Leafs with three regulation losses in last 21 games

The Leafs are very, very good. And although they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in overtime, there are a ton of positives. One is Auston Matthews scoring another goal — his 39th of the season. Morgan Rielly had a goal as well.
But what really stands out is the fact that Toronto only has three regulation losses in their last 21 games. That’s bananas.
I talk a bit more about in my video, plus what the Leafs first-round playoff lineup should look like. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Leafs launch stinker into the sky after trade deadline

Leafs launch stinker into the sky after trade deadline

The Leafs lose to the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. Although Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored, the only good thing that came out of today was the trade deadline.
Acquiring guys like Nick Foligno will hopefully help Toronto never have a game like this ever again. Sheldon Keefe blamed it on himself, Jack Campbell did the same. But in reality, bad games come, bad games go. This one came and hopefully it goes just as fast.
I hope you enjoy tonight’s video!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Top 3 things that Gary Trent Jr. brings to the squad

Toronto Raptors: Top 3 things that Gary Trent Jr. brings to the squad

Although the Toronto Raptors ended a 10-game losing streak against Denver on Wednesday night, there was still a dark cloud looming as everyone watching the game wondered if this was Kyle Lowry’s final run with the team. Instead, it was long-time Raptor Norman Powell, who got traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Gary Trent Jr. and […]
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Author: Shaun Suares / Raptors HQ

Three centers the Toronto Raptors should try and trade for

Three centers the Toronto Raptors should try and trade for

Although the Toronto Raptors aren’t the dominant force they’ve been in recent years – they’re only a few pieces away and getting a center should be their biggest priority. The Toronto Raptors are in a weird spot. They currently sit at a 3-8 record and are mulling around the bottom of the standings. At the […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Toronto Raptors: Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Although we can’t predict how the season will go based on five games alone, something’s gotta give if the Toronto Raptors want to proper in 2021. The Toronto Raptors were starting to look a little more familiar following their victory against the New York Knicks on Dec. 31, but it doesn’t change the fact that it […]
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Author: Jessica Aldos / Raptors HQ

The Leafs’ worst contract is actually Phil Kessel’s retained salary

Although it feels weird to say this in November, we are well into the dog days of the NHL offseason. Meaning we rarely see much news regarding transactions and announcements (with a few notable exceptions) while waiting for the return of hockey on XX/XX/2021.
It also means sports talk radio shows will look to find any sort of content to keep viewer interest up, leading to stuff like this:

Tavares’ contract might be the Leafs’ worst, unless they win.@OverDrive1050 discusses: https://t.co/ndTbopnJGA pic.twitter.com/0hgHaEfvi5
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 25, 2020

Even if it were true that the Leafs did indeed overspend on John Tavares, he was a free agent back in 2018 and could have easily accepted the San Jose Sharks’ offer of $13 million per season but instead took less to play for his hometown team. We don’t even need to get into whether or not the Leafs overpaid Mitch Marner on his extension.
Instead of responding with anger and fury over this take from the OverDrive team, I would like to instead present a counter-argument. As the title of this post outlines, the actual worst contract on the Leafs is Phil Kessel’s retained salary.


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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

EA Sports reveals details about new NHL 21 video game

Although the Stanley Cup playoffs are currently underway in the middle of August for the first time, in any other year, we would be in the middle of the offseason right now. On top of all the signings and moves that come with the offseason, hockey fans also use this time to look forward to the annual reveal of the newest EA Sports NHL video game.
Regardless of the fact that the hockey season is still going on, EA Sports has revealed their first trailer for their new NHL 21 video game, and it looks great.
Last year, Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews had the honour to grace the cover of NHL 20. This year, Washington Capitals star captain Alex Ovechkin will be the cover athlete. This is his second time on an EA Sports video game cover, after he was the cover athlete for NHL 07 as well. Check out the trailer below:

The short trailer mainly highlights Ovechkin as the cover star, but also showcases some new improvements, including updated graphics, new moves such as the “Michigan goal,” popularized by Andrei Svechnikov and Nikita Kucherov’s “no move” move, and a tease at an …

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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation

Who are the Toronto Raptors’ top 5 current rivals?

Although a young franchise, the Toronto Raptors have spurred on multiple rivalries. What are the top 5 rivalries heading into the 2019 NBA season? Because the Toronto Raptors are fairly young as a franchise, they don’t have those long-term rivalries like that of the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers do. Nevertheless, there are quite […]
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Author: Lee Tanner / Raptors HQ