The Leafs first line left wing spot still seems to leave a lot to be desired

There’s not a lot to complain about this season, but as Leafs fans we have to find something, and the fact that no one has stepped in and immediately replaced Zach Hyman as a bargain, but capable top line winger seems to be one of the few very visible issues that although not needing an immediate solution, will eventually require something better than a stop gap.
That’s why I asked the TLN contributors to weigh-in on the issue. And when I asked the question the Leafs were still riding their 10-1-0 streak, and while I can’t imagine the past two games have radically changed anyone’s opinion, there might be a greater sense of urgency around the position following Saturday’s shutout which can emphasize the need for top six scoring.
Here are the responses to “Who should be on Auston Matthews’ left wing?”
Ryan Hobart:
Zach Hyman. We could go back in time, not sign Nick Ritchie or Petr Mrazek, and have Zach Hyman on this roster instead. In seriousness, of the options we have, Michael Bunting makes the most sense. I like Ritchie, but I think he makes more sense lower in the lineup. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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