Training Camp Heroes

If only I had a nickel for every time I've heard, "You're a tool, you missed Kostka in the Breakout Bible"

Alright, so while we've been talking for the last few weeks about this guy getting cut and how this other guy won't make it, we're getting down to the nitty-gritty and now we turn the spotlight on those that might actually not get cut.

Some of these guys could still be on the chopping block but it's still worth mentioning them for surviving this long and it certainly can't hurt their status in the organization.  Others could use this as a springboard for a dream rookie season like Cam Fowler, Derek Stepan & Jeff Skinner did last year... so stay tuned.

Players that are still in jeopardy of getting cut are in italics.

ANA - Andrew GordonDevante Smith-Pelly
CGY - Roman Horak
CAR - Ryan Murphy, Justin Faulk & Riley Nash
CHI - Brandon Saad
COL - Stefan Elliott & Mark Olver
CBJ - David Savard, Cam Atkinson & Maksim Mayorov
DAL - Tomas Vincour
DET - Cory Emmerton
EDM - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Anton LanderLennart Petrell
FLA - Jacob Markstrom, Erik GudbransonMike Kostka
LA - Viatcheslav Voynov
MIN - Brett Bulmer & Marco Scandella
MTL - Raphael Diaz
NSH - Craig Smith & Mattias Ekholm
NJ - Adam Larsson
NYI - Ryan Strome & Kirill Kabanov
OTT - Mika Zibanejad, Stephane Da Costa, David Rundblad & Jared Cowen
PHI - Matt Read, Sean Couturier & Erik Gustafsson
STL - Evgeny Grachev
TB - Brett Connolly
TOR - Jake Gardiner & Matt Frattin
WSH - Dmitri Orlov & Cody Eakin
WPG - Mark Scheifele

Most Unexpected: 

1. Kostka (FLA)
2. Saad (CHI)
3. Bulmer (MIN)
4. Horak (CGY)
5. Scheifele (WPG)

Most Likely to Head Back to Jr.: 

1. Kabanov (NYI)
2. Smith-Pelly (ANA)
3. Bulmer (MIN)
4. Murphy (CAR)
5. Strome (NYI)

Living the dream... but all dreams must end (aka I don't think these guys are that good): 

1. Kabanov (NYI)
2. Mayorov (CBJ)
3. Horak (CGY)
4. Grachev (STL)
5. Zibanejad (OTT)

Best Breakout Chances: 

1. Rundblad (OTT)
2. Larsson (NJ)
3. Markstrom (FLA)
4. C.Smith (NSH)
5. Savard (CBJ)
6. Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)
7. Couturier (PHI)
8. Scheifele (WPG)
9. Gardiner (TOR)
10. Read (PHI)

Drop a comment if you have an update that I missed & I'll try to keep this updated over the next few days.

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