It’s time to get Simon Benoit back in the lineup: Leafs Morning Take

Nick Alberga
22 days ago
Over an 82-game slate, general speaking, things tend to even out.
That’s why there’s no reason to overreact to Toronto’s 5-4 shootout loss against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena.
We kicked off the Monday edition of Leafs Morning Take by giving our quick thoughts on the game. It’s always interesting doing a show after a Maple Leafs loss, never mind one that featured a brutal call that led to Toronto blowing a late two-goal lead. That said, we both agreed that it’s a lazy narrative to blame the officiating. As we’ve seen time and time again, the Leafs took their foot off the pedal. And the Canes made them pay.
Presented by Door Dash, The Appetizer focused on everything surrounding the shootout loss. Firstly, we covered the brutal hooking call on David Kampf that led to the 4-3 goal. After that, we got into Toronto’s struggling power play. Over the past nine games, its 1-for-24. Crazy, right?

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Additionally, Iya Samsonov was solid once again notching 36 saves. Meantime, Nick Robertson scored in his return to the lineup and John Tavares had one goal and one assist. Furthermore, Jay Rosehill gave his thoughts on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s drawn-out shootout attempt. It took the Russian over 10 seconds to execute his attempt. Wild times.
Brought to you by Tim Hortons, we dissected the very latest on Calle Jarnkrok and Mitch Marner. On Sunday night, the Leafs placed Jarnkrok on LTIR. He’s considered week-to-week with a hand injury. Also, Conor Timmins was activated off IR. The 25-year-old hasn’t played since January 24th due to mono.
To wrap, courtesy Douglas, we went over Toronto’s four-game slate this week, one that features two sets of back-to-backs. With that in mind, we discussed how to utilize Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll this week. On top of that, we both feel like it’s time to find a way to get Simon Benoit back in the lineup.
Join us on Tuesday at 11 AM as we preview another tilt in Philadelphia. Speaking of which, Carlo Colaiacovo, who played for both franchises, will drop by the show.
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