It’s preseason hockey, baby! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!! On one hand it’s damned exciting to be able to watch some form of the sport we love, featuring some players we like, the return of John Tavares to the ice, and we get our first look at players like Ho-Sang, Bunting, and *checks notes* Michael Amadio, but it is also that wonderful time when we start reading way too much into everything. This isn’t some kind of glorious rematch against the Montreal Canadiens, where scores will be settled. It’s a preseason game where both teams are desperately trying to avoid roster players getting injured while we hoot and holler as Kurtis Gabriel and Rich Clune make sure that no Habs player steps within six feet of John Tavares. There will probably be a fight or two.
In addition to fighting spectacle, there are a few other things that will interesting to soak in courtesy of tonight’s line combinations.
My best guess at the Leafs’ lines for tonight:
Bunting – Tavares – Ho-SangMikheyev – Kerfoot – NylanderRobertson – Amadio – SpezzaSeney – Der-Arguchintsev – GabrielClune
Muzzin – LiljegrenSandin – BrodieKrál – BiegaHellickson – Hollowell
— Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) September 25, 2021
While not exactly the official lines, Nick’s best guess represents what we’ …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation