Put Alexander Mogilny in the Hockey Hall of Fame already

Leafs legend Alexander Mogilny has been eligible for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame since 2009, but every June comes and goes without the “Call to the Hall”. Some of this is justified: simply better players have become eligible over the years, which has bumped him down the order. But for Mogilny to go 13 induction cycles without being selected to the Hall is puzzling considering some of his career accomplishments:
Top-100 all-time in points (81st – 1032)
Top-75 all-time in goals (56th – 473)
One of only six players to score 70+ goals in a season (76G in 77GP in 1992-93)
8x 30 goal-scorer (full-season pace: 10x)
4x 40 goal-scorer (full-season pace: 6x)
2x 100 points-scorer (full-season pace: 3x)
1x Stanley Cup champion (NJD, 2000)
1x Rocket Richard trophy* (*if it existed in 1992-93, tied with Teemu Selanne)
1x Lady Byng trophy (2003)
NHL record for most game-winning goals in a season (11 in 1992-93)
NHL record for fastest goal to start a game (5 seconds)
One of 30 members of Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold in 1988, World Championship in 1989, Stanley Cup in 2000)
First Russian to be made Captain of an NHL club
Add in the cultural element of being the first player to defect from the Soviet Union to play …

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Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Should the Raptors offer OG Anunoby a contract extension?

Toronto Raptors: Should the Raptors offer OG Anunoby a contract extension?

Toronto Raptors small forward OG Anunoby is eligible to sign a contract extension for up to four years. There is a big decision for the Toronto Raptors that they have to make which could affect their 2021 free agency plans. That decision has to do with OG Anunoby. OG Anunoby has a contract extension deadline […]
Toronto Raptors: Should the Raptors offer OG Anunoby a contract extension? – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

MLBTR projects salaries for the Blue Jays’ three arbitration-eligible players

The Blue Jays have three players eligible for arbitration this year.

Teoscar Hernandez, coming off of a breakout performance, will be arb-eligible for the first time in his career, Ross Stripling, who the team acquired mid-season from Los Angeles, will be arb-eligible for the second time in his career, and veteran Travis Shaw is set for one more round of arbitration before his Major League control years are finished.
This year’s arbitration awards are obviously much more difficult to difficult tp project as the 2020 season was only 60 games long due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, MLB Trade Rumours has come up with three different methods of making projections…
This winter, those involved in the process do not know how arbitration will account for the 60-game season, nor is there an agreement in place between MLB and the MLBPA on how to address it.  Many cases may end up getting resolved in a hearing room.  To reflect that uncertainty, we’re providing three projections for each player:

Method 1: Applies model directly with actual statistics from this 60-game season.
Method 2: Extrapolates all counting stats to would-be 162-game totals. One home run becomes 2.7 home runs.
Method 3: For non-first-time eligibles, finds …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Are Lehtonen and Barabanov eligible for the NHL’s return to play?

Are Lehtonen and Barabanov eligible for the NHL’s return to play? The quick answer, probably not.
Alexander Barabanov and Mikko Lehtonen weren’t on the Leafs reserve list, let alone roster at the time of the trade deadline and were signed to contracts set to begin with the 2020-21 season. Odds are they won’t be playing, but that doesn’t mean that we now have reason to question that stance…

Big news if true: NHL will allow new contracted players to join NHL clubs for the RTP, meaning Romanov could be in for the #Habs. This is pending an approved deal between all parties. #GoHabsGo https://t.co/EAygAhTQys
— Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) June 30, 2020
The Romanov example is one of a player who was on the Canadiens reserve list, and while he didn’t have a contract, there’s more of a case to be made for him to be part of the organization moreso than the two Leafs we’d consider seeing added to the playoff group. There’s also this cold water…

NHL exec says report that it has an agreement with the NHLPA to allow …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation