Leafs by the Numbers: Jack Campbell

Ever since the departure of Curtis McElhinney via the waiver wire, Leafs fans had been clamouring for a reliable backup to help ease Frederik Andersen’s workload. With the likes of Garret Sparks, Michael Hutchinson, and Kasimir Kaskisuo among others not providing enough faith in management to give them anything more than the occasional start on back-to-backs, it reinforced the notion that it was either Andersen or nothing.
It came to a head during the 2019-20 season when Andersen had a down year and Hutchinson did not play well enough to minimize the damage. This is why Kyle Dubas decided to pull the trigger on a trade to bring in a new option as the backup in Jack Campbell. His stint with the Leafs has only barely begun but he’s won over a lot of fans not just with his interactions with the media and teammates, but with his on-ice performance.
That’s why Campbell’s number is 6.
It’s how many games Campbell has played for the Leafs since being acquired in the deal with the L.A. Kings, which led to a goalie controversy regarding whether he should have gotten more compared to Andersen. Talk about a …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: A farewell to Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol

Toronto Raptors: A farewell to Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol

The departure of Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol should not be looked at sadly, but instead as a blessing for the culture that the Toronto Raptors have built. The Toronto Raptors used to be a team that players hated getting traded to (cough, cough, Alonzo Mourning*) but the love that Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 5 things we’ll remember most from Serge Ibaka

Toronto Raptors: 5 things we’ll remember most from Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka’s departure to the Los Angeles Clippers will certainly leave us feeling sorrow. But we have to remember everything he has done for the Toronto Raptors. Losing Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi certainly feels like a stab in the back. Although we can’t dwell on the past forever, we can […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Pascal Siakam showing he can’t be a Number 1 for the Toronto Raptors

The debate has raged on since Kawhi Leonard’s departure, but since entering the bubble there is no debating that Pascal Siakam cannot be the number 1 for this Toronto Raptors team. Toronto Raptors All-Star, Pascal Siakam, has yet to find his scoring touch since entering the bubble. Let’s take a look at the past two […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Who should partner Kyle Lowry in the Toronto Raptors backcourt?

The departure of Danny Green has left a void beside Kyle Lowry in the Toronto Raptors backcourt. Which player should fill that hole? The Toronto Raptors have undergone something of a transformation this season. As we know, two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard left the Toronto Raptors after helping the team win it’s first-ever NBA title. […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Grading every Toronto Raptors move this offseason

After the departure of Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors made quite a few moves this offseason. How do they grade individually? The 2019 offseason was perhaps the most important summer in Toronto Raptors history. Fresh off an NBA Championship, the team faced a range of outcomes a mile wide. If Kawhi Leonard returned, they would be […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Where does the Toronto Raptors roster stand, and who can still be added?

After the departure of Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors have had a busy offseason. Where does the roster stand now, and who can still be added? When Kawhi Leonard left, it changed the direction of the Toronto Raptors franchise. The team might not head towards a full-fledged rebuild; the franchise is still in a great […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ