Scouting the Enemy: Anaheim Ducks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

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Apr 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Peter Holland (74) skates in the Dallas Stars zone during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Ducks shut out the Stars 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

1. In November of last season, the Maple Leafs acquired center Peter Holland from the Ducks while their center group was decimated (Nazem Kadri was serving a suspension, while both Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak were injured at the time of the acquisition). Holland has already set career highs in goals and points this season and is third among Toronto forwards in shorthanded ice time per game. How effective has Holland been since joining the Leafs, and what roles does he have on the team outside of penalty killing?

Jeffrey: I would like to personally thank the Anaheim Ducks for trading Holland to the Maple Leafs. I think he is destined to become a pretty decent No. 2 two-way center. He has a good offensive game when he has the right line-mates (and he usually does) and his defensive game is great when you look at how he is on the penalty kill.

He has a lot of heart, something that any team needs to succeed. I personally think that he has made Kadri expendable. Holland was held down in the depth chart of the Ducks and has taken advantage of his time with the Leafs, proving he can play in the NHL.