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William Nylander gets demoted by Sheldon Keefe

Published April 5, 2024 at 6:19 PM

At the Maple Leafs' practice today, coach Sheldon Keefe revealed some surprising line combinations, including William Nylander on the third line.

Despite Nylander's impressive point total, Keefe seems intent on spreading out the team's offensive talent. With Mitch Marner returning to the lineup, Nylander finds himself in an unexpected position.

While this change may initially appear as a demotion, it presents an opportunity for the Leafs to utilize their depth effectively.

The Leafs are going for a spread attack in Mitch Marner's return to the lineup:

Bertuzzi — Matthews — Domi
McMann — Tavares — Marner
Knies — Holmberg — Nylander
Dewar — Kampf — Reaves

The new lineup could prove advantageous, allowing Toronto to exploit matchups against opposing teams.

However, success will hinge on how well these lines gel together, a factor Keefe must consider given his history of quick changes.

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