Ep.396: 2021 Playoff Preview, North Division

Mike Johnson joins the show to preview the opening round matchups in the North Division. The topics include:

  • Learning from the season series between the Oilers and Jets
  • What the Jets should do to try to slow down Connor McDavid
  • Pros and cons of trying to line match in a playoff series
  • Playing McDavid and Draisaitl together vs. splitting them up
  • Nikolaj Ehlers’ importance to the Jets
  • The struggles on the power play for the Leafs
  • Leafs defense vs. Canadiens offense (and vice versa)
  • Why Brendan Gallagher is the engine for Montreal’s offense
  • Different forward combinations for the Leafs based on game state
 

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