Scottie Barnes’ standout perimeter defense has boosted Raptors

Scottie Barnes’ standout perimeter defense has boosted Raptors

The Toronto Raptors were almost eliminated this weekend. Trailing a divisional rival in the Philadelphia 76ers 3-0, Toronto won town straight after the return of rookie sensation and Rookie of the Year winner Scottie Barnes. This win came without Fred VanVleet, who sat out due to an injury Barnes, returning after a two-game hiatus after Joel […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Maple Leafs sign Nick Abruzzese to two-year entry-level contract

After Harvard was eliminated in the Albany Regional semi-final of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, there was reports of Nick Abruzzese possibly signing an ELC with the Maple Leafs.
The news, actually, came from TLN’s own Nick Richard who had the scoop yesterday.

Hearing the #LeafsForever and Nick Abruzzese have agreed to terms on a two-year entry level contract, expected to be made official over the weekend.
— Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) March 26, 2022

And the deal became official today.

We’ve signed forward Nick Abruzzese to a two-year, entry-level contract for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 26, 2022

Abruzzese’s two-year deal has an AAV worth $850K with the 22-year-old being eligible to play in the NHL playoffs with the Maple Leafs.
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Trading for Seth Jones would be a terrible idea

Ever since the Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday, I’ve been seeing a lot of how they should explore bringing in Seth Jones, especially since he’s made it clear with Columbus that he’s going to free agency when his contract expires. Whether that’s because he has an issue with the team, or he just wants to cash in and this is his best opportunity to do so, I’m not sure, but he’s been the talk of the town ever since.
Now, on the surface, I get why the Leafs are getting linked to him. They’ve always been in need of right shot defensemen, and Jones is supposedly a very good one. He has 286 points in 580 games, has had votes for the Norris in each of the last four seasons, and will probably get some more this season. He’s highly regarded by most people in hockey, and with the Leafs in crisis and potentially (but not likely) moving out someone in the core, they might have the pieces to make it work.
But, bringing in Jones would be a terrible idea for the Leafs. It’s an opinion that a lot …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

The Leafs lose in game 7, again

The Leafs have been eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens, that’s it. Do I have any words? Not really. Every year, it feels like we have the same conversation and nothing changes. Absolutely nothing.
Thanks for following along with this season, and I hope you enjoy the final video of the year on the Leafs.

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: How will Chris Boucher perform next season?

Toronto Raptors: How will Chris Boucher perform next season?

Now that the Toronto Raptors are officially eliminated from the playoffs, it’s now time for the team to focus on the 2021-22 season. One of their things that the Raptors should focus on is the growth of Chris Boucher. Boucher is making $7 million next season, but his contract is non-guaranteed in the summer.  Luckily, the […]
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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Bulls loss puts Raptors in perfect spot to move up in draft

Toronto Raptors: Bulls loss puts Raptors in perfect spot to move up in draft

Now that the Toronto Raptors are officially eliminated from the postseason, attention has turned to the Raptors lottery odds, as they ended up in the lottery for the first time in years following such a cursed season.  The Raptors might be on the verge of a serious facelift given the impending departure of Kyle Lowry, […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn, Jalen Harris must start final 2020-21 games

Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn, Jalen Harris must start final 2020-21 games

The Toronto Raptors have officially been eliminated from the postseason for the first time in nine years. While a good blend of veterans like Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet as well as youngsters like Malachi Flynn and Jalen Harris seemed like a winning formula, some bad luck and borderline unfair circumstances helped contribute to Toronto’s […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Being indecisive killed the ill-fated 2020-21 season

Toronto Raptors: Being indecisive killed the ill-fated 2020-21 season

The Toronto Raptors are all but eliminated from the postseason picture after a loss against the Washington Wizards, as Murphy’s Law has proven the devastation it can impose on an NBA team in any given season. The Raptors went from one of the most consistent winners in the league to a team that kept stepping […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Wizards game offers glimpse into 2021-22 offense

Toronto Raptors: Wizards game offers glimpse into 2021-22 offense

The Toronto Raptors are all but mathematically eliminated from the postseason picture, as a loss against Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, and the Washington Wizards has them looking at their first season in almost a decade that likely won’t have any playoff basketball. Still, there were some silver linings. Pascal Siakam’s career-high 44-point outburst was the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 Priorities for the Toronto Raptors This Off-Season

  The Toronto Raptors are now eliminated from the 2020 NBA playoffs and all eyes are now shifting to the off-season with this team. With the Toronto Raptors being eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in seven games, all eyes are now shifting to the off-season. There are a lot of […]
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Author: Joseph Zita / Raptors HQ