With Wayne Simmond’s injury on Saturday, the Leafs find themselves losing more and more depth by the day. Simmond’s joins Nick Robertson, Joe Thornton, Jack Campbell, and Travis Dermott as the Leafs players dealing with injuries, and while the Leafs have been lucky enough so far to not have any of their big names hurt (aside from Matthews missing a game), the Leafs depth continues to be tested.
So, what should the Leafs look at as their lineup while all of these players are out of the lineup? Here are my thoughts.
Zach Hyman – Auston Matthews – Mitch Marner
This one’s kind of a no-brainer. They’ve played well since Thornton’s injury, so why break up a good thing.
Jimmy Vesey – John Tavares – William Nylander
This is probably going to be a hot take, but I’d rather Keefe not put Ilya Mikheyev back on the Tavares line. When that line is together so far this season, they have 37.8% of the shot attempts and 30.57% of the expected goals. With their depth already depleted, I’d rather one of the two lines that should be dominating for us not be getting caved in.
Vesey has seen the …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation