MAILCALL! Ranking defensemen, bottom six lines, and the future of the Leafs’ net

As we continue to inch our way towards the playoffs and meaningful hockey, I thought it would be a good idea to get some questions from you, our valued readers for our TLN crew to respond to. You’ve come at us with three very loaded questions, and we thank you for it.
Let’s get started…

With all the Defensive parity creating a log jam at the back end, (Imagine that, the Leafs having defensive depth) where do you rank each defenseman on the Leafs main roster?
— y – Fris (@Frlsbob) May 10, 2021

Michael Mazzei:
Oh man, that’s a tough one. Despite all of his flaws, I still think Rielly is the Leafs top defenceman but Brodie is right there at number two. The gap between the two is pretty small and both are integral to the team’s success. Muzzin and Holl go next and you can rearrange it however you want. The rest go Bogosian, Sandin, Dermott, Liljegren, Hutton, and Marincin.
Mark Norman:
Brodie – Absolute stud on the back-end, making under-the radar plays all season that tend to be under-appreciated. His ability to defend 2-on-1’s has been critically important as Morgan Rielly’s partner.
Muzzin – Hard as …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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