Maple Leafs Pregame #24: 5 things to watch for in the Young Sheldon Pilot

The Leafs get to hit reset tonight as they face the Coyotes in Glendale. Well, not so much reset, as they get a chance to start playing their asses off for someone who isn’t committed to trying the same thing that hasn’t worked in the previous 23 games.
Initially this was going to be a lot of talk about the Leafs facing off against their former speedster winger, yes I’m talking about the much anticipated game against Michael Grabner, but a new coach means new thoughts, and all the Coyotes talk will end abruptly after I acknowledge their 13-7-2 record which doesn’t make them the league pushovers we’ve come to appreciate them as.
Lineups
For the Leafs, really who knows at this point, but here’s what we last saw…

LW
C
RW
Forwards
ANDREAS JOHNSSON
Rating: 73.4#55 LW

AUSTON MATTHEWS
Rating: 81.6#4 C

WILLIAM NYLANDER
Rating: 75.2#24 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.74#14 FL1

ZACH HYMAN
Rating: 72.9#69 LW

JOHN TAVARES
Rating: 79.2#13 C

KASPERI KAPANEN
Rating: 73.3#54 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.13#9 FL2

ILYA MIKHEYEV
Rating: 73.7#49 LW

JASON SPEZZA
Rating: 71.1#140 C

NIC PETAN
Rating: 72.1#77 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.29#16 FL3

PIERRE ENGVALL
Rating: 73.7#45 LW

NICK SHORE
Rating: 70.9#143 C

FREDERIK GAUTHIER
Rating: 69.4#119 RW

FL4 …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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