Maple Leafs Pregame #44: 5 things to watch for against the Oilers

It seems like only yesterday the Oilers were one of the hottest teams in the NHL and Leafs fans were looking up whether the 1st round pick from the Marleau trade was lottery pick protected. It was a dark time in Toronto and to make matters worse, it was good times in Edmonton.
Thankfully the Leafs realized that their path to salvation didn’t include Mike Babcock, and shockingly the Oilers goaltending tandem of Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith continue at a Vezina/Jennings pace, and we’re back to the reality we’re all comfortable with, the Leafs 2nd in the Atlantic, and the Oilers likely to miss the playoffs, wasting another year of Connor McDavid’s prime.
Lineups

LW
C
RW
Forwards
ZACH HYMAN
Rating: 74.2#39 LW

AUSTON MATTHEWS
Rating: 81.9#3 C

MITCH MARNER
Rating: 78.8#7 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.31#5 FL1

ALEXANDER KERFOOT
Rating: 72.9#70 LW

JOHN TAVARES
Rating: 80.4#9 C

WILLIAM NYLANDER
Rating: 78.2#8 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.16#2 FL2

PIERRE ENGVALL
Rating: 73.5#49 LW

JASON SPEZZA
Rating: 70.9#126 C

KASPERI KAPANEN
Rating: 72.9#63 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.43#9 FL3

DMYTRO TIMASHOV
Rating: 71.3#102 LW

FREDERIK GAUTHIER
Rating: 69.2#175 C

MASON MARCHMENT
Rating: 73.6#45 RW



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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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