It seems that Tyson Barrie has become the Jake Gardiner replacement in more ways than one. He’s been a bit of the defensive whipping boy all season, but with Marincin scratched and Ceci injured, it seems like we are going to need to gear up for a ton of Tyson Barrie takes, and I’m going to get mine out of the way now.
Tyson man. Why? pic.twitter.com/RvdJjzONTs
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 9, 2020
We’ll start with that because it’s clearly the Barrie situation that is freshest and one that has fueled the amount of “Trade Barrie” takes that exist at the present moment in Leafs land.
Given that it’s 3 on 3 overtime and he has Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews with him, it’s bizarre that Barrie felt the need to drive the offense on that play. There’s also the issue that it clearly wasn’t the odd man rush, so by committing to go deep into the Habs zone it was fairly obvious that he would potentially be creating an odd man rush situation. Barrie also shot low, which was bound to keep …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation