The Maple Leafs will bring preseason to a close tonight in Toronto in a final game against the Red Wings after defeating them in a shootout last night in Detroit.

Maple Leafs preseason recap: Leafs tie Red Wings

There will be a big round of cuts to the roster soon, perhaps as early as today, to get the salary cap dollars down to a compliant level as required by Tuesday. UPDATE: The cuts have begun

First roster cuts were unexpectedly sharp as Leafs waive 4

We’ll have a preview of tonight’s game out later this morning.  In the meantime, watch Matt Read quietly making a case to get a contract.

Should he be signed? Listen to him make his case and vote below in the poll.

Also listen to Joseph Woll here.

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Should the Leafs sign Matt Read if he’s available for a deal that fits?

Yes. I’m quite impressed by Read.73
No. We don’t need him.30
Meh. If he’s willing to play for the pay the Leafs can offer, I guess, but I don’t really care either way.144