Now, I’m not saying the Leafs are great at the moment but they are certainly showing signs that they potentially have the depth that we all had hoped they would when the kids transitioned to the NHL.
As the season moves along, players are starting to settle into expected roles. Brown is one of those players.
He’s much more suited to play with Kadri than Ben Smith or Peter Holland – and the results are there to prove it.
It’s not just the four point game, it’s how he’s playing with Nazem Kadri in general. Everything is better for Brown when he’s up in the lineup and there are no legitimate reasons to move him from where he’s at.
Probably most impressive has been the play of Mitch Marner with Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk. Marner is the catalyst on that line each and every shift – and he’s exceptional at the game of hockey.
It’s been a smooth transition for Marner to the NHL following a season in the OHL where he embarrassed his opponents nightly.