Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Roster

Over the weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched the playoffs for the eighth straight season. They got Mitch Marner and Morgan Reilly back in the lineup and have Timothy Liljegren and Joel Edmundson nearing a return. It appears the Maple Leafs will be back at full strength come playoff time, so let's talk about what I think the Maple Leafs lineup should look like for game one of the playoffs.
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Maple Leafs Round 1 Playoff Lineup

I really don't hate Sheldon Keefe's idea of spreading out the superstars, but looking at the Panthers and the Bruins, they have all of their talent stacked in their top six forwards.

So, in my opinion, as the lines stand right now, the Leafs stars are a little spread out for my liking.

Here is how I would like to see the Maple Leafs line up in the playoffs.

Tyler Bertuzzi - Auston Matthews - Max Domi
William Nylander - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Bobby McMann - Pontus Holmberg - Nick Robertson
Matthew Knies - David Kampf - Connor Dewar

Morgan Reilly - Timothy Liljegren
Jake McCabe - Connor Timmins
Mark Giordano - Ilya Lybushkin

Ilya Samsonov
Joseph Woll


This roster should be able to compete with any one of these teams that make the playoffs as long as they can come out and play hard for a full 60 minutes night in and night out in the playoffs.