Raptors: Fred VanVleet confirms OG Anunoby is top offensive option

Raptors: Fred VanVleet confirms OG Anunoby is top offensive option

The Toronto Raptors may not have left TD Garden with a victory against the Boston Celtics, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged by some of the performances they saw in that game. OG Anunoby continued his upward ascension as a scorer, as he and Fred VanVleet helped keep Toronto in this game. VanVleet […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 takeaways after preseason loss to Celtics

Toronto Raptors: 3 takeaways after preseason loss to Celtics

The Toronto Raptors marched into TD Garden with the intent of showing up the rival Boston Celtics and taking home their second win in three preseason games. Thanks to a strong offensive performance early on, Jayson Tatum and the Cs were able to secure a very narrow 113-111 win. While they did have to put […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Another tragedy at the TD Garden

Another tragedy at the TD Garden. An opportunity at a gettable path through to the Stanley Cup final squandered. It was antithetical Leafs; they generally outperformed Boston at even strength through the series, held the series lead three times, and held a one score lead at home in game six to threaten Boston’s elimination. And yet they earned a result so quintessentially Leaf, it likely surprised no one.
Easter Sunday’s game six loss in Toronto felt like a series loss. The hockey city’s dreary disposition Tuesday wasn’t helped by overcast skies, but the 2019 Maple Leafs had earned their fans’ skepticism. 2019 was, to put it frankly, a shitty season. The early promise of a juggernaut offense spearheaded by an otherworldly powerplay was quashed midseason and a stubborn coaching staff failed to adjust. After adding top ten NHL centre John Tavares and top pair left back Jake Muzzin, and with their young stars all one year older, the Maple Leafs failed to secure as many standings points as they’d earned the year prior and flamed out in nearly the same fashion. A few glaring mistakes. A poor goaltending performance. A coaching performance so poor it drew surprise …

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Author: Jake T / The Leafs Nation