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 fact that the game tonight is in Detroit probably means this is their “A” lineup and we’ll see the scrubs tomorrow night, but that’s fine. Let the Marlies squad have their fun tonight, for cuts will be coming soon and answers will be had for who made the team.
Tonight’s roster:

The @MapleLeafs have announced the expected roster for Friday night’s preseason game in Detroit. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/1XyaEkDZUX
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) September 26, 2019
That’s an interesting group and inspires these thoughts…
1. Are Sandin and Marincin there to be compared to the field?
At this point it seems like the Sandin and Marincin pairing is locked and loaded and written in ink for the opening night roster, but perhaps some due diligence is being done by comparing them to bottom pairing competitors like Harpur, Schmaltz, Liljegren and Kivihalme. It also …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation