Leafs reportedly searching for offensive help

Ah yes, the all important search for secondary scoring. A search that seems a little more pointless after Travis Boyd and Wayne Simmonds scoring last night, but with the injuries to Joe Thornton and Nick Robertson, it’s going to be a storyline that likely won’t go away, and one that the Leafs would probably be wise to pursue, but maybe not with the same sense of injury that seemed required a few days ago.
From Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts:
I didn’t think Toronto would need forwards, but here we are. With Nicholas Robertson and Joe Thornton out long-term, the Maple Leafs are searching for any potential upgrades to what they’ve got.
So when we look at what they’ve got, this largely points to a few players needing to show more. Both Ilya Mikheyev and Alexander Kerfoot seem more primed to be defensive specialists, and an offensive output should be considered a pleasant surprise, rather than a line that can be counted on to produce. Jason Spezza certainly doesn’t look to be a secondary scoring option so far, but it’s questionable how much he’s been given linemates to help him produce offense. One …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Stock Take, and saying goodbye to Kobe Bryant

In a week where basketball proved to be secondary, the Toronto Raptors managed to stretch their winning streak to eight games. Whose stock rose and who fell this week? Losing someone as emphatic and incredible as Kobe Byrant has rocked the basketball community like never before. The fact that we lost Gianna Bryant – Kobe’s […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ