Training Camps Not Likely To Open Until January 10th or Later

Training Camps Not Likely To Open Until January 10th or Later

According to Brian Burke, the NHLPA has dug in their heels on being able to spend Christmas/holidays with their families. As a result, they would not be available to cross borders or begin quarantining in hub cities until December 26th or 27th. With a 14 day quarantine necessary, that means camps would not be be able to begin until January 10th or later.
Keep in mind this is but one of a number of sticking points between the league and the players, so there is still much to determine before final decisions are made.

Brian Burke @Burkie2020 just said on radio the players “have dug in on Christmas, they’re not giving up Christmas with their families.” If true (and I believe it) border corssing/quarantining can’t begin till Dec. 26, or 27th, camps would open 14 days later.
— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) December 2, 2020

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation

Marlies signee Noel Hoefenmayer named CHL defenseman of the year

On the heels of Nick Robertson picking up the Sportsman of the Year honours in the CHL, Noel Hoefenmayer has picked up the defenseman of the year honours for the CHL…

Congrats to Noel Hoefenmayer on being named @CHLHockey Defenceman of the Year!
— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) June 9, 2020
From the CHL press release:
The 21-year-old from North York, Ontario, appeared on the scoresheet in 46 of his 58 games this season, produced 24 multi-point performances, and helped his 67’s earn a second straight OHL regular season crown tying a franchise record with 50 wins.  His 82 points are the highest by a 67’s defenceman since Brian Campbell had 87 back in 1998-99, and his 26 goals are the most by a Barber Poles blueliner since Bruce Cassidy had 27 back in 1983-84.  This award brings an end to an accomplished five-year career for Hoefenmayer who joined the 67’s as a second round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  Over 298 career games he amassed 65 goals which trails greats like Denis Potvin and Doug Wilson, while his 222 points rank sixth on the club’s all-time list.  A former fourth round pick of the Arizona Coyotes …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Leafs recall Korshkov and Marchment ahead of tonight’s game in Buffalo

On the heels of a road back-to-back that saw them beat the Senators last night, the Leafs will head into Buffalo this evening for a tilt with the Sabres. It’s an important game, like all of them at this point, where they can put 6 points between themselves and the 4th place Panthers with a win.
It also looks like, given the proximity to home, the team will use the opportunity to potentially get some fresh legs in the lineup.

The @MapleLeafs have recalled forwards Egor Korshkov and Mason Marchment from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 16, 2020

Then again, both of these guys might just be getting the call to hop up to the big club for a couple days of NHL salary as a reward for their strong play with the Marlies recently. Both have been scoring at a nice clip in the last few AHL games.
But if we want to go into full trade season speculation mode, maybe this signifies the Leafs are working on something and want to have a little insurance in the lineup. Either way, nice to see the team continue to put trust in graduating …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Three ways Pascal Siakam has improved this season

On the heels of a life-changing sophomore season with the Toronto Raptors, Pascal Siakam continues to rise up the ranks of the NBA’s elite. What are some key improvements he’s made to his game following last season’s success? In the wake of Kawhi Leonard‘s departure, some in the basketball world figured the Toronto Raptors would […]
Toronto Raptors: Three ways Pascal Siakam has improved this season – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ