So it’s come to this, I’m writing about Jason Spezza getting scratched

Following the Leafs means you’ll never be short on overblown storylines, and today we’ve got a dandy on our hands with Mike Babcock’s decision to scratch Jason Spezza. For those of you who want to hit the eject button on this post right now, I won’t blame you. Thank you for your click, you’ve helped feed my baby. For those of you want to know what’s going on, I apologize about the ridiculousness in advance, but we’ll go through the timeline.

Leafs lines at morning skate
Johnsson – Matthews – Nylander
Kapanen – Tavares – Marner
Mikheyev – Kerfoot – Moore
Timashov – Shore –
Spezza
Muzzin – Barrie
Rielly – Ceci
Sandin – Marincin
Holl – Liljegren
Andersen starts
Hutchinson
No one wearing a ‘C’ yet
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 2, 2019
MY GOD!!! Spezza isn’t in the lineup, time to panic…
Here comes the reasoning…

Babcock says Spezza will play Friday in Columbus
They want to give him time to get up to speed on PK
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 2, 2019
Okay, that’s kinda BS, but whatever he’s the coach and it’s the fourth line. Of course that didn’t stop people like yours truly from dumping gas on the fire with …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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