Raptors: This 3-team trade with Detroit and Orlando gets Toronto a point guard and center

Raptors: This 3-team trade with Detroit and Orlando gets Toronto a point guard and center

The Toronto Raptors might’ve had some success with their new small lineup as they try to cement themselves as contenders in the Eastern Conference, but that shouldn’t necessarily preclude them from making some moves in order to become a contender. While the Raptors have been liked to Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond incessantly over […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Leafs move six points ahead of Oilers after win – Rate That Leafs Game

This was a big game for the Toronto Maple Leafs and with the way they played, you could tell how important it really was.
Jack Campbell with a solid 30-save shutout, and from the supporting cast which was the entire Maple Leafs team, it was nice to see them rally. Along with the offense, Toronto’s defence was spectacular too. They didn’t allow a goal against by the Edmonton Oilers but more importantly, from one of either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.
A big game that both the Maple Leafs, Campbell and Auston Matthews will be proud of. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Campbell and the Leafs shut out Oilers offense in 4-0 win

No Matthews, no problem. With their star centre out, there was concern about how the Leafs would match up against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and they apparently matched up well still, as they shut out the Oilers in a 4-0 win, thanks to a Jack Campbell 30 save shutout and two point performances from Mitch Marner and John Tavares.
The first period was scary to start, as it seemed like every time Connor McDavid was on the ice, he had a chance to score, but Jack Campbell and the team in front of him held strong. The Leafs would break the ice later in the first on the power play, when Mitch Marner did his thing and skated around with the puck for a while before setting up Nylander for an absolute snipe to make it 1-0.

WILLIAM NYLANDER
WHAT A SHOT! pic.twitter.com/SxicS6WaKC
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 28, 2021

They quickly added to their lead too, as Marner would cash in again with a goal off a solid rush up the ice from Tavares to make it 2-0, and would give Mitch his 10th goal of the season already.

MITCH MARNER
MAKING MAGIC! pic.twitter.com/yFil04psY6
— Omar (@ …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

Raptors are having success against the East’s elite teams

Raptors are having success against the East’s elite teams

The Toronto Raptors have had to deal with some profoundly uncomfortable circumstances during this 2020-21 season, though it has done little to slow down one of the most consistent winners in the league over the last few years. Despite trade speculation surrounding Kyle Lowry, Nick Nurse and five coaches missing time due to the league’s […]
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Author: Adam Levi / Raptors HQ

Channel Six Podcast: Taking trades, injuries, and of course, William Nylander

We’re back. For reals this time. With our pilot episode behind us, Mer and I welcomed a couple of guests this week, Scott Maxwell and Filipe Dimas of The Leafs Nation, and we start off with a little introduction to how they came to follow hockey and they humour us with our rapid fire questions.
Given that we recorded this on Tuesday, you’ll be getting a very middle of a series against the Flames vibe from our discussion, and what we now know about David Rittich actually being a mortal, we were not privy to at the time.
Our topics discussed were:

If the Leafs held a Lake Tahoe type game, where should they play it?
The rumoured winger the Leafs are seeking and we tend to dream big.
The Leafs injury situation and why it makes us cry.
And of course, William Nylander, who if you didn’t notice, had quite the night last night.

Channel 6 Toronto · Episode 1 with Scott and Filipe
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: 3 long shots worth trading for at deadline

Toronto Raptors: 3 long shots worth trading for at deadline

The Toronto Raptors are currently flirting with a playoff spot, but one big trade could make them contenders in the Eastern Conference. Many people have looked at the 2020-21 NBA season as a wash for the Raptors. However, Masai Ujiri and his staff aren’t one’s to give up so easily. If you looked at the […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 Aron Baynes replacements Toronto could acquire at a discount

Raptors: 3 Aron Baynes replacements Toronto could acquire at a discount

The Toronto Raptors need help up front with Aron Baynes not getting the job done – there’s no arguing that. The main question facing the club ahead of the March 25th trade deadline is how focused Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster, and company are, or should be, on improving their 2020-21 prospects in a season that […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

DFO Rundown: Provinces watching NHL ‘like a hawks eye’ over COVID-19

Provincial health authorities are watching the NHL “with a hawks eye” over COVID-19, Frank Seravalli said on The Nation Network’s DFO Rundown podcast Monday.

Seravalli made the comment when asked by co-host Jason Gregor if the new league protocols will help prevent potential COVID cases:
Jason Gregor: We’re going to welcome back some teams to the National Hockey League this week. The Sabres are coming, New Jersey is coming, Minnesota — you haven’t seen them in a while. For a brief time maybe people through COVID was coming to the North Division. Jesse Puljujarvi had an inconclusive test on Thursday, he didn’t play against Montreal. Mikko Koskinen was held out as a close contact. Puljujarvi then had three consecutive days with negative tests, he’ll be playing tonight against Winnipeg. They took overprecaution, which I agree with doing, but do you think we’re going to see another run of teams here where we have four or five teams out of action, or do you think the new protocols are going to help?
Frank Seravalli: I hope not. I hope the protocols that are in place and as they begin to roll out some rapid testing for …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: 5 free agents still on the market Toronto could sign

Raptors: 5 free agents still on the market Toronto could sign

The Toronto Raptors are reaching a crossroads of identity. With Nick Nurse implementing a new offensive pecking order and Kyle Lowry looking more like a trade candidate every week it may be time to turn the page on this, the sweetest chapter of Raptors basketball. Selling the house does not mean Toronto have to live […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Is Andre Drummond a potential upgrade in the paint?

Raptors rumors: Is Andre Drummond a potential upgrade in the paint?

With the Toronto Raptors currently sitting in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt after a considerably slow start to the season, the momentum has completely shifted. Still. getting complacent with their roster could see them slide down the standings. In an attempt to remedy that, Masai Ujiri appears to be interested in an […]
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Author: Jelani Goodridge-Reid / Raptors HQ