Unpopular Opinion: Give Denis Malgin a chance

The mention of Denis Malgin has already sent a lot of you to a bad place. Mason Marchment’s stat line is now playing over and over in your head and you are reflecting on how a 6’4 power forward the Leafs could have desperately used was dealt for a 5’9 winger who put up zero points in eight games for the Leafs before playing the next two seasons in Switzerland. The trade, one that seemed designed to give Mason Marchment an opportunity somewhere is understandably condemned. That said, Denis Malgin was prematurely condemned and it’s worth trying to see what can still be taken away from that trade.
The thing is, Denis Malgin has had two very productive seasons in the Swiss league. Yes, I am aware I just said the Swiss league, but being at the top of a European league is better than nothing. It’s also encouraging that he had 12 points in games at the World Hockey Championship. He can at least put up numbers against hungover NHLers. In short (pun not intended) Malgin has a bit of pro …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

3 Raptors who could be first-time All-Stars in 2022-23 season

3 Raptors who could be first-time All-Stars in 2022-23 season

The Toronto Raptors sent Fred VanVleet to the All-Star game last year after a breakout season that put him among the league’s top point guards. Between VanVleet and the dynamic frontcourt duo of Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes, it’s no wonder Toronto won 48 games last season. Even if you remove VanVleet from the picture, […]
3 Raptors who could be first-time All-Stars in 2022-23 season – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ