3 things Nick Nurse must do to win Coach of the Year in 2022-23

3 things Nick Nurse must do to win Coach of the Year in 2022-23

The Toronto Raptors have been unusually lucky in the coaching department during their brief existence. Names like Dwane Casey, who helped turn this squad around, and the franchise’s only champion in Nick Nurse have been a big part of the reason Toronto has had so much success. Since 2006, the Raptors have been the only […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Previewing the 2022 Women’s World Championships

It’s been an unusually busy month of August on the hockey calendar. After the rescheduled 2022 World Juniors and the various national team camps that came before the tournament itself, the international hockey content is far from slowing down as the 2022 Women’s World Championships begin Thursday in Denmark.
This is the first time the Women’s World Championships are being held in the same year as the Olympics. Previously, the World Championships were skipped in an Olympic year. Back in September 2021, the IIHF announced the change to play the tournament every year including Olympic years, with the tournament taking place in August of an Olympic year rather than the usual slot in April for a non-Olympic year.
As such, we have even more summer hockey on deck. With only a handful of months since the last major tournament in February, there will be plenty of storylines and statements to be made at the Women’s World Championships over the next two weeks. Let’s get into the participants and who to watch for throughout the tournament.
Group A
Canada
Canada enters the 2022 World Championships as not only the defending champions from last year’s tournament but also the defending gold medallists at the 2022 Olympics. This event will be far from a walk in the park, as Canada will be looking to win back- …

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation

Raptors fans will love Otto Porter Jr. after first press conference

Raptors fans will love Otto Porter Jr. after first press conference

The Toronto Raptors were unusually busy in the first few hours of free agency, as they resigned Chris Boucher and Thad Young within the first 120 minutes. They immediately pivoted to addressing the lack of shooting by taking Otto Porter Jr. away from the champion Golden State Warriors. Porter signed a two-year deal using a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ