Prospect Roundup: Leafs on loan, Hallander heating up

We’ve now moved beyond the exciting, transaction filled part of the offseason into the slog of GM meetings and discussions surrounding the return of various leagues throughout North America, both amateur and professional. There have been vague plans and tentative target dates but everybody knows that the coming season is still very much up in the air for leagues like the the AHL and CHL, as well as the USHL and NCAA. With many NHL prospects on something of an indefinite hiatus, their clubs have been hard at work hammering out loan agreements with teams in Europe that have already gotten their seasons underway. Roster spots are becoming scarce in the European professional ranks, so NHL teams are being forced to prioritize and act quickly if they want to get their young talent into meaningful games before 2021.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev – C – Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)
SDA had a disappointing draft+1 season but bounced back last season to the tune of 75 points in 55 games playing alongside fellow Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson in Peterborough. The 76th overall pick from 2018 was ticketed for his first tour of duty with the Marlies this season but that will have to wait, with the North …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

3 Toronto Raptors That Could be X Factors in the Playoffs

The NBA restart is underway and the Toronto Raptors are beyond ready to continue the season and get ready for their seventh straight playoff appearance. The Toronto Raptors have already clinched their playoff spot for the 2020 playoffs back during the regular season before it got paused due to COVID-19. In the playoffs, it seems […]
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Author: Joseph Zita / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including trade market heating up

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include the trade market heating up, the “race” for the 8-seed, and a good Indiana Pacers team. The Toronto Raptors are currently 18-8 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been happening […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including Brooklyn Nets dominating without Kyrie Irving

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include the streaking Brooklyn Nets, David Fizdale out in New York, and more. The Toronto Raptors are struggling but still sit fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 16-7. But what’s been happening around the […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including are the Spurs done?

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include the San Antonio Spurs being done, the Milwaukee Bucks heating up, and more. The Toronto Raptors are currently 15-5 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been happening around the rest […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Beyond the Toronto Raptors: Team Canada gears up for 2020

Looking beyond the Toronto Raptors, several NBA players have expressed interest in joining Team Canada this summer. Will we see Canada Basketball at its finest? Oh Canada! We’ve got a major snowstorm coming to Tokyo by way of Victoria, the home for the qualifying tournament featuring Team Canada. Unlike this past summer’s FIBA tournament, Canada […]
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Author: Go Paolo / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 50

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include the Wizards elite offense, the competitive East, and Giannis Antetokounmpo dropping 50. The Toronto Raptors are currently 12-4 and in second place in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been happening around the rest of the […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including Luka Doncic’s MVP case

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include Luka Doncic’s MVP case, Carmelo Anthony back in the NBA, and Paul George’s dominance. The Toronto Raptors are currently 9-4 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been happening around the […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including how good are the Boston Celtics?

Every week we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week’s highlights include Paul George set to return, a coach on the hot seat, and the Boston Celtics’ early dominance. The Toronto Raptors are 7-3 and tied for second in the conference despite a whirlwind of injuries […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Around the NBA, including Joel Embiid fight night

Every Wednesday, we take you beyond the Toronto Raptors to look at the rest of the NBA. This week we checkout the bottom of the playoffs in the East, a loaded Western Conference, and Joel Embiid’s fight night. The Toronto Raptors are 4-2 and currently fifth in the Eastern Conference. But what’s been happening around […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ