Toronto Maple Leafs Wishlist Item #3: More Bottom Six Production
The Leafs have received a ton of offense from their top six through the first 28 games of the season.
As nice as that is, they need more scoring from the rest of their lineup.
Calle Jarnkrok leads the way for the bottom six with seven goals. Noah Gregor is next with five goals, David Kampf has four, Nick Robertson has three, Max Domi has two, and Ryan Reaves has one.
Saturday’s game against the Penguins saw the Leafs get scoring from every line. That needs to happen more often because there will be games where their stars are not scoring. It’s not a huge concern, as it has improved recently, but I still think the Leafs need more from these players.
For most of the year, the Leafs have been playing Ryan Reaves and David Kampf on their fourth line, which severely limits the offensive output of the bottom six.
With Bobby McMann taking over for the injured Reeves, the Leafs could perhaps see some more offense from their fourth line, but with Kampf primarily used in a defensive role, most of the scoring in the bottom six is going to have to come from the Domi, Robertson and Jarnkrok line, and so far so good for them.
If Santa believes in what Leafs GM Treliving is doing, hopefully, this Christmas wishlist will be fulfilled.