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MAR 16, 2023 (9:40 PM)
Sheldon Keefe Continues to Jumble Lines as Leafs Look to Snap Losing Streak
Keefe Jumbling Lines
Afer both playing nearly half the game against Colorado, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner took the day off of practice.
While the forward group will likely stay the same, Keefe is focussing on the blueline.
Continuing with the unsuccessful 11-7 lineup against Carolina, there are questions around who the seventh defenseman will be.
Either Justin Holl or Erik Gustafsson will get the gig, but we never really know until it happens. It does however confirm that Keefe has lost some faith in Holl.
However, Keefe has confirmed he will go 12-6 against the Senators at the following game, which is odd foresight when they haven't yet snapped their streak.
We will see if either of these two lineups work. Hopefully they do, as the Maple Leafs have a lot of work to do.
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