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Sports Which Leafs are going to win the bottom-of-the-lineup jobs?

19:10  08 october  2019
19:10  08 october  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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It seemed very un-Mike-Babcock-like when he announced at the beginning of the season this rotation at the bottom of the line up.

You remember, one night, Nick Shore, Dmytro Timashov and Martin Marincin would play. The next game Nic Petan, Jason Spezza and Justin Holl would play.

At least for the first month while the team awaited Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott to return from injury.

It seemed so, I don’t know, reasonable. Like the coach and GM were on the same page, thinking big picture and the coach was coming across as progressive.

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All the players would stay fresh. It would be kind of a elongated training camp, for the bottom end of the lineup. And they’d be auditioning for jobs, not just with the Leafs but with other teams. The Leafs are going to have to waive players when Dermott and Hyman come back. Maybe, with good play in Toronto, someone might offer up a late draft pick.

And if the team lost, surely it would not be the fault of the players at the bottom of the lineup and their limited minutes.

Maybe, we thought, Babcock had changed his colours. Apparently not.

Four games in and Babcock is already bristling at the notion.

“We've rotated back and forth now for four games,” he said after Monday’s loss to St. Louis. “Are we going to do it for two more or is this now, you know, the National Hockey League and the best guys play?”

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Sounds like the “best” guys in Babcock’s mind are going to be playing sooner rather than later.

So let’s have a look at who that might be, even though the sample size is small.

Forwards (pick two).

Nick Shore. I’d say he’s a lock. Too good at faceoffs, winning 65 per cent – tops on the team. You can overlook the terrible possession numbers in 5-on-5 play (34 percent) because he’s been on the ice for only one high-danger scoring chance against, a number that might mean more.

Jason Spezza. Weirdly, a whipping boy, but he made a nice play to set up Frederik Gauthier’s second goal. He’s been on the ice for one high-danger chance against, and four for – a great differential. More impressive is he’s yet to start in the offensive or neutral zone. He has seven defensive zone starts, and 13 on-the-fly. So he gets the puck going the other way.

Dmytro Timashov. A sentimental favourite as a home-grown player, but terrible possession numbers (34 per cent).

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Nic Petan. Great analytics (77 per cent possession), but Babcock has questioned his work ethic. Has averaged 6:18 in his two games, by far the lowest on the team, suggesting a trust issue from the coach.

Defence (pick one)

Martin Marincin. Getting the sense that most of Leaf Nation has warmed up to the former mistake-machine, maybe even offering begrudging respect that Marincin may have found his game while playing before the doubters in this tough market.

Justin Holl. Certainly we’d like to see more of him just to get a better sample size. Better possession numbers (55 per cent to 46) than Marincin. And he’s right-handed, offering balance with the left-handed Rasmus Sandin.

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Babcock explains what gives Moore, Timashov edge .
Mike Babcock is giving the phrase "bottom of the lineup" a whole new meaning. The Toronto Maple Leafs head coach gave an anatomical answer when asked what allows smaller skaters like Trevor Moore and Dmytro Timashov - who are both listed at 5-foot-10 - to succeed with the team. "They got big assess," Babcock told reporters, including TSN's Kristen Shilton, on Monday. "So they weigh a lot. You can laugh, but it's the truth. You can get under people, you can win retrieval races, you can own lanes. You have good balance."Moore is in a five-way tie for second on the club with three goals to go along with two assists in nine games.

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