Precious Achiuwa injury update: Raptors big man far from return

Precious Achiuwa injury update: Raptors big man far from return

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the more impressive teams in the Eastern Conference when you factor in all of the games that their best players have missed due to injury. Losing an All-NBA player like Pascal Siakam and the Sixth Man in Precious Achiuwa is tough to shoulder. Achiuwa tore up some ligaments […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Dissecting the Leafs rumoured interest in Tyler Myers

Dissecting the Leafs rumoured interest in Tyler Myers

Few things are more troublesome than hearing that the team you cheer for is kicking tires on Tyler Myers. Unfortunately for Leafs fans, that’s exactly what Bruce Garrioch reported this week:
There’s also been talk the Vancouver Canucks are willing to move defenceman Tyler Myers and the Leafs have been among the teams kicking tires there.
Now it’s very easy to yell “HELLS NO” and run off screaming into the horizon, but we’ll go a little bit further in our analysis than that, despite the fact that this clearly looks like a bad idea.
Let’s start with the well established reasons of why this isn’t a good idea. Tyler Myers has an AAV of $6M for not only this season, but next. There is also the issue of despite being listed as a defenseman, very little defense seems to happen when Tyler Myers is on the ice, and goaltenders tend to get shelled. His Evolving Hockey player card put him in the bottom 11th percentile of players in the league, and his RAPM charts very rarely show any blue. His rate stats are modestly better than that, and speak to the Canucks getting shelled with Myers on the ice, but not necessarily seeing puck go in a ridiculous amount as a result of that. I guess that’s something…
Season
GP
TOI/GP
CA/60
CF%
GA/60
GF%
xGA/60
xG%
HDCA/60
HDCF%
PDO
20212022
82
18.31
58.63
49.15
2.16
53.85
2.60
49.39
11.39
47.61
1.013
20222023
14
18.34


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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Raptors reveal early-season plan for rookie Christian Koloko

Raptors reveal early-season plan for rookie Christian Koloko

No Toronto Raptors player may have benefitted more from their preseason performance than rookie center Christian Koloko. After being billed as a raw project who likely was not going to contribute to the NBA team in his first season, Koloko smashed expectations by not looking out of place when given extended minutes. Koloko, who blocked […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet has bold take in NBA GOAT debate

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet has bold take in NBA GOAT debate

Nothing will get NBA fans more worked up than debating who is the greatest player in league history, as the arguments can get very vitriolic. Toronto Raptors All-Star point guard Fred VanVleet officially decided to dip his toe into these perilous waters. Unless you’ve been living in space for the last few decades, the top […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Fans can thank 2 Raptors legends for Juancho Hernangomez

Fans can thank 2 Raptors legends for Juancho Hernangomez

There may be no more discussed end-of-the-bench player in the league than Toronto Raptors power forward Juancho Hernangomez. The NBA’s answer to Laurence Olivier earned himself a prime spot at Raptors media day following his role as Bo Cruz in Adam Sandler’s Hustle. While his life on the silver screen is just getting started, a poor […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

BJN Radio – Ep. 108: It wasn’t pretty, but the Blue Jays got the job done against the Pirates

It was a little more stressful than you’d like for a series with the basement-dwelling Pirates, but the Blue Jays came into Pittsburgh and pulled off a sweep.

We talked about Alek Manoah’s excellent start on Friday night, Bo’s putting together arguably the best at-bat we’ve seen from any Blue Jay this season in Saturday’s win, and Jordan Romano coming through with a huge save on Sunday’s afternoon.
After that, we looked ahead at the upcoming series with the Orioles, which is far more anxiety-inducing than we expected it would be back in April.
You can listen to the episode here…
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Around the NHL: Kadri to Calgary, Isles lock up RFA’s

Around the NHL: Kadri to Calgary, Isles lock up RFA’s

The NHL offseason is now more than halfway over, and most teams appear ready to get started on the 2022-23 season. In the past week one of the most notable free agents finally signed, the New York Islanders locked up some key, young players, a couple depth pieces earned one-year deals and two assistant coaches found new homes.
Kadri lands in Calgary
Up until about a week ago it seemed like Nazem Kadri was destined to end up on Long Island but in the end, he opted to head north to Calgary. It’s been a busy offseason for the Flames who once again stole the headlines this past week.
General manager Brad Treliving inked the soon to be 32-year-old Kadri to a seven-year contract at an average annual value (AAV) of seven million dollars. Kadri joins former Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar as a fresh face in Calgary. The revamped Flames look primed to compete for the Pacific division title yet again, albeit with a new look roster.
To make room for Kadri’s contract, long-time Flame Sean Monahan was traded to the Montreal Canadiens with a conditional first round pick in 2025 for future considerations.
Islanders lock up RFA’s
Besides the Kadri rumours, things have been awfully quiet in Long Island this summer. This past week GM Lou Lamoriello …

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

The Toronto Raptors needed to make one more training camp addition after the waiving of guard Armoni Brooks. In traditional Raptors fashion, Masai Ujiri decided to fill that vacated spot with a 6-8 forward that can defend multiple positions with ease in Gabe Brown. Brown signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Raptors, meaning that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Latest Kevin Durant trade update is bad news for Raptors’ odds

Latest Kevin Durant trade update is bad news for Raptors’ odds

As more suitors continue to flake away in the Kevin Durant trade sweepstakes, the Toronto Raptors remain firmly in the mix. Even though they are unwilling to part ways with Scottie Barnes in a move, the Raptors clearly have some degree of interest in bringing Durant to town. Raptors fans dreaming of a future centered […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors PG Malachi Flynn scoring 73 in pro-am is encouraging

Raptors PG Malachi Flynn scoring 73 in pro-am is encouraging

The Toronto Raptors appeared more willing to give Dalano Banton and Armoni Brooks time as Fred VanVleet’s primary backup than former first-round draft choice Malachi Flynn. That’s quite a fall from grace for someone who was brought into the NBA with a fair degree of hype. Flynn went from winning Eastern Conference Rookie of the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ