Is Corey Perry an option for the Leafs?

A former Hart Trophy winner might be available this off-season, it might just make sense for the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring in one of the most experienced forwards active in the NHL today.

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Are Perry’s days numbered with the Ducks?Is a Lucic for Eriksson swap possible? Who are the strongest suitors for Matt Duchene?Is Buffalo pursuing Jason Zucker?
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 8, 2019

Corey Perry is on his way out of Anaheim, either by way of trade or his last two years of his contract being bought out by the Ducks. His deal currently holds a $8.625-million cap hit so there is no way the Leafs would even start thinking about acquiring him via trade, but as an unrestricted free agent, it could be a possibility.
The first buyout window this offseason runs from June 15 to June 30, plenty of time for Ducks GM Bob Murray to ponder the thought of letting go one of the best forwards in franchise history.
Obviously Perry is nowhere near the player that he used to be. Injuries have certainly taken a toll on …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

Carcone hat trick wins Game 4 for Marlies, ties Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2

With three goals, including the overtime winner, and an assist in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 23-year-old prospect Michael Carcone’s performance was the driving force of the Toronto Marlies’ 4-3 win on Thursday evening.
“It’s big time. That’s the only words,” Jeremy Bracco, Carcone’s linemate, said post game. “It’s playoff hockey. This is why you put on the gear when you’re five, six-years-old.”
After Marlies defenceman Timothy Liljegren interrupted a Charlotte zone-entry near the midway point of overtime, the puck went upward like a pop-fly. Carcone caught the puck, streaked down the right side of the ice and then ripped a shot right through Alex Nedeljkovic’s five-hole, erupting the Coca Cola Coliseum.
“I think I kind of blacked out there,” said Michael Carcone. “Sometimes you don’t believe it but, it was definitely a good feeling.”

Michael Carcone scores in OT (his third of the game) to win it for the #Marlies. Series tied 2-2. Game 5 will take place tomorrow, in Toronto. #MarliesLive @TLNdc
— Jacob Stoller (@JLStoller) May 24, 2019

After being silenced by Charlotte in Game 3–with Nedeljkovic stopping all but one of the 34 shots he faced …

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Author: Jacob Stoller / The Leafs Nation

The Raptors have escaped the infinity mirrors of their past, so where to next?

After the highs of Kawhi’s Game 7 winner, the Raptors are back in the thick of a playoff war against the Bucks, and already down 1-0. This time, however, it feels different to root for Toronto. I think about basketball synchronicity a lot. In the winter of 2018, a couple of Twitter threads were circulating, collecting tiny moments of on-court symmetry: players unwittingly running and jumping and bending down and falling over in perfect sync together, as nimble and coordinated as backup dancers. Eventually, people started stitched these clips together into supercuts that were somehow never long enough, no matter how long they were. From the second I saw my first one I was obsessed; watching them felt so full-body satisfying to me that it was almost gross. It’s my ASMR, I joked to my friends, not really joking at all. After I’d watched all the compilations, I even started looking for similar coincidences in the games I watched on TV, pausing and rewinding even the most tedious interstitial moments like I was panning for gold.
On one hand, it’s obvious why I loved these moments so much: they’re cool! But also, why? Why exactly is it …

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Author: Emma Healey / Raptors HQ