In the informal play that is the end of practice the Toronto Marlies resort to kids’ games.
Sometimes they cluster in a tight group. Then one player tosses a puck into the air. They squish tighter and wait to see whose helmeted head the puck will find.
Other times one player flicks a puck waist-high toward a teammate who tries to hit it with a baseball-style swing.
Usually they cluster around a net and rattle off ...