Minutes, PGs and Siakam's fouls dominate the weekly mailbag

Minutes, PGs and Siakam's fouls dominate the weekly mailbag

There’s an excellent array of questions in here, folks.Thanks again for doing what you do. We’re a bit later than usual because of the time zone stuff, I seem to have figured it out more quickly than usual. For tonight and tomorrow, we’ll be up against crazy deadlines for the paper but we’ll get stuff […]

Soccer TV woes, too much pucks and, yes, Raptors in the mailbag

Soccer TV woes, too much pucks and, yes, Raptors in the mailbag

Welcome to the last of our off-season mailbags, I’m impressed we kept it going all summer and I can’t wait for the “why doesn’t this guy play more?” and “why doesn’t this guy play less?” questions that’ll start next week.But have fun with this one and we’ll see how the start of the season unfolds […]

Another full version of the weekend mailbag

Another full version of the weekend mailbag

But if the Lakers – and Jeannie Buss – don’t hire a strong-minded executive with experience who has no ties to the long-ago time when the Lakers were marginally relevant, it won’t matter. – Q: Hi Doug, As a change of pace, let’s make this question all about you.  What’s your ideal playoff itinerary for […]

Raptors, wrasslin' and baseball all in a packed mailbag

Raptors, wrasslin' and baseball all in a packed mailbag

Anyway, Gasol’s impact on the mentality of the offence has been huge… Don’t hang on to the ball, zip it and move the defence. He turned a boring offence into an unpredictable one, which is huge for the playoffs, my affection for JV notwithstanding. Defensively he makes a lot of great decisions, but how does […]

Hate for William Nylander is misguided … and more in mailbag

Hate for William Nylander is misguided … and more in mailbag

QUESTION: What purpose does waivers serve? Why does it exist? Was it negotiated by the players or the league? Why do the Leafs seem to have so many players that need to clear it? Do other teams have this problem? Cheers, Randy ANSWER: Waivers exist so that NHL-calibre players actually play in the NHL and […]