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Rule #1 for the waiver wire: Don’t Fall in Love

The preseason is over, the final roster has been submitted, and all that’s left to do is to take a big sip of coffee and take a look at who’s on waivers today… Waivers 30/09/2019 pic.twitter.com/PaJP7HOciu — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) September 30, 2019 Waivers 2/2 pic.twitter.com/C0CWauqHQ9 — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) September 30, 2019 *spits coffee…

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Getting a Good Read on the Marlies

If you are fan of below average puns you have to be excited for the Marlies signing Matt Read to an AHL deal. If you are a fan of speedy two way veteran wingers you probably also like the move. Additionally, if you want to hold out hope that if the Leafs see their roster…

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Goalies on Waivers: Endgame

Last week I took a look at how the Leafs should explore the waiver wire to expand their NHL ready goaltending depth. It was a smart piece, perhaps the finest piece of analysis ever written, and now that a week has passed, Neuvirth has been released, and a number of the goaltenders who were mentioned…

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Preseason Pre-Game #7: 5 Things to Watch in Detroit Cut City

Another day, another preseason game. The farce continues and soon our wish for regular season games and cuts will be answered. For now, the Red Wings. A team that has a hard time putting together a NHL roster caliber roster on a good day and even more challenged with doing so in the preseason. The…

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Leafs cut 6ix

Okay, so it’s not the most exciting of cut days, but I guess it’s something. Here’s the summary: #Leafs cut six players from training camp, sending them to Marlies’ camp now: Nicholas Baptiste, forward Colt Conrad, defenceman Joseph Duszak, defenceman Mac Hollowell, defenceman Jesper Lindgren and defenceman Kristians Rubins — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) September 25,…

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Preseason Pre-Game #5: 5 Things to Watch vs the Habs Again

One of the things that always bothers me about the preseason is that the teams the Leafs play are the teams they’ll face another five times this year. Spice things up, give me some Golden Knights or Dallas Stars or any of the other Western Conference teams I forget exist. Logistically I get that this…

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Leafs close to finalizing their roster

We’re a week away from the roster being finalized, but more immediate than that, do we have a clear picture of what that roster might look like now? For that question the answer now seems to be yes. Let’s start with the locks we’ve known about all along: LW C RW LD RD G Kapanen…

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Michal Neuvirth released from PTO

Deep down you thought that Matt Read or at least Brandon Halverson would be the first PTO to end, but here is Michal Neuvirth proving us all wrong. The MapleLeafs have released Michal Neuvirth from his Professional Tryout. — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) September 24, 2019 The decision comes after an injury plagued training camp, that…

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The fourth line is a hill I refuse to die on

Tonight’s roster seems like it’s setting up to be bottom of the roster battle ground, if not completely a cut day preview. With the top three lines sitting out this game, as well as the top two defensive pairings, it seems like this is an opportunity for some players to make their final cases to…

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Brayden Point’s contract doesn’t mean Kyle Dubas is a bad GM

The #GoBolts #TBLightning re-sign 23 y/o C RFA Brayden Point to 3 year $6.75M Cap Hit per @EricFrancis. RFA on expiry, 1 year from UFA -41G 92P in 79 GP-61.5% 5v5 GF-53.2% Expecte GF-52% Corsi-Scored 2.7 P/60 Rep'd by Gerry Johannson @TSC_Hockeyhttps://t.co/13hMPSKghO — PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) September 23, 2019 We all knew this day was coming….

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Plan C: Looking to the waiver wire for a backup goaltender

Okay, so let’s start off with the clarifying what Plans A & B are. Plan A would be that Michael Hutchinson is ready and able to be the Leafs backup goaltender this season. He hasn’t really done a whole lot to aspire confidence in that role, and the excitement about him simply not being Garret…