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I like your team......but think Kampf slots in as checking and shutdown centre on 3rd line......Kerfoot if he is not traded moves to third line left wing and Mikheyev moves to third line right winger with his speed.....a total shutdown third line is then created.
Bunting moves to 4th line left wing ....with Engvall or Brooks as centre....and Spezza and Simmonds take turns playing right wing depending upon the team........The gas tank of Spezza is now only half full and he will be used as required and can be moved all around the line-up......he is a tremendous mentor for the young Leafs players and a Hockey Hall of Famer.
Brooks is the player to watch to my mind.........great 2 way centre and superior in smarts to Engvall....Big time offensive skills if given a chance.....I am disappointed in Kyle Dubas for not going to bat more for Brooks......Keefe knows what Brooks can do....but does not call all the shots.
Not sure about this Bunting player......he could be moved up into second line if Ondrej gets into injury problems.....and Robertson knocking on the door also for the the second or even first line.....Not totally convinced on Bunting yet as seems undersized overly hyped by TO Media....who I like to turn off.
Liljegren is also going to crack the line-up of the Leafs as 7th defenceman....he has now added size and strength and appears to have the potential to become a Leafs PP quarterback after Rielly and Sandin.....Dubas is again missing the boat if he does not go to bat for this player.
I think Dubas is not done.......Kerfoot is still in play to free up Cap space to sign Morgan Rielly for long-term ......who is an absolute must extension signing for Leafs......Has more leadership skills on the Leafs than any player on the roster and is the real captain of the Leafs in the eyes of the players.....Shows up to play in every game injured or not, willing to give up his own roles on team for better of team and shows up for media for every win or loss.......and super human being like Marner.
Leafs need to move out Malholtra away from PP coach and redeploy him to be a faceoff, defensive and young player mentor coach and Keefe needs to stop being everyone's friend and start rewarding his 3rd and 4th lines more when his 1rst and second lines are not going at full speed.