Raptors: Toronto should stay far away from DeMarcus Cousins

Raptors: Toronto should stay far away from DeMarcus Cousins

The DeMarcus Cousins experiment has ended in Houston, as the Rockets are going to part ways with him but that doesn’t mean the Toronto Raptors should pursue him. The former fifth-overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft was a star with the Sacramento Kings. Averaging as high as 27.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

A new KHLer to start caring about

It is safe to say that the Ilya Mikheyev experiment has been well received so far. Much more debatable is that the Leafs had some modest success with Nikita Zaitsev initially, Soshnikov showed some promise, and that Igor Ozhiganov, was well, Igor Ozhiganov was an admirable attempt.
What is safer to say is that the Leafs have had success with appealing to Russian players that coming over to play for the Leafs is in their interest. That will probably be made easier by the fact that Mikheyev will likely become a fixture on the Leafs for the future and that Egor Korshkov has some potential to join the club as well in the near future.
With all that in mind, it’s time to shift our eyes to a new Russian, Alexander Barabanov.
From Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts:
“A name to learn: Alexander Barabanov. The Russian left-shot winger will be 26 in June, and word is a few NHL executives will be going to see him in person. His 46 points in 58 games for St. Petersburg were 18th in the KHL last season. He’s at three points in the first 12 games this year, but his ice time is down from 15:26 to 13:19. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Blue Jays select Derek Law to the roster, DFA Alen Hanson

The Alen Hanson Utility Experiment is over. The Toronto Blue Jays announced Friday evening that they have selected pitcher Derek Law to the major league roster and have designated Alen Hanson for assignment.

ROSTER MOVE: We’ve selected the contract of RHP Derek Law from the @BuffaloBisons and designated UTIL Alen Hanson for assignment.
Law pitched to a 1.69 ERA this season in Triple-A and owns a 3.83 career @MLB ERA. pic.twitter.com/yKOm27byW5
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 3, 2019

Both players were acquired in the Kevin Pillar trade to the Giants, Hanson making the immediate leap and Law taking his talents to Triple-A Buffalo.
There, he pitched a total of 10.2 innings — posting a 1.69 ERA in relief and totalling 17 strikeouts with only three walks allowed.
The 28-year-old joins a bullpen that has been devastated with injury since the beginning of the season and is starting to see some of its regular members come back.
In the majors with the Giants, Law has 105.2 IP under his belt with a 3.83 ERA, 1.287 WHIP, and a 8.1 K/9 rate.
With Alen Hanson heading to Buffalo, his reign of terror in the outfield and elsewhere is over. Most recently known for being Vlad’s pinch runner and making …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation