skaters like Trevor Moore and Dmytro Timashov to succeed with #Leafs: “They got big assess. So they weigh a lot. You can laugh, but it’s the truth. You can get under people, you can win retrieval races, you can own lanes. You have good balance.”
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 21, 2019

Both Moore and Timashov are certainly able to use their thickness to get pucks out of corners and completely destroy some skaters. The former has already been heralded for his gigantic hit on Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara, which he certainly needed that “good balance” for.
While TImashov has had less hype around his physicality, he is still certainly able to get under people and win some puck races.

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

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