WHOOT WHOOT !!
Its freakin’ Game Day Baby !!!!
Things were moving along as planned. Line rushes were relatively simple. Pairings had been figured out and then this tweet…..
#Leafs recall Justin Holl on emergency basis for tonight. Roman Polak to IR with a viral infection, Ron Hainsey a game-time decision tonight vs. Isles with illness.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) January 31, 2018
Sorry what? Both Polak and Hainsey are not available on the right side? So where does that leave us?
Justin Holl, fresh off an AHL All-Star appearance last weekend will get the nod (potentially) for the Maple Leafs tonite at the ACC.
What does Holl bring?
Smooth skating, solid decision making, and decent passing ability.
How will this translate to the NHL? No idea.
The Leafs won back to back games heading into the All-Star break including a decisive victory on the road in Dallas.
Can we hope for and expect the continued solid play of the Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau and Mitch Marner line? Sure hope so. They were dominating at times and could be a line the rest of the way for Coach Babcock and the Blue and White.
Frederik Andersen looks to get the start…..