Maple Leafs head coach speaking to forward Mitch Marner over David Kampf
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BREAKING: Sheldon Keefe Shockingly Scratches One Of His Key Expensive Forwards

Published December 30, 2023 at 5:55 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe says there will be "less tolerance" for defensive mistakes following his team's recent six-goal loss to the Blue Jackets, as reported by David Alter of Sports Illustrated.

Maple Leafs Forward David Kampf Will Be A Healthy Scratch

In line with this defensive focus, Keefe has made a significant move by announcing that centre David Kämpf will be a healthy scratch for tonight's game against Carolina. This decision serves as a clear example of the team's commitment to addressing defensive issues, with Pontus Holmberg stepping in to fill the void.

Sheldon Keefe says there is going to be «less tolerance» for defensive mistakes going forward and cites David Kampf as a scratch as an example of that tonight. Pontus Holmberg will draw in.

You can catch the Maple Leafs' game against Carolina on Sportsnet and Sportsnet+ at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Sheldon Keefe Not Only Pointing The Finger On Samsonov

After Friday's disappointing loss, goalie Ilya Samsonov faced criticism for allowing six goals on 21 shots. Keefe emphasized the importance of strong goaltending in the NHL, stating, "It's the NHL. We need saves." However, Keefe also held the skaters accountable, recognizing that mistakes become more glaring when crucial saves are not made.

For the upcoming game, veteran Martin Jones will take on the starting goaltender position for Toronto.

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