After today’s practice we have some news to report about shuffles in the roster. A thank you goes to The Hockey News’ David Alter for the news tweets.
New forward lines
The Leafs and Sheldon Keefe have decided to change things up, despite winning 8 of their last 9 games.
Here are the new forward lines from the practice:
#Leafs lines at practice Nov.15/21
Ritchie-Matthews-MarnerKerfoot-Tavares-NylanderEngvall-Kampf-KaseBunting-Spezza-SimmondsExtra: Semyonov, Anderson
— David Alter (@dalter) November 15, 2021
The decision to break up Auston Matthews and William Nylander is certainly an interesting one. Our own Nick Richard had what I think is the perfect take on this:
Number of Leafs 5v5 goals where both Auston Matthews and William Nylander have recorded a point this season: 1
Breaking them up is far from the end of the world, and I say this as someone who very much wanted to see them on the same line again a couple of weeks ago.
— Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) November 15, 2021
Keefe also had this to say about the Nylander – Matthews – Kase line that he used in Buffalo (once again from David Alter):
Other changes include Wayne Simmonds returning to the lineup after Kirill Seymonov got to play against Buffalo. That shuffle is …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation