McCann and Hyman are Leafs heading West

While we were all discussing our displeasure with the Seattle Kraken taking Jared McCann in the NHL Expansion Draft, there was more news for the Leafs. And no, it’s not good news.
According to Elliotte Friedman, who was on Sportsnet Central after Seattle’s draft, Zach Hyman is likely going to be traded to the Edmonton Oilers so he can sign an eight-year deal. He didn’t say when it would come, but Friedman said it could be on Friday.
I discuss that, and why it’s okay to lose McCann in the Expansion Draft. I hope you enjoy the video.

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Keeping an eye on the exes: Former Toronto Raptors in the playoffs

Keeping an eye on the exes: Former Toronto Raptors in the playoffs

I’d certainly rather be sitting here discussing current Toronto Raptors and their outlook amidst the NBA playoff picture, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Now, Raptors fans have to content themselves with jumping on a new bandwagon and adopting a temporary, still-active favorite for the purposes of postseason rooting interest. While it won’t make […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Blue Jays are prisoners of the moment, but only for now

In discussing Marcus Stroman’s trade value with Shi Davidi and Ben Nicholson-Smith on a recent episode of Sportsnet’s At the Letters podcast, writer and insider Arden Zwelling perfectly summed up the difficulty and complexity of evaluating Stroman-like trades.
“In terms of sports commentary and fandom, we’re such prisoners to the moment,” Zwelling remarked. “You have to make these sweeping assessments of things in the moment, but we won’t know when Marcus Stroman is traded, whether or not it was a good trade or not.”
Zwelling’s thought process, while simple and logical at its core, represents what probably should be the prevailing opinion among Blue Jays fans regarding the trade of Marcus Stroman — it’s too early to evaluate the trade.
In case you missed it, the Blue Jays, now in full-sell mode ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline, traded starter Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets in exchange for two pitching prospects, Anthony Kay, who has since been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, and Simeon Woods-Richardson, who’ll head to High-A Dunedin.
Many commenting on the trade immediately slagged on the return the Blue Jays were able to net for Stroman, who, per many insiders, …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation