With the Traverse City Tournament wrapped up with the Leafs going 2-0-2, it’s time for that first milestone of the season: training camp.
The go-to storylines have been talked about so many times we all have them memorized.
What will the power play units look like? Who will replace Zach Hyman? Will Kerfoot play on the wing or centre? Will Nick Robertson make the team out of camp (probably not)? Is Morgan Rielly okay? (That hasn’t been repeated as much, but seriously, is Rielly okay!?).
On the other hand, I have some other areas of focus. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev really impressed me at Traverse City this year. His willingness to shoot has improved, and it’s allowed him to find more opportunities to put up points.
Nick Robertson— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) September 19, 2021
SDA takes the initial shot off the post but finds Robertson pic.twitter.com/SV6YHerrwJ
Additionally, SDA’s scoring seems to have improved.
Come for the Duszak dish, enjoy the SDA finish ✨ pic.twitter.com/aDR3jdY0sV— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 20, 2021
Another player I’ll be focusing on is currently banged up Alex Steeves, who has received a great deal of praise already. The chemistry he and Robertson developed during development camp has been pretty to watch, and it’ll be interesting to see if they can become a dynamic duo in the AHL this season.
What about you? Aside from the main storylines and players, what about training camp interests you?
P.S. Michael Bunting forever.
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That’s a wrap on the 2021 Prospect Tournament in Traverse City.— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 20, 2021
The Leafs finished the tournament with a 2-0-2 record.
Next up: Training Camp! ️ pic.twitter.com/eXU8MMzSXx
Nick Robertson isn’t messing around.
Nick Robertson gets a major penalty at the end of regulation for this scrum. Entire overtime will be a Columbus powerplay pic.twitter.com/0YzOmRTjCB— Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) September 20, 2021
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