Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby may be the answer on offense

Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby may be the answer on offense

The Toronto Raptors have struggled to begin this season. However, the solution to their offensive woes may actually already be on the roster. Thanks to a 107-102 victory Sunday afternoon against the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors improved their record to 7-9 before falling to Nate Bjorkgren the following night. Going into a slump on […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Travis Boyd will travel with the Leafs on the Alberta road trip

The Leafs are set to begin a four-game road trip in Alberta and made a roster move in preparation for it.

Forward Travis Boyd has been added to the Maple Leafs’ roster and will travel with the club to Alberta for its four-game Western road trip. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 23, 2021

It made sense why the Leafs are bringing Travis Boyd with them out west given all of the injuries they have had to deal with this past week, including losing two key forwards for a month and Auston Matthews sitting out Friday’s game.
While it’s unclear if Boyd will make an appearance in any of the games, he definitely played well enough in training camp and the scrimmage to earn the position he is in right now. After all, he was one of the last cuts after training camp and has been with the taxi squad so far this season.
He spent the past season with the Washington Capitals where he recorded three goals, seven assists, and 10 points in 24 games.
All stats unless otherwise noted are from Hockey-Reference.com.

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors first “Home” game preview vs. Miami Heat

Toronto Raptors first “Home” game preview  vs. Miami Heat

The Toronto Raptors begin the 2020/21 season on December 23rd against the New Orleans Pelicans. But first, They face the Miami Heat hosting a game for the first time in Tampa Bay at the Amalie Arena. The Toronto Raptors make their debut appearance in their new but temporary home, the Amalie Arena, on Friday night against […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Three keys to series win vs Brooklyn Nets

The Toronto Raptors begin their title defense on Monday, August 17th, 2020 against the Brooklyn Nets.  It should be a relatively smooth start to a hopefully deep playoff run and here are the three key factors to winning vs the Nets. Finally, the 2020 NBA playoffs have arrived and the Toronto Raptors will face the […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Looking for a storyline in Toronto vs Columbus

With the NHL’s return to play set to begin on August 1st, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been matched up against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the qualifying round of playoffs. While sports fans gear up for a bizarre finale to the season, there seems to be a lack of storylines going into the play-in round.
Due to the lengthy hiatus, familiar themes of hot goalies, streaking teams, and nagging injuries simply aren’t there to be endlessly discussed and debated. Instead, we will need to dig deeper if we want to figure out what the narrative heading into this series will be.
While others at The Leafs Nation are doing an excellent job on previewing the upcoming best of five series by highlighting individual players, I have decided to do what Leafs fans often do best and look towards the past.
A History of Toronto vs Columbus
The most notable thing about the history of Toronto vs Columbus is that there really isn’t much history at all. The two teams have played against each other only 30 times, by far the lowest amount between Toronto and any other Eastern Conference opponent. By comparison, the Maple …

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Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation

Proven peptides

Before we begin with a detailed study about what and how proven peptides help and work, let us form a quick overview of its underlying concept and fundamental uses. Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or more commonly known as SARMs are a distinct version of the androgenic drugs that are used as a supplement to enhance the anabolic and androgenic actions of the testosterone placed in and around our bones and muscles and benefit the mood and sexual performance. However, its reactions, when received by the body are more selective in action and subjective in nature proving that they can be used to carry out a wide range of functions and improve the effectiveness. 
Coming to the general advantages and usage of peptides, we must mention that even though some people consider the compound to bear harmful effects on the body when consumed in an optimum quantity, it does better than any worse.
Stimulates body functions 
Our body is known as the home to the natural site of peptides production; they are developed in every living cell of our anatomy and initiates innumerable predominant functions in the body which when held stagnant can halt the performance of the rest of the …

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Author: oilersnationstaff / Blue Jays Nation

Toronto Raptors: Three individual battles to watch this training camp

As the Toronto Raptors begin training camp, there are three individual battles that will have major implications on the team’s rotation and roster. The Toronto Raptors are a team with one single focus, winning. Everyone is in the same boat, rowing the same direction, working together to accomplish the same goal. Well, eventually that will […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

With Hyman out, who should start the season next to Tavares?

The Leafs will be in tough to begin the season. Two of their primary depth players, Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott, will be out for a period of time when they start a crucial year after a disappointing end to the previous one.
Dermott will have his spot taken by a player previously not on the Leafs — be it Kevin Gravel or Ben Harpur — for the early part of the season. But with Hyman’s absence, there is a massive opportunity for a player to take on more responsibility and shine next to an elite centre like John Tavares.
Last year it was Kasperi Kapanen that took advantage of William Nylander’s contract negotiations and was highlighted next to Auston Matthews, earning his first 20-goal season in the NHL.
That eventually led to Kapanen having more of a role later in the season when Nylander returned, instead of returning to his fourth-line role from the 2017-18 campaign. His surge in importance grew his reputation and gave more of a spotlight on the rest of his season.
Whoever the Hyman replacement will be, might have more of an opportunity to raise the general awareness of their play and abilities. It’s …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

Series Preview: Welcome to Hollywood

The kids are going Hollywood, the Blue Jays are set to begin a three-game series with the Dodgers. Most of the young players on this team haven’t even been to Dodger Stadium even as a fan before. So, this series should show just how ready these kids are for the spotlight at the major league level.
The Dodgers are also currently one of the best teams in the league. They’ve recorded the most runs, home runs, RBI’s and produced the highest OPS in the NL this season. Their pitching staff has also performed as one of the best staffs in the league this season as well. As they currently own the lowest ERA, WHIP and OPP AVG in the NL this season. Which means the Blue Jays could find it very tough to even win a single game during this series against the Dodgers.
Tuesday at 10:10 ET
Sean Reid-Foley severely struggled with his command once again during his latest outing. During his start against the Rangers, the 23-year-old threw 88 pitches through just three and 1/3 innings. Reid-Foley also allowed a trio of free passes during his fourth start since being recalled from triple-A as well.
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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

Twins interested in reliever Daniel Hudson

As the transaction season is just starting to slowly begin, the Blue Jays are at the centre of the seller market and will have eyes on them for any upcoming trades.
One of those rumoured to be available is reliever Daniel Hudson and the Minnesota Twins is one team that has been reportedly interested in the 32-year-old righty.

#Twins are interested in #BlueJays reliever Daniel Hudson, in addition to Stroman and Giles, as has been previously reported. Hudson has a 1.27 ERA over his last 18 games, even after giving up a run last night. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 25, 2019

According to Jon Morosi, the Twins are also interested in both Ken Giles and Marcus Stroman, the other two premier trade options for the Jays this deadline.
Hudson might be the easiest to move and not expect a ton coming back to Toronto. He was signed as a free agent in the middle of spring training to a one-year, $2.5-million deal, after spending his previous three seasons with three different franchises.
After a down year with the Dodgers in 2018, Hudson was available for cheap and the Jays pounced on his availability — now it looks like it will work out for them. …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation