Nick Shore, Dmytro Timashov, and Martin Marincin out, Nic Petan, Jason Spezza, and Justin Holl in.

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will play the St. Louis Blues on TSN. Here is the preview:

Game Preview: Maple Leafs vs. Blues

Here is last year’s recap of our home game against the Blues. It was not fun.

Maple Leafs feel the Blues, lose 4-1

Auston Matthews is running on five goals in his past five games, meaning he’s one of the three stars of the week in the NHL.

From one top-line centre to another, Tyler Bozak and his wife are expecting a third child!

As we approach a third of the way until Mike Babcock’s unofficial tryout deadline, let’s take a quick poll on who should fill out the bottom of the roster.

Let’s be clear, these are what the battles are. There will be no jumping around to different positions. For example, the likelihood of a Travis Dermott - Rasmus Sandin third pair is slim to none so it’s not an option. Babcock is looking for a capable defender with that 3RD position and neither one of Dermott nor Sandin is going to fill that role; they’re going to be one of the two fun puck-moving guys.

Who should be the 4LW / 13th forward

Nic Petan147
Dmytro Timashov136

Who should be the 4C next to Freddy Gauthier

Jason Spezza282
Nick Shore18

Who should be 3RD

Martin Marincin156
Justin Holl134

Who should be 3LD

Travos Dermott233
Rasmus Sandin69