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By MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun
How does Paul Maurice break up a good thing?
Will Fred and Barney -- aka 6-foot-7 Hal Gill and 5-foot-10 Ian White -- be split up despite their fine play of late?
Does the Maple Leafs head coach separate longtime partners Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe, two of the longest serving veterans on the team?
These are the questions facing Maurice concerning his defensive pairings entering the game against the Boston Bruins tomorrow night, one which marks the expected return of Pavel Kubina.
I hope it's Bell. I don't want Belak in the line-up at all.
I really hope that Kubina is eventually paired up with Kaberle though. The 2 played well together for Team Czech Republic in the World Cup a few years back, and their styles of play might complement each other well.
I'd like to see that soon.
Also, Leaf line up from practice today (Thanks Panoo):
Toronto Maple Leafs:
Lines from today's practice session:
Ponikarovsky - Wellwood - Antropov
Suglobov - Stajan - O'Neill
Battaglia - Peca - Tucker
Kilger - Pohl - Belak
Kaberle - McCabe
Bell - Kubina
Gill - White
Goal: Raycroft, Aubin
Spares: Harrison, Kronwall, Tellqvist
Steen isn't there, but hopefully he'll be playing and taking Belak out of the line-up.