Jack Campbell in ‘Uncharted’ territory as he deals with struggle in play as No. 1 Maple Leafs goaltender

WASHINGTON — Jack Campbell is eager to eventually get back in the net after he was pulled while his team was in a winning situation against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
“I don’t sugarcoat anything for you guys. I always give it you straight and for me, it’s just not up to my standard,’ Campbell said on Monday before the Toronto Maple Leafs on the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. “There’s been a little stretch lately where it just hasn’t been up to my standard.”
Campbell allowed five goals on 25 shots and was pulled in the third period after he allowed three goals in the span of 4:07. It was the latest in a stretch of difficult starts for Campbell, who has struggled to find consistency in his game.
Petr Mrazek will start against the Capitals on Monday after he finished Toronto’s 10-7 win against Detroit. That will give Campbell a bit more time to take a break from the action after what’s been a difficult stretch of games for Toronto’s No. 1 goal …

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Author: David Alter / The Leafs Nation

Takeaways from Toronto Raptors overtime loss to the Miami Heat

The Toronto Raptors played even for 48 minutes but eventually lost to the Miami Heat in overtime. What were the game’s biggest takeaways? A dog fight broke out in Scotiabank Arena last night. In a matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, we saw defense, scrappiness, and a bit of sloppiness. […]
Takeaways from Toronto Raptors overtime loss to the Miami Heat – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

It’s time to resurrect the Blue Jays’ powder blue uniforms

Eventually, every old sports uniform becomes new again. For proof, look how the Toronto Raptors brought back their retro 90s uniform for their upcoming season. Social media exploded with overwhelming positive feedback.
The Blue Jays have a few beloved kits in their 40-plus year club history, but only a few are worthy of being revived from the archives. There are others which should never see the light of day again (the muscle Jay and angry Jay uniforms, please).
Outside the original retro home white/road grey/alternate blue uniforms, it seems like enough time has passed … it’s time for the Blue Jays to revive the powder blue uniforms.
Maybe you’re like me, but I haven’t always had an affinity for this uniform set. There was a time when I thought the powder blues were an eyesore, but I’ve come to realize these uniforms and that era of Blue Jays baseball holds a special place in franchise history.
My fondest memories of these particular uniforms came from watching Roy Halladay carve up competition during those “Flashback Friday” games in 2008 and 2009. Back then, the Jays wore those uniforms so often that it never felt like a special occasion.


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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation