Leafs’ Bogosian gives teammates fighting lessons ahead of game vs. Oilers

Gloves get dropped in practice!


The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to blank the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night and would love to do the same on Wednesday night. 

However, the Leafs know the Oilers will come out fighting and that seems to have prompted veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian to teach some fighting tips and skills to his teammates, notably Travis Dermott. Scott Sabourin was also lending a hand, making sure the team is ready for anything the Oilers throw at them tomorrow night. 

Oilers insider Gene Principe of Sportsnet caught the action on film: 

Winners of three consecutive and seven of their last 10, the Leafs currenlty hold an eight-point lead over the Oilers atop the North Division standings with the NHL’s best record on 36 points.

The Oilers will do everything they can to get the win. Maybe even look to rough up the Maple Leafs and get them to fight. Bogosian isn't taking any chances. 

The Maple Leafs were without leader Auston Matthews on Monday night, but the star forward mentioned after practice today that he might be in uniform tomorrow night for what we expect to be an exciting tilt. 

Will there be a fight?