Guessing the Leafs’ opening night lineup and where it goes from there

In less than five weeks the Leafs will fly out to the best part of the world to get their training camp started in St. John’s, a beautiful city in Newfoundland. Leading up to that, we can expect the release of a pretty inflated list of invites who’ll be making the journey and trying to make the team. Some new players will “look good” and surprise us a bit, other established guys might look sluggish and there’ll be calls about whether they’re in trouble of being bumped, and so on. Coaches will talk about how some of the minor league b’ys are gunning for spots and trying to take jobs. We all know how it goes.
But in the end, just like most years, there really isn’t an open spot on this roster. There isn’t much there for the taking, and we can probably already put together the final lineup with a very high degree of accuracy.
But there are really two “final rosters” aren’t there? With the Leafs enduring significant injuries to Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott, as well as having Mitch Marner in a potential holdout situation, it’s smarter …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

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