Who Should Be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ No. 1 Center in 2014-15?

October 14th, 2014 by James Onusko Leave a reply »

The Toronto Maple Leafs are three games into the 2014-15 NHL regular season with mixed results.

The club has two points from three games, with their most recent effort against the reigning Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers being the team's best game. The Leafs routed the Rangers 6-3 on Sunday night, per NHL.com.

The Leafs looked very good offensively. The top two lines were buzzing all night, and even the depth players were productive, with Leo Komarov, Daniel Winnik and David Clarkson combining for four points.

There is no question that the 2014-15 Leafs have more players in the bottom six that can play a skilled game than in 2013-14.

Additionally, the top two lines were much better against the Rangers than they had been in the first two games. Phil Kessel had several great chances in posting three points. Fellow top-line winger James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist.

The top two Leafs centers were also very good. Tyler Bozak played reliable, two-way hockey in getting a goal and an assist.

Nazem Kadri was even more dynamic, as he was flying all night. H ...

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