Raptors: 1 big obstacle that will prevent Kyle Lowry from joining Pelicans

Raptors: 1 big obstacle that will prevent Kyle Lowry from joining Pelicans

The Kyle Lowry rumors are in full swing of late, as the teams all around the league are trying to convince the Toronto Raptors legend to take his talents to the United States for the first time in almost a decade. Even the New Orleans Pelicans are trying to convince Lowry to make the trip […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joseph Woll have a contract extension in place

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joseph Woll have a contract extension in place

Late last night, news broke on Twitter from John Matisz at The Score, that he was hearing the Toronto Maple Leafs are re-signing goalie Joseph Woll to a contract extension. Woll is one of the many goalies in the Maple Leafs system that is up for a contract this off-season so it’s good to hear they are working together to get something done and by the sound of it, John has the details of the term as well.
 
Joseph Woll contract
According to John Matisz, he is hearing Joseph Woll is re-signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a one-year, two-way contract. No official word at this time what the price is, however, we do know it is a one-year, two-way contract for the 23-year-old goalie who will continue to develop down in the AHL and who knows, he might get a shot in an NHL game sometime soon with the Maple Leafs.

Hearing goalie Joseph Woll is re-signing with the Maple Leafs. 1 year, 2-way contract.
— John Matisz (@MatiszJohn) July 17, 2021

Joseph Woll’s stats
Woll is coming off this 2020-21 season in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies playing in only 15 games compared to the 32 he suited up for …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: “Pass or cash” on non-guaranteed deals or team options

Toronto Raptors: “Pass or cash” on non-guaranteed deals or team options

Whether or not the Toronto Raptors can make a successful late surge for a play-in spot, the coming off-season promises to be a big one. A shift in direction awaits, with a decision on unrestricted free agent Kyle Lowry’s future and a new contract for Gary Trent Jr. forthcoming, to say nothing of the future […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 buyout candidates who can help Toronto right now

Raptors: 3 buyout candidates who can help Toronto right now

The Toronto Raptors have hit the skids of late, which should serve as a warning sign to Masai Ujiri and the front office that this team needs help. The NBA buyout market might serve as an enticing way for the Raptors to get back on the right track. This team is in dire need of […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 Bold predictions for the Raptors next season

Toronto Raptors: 3 Bold predictions for the Raptors next season

The Toronto Raptors are set to return to NBA action in late December, which is just around the corner and we can’t wait. With the Toronto Raptors along with the other 29 teams in the league returning to action in late December, fans are at the edge of their seats just waiting for tip-off. With […]
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Author: Joseph Zita / Raptors HQ

What to expect from Adam Brooks this summer

Adam Brooks made his NHL debut in late December after spending the last two and half seasons with the Toronto Marlies. As a player who was passed over in his initial year of draft eligibility and selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft as an overager, he has beaten the odds to develop into a viable NHL option.
Brooks entered the Maple Leafs organization coming off of a season where he racked up 120 points in 72 games to lead the WHL in scoring and followed it up with another 130 points the following season, finishing just one point shy of back to back scoring titles. He joined the Marlies the following year but the offensive production didn’t come as easily as it did in junior and Brooks finished his first professional season with just 8 goals and 11 assists in 57 games.
Playing a larger role for the Marlies in his second season, Brooks took a step forward recording 21 goals and 19 assists for 40 points in 61 games. He entered this season squarely on the Leafs radar as a depth option up front and after another 20 points in 29 games with the Marlies through December, the 24 year old earned his first taste of NHL action.


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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: 2020 Postseason Preview

With the NBA officially heading off to Disney World in late July, here’s a recap of what the Toronto Raptors achieved in the regular season, and a preview of what to expect in the postseason later next month. After over more than two months of uncertainty, and most recently, chaos in and around the continental […]
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Author: Mauricio Scott / Raptors HQ

Raptors hold off Pistons to push win streak to 10 games

The Toronto Raptors held off a late rally by the Detroit Pistons to win 105-92 on Friday. The win was Toronto’s 10th in a row and means Nick Nurse will coach at the 2020 All-Star Game. This game was may have been played in downtown Detroit, but it felt very much like a home game […]
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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ

Bracco, Liljegren named to AHL all-star game

Two Toronto Marlies have been made late additions to the American Hockey League all-star game rosters.
Marlies F Jeremy Bracco and D Timothy Liljegren will be off to the big game on Monday.

Bracco, 22, has scored four goals and 29 assists in 42 games with the club. He’s fifth in the league in assists and is tied for second amongst all Marlies players in all-time regular-season assists (112) through three seasons. The 2015 second-round pick of the Maple Leafs has played in 167 AHL games with the Marlies scoring 144 points.
Liljegren, meanwhile, has played in 35 games with the Marlies scoring four goals and adding 22 assists setting career highs. The 2017 first round pick of the Maple Leafs played in his first NHL game this year on Jan. 18 against the Chicago Blackhawks. He’s scored 58 points in 122 games with the Marlies.
Both players will play in the all-star game and are joining goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo at the game.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Hell yes, Larry Walker is a finally a Hall of Famer

Better late than never. On his 10th and final time on the Hall of Fame ballot, Canadian legend Larry Walker has been voted into Cooperstown with 76.6 percent of votes.

In doing so, Walker became the second Canadian ever to be inducted to baseball’s Hall of Fame, joining Fergie Jenkins who was voted in back in 1991. Walker is undoubtedly the best Canadian baseball player of all-time and it’s a huge win for Canadian baseball to finally see him get enshrined in Cooperstown.

STAND UP, CANADA!
MAPLE RIDGE, BC NATIVE LARRY WALKER IS HEADED TO COOPERSTOWN!
CONGRATS @Cdnmooselips33! #HOF2020 pic.twitter.com/8UYBJ7SIYi
— Baseball Canada (@baseballcanada) January 21, 2020

Hall of Famer Larry Walker wearing a Hall of Fame shirt. pic.twitter.com/yiik3GQzkH
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) January 21, 2020

This was Walker’s final go-around on the Hall of Fame ballot. If he didn’t get voted in this year, there was a decent chance he never would, unless the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee got him in. This is a pretty monumental shift for Walker, as he managed just 34.1 percent in 2018 was nearly voted off the ballot with 10.2 percent in 2014.
Walker was …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation