New Season, New Year: Big Things Lie Ahead for the Toronto Raptors

New Season, New Year: Big Things Lie Ahead for the Toronto Raptors

With the new NBA season and the dawn of a new year so closely aligned, let’s look ahead to what figures to be a seismic 2021 for the Toronto Raptors organization. You could be forgiven for thinking that the Toronto Raptors just got boring. They sacrificed a lot to set themselves up for a free […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

An Open Letter to the NHL

As a minority, I’m embarrassed to say that I watch the NHL so closely. I’m incredibly disappointed that the NHL isn’t taking proper action to condemn police brutality. Not once has the NHL said “Black Lives Matter.” It has only been said by Matt Dumba; we’ve seen Ryan Reaves kneel; and the fact that white players and executives aren’t explicitly saying “Black Lives Matter” or that so few players are kneeling (Tyler Seguin, Jason Dickinson, Robin Lehner) is incredibly frustrating. 
The #WeSkateFor hashtag is even more annoying. It’s been used to “condemn racism” with the following text as 

“black lives”
“justice, equality and black lives”
“community heroes”
“equality”

but it’s also been used to celebrate, with the following text as: 

“StormSurges” from the Carolina Hurricanes
“TheTowel” for the Vancouver Canucks
“the #ALLCAPS family,” from the Washington Capitals
“Vegas” for the Golden Knights and its city
“Pittsburgh”

It’s been used to remember Colby Cave too, but there should …

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Author: Matthew Henriques / The Leafs Nation

Grades from Toronto Raptors second half route of the Charlotte Hornets

After a closely contested first half, the Toronto Raptors took care of business at home against the Charlotte Hornets. Who performed well in the win? The Charlotte Hornets entered this game with a feisty 6-7 record despite lacking a great deal of NBA talent. And while they might not seem like one at first, they […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ