There’s no one way to be a hockey fan, and that’s okay

I took the summer off from hockey.
There. I said it, acknowledged it, it’s out there and real. I tried for a while to play it off like my life got busy, I was overwhelmed with moving and work, etc etc. And all of that is true. But what is also true is I made a conscious choice to step back from something I love, that is a huge part of my life. I made a choice, and I took the summer off from really thinking about or closely following the NHL, the Leafs, and hockey at large, to be honest.
I am a diehard hockey fan – I love the game, I love my hometown team, I love women’s hockey. But by the end of the Leafs season, the game of hockey was bringing me more stress than joy. And so I needed to take a step back, I needed to take time away from this thing I love so much. And that’s okay. It doesn’t make me less of a fan.
I’m going to repeat that – it does not make me less of a fan.
Why did I need a break? What brought it …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation

The Updated TLN Top 100 Consolidated Draft Rankings

The Updated TLN Top 100 Consolidated Draft Rankings

It’s not the first time we’ve acknowledged on the site that there is a lack of excitement around the draft in Leafs land this year. The Leafs are in “Win now” mode, even if they have a funny way of showing it, but organizationally and also with fans, roster changes are the priority. Add that three draft picks is low even if Cliff Fletcher was the GM, and no first rounder takes away from a lot of the excitement as well. Throw in the fact that this year lacks true star power, and while there are some interesting names and the absolute wild card factor of COVID non-seasons, shortened seasons, etc., there are interesting elements to the two days in the draft coming up in late June.
Still, we see you draft and prospect people in Leafs land that want some draft content and we’re here to deliver. I’ll start by saying that the 2021 Draft Player Cards have been updated to reflect the most current draft rankings. You can find the player cards here, and you can find the explainer for our consolidated rankings and the Hunter Score here. The player cards have been updated to …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: 3 players that Toronto should sign to replace Alex Len

Raptors: 3 players that Toronto should sign to replace Alex Len

The Toronto Raptors acknowledged that their decision to sign center Alex Len in order to replace the departed Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol was a titanic flip, as they already parted ways with the Ukrainian big after a handful of games. With Len not on the team anymore, it gives Raptors president Masai Ujiri some flexibility […]
Raptors: 3 players that Toronto should sign to replace Alex Len – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ