The Leafs fourth line hasn’t exactly been a revolving door this season, but it’s hard to say it’s been stable either.
Matt Martin’s really been the only constant on that line, with a whole host of linemates to play alongside him. It’s been his spot as a winger on that line for 82 games, and as much as a vocal contingent of the fanbase would like to have him not in the lineup, he’s going to be in there for as many games as he’s healthy.
And the other obvious choice is Brian Boyle, the trade deadline acquisition and anchor as one of the league’s best fourth line centres. So who do you give the third spot to?
Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo, Nikita Soshnikov?
Leivo skated yesterday, despite being injured. (No word on Sosh).
Or someone else? A callup from the Marlies? Rychel? Griffith? Leipsic? Is that even allowed?
Throw Marincin up there? Babcock? Kyle Dubas?
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