Babcock's Postgame Comments Hint at Opening Night Roster

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 11:08PM

Though we won't likely hear of any official roster cuts until Sunday or Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock's Saturday night postgame scrum with reports might have given us some insight into the opening night roster. 

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Leafs Postgame: Toronto Loses In Final Preseason Tune-Up

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 08:00PM

It may have been against a very young and inexperienced Detroit Red Wings group, but credit where credit is due - this may have been one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' best showings this preseason, specifically on the defensive side of the puck. Still, there's a lot to learn (and just as many cuts to come) before Wednesday's season opener.

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LGD: Curtain Call

Shawn Reis
October 03 2015 01:56PM

I took some heat in my last LGD for saying I was excited for the preseason to end, but this time I feel like I can say that again without much argument.  It's been a lengthy and certainly at times interesting preseason, but the Leafs have hit an exhibition skid, most of the jobs seem to be earned, and it's just time to get onto some meaningful hockey.  So let's all celebrate what this pre-game represents: the end of the preseason, and the start of an 82-game rollercoaster.

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Shawn's Opening Night Lineup

Shawn Reis
October 03 2015 01:34PM

Everyone else is getting in on the fun, so why not?  If I were the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, this would be my opening night lineup:

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Justin's Opening Night Lineup

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 12:11PM


Unlike my colleagues, I see an untapped potential with the talent the Leafs have assembled. I really do. It just requires someone forward-thinking enough to put the pieces together the right way. So that's what I did.

Just like the juggalos that he used in his header imagine, Bobby's a joker if he thinks this team has untapped potential. An NHL lineup gutted of anything resembling elite talent and patched together with bit players and PTOs, this Leafs team isn't going to surprise and overwhelm anyone. Though, #nice call in dressing Rich Clune. 

But really, let me tell you what Toronto's lineup is going to look like. This group might be a porta-potty fire, but as my colleagues like to tell me, my takes are ice cold. 

Please click past the jump and see if Tyler Bozak is a number one centre...

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