NBA Scrimmage Grades: Raptors Sloppy in Loss to the Suns

During their previous two scrimmage games, the Toronto Raptors came out looking healthy, well-rested, and ready to defend their championship. That was not the case against the Suns in which the Raptors came out looking tired and played an overall sloppy game where they lost 117 – 106. The Toronto Raptors played their final scrimmage […]
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Author: Hani Salehi / Raptors HQ

Who’s Left and Who’s Leaving: The Leafs First Round of Cuts are Complete

Few things match the excitement of cut day, and bucking the trend of previous Leafs front office regimes, Dubas and Babcock got right down to business and got rid of a number of junior and AHL/ECHL bound players.
From MapleLeafs.com:

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that the hockey club has trimmed their training camp roster. The Maple Leafs now have 54 players (31 forwards, 17 defencemen and six goaltenders) remaining in camp.

The following seven players have been reassigned to their CHL teams: Mikhail Abramov (Victoriaville), Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough), Filip Kral (Spokane), Kalle Loponen (Sudbury), Marc-Antoine Pepin (Shawinigan), Nicholas Robertson (Peterborough) and Riley Stotts (Calgary).
The following 15 players have been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and will skate with the Maple Leafs Player Development Staff ahead of the Marlies’ 2019 training camp, which will open on September 24: Matthew Bradley, Justin Brazeau, Giorgio Estephan, Brady Ferguson, Alex Gudbranson, Ryan Johnston, Michael Kapla, Aaron Luchuk, Tanner MacMaster, Zach O’Brien, Scott Pooley, Marcus Power, Sergei Sapego, Ian Scott and Maksim Zhukov.
So at first glance there’s not a whole lot of surprises there. You’d wonder about high draft pick like Nick Robertson getting a chance to show his chops in …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation