Toronto Maple Leafs 2020-21 season to be filmed for Amazon Prime docuseries

The Toronto Maple Leafs 2020-21 season will be documented and shown through an Amazon Prime docuseries.

The series is set to be titled “All or Nothing” and will be aired later this year. The behind the scenes look will dive not only into the franchise but also how hockey will work amid a global pandemic is going to be interesting to watch.

We have BIG news hockey fans!
The @NHL is back and we’re happy to announce that All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs is coming to Prime Video later this year. pic.twitter.com/tW1rx8P7n3
— Amazon Prime Video Canada (@PrimeVideoCA) January 13, 2021

Amazon didn’t reveal if the series will be included with Prime, or if it will need to be purchased separately. Nonetheless, this isn’t the first and surely won’t be the last time that a documentary team has followed an NHL team.
They are, however, touting “unparalleled behind-the-scenes access” to the Leafs, which is interesting given the aforementioned pandemic and the plethora of restrictions in place.
We’ll be sure to update you with more information as it becomes available in terms of when the series airs.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

It’s time for the Toronto Raptors and their fans to face a harsh reality

It’s time for the Toronto Raptors and their fans to face a harsh reality

Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster will have some difficult decisions to make as the Toronto Raptors season continues to slip away.  The window appears to be firmly shut, and Holding on to championship pride will only compromise the future. “It’s only two weeks into the season, no need to push any panic buttons yet” ….. […]
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Author: Eddie Huband / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 things to watch for against the new-look Suns

Toronto Raptors: 3 things to watch for against the new-look Suns

The Toronto Raptors will be looking to break their losing ways against the Phoenix Suns tonight. It’s odd to say that the Toronto Raptors are looking for their second win, six games into the season. After all the winning basketball we have been accustomed to with the Raptors, we never even considered the thought of […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Toronto Raptors: Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Although we can’t predict how the season will go based on five games alone, something’s gotta give if the Toronto Raptors want to proper in 2021. The Toronto Raptors were starting to look a little more familiar following their victory against the New York Knicks on Dec. 31, but it doesn’t change the fact that it […]
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Author: Jessica Aldos / Raptors HQ

Leafs Prospect Roundup: World Juniors Update, Miettinen’s hot start, SDA on the shelf

All eyes will be on the upcoming World Junior Championships and the Leafs will be well represented. Six of the Leafs’ recent draft picks will suit up in the tournament, including their first four selections in the 2020 NHL draft. After a somewhat arduous journey, all of the teams have arrived in the Edmonton bubble and are wrapping up their quarantine period as practices begin today.

The charter carrying SWE/FIN/RUS has now departed from Helsinki and is scheduled to make refuelling stops in Iceland and Goose Bay on its way to Edmonton. A cargo plane will bring in the equipment separately.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 13, 2020

Rodion Amirov headlines the group of Leafs prospects set to take part in the tournament and will be a big part of the Russian squad. He is currently slotted onto the top line with Minnesota Wild prospect Marat Khusnutdinov and the highly touted Vasily Podkolzin of the Vancouver Canucks. He was a key player on both special teams units for Russia at the Karjala Cup in November and he will likely fill that role for them at the WJC as well.
Mikhail Abramov, selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, is also vying …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: 5 things we’ll remember most from Serge Ibaka

Toronto Raptors: 5 things we’ll remember most from Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka’s departure to the Los Angeles Clippers will certainly leave us feeling sorrow. But we have to remember everything he has done for the Toronto Raptors. Losing Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi certainly feels like a stab in the back. Although we can’t dwell on the past forever, we can […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Raptors could select Elijah Hughes with 29th pick

Toronto Raptors: Raptors could select Elijah Hughes with 29th pick

The Toronto Raptors will be selecting 29th at the 2020 NBA Draft. Elijah Hughes of the Syracuse Orangemen could be the next young prospect to wear a Toronto Raptors jersey. The Toronto Raptors are a championship-contending team in the NBA and have been for seven years. Their management team of the president, Masai Ujiri, and […]
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Looking at the Leafs competition in an All Canadian Team Division

More and more it seems like there will be an all Canadian team division this season. That could be fun. Canada’s team in Canada’s division, what’s not to love? Well, there might be some stuff, like Oilers fans, Canucks fans, the second hand sadness when the Leafs need to go on the long bus ride to Winnipeg.
As a refresher, here’s how those Canadian teams finished last season:

W
L
OL
PTS
RW
RGREC
RGPT%

EDM
37
25
9
83
31
31-25-15
0.542

TOR
36
25
9
81
28
28-25-17
0.521

WPG
37
28
6
80
30
30-28-13
0.514

VAN
36
27
6
78
27
27-27-15
0.5

CGY
36
27
7
79
25
25-27-18
0.486

MTL
31
31
9
71
19
19-31-21
0.415

OTT
25
34
12
62
18
18-34-19
0.387

At a first glance the main takeaway should be that none of the Canadian teams did particularly well. The Oilers put together the 9th best record in the league last season while playing in a criminally easy division. A division that the Canadian division would inherit three teams from.
Throw in the fact that the Senators were one of the worst teams in hockey, and the Habs made the cutoff for the return to play strictly for the television ratings, and we’re given a division that has maybe two legitimate playoff teams last season (that quickly underperformed in the …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Drafting Tyler Bey in the 2020 NBA Draft

Toronto Raptors: Drafting Tyler Bey in the 2020 NBA Draft

The Toronto Raptors will select 29th at the 2020 NBA Draft on November 18th. It’s uncertain they will keep the pick, trade up, down, or out of the draft entirely. The Toronto Raptors are a contending team, and the 2020 NBA Draft is filled with rotational or role player type talent. There is a possibility […]
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Leafs prospects looking to shine at the World Juniors this Christmas

It looks like Edmonton will be back for Hub City 2: Electric Boogaloo.
A Hockey Canada press release announces the tournament will get underway on Christmas Day, a day early than the usual Boxing Day start:
For the first time since 2005, the IIHF World Junior Championship, a holiday hockey tradition, will get underway on Christmas Day. Three games highlight the opening-day schedule before Canada’s National Junior Team begins defence of its gold medal against Germany on Boxing Day.
Hockey Canada and the host committee, on behalf of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), unveiled the full tournament schedule Monday. All 28 games will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., from Dec. 25, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2021.
While most Leafs fans will default to cheering for Canada, there’s little doubt that our eyes should be elsewhere as well. The Leafs representation in the tournament is going to be decidedly Finnish and Russian, and while Nick Robertson could be the big focal point, Bob McKenzie is hinting that he might not be attending…

Zegras stayed in ANA to work out/skate there as did Kaliyev in LA and Robertson in TOR. Turcotte is in Germany, where he’s been assigned to play by …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation