Day two of camp starts answering some questions about the Leafs direction

Day two of camp starts answering some questions about the Leafs direction

Second day of the on ice portion of training camp is now complete, and we are now ready to anticipate the first preseason game tomorrow. Maybe anticipate is the wrong word in a year when so many Leafs fans are already planning on treating the regular season like the preseason, but anyway, the point is (for good or bad) tomorrow we get to watch Leafs hockey again, even if it’s a Leafs/Marlies/etc. grab bag making up the lineup card.
As we did with Day one, we’ve got a few noteworthy things to takeaway from the day, and we’ll start with the line rushes:

#Leafs lines in Group 1:
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-NylanderRitchie-Brooks-MarnerRobertson-Amadio-Spezza Gabriel-Abramov/Douglas-Gogolev
Rielly-DermottDahlstrom-HollMenell-Rubins Hellickson-Hollowell
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) September 24, 2021

#Leafs Group 2 lines:
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) September 24, 2021

The first thing to takeaway is that they are pretty much the same. The return of Wayne Simmonds meant that he needed to be inserted somewhere, but other than Simmonds joining the Engvall and Semyonov line, there isn’t a whole lot to see here.
Presumably one of these two groups will make up the lineup against Montreal tomorrow night, and as much as I’ …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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