Buffalo Sabres @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Air Canada Centre; Toronto, ON
7:00 PM ET; CBC/City TV (National)
SBN Opposing Views: Die By The Blade


The Sabres face the Leafs in a matchup that is completely inconsequential to anything in the standings.

The Leafs season has been like:

But their end goal was to be bad and hopefully win the draft lottery, so sitting in last actually has us like:

Meanwhile, the Sabres- who did the same thing last year- are trying to be better this year and aren't by much. Remember when we got Mike Babcock and they didn't? Man. They were all:

They questioned the integrity of Babcock after a year in which they begged the NHL not to change the lottery rules so they could do a blatant full-season tank, which had us all like:

Probable Leafs Lineup

Leo Komarov and Brooks Laich are injured. Frederik Gauthier makes his Leafs debut, which is something I guess.

Nikita Soshnikov - Nazem Kadri - Michael Grabner

P.A. Parenteau - William Nylander - Zach Hyman

Josh Leivo - Frederik Gauthier - Connor Brown

Colin Greening - Ben Smith - Milan Michalek

Morgan Rielly - Martin Marincin

Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick

Rinat Valiev - Frank Corrado

Garret Sparks

Probable Buffalo LIneup

Buffalo played last night and beat Ottawa 3-1. Despite some solid pieces, the overall lineup- especially the defense- is still:

Evander Kane - Ryan O'Reilly - Nicolas Deslauriers

Zemgus Girgensons - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Marcus Foligno - Johan Larsson - Brian Gionta

Cal O'Reilly - David Legwand - Matt Moulson

Josh Gorges - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Zach Bogosian

Mark Pysyk - Chad Ruhwedel

Chad Johnson

Also, if you think I've forgot what you did, Brian Gionta, just remember:


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