- Matthews is day-to-day, and that usually means a week or so
- Expect more details tomorrow
- Leivo is not a lock for the lineup, Martin’s name was mentioned
- Nylander is not a lock for centre
One interesting quote is that Babcock refers to this situation as an opportunity for Nylander or Marleau or “whoever is going to play in the middle.” Not sure who is included in whoever, but the likely and simplest explanation is that now is a good time for Kadri and Bozak to bring their A games. But it makes you wonder.
Babcock did say later on that he is going to start with Nylander and see how that goes, and if he plays well, he stays.
Interestingly, the Maple Leafs official video of this scrum cuts out the part where he talks trade deadline. They do like to edit your experience for you when they provide these videos.
And this is the gist if you don’t want to see the video.
”If we can make a deal that’s going to help our team, we’re going to make that deal, that can be short term and long term. We’re not going to do anything foolish, I know that for sure but you’re always looking for opportunities to improve your hockey club.”— Dave McCarthy (@DaveAMcCarthy) February 23, 2018