Toronto Raptors: Chris Boucher has the opportunity to be a key player this season

Toronto Raptors: Chris Boucher has the opportunity to be a key player this season

Toronto Raptors center, Chris Boucher, agreed to a two-year contract worth  $13.5 million to return to the team. The second year of his deal is nonguaranteed. It was a roller coaster ride for the Toronto Raptors and their fans during the first few days of the NBA free agency. On Nov. 21, Raptors point guard […]
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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top three Chris Boucher games of 2019-20

Chris Boucher finally clawed away into a stacked Toronto Raptors rotation in the 2019-20 NBA season, but what were his three best games of the season? Chris Boucher hasn’t been in the NBA long and has only spent over a season and a half with the Toronto Raptors, but it looks as if he has […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Raptors Rewind: Does Chris Bosh deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

Earlier this season, Chris Bosh was passed over as a Hall of Fame finalist. Is the once-upon-a-time Toronto Raptor deserving of enshrinement in Springfield, MA? An 11-time NBA All-Star and twice crowned a world champion, Chris Bosh ranks in the top 5 career scoring lists for two different NBA franchises – the Miami Heat, and […]
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Author: Alex Horowitz / Raptors HQ

Shore-ly you can’t be serious, Nick has been waived

On NHL waivers today: Nick Shore (TOR).
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 3, 2019
Yep, that’s a thing that happened, and it’s a thing that really isn’t all that surprising considering that Mitch Marner could return as early as tomorrow.
Yesterday I speculated that Shore seemed like the obvious choice to be the odd man out:
Nick Shore seems like the odd man out. He’s at the unfortunate disadvantage of being the one guy on this list who hadn’t previously played for Sheldon Keefe, and picking up a goal in the one game he has played for Keefe doesn’t change the fact that he was given one game and only saw 5:25 minutes of ice time in it. Shore is also a bit older and it’s harder to envision him in the future of the Leafs, so cutting him makes sense, even if it does thin out the center depth. As for if Shore would get claimed, well, it depends on how many centers around the league are injured at the moment.
And while the recall of Martin Marincin confuses the next steps a bit more, Shore’s departure isn’t a huge surprise.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

What do Chris Broussard’s comments say about the Toronto Raptors?

Fox analyst Chris Broussard recently proclaimed that the Toronto Raptors have a strong chance to come out of the Eastern Conference. Should we take these comments at face value? The Toronto Raptors’ impressive start to the season hasn’t gone unnoticed. A 7-3 start, with an against-all-odds win against the Los Angeles Lakers and an agonisingly […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

To the surprise of no one, Hutchinson clears waivers and Kaskisuo is recalled

Michael Hutchinson (TOR) clears waivers.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 12, 2019
As hard as it may be to believe, teams weren’t lining up to put in claims for a goaltender who has gone 0-4-1 and in his first five starts, and has a .879 save percentage on the year. Considering that Hutchinson is nearly 30, and has a career save percentage of .906, well, that’s probably a good reminder that things aren’t going to get a whole lot better for him, and he’s now sliding into his ideal role, of 3rd string, emergency callup goaltender.
For the record, I never thought Hutchinson would be a good idea, but what are you going to do, and what can you really say when you were so adamant the Leafs move on from Sparks (still the right decision) and didn’t have money to spend on a capable/proven backup.
Hutchinson was put in over his head and by working exclusively on the second half of back to backs, he was also largely set up to fail. A true NHL backup will find a way to steal some of those back to backs for you, but like I said, Hutchinson was in over …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

It’s now Chris Boucher’s time to shine for the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have a player, Chris Boucher, on their roster with incredible potential. He should be afforded more time to showcase his skills. The Toronto Raptors have had an impressive start to their season. However, one of the team’s biggest needs is their lack of depth off the bench. With a player who has shown […]
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Author: Jeff Borsuk / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Should Chris Boucher develop as center or power forward?

As Chris Boucher attempts to develop into a rotation piece for the Toronto Raptors, it’s important to decide what his future position will be. Basketball is becoming positionless. Ben Simmons is a 6-foot-10 point guard without a jumper, P.J. Tucker is a 6-foot-6 backup center for the Houston Rockets who spends the majority of his […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors Offseason Preview: Chris Boucher has critical Summer coming up

We continue our offseason previews by taking a look at Chris Boucher. How did he perform last season? What can he improve on? What will his role be next year? Chris Boucher has an incredibly important offseason coming up. The 26-year-old Canadian native is on a lightly guaranteed contract to return to the Raptors next […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

HOSERS Episode 49: Kr*sti*n V*s*l*in*n

In this episode of HOSERS, Chris had someone expose themselves to him, Carter hates Artemi Panarin, and Thomas whispers the whole damn time.
They also go over all of free agency and those big moves by your Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation