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, 2019
So Marlies contract, Marlies contract, ELC, ELC, ELC, Marlies contract. That’s the rushed story, but hey, we can give you a bit more analysis than that. At least on the three entry level guys that matter a bit more in the long term.
It’s also worth noting that this puts the Leafs down to 42 players. So basically half of who is left has still gotsta go.
On who is leaving…
Mac Hollowell is the youngest of the departing contract players. He, like the other two ELC players is a right handed defenseman who is going to have an equally tough battle ahead in establishing a role on the Marlies.
He’s got an offensive advantage over the other two, but his size will count against him. He didn’t factor too much into the preseason, but stands to get a good …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation