On The Bubble | Leafs Hub
Though much of the Toronto Maple Leafs' core is established, there are some holes around the bottom of the lineup that will need to be filled. Some of these battles are between players on the bubble who are vying for roster spots, while some are between those who already have spots but will be battling for ice-time. Not included in this list is the fourth-line centre spot. Some may argue Frederik Gauthier could challenge for a spot, but all signs point to Pär Lindholm at least starting the year in the role. So here are the exciting ones instead. Third-Pair Right-Side: Connor Carrick/Justin Holl/Igor Ozhiganov Connor Carrick Connor Carrick has a spot on the Leafs. It's just a matter of how much playing time he's going to get. He's fairly undersized for a third-pair defenceman and his style of play would typically fit more into a top-four role; however, he's not quite at the level needed to play big minutes. That being said, last year he showed more upside, despite splitting time with