AHL postpones more Marlies games due to league COVID-19 protocols

The AHL announced today that three more Toronto Marlies games will be postponed “due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Toronto Marlies, as well as Toronto Public Health workplace guidelines,”.
These three games are against the Belleville Senators and were supposed to be played on Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th in Belleville and then in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28th.
It’s not known how much longer the situation will go on, but The Leafs Nation will provide more information once it becomes available. Stay tuned.

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors draft: 4 second round prospects Masai Ujiri could take

Toronto Raptors draft: 4 second round prospects Masai Ujiri could take

The Toronto Raptors draft plans in 2021 include a total of three picks in the upcoming draft, with two second-rounders at their disposal. Not since 2014 have the Raptors had that many draft selections in one year. Masai Ujiri has been able to find great value in the lower rounds of the NBA Draft for […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Why the Myles Turner injury could push the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs

Why the Myles Turner injury could push the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are currently in the middle of a dogfight for one of the two play-in spots that could help them extend their playoff streak, with former assistant Nate Bjorkgren and the Indiana Pacers making up one of their more stern challengers. Their ability to win some games just took a major nosedive, however, given […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 two-way players who could be the next Yuta Watanabe

Toronto Raptors: 3 two-way players who could be the next Yuta Watanabe

The Toronto Raptors have placed an emphasis on player development over the last few years, and the Raptors two-way contract pipeline has helped Nick Nurse make another permanent addition to the roster in the form of Yuta Watanabe. The Japanese forward made an impact as a defender due to his long arms and boundless injury. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

The Toronto Raptors are even failing to pull off the dignified tank

The Toronto Raptors are even failing to pull off the dignified tank

The 2021 NBA season has been a rollercoaster ride for Toronto Raptors fans. After a flailing start, the Raptors looked to be coming back into form, only to immediately be ravaged by COVID-19. Since then, it has been much more of the former than the latter as Toronto has struggled to even keep up with […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Pros and cons of making the playoffs in 2020-21

Toronto Raptors: Pros and cons of making the playoffs in 2020-21

The Toronto Raptors have struggled to stay afloat this season, causing the “tank” talk to undeniably take off. It seems like the Raptors’ tank job is stull in full swing despite the recent success, seeing that they have “rested” key players in their lineup and have had no issues playing their young guys. Nick Nurse […]
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Author: Matthew Chiu / Raptors HQ

Why this Leafs loss wasn’t close to the David Ayres game

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs have won that game? Sure, but they didn’t. A lot can be said about how the Leafs should’ve thrashed the Vancouver Canucks since they’re coming off their bout with COVID-19. Really though, the Canucks played a hell of a game.
Braden Holtby stood on his head (playing like a Vezina-winning goaltender), Bo Horvat scored two key goals for the team, and the Leafs just were unlucky. I’m okay with this loss because Toronto played good. They were not bad at all. Sometimes losses like this just happen.
Here are more of my thoughts — in video form. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors might’ve been led to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, their third consecutive win, by a dominant Chris Boucher, but Gary Trent Jr. did his part in his return from a sore ankle, as he dropped 23 points, grabbed five rebounds, and amassed five steals. Trent, who has […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Where the Raptors stand in the 2020-21 NBA Awards race

Toronto Raptors: Where the Raptors stand in the 2020-21 NBA Awards race

The Toronto Raptors season isn’t going as well they’d hoped but there is still an opportunity for one of their players to take home some hardware. Last offseason, the Raptors lost two important players in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. Those subtractions from the roster are a part of the problem that has been plaguing […]
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Author: Jeff Borsuk / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet and Nick Nurse call out NBA for shoddy play-in tournament

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet and Nick Nurse call out NBA for shoddy play-in tournament

This Toronto Raptors season is a rarity for an innumerable number of reasons, but one of the strangest happenings from this campaign is the fact that Nick Nurse, Fred VanVleet, and the rest of the squad might be better off trying to miss the postseason for the first time in almost a decade. The Raptors, […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ