The top competition; who plays against them? That’s been the
question that materialized after Zetterberg ran over the Leafs on the weekend.
The Leafs did better at controlling John Tavares on Tuesday night. While he did
score, it was on the powerplay and holding him to just 3 shots in the game is
somewhat of a victory.
Alas, if only there was a community of people who follow the Leafs
religiously who could connect the dots and determine the best way of handling
other teams top players.
Carlyle says coaching staff should’ve realized Kadri-Zetterberg matchup wasn’t working Friday and changed it sooner
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 20, 2014
Carlyle said he intended to use Santorelli unit vs. Zetterberg Saturday, but Babcock forced a different matchup with benefit of last change.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) October 20, 2014
The Kadri line didn’t get the job done against
Detroit at home and Carlyle couldn’t get the Santorelli matchup on the road
either. So it begs the question, what forwards should Toronto have going up
against the best the opposition has to offer, and how do you make sure the
Leafs aren’t comically mismatched when they are on the road and don’t have
benefit of the last change?
That’s right beautiful people of TLN, I want your best line
combinations with shutting down the opposition as your primary focus (with the appreciation that the Leafs will not be trading for Bergeron, Toews, or Datsyuk). Fill the
comment sections with these beauties and give thumbs up and thumbs down to the