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
Tavares
Marner
Rielly
Ceci
Andersen
Johnsson
Matthews
Nylander
Muzzin
Barrie

Kerfoot

Moore

Already that’s a pretty solid foundation, but it also became clear fairly quickly that Ilya Mikheyev had earned his spot next to Kerfoot, and through the sheer brokenness of Michal Neuvirth, that Michael Hutchinson has a job locked up as well (assuming Dubas doesn’t get a hankerin’ to claim some waivers). Those are probably the no brainers at this point.
Additionally it seems that Rasmus Sandin and Martin Marincin have locked themselves into the bottom pairing. Throw in the fact that Spezza probably has a job somewhere, that Babcock doesn’t seem to want to part ways with Gauthier just yet, here’s a clearer picture
LW
C
RW
LD
RD
G
Kapanen
Tavares
Marner
Rielly
Ceci
Andersen
Johnsson
Matthews
Nylander
Muzzin
Barrie
Hutchinson
Mikheyev
Kerfoot

Sandin
Marincin



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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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