Raptors: 3 trades with Atlantic Division rivals that could help Toronto

Raptors: 3 trades with Atlantic Division rivals that could help Toronto

The Toronto Raptors need to keep all of their options open as they get ready for the Trade Deadline, and it would be foolish for Masai Ujiri to simply check teams off as potential trade partners. Even Toronto’s Atlantic Division rivals could give them an enticing return. The Raptors are currently in the postseason, but […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Maybe Nick Robertson CAN play in the American Hockey League?

We recently wrote about the Leafs’ options for Nick Robertson in the aftermath of controversial comments from provincial government officials regarding the OHL’s return being contingent upon the elimination of body contact. The comments stirred up a firestorm on social media but eventually died down when Premier Ford contradicted his minister and said the hope was that it could return with hitting after all.
One option that was talked about in the November 2020 article was the non-possibility of Robertson playing in the AHL this season, due to an agreement between the NHL and CHL that does not allow players from CHL teams to play in the AHL (or ECHL) until they are 20 years old (by December 31st of that year). However, Arpon Basu of The Athletic has some interesting news to share:

A team source reached out to mention NHL teams can have their CHL prospects play in the AHL up until their CHL league gets going and that is something the Canadiens might like to do with Kaiden Guhle. Would be rare opportunity to work with a young CHL prospect at the pro level.
— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) January 4, 2021

So there may be a loophole here. As long as …

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Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation

Reevaluating the Toronto Raptors’ buyout market options

Potential buyout options for the Toronto Raptors are dropping like flies. After reevaluating the market, who remains an option? Now that the All-Star break is behind us and the final portion of the NBA season is underway, the buyout market is in full swing and names are dropping off the board just as fast as […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors betting on “second draft” prospects this season

With few options available in free agency, the Toronto Raptors gambled on former lottery-picks with questionable production at this point in their career. By the time the Toronto Raptors entered the free agency market there weren’t many options available. The Raptors, were, of course, waiting on the decision of Kawhi Leonard. The Klaw took until […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ