Aug. 10, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>tsyls</b></div><div>I agree with everything you’ve said. Nurse likely gets a shot to make the roster but could end up as a scratch. Chabot is super underrated playing in Ottawa and Theodore is so good.
I can’t see O’reilly or Bergeron playing over anyone here. Maybe stammer as he’s aging a bit and they might want to just use his spot for someone who can shut it down with coots.
Huberdeau 100% is a better option at 1LW. Just swap him and point.</div></div>
Honestly, the idea of a line with the speed and versatility of McDavid, MacKinnon, and Point just seemed too exciting to resist. Swapping Point with Huberdeau would definitely be an option, this team will have plenty at forward. I also think since they have so many penalty killers already there may not be a need for Bergeron or O’Reilly outside of being extras.
On D I think the right side is set and very strong. If Toronto’s powerplay does well I think Rielly makes it, otherwise potentially just as an extra. Something I think working against Chabot, Pulock, and Pelech is their lack of experience playing alongside elite forwards, that may mean they get in as an extra to kill penalties, but I think this favours players like Nurse, Rielly, Toews, or even Morrissey. The same could be said about Nurse, but one of the main strengths of Chabot is his ability to play significant minutes, but with the strength of the blue line that’s not as necessary, I’m just much higher on Nurse than Chabot. Chychrun is a difficult case because he’s very talented but he’s looked bad this year on an awful team, I agree he’s likely better suited for 2026.