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Jay Rosehill caught up with Luke Schenn in Nashville: Leafs Morning Take

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Photo credit:Tyler Yaremchuk
Nick Alberga
7 months ago
Call this the most shocking news of the summer: Jay Rosehill returned from his trip to Music City over Labour Day weekend in one piece.
Actually.
School’s back, which only means one thing in my world: Puck drop is just around the corner. Rosey and I got together on Tuesday to discuss the very latest in Leafs Nation. First and foremost, obviously, I had to get the down-low on his trip to Nashville. And yes, he did hangout with Luke Schenn.

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After that, we dove into things starting with Rosey’s initial thoughts on the Sheldon Keefe extension. To put a fresh spin on things, we discussed what a successful season would look like for Keefe. The 42-year-old may have received some much-needed job security, but rest assured, his position as Leafs head coach is just as precarious as it was say two weeks ago.

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Meantime, per Elliotte Friedman on Toronto radio last week, both the Maple Leafs and Tyler Bertuzzi were reportedly open to a long-term deal before ultimately agreeing on the one-year pact. We discussed what the next steps for both sides could be. Honestly, I wouldn’t rush to a decision – one way or another.
Also, briefly, we talked about Patrick Kane. It sounds like he’s progressing quicker than expected following hip surgery, but ultimately, we both agreed that he’s not a very good fit – roster and cap wise – right now for this team.
Meantime, it will be so fascinating to monitor John Klingberg’s performance this season. The 31-year-old, who’s coming off his worst NHL season, is looking for a bounce-back of sorts in Toronto. We broke down what a fair expectation for him could be. If all goes according to plan, the Klingberg signing could prove to be a big one for Brad Treliving and company.
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