Waiving Goodbye to a few Leafs

With the imminent return of Zach Hyman, the Leafs are in a position where they need to cut at least three players and it looks like the first two contestants have been selected…

Marincin/Petan (TOR) & Jurco (EDM) on waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 7, 2019
First up, Marincin…
Okay, so this one is probably the no brainer of the bunch. Marincin had a good preseason and looked like he’d be in the top six coming out of training camp. Once the regular season started, Marincin’s reputation for shot suppression quickly dried up, and his role as the penalty kill specialist doesn’t hold a lot of water when the penalty kill has been nothing short of a disgrace.
Marincin was placed on waivers early last season and cleared no problem, and it’s highly likely that he clears again this year, except for the Winnipeg Jets factor, which sees them gobbling up every passable (or non-passable) NHL defenseman they can find in an attempt to stop their bleeding on the blueline.
If Marincin is claimed, it’s far from the end of the world, as Sandin, Liljegren, Gravel, and Schmaltz is a pretty good starting point for injury replacement …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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