More like Zach Byeman, as Hyman is heading to Edmonton

More like Zach Byeman, as Hyman is heading to Edmonton

As a Leafs fan based in Edmonton, I’m excited about my potential new neighbour. Maybe Zach and I can go for donairs or check out an Elks game. Who knows.
Anyway, if you haven’t guessed by now, Hyman is almost certainly Edmonton bound, and likely to spend the next few years reaping the benefits of being Connor McDavid’s LW.

Further to Friedge’s report: Word is that an eight-year contract for Hyman with the #oilers would come in a shade under the $5.125M AAV on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ recent deal.
A seven-year contract for Hyman would be closer to $5.5M AAV. https://t.co/LozsslxyOF
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 22, 2021

So that’s looking pretty absolute and while that could play out next week, there’s also a chance that it could play out today if the Oilers are willing to make a deal with the Leafs to activate the 8 year option rather than paying the higher cap hit for the shorter term.
There is definite value in bringing down the cap hit by $375k a year, and there’s a definite benefit in not giving someone another week to rethink moving to Edmonton.

A lot of talk about what …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Yankees vs Blue Jays 06/15/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Hyun Jin Ryu, based on his history, may be due to get out of a funk as the Toronto Blue Jays take on a divisional rival they have handled decently at their various home ballparks. The Blue Jays are -120 home favorites and the New York Yankees are +100 underdogs with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 13-7 over their last 20 home games against the Yankees, with a 9-10-1 OVER/UNDER split at online sports betting sites. The Blue Jays are 12-8 in their last 20 home games as a -115 to -130 favorite, with the UNDER hitting 11 times. The Yankees are 5-13 in their last 18 games as an away underdog, and the total has gone UNDER nine times with two pushes (how the OVER/UNDER works).
Yankees vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Yankees, who are 33-32 this season, are 26th in MLB in scoring at 3.88 runs per game. They are 14th in OPS (.703). On the pitching side of things, the Yankees are eighth in MLB in earned-run average (3.58), with their reliever ERA ranking fourth (3.20).
The Blue Jays, who are 33-31, …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

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

Where will Nick Robertson play?

The answer to this question varies greatly based on who you ask. Some have Robertson playing with Matthews or Tavares. Others have Nick Robertson returning to the OHL for one more season of overripening. And pretty much everywhere in between. The landing spot for Robertson is incredibly difficult to predict, but there are two competing forces that make it harder.
Leafs wing Depth
The Leafs have no shortage of NHL capable wingers.

Wingers excluding Robertson

Wingers
Centers that also play wing

Marner
Kerfoot

Nylander
Spezza

Hyman
Engvall

Mikheyev
Boyd

Vesey
Malgin

Simmonds

Barabanov

Anderson

So assuming that Matthews, Tavares, and Thornton will occupy three of the four center positions, that leaves nine spaces for 13 forwards, excluding Robertson.
Of course, based on his abilities there’s more than a strong case for Robertson being ahead of some of those players. He might not have any sort of NHL resume to speak of, but the reality is his OHL resume, combined with a strong training camp might make him hard to ignore as an option for the top nine group. I can’t imagine the Leafs have much interest in bringing him along if he’s going to be a 4th liner, …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation