3 All-NBA players Raptors star Pascal Siakam is outperforming

3 All-NBA players Raptors star Pascal Siakam is outperforming

The Toronto Raptors haven’t shied away from letting Pascal Siakam be the main offensive force that drives Toronto’s entire operation. The results have not only been acceptable, given Toronto’s 3-2 start, but they’ve been nothing short of jaw-dropping and record-setting. Siakam has averaged 25.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game in the first […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Projecting the Leafs training camp cuts

To date, the Leafs haven’t really been cutting anyone from training camp. Ty Voit wasn’t so much of a cut as he was a late addition who pitched in and departed as soon as the Leafs were able to bring back some injured players. Fraser Minten is done with the Leafs training camp, due to a wrist injury, and I guess you can also lump Carl Dahlstrom and Jordie Benn into the camp departures as they join John Tavares and Timothy Liljegren on the list of players with injuries that will go past the opening day of the season.
Really what we are looking at is the first round of cuts and one that will coincide with the opening of the Marlies training camp next week.
As a refresher, here was the original camp roster:

Now, here’s what I’d wager the current situation looks like heading into the pre-Marlies camp cuts:

ROSTER LOCKS
ON THE ROSTER BUBBLE
LIKELY IMMEDIATE CUTS
INJURED
G
MATT MURRAY
ERIK KALLGREN
KEITH PETRUZZELLI
JOSEPH WOLL
G
ILYA SAMSONOV
DYLAN FERGUSON
DRYDEN MCKAY

D
TJ BRODIE
JUSTIN HOLL
NOEL HOEFENMAYER
JORDIE BENN
D
MARK GIORDANO
FILIP KRAL
MAC HOLLOWELL
CARL DAHLSTROM
D
JAKE MUZZIN
VICTOR METE
MIKKO KOKKONEN
TIMOTHY LILJEGREN
D
MORGAN RIELLY
MARSHALL RIFAI
TOMMY MILLER
AXEL RINDELL
D
RASMUS SANDIN

WILLIAM VILLENEUVE

F
NIC AUBE-KUBEL
NICK ABRUZZESE
SEMYON DER-ARGUCHINTSEV
MIKHAIL ABRAMOV
F
MICHAEL BUNTING
JOEY ANDERSON
PAVEL GOGOLEV
PIERRE ENGVALL
F
CALLE JARNKROK
ZACH ASTON-REESE
LOGAN SHAW
FRASER MINTEN
F
DAVID KAMPF
JOSEPH BLANDISI
GRAHAM SLAGGERT
JOHN TAVARES
F
ALEX KERFOOT
KYLE CLIFFORD
TY VOIT (ALREADY REASSIGNED)

F
MITCH MARNER
CURTIS DOUGLAS

F
AUSTON MATTHEWS
MAX ELLIS

F
WILLIAM NYLANDER
ADAM GAUDETTE

F

PONTUS HOLMBERG

F

DENIS MALGIN

F

BOBBY MCMANN

F

NICK ROBERTSON

F

WAYNE SIMMONDS

F

ALEX STEEVES

To start off, players like Dylan Ferguson and Erik Kallgren really aren’t on the bubble for making the Leafs roster, they are just likely to stick around and provide the Leafs some additional goaltenders in camp. As far as non-goaltenders who are sticking around, Marshall Rafai has had a strong camp and with the Leafs lack of healthy defensemen, he could get an extended stay despite not having an NHL contract. Joseph Blandisi is another player who could stick around due to th …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation