Nick Robertson is on my 2020-21 Leafs Roster and he should be on yours too

Over the weekend Terry Koshan wrote an excellent profile of just how great Nick Robertson has been doing in Peterborough this season. If you haven’t been paying attention the Leafs top junior prospect, I encourage you to give it a read as it may bring you around to where I am, jumping to the conclusion that the best thing for a 19 year old winger is to be in the NHL and fighting for a spot on the 3rd line.
“Despite missing chunks of the regular season — a broken finger in November put Robertson on the sideline for a month, and he then was absent when he was representing the United States at the world juniors — Robertson hasn’t let up on OHL goaltenders, scoring 33 times in 30 games heading into the Petes’ contest in Hamilton on Sunday.”
It’s safe to say that Robertson has found his goal scoring touch, one that was already largely there putting up 27 goals in 54 games during his draft year, but exceeding a goal per game pace is probably a sign that there really isn’t a whole lot left for Robertson to do in the …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Say “Hi, man” to Hyman

Hyman cleared, returns tomorrow #Leafs
— Terry Koshan (@koshtorontosun) November 12, 2019
The moment of Hyman’s return is somewhat bittersweet. We’ve been looking forward to this moment all season, and recently felt that this was going to be the date that the Leafs roster was made whole again, but now here we are living in a world of Mitch Marner having a high ankle sprain and now it may be Christmas before we have a chance to kid ourselves into believing the Leafs will ice a completely healthy lineup.
No more Marner negativity, this is about celebrating Zach Hyman, a player who’s absence has been noted in the lack of toughness and the lack of penalty kill success. Hyman’s try hard ways is something that will hopefully also be infectious for a Leafs team that at times has seemed a little light on effort.
As for where Hyman slots in, well…

#Leafs lines at practice:
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-Kapanen
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Moore
Petan-Shore-Gauthier
Spezza, Timashov
Rielly-Ceci
Muzzin-Barrie
Dermott-Holl
Marincin
Andersen
Kaskisuo
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 12, 2019
Hyman being next to Tavares is no surprise, and that’s exactly where we should want to see him. The addition of Kapanen to that line is …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation