LGD: Ghost Bear ‘N Friendz

He may not be injured, but the Leafs have added Leo Komarov to the list of unavailable players with his three game suspension. At the same time the list of players available for recall is shrinking as Scott Harrington has just been shutdown for the season.

In good-ish news, Shawn Matthias is making his return tonight, replacing Komarov. 

As for the Flyers, a win tonight allows them to cling to some small hope that they could be a playoff team this year, and that too could be beneficial to the Leafs as having one fewer seller and one more buyer at the trade deadline should increase the success of the Toronto fire sale.

THE LEAFS

It’s pretty much just Kadri, Rielly, and Gardiner against the world for now. This roster is what a lot of us asked for at the beginning of the year, in order to obtain a top drop pick, but now that we’re actually seeing it on the ice and knowing that we’ll be watching a variation of this 26 more times this year, it’s a little unsettling.

Lineup via Dailyfaceoff.com

THE FLYERS

Ugh. The Flyers just aren’t fun when Luke Schenn and James van Riemsdyk around to remind us of how bad Paul Holmgren was at trading. I guess we get to see Andrew MacDonald in the NHL again, so that’s neat.

Lineup via Dailyfaceoff.com

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  • Aren’t you kind of curious to see what happens every time another piece is removed from the roster
  • The Headlines during the second intermission should be interesting now that trade deadline is near
  • I dunno, why are you watching?