Preseason Pre-Game #2: Five things to watch as Leafs road trip back to Ontario

The Leafs lost last night to the Senators B squad in St. John’s. It happens. It’s the preseason, winning isn’t really what we should be watching for or expecting. We should be focusing on who is working well with who, who’s skating well, and generally just watch players go through the motions of removing their rust. The Senators team last night was filled with a bunch of career AHLers who see this year as their best chance at earning a job in the NHL, the Leafs roster was filled with a bunch of guys looking to scrimmage after a few days of practice.
That’s not to say there weren’t players on the Leafs last night with something to prove, it just wasn’t at the top of the roster and that makes a difference.

Projected Leafs line-up for tomorrow in Ottawa based on practice today
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Petan
Agostino-Gaudet-Read
Aberg-Kossila-Shore
Rielly-Ceci
Harpur-Sandin
Kivihalme-Liljegren
Hutchinson
Halverson https://t.co/yje6QAmZiq
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) September 17, 2019
The Leafs projected lines for tonight contain no carryovers from last night, and the same can be said of the Senators roster for tonight as well…

Sens line up for tonight’ …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation