Even if Anderson plays on his head thee entire series the Leafs are going to get crushed. Poor D, zero toughness, and scorers that disappear when the heavy team throws their weight around, isn’t a recipe for success. The way Dubas and Shanahan built this team is as if they’re trying to win the Women’s World Cup Hockey or something.
I know a lot of people love the JT signing, but for me that was the beginning of the end for the Leafs “rebuild”. Not that he’s a bad player, but the effect that his contract will have, along with removing Matthews from top line duty, is and has hurt this team more than most currently realize. The Nylander contract has also clearly had a negative effect, and as I stated when the contract was signed - the Leafs should have traded him when they could have got a top end defencemen out of Carolina.