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Leafs Lunch: June 30, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:11

In the final hour of Leafs Lunch before heading off on summer hiatus, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by he Athletic NHL draft and prospects reporter Scott Wheeler to discuss what Leafs fans can expect from William Villeneuve and Wheelers' prospect rankings ahead of the NHL Draft. Then Frankie and Al's Brother debate what the biggest "to-do's” are for Kyle Dubas this offseason.

Wheeler on the Memorial Cup Final, Leafs draft targets and where Nick Robertson fits with Leafs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 20:07

The Athletic's NHL draft and prospects reporter, Scott Wheeler, joins Leafs Lunch to discuss the Sea Dogs' Memorial Cup win, Gardiner MacDougall's impact, what Leafs fans can expect from William Villeneuve, his prospect rankings ahead of the NHL draft, who the Leafs could target at the draft, what the Leafs goaltending future looks like and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 30, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 45:48

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN hockey insider Chris Johnston to discuss the latest rumblings around the NHL ahead of free agency. Then Corrado and DiStefano play matchmaker to determine the best fit for some of the top free agents this offseason.

Johnston shares latest on Campbell & Mikheyev, goalie targets for Leafs and potential landing spots for Gaudreau

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 13:44

TSN hockey insider Chris Johnston joins Leafs Lunch to talk about buyout candidates, Boston's head coaching search, what's ahead for Jack Campbell, goalie targets for the Leafs and potential destinations for Johnny Gaudreau.

Leafs Lunch: June 29, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 47:18

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by Leafs Lunch co-host Julia Tocheri live in Saint John to preview tonight's Memorial Cup final and discuss who she thinks will emerge as a hero in the championship game. Then Frankie and Al's Brother play "Two Truths and One Lie".

Tocheri previews the Memorial Cup Final and who could be an unsung hero

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:10

Leafs Lunch co-host Julia Tocheri joins Leafs Lunch ahead of the Memorial Cup Final to talk about how the Saint John Sea Dogs and Hamilton Bulldogs stack up against each other and who could be the unsung hero in the Final.

Leafs Lunch: June 29, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 51:58

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN hockey analyst Mike Johnson to discuss who the Leafs are targeting this offseason with free agency two weeks away. Then Frankie and Al's Brother debate how the Leafs stack up against their Contender Checklist.

Johnson on Leafs UFA targets, Malkin's future and where Sandin fits on Leafs roster

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 22:49

TSN hockey analyst Mike Johnson joins Leafs Lunch to talk whether Evgeni Malkin will return to Pittsburgh, Nazem Kadri's future, how Sandin fits on next year's roster, if the Leafs defense core is good enough to contend, if Leafs players have the mentality to win the Cup, Toronto free agency targets, who the Habs should draft first overall and more.

Erlendsson on Tampa's chances of getting back to the Cup Final and if Makar has surpassed Hedman as the best d-man in the NHL

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 13:11

Reporter for LightningInsider.com Erik Erlendsson joins Leafs Lunch to discuss the reaction from Tampa Bay's Stanley Cup Final loss, the injury report, the challenges of trying to three-peat, the chances of the Lightning getting back to the Cup Final, what Tampa's roster could look like next season, Stamkos' inspiring playoff performance, and if he thinks Cale Makar has surpassed Victor Hedman as the best defenceman in the NHL.

Leafs Lunch: June 28, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 46:45

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by NHL defenceman and Corrado's former teammate, Connor Carrick, to discuss the physical and mental toll that playing through injuries can take on a player. Then Frankie and Al's Brother talk to LightningInsider.com reporter Erik Erlendsson about what he expects from Tampa this offseason after coming up short against the Avs in the Cup Final.

Carrick on ex-teammate Kadri's memorable postseason, his own "welcome to the NHL moment" & the rise of Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 20:11

NHlL defenceman and Corrado's former teammate Connor Carrick joins Leafs Lunch to talk Cogliano's mentality, what it takes to play through injuries, Nazem Kadri's heroic return from injury, his "welcome to the NHL moment", his time in Toronto playing with Frankie, the rise of Auston Matthews, the keys to longevity in the NHL, his jump into podcasting and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 28, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 52:07

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano get into their favourite memories of the players called to the Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday, including three of Corrado's former teammates. Then Frankie and Al's Brothers are joined by TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger to discuss whether teams might try and copy the Avs' blueprint to winning a Stanley Cup.

Dreger on Liljegren's extension and what Sandin's next deal could look like

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 18:31

TSN Hockey insider Darren Dreger joins Leafs Lunch to talk about what the Leafs can learn from Avs' Cup run, what Rasmus Sandin's next deal could look like, if he expects there to be any changes to the Leafs blue line, Winnipeg's search for a new head coach and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 27, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 53:53

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by NHL Network hockey analytics analyst Mike Kelly to discuss where the Avs' Stanley Cup run ranks all-time and what makes Cale Makar so unique. Then Frankie and Al's Brother talk to TSN hockey analyst Dave Reid about how the Avalanche were able to take down the Lightning's dynasty.

Mike Kelly on why Makar is so unique, Byram's breakout effort & where the Avs' run ranks all time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 17:42

NHL Network and Sportlogiq Hockey Analyst Mike Kelly joins Leafs Lunch to take a look under the hood of Colorado's Stanley Cup run. Kelly shares his thoughts on where Colorado's epic postseason run ranks all-time, what makes Cale Makar so unique, Bowen Byram's breakout performance during the post-season, how other teams might try to mimic the Avs this off-season, and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 27, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 48:32

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano get into the conclusion to this year's Stanley Cup Final as the Avalanche defeated the Lightning. Then Corrado and Al's Brother are joined by OverDrive's Jamie McLennan to further break down the series and discuss Nazem Kadri's not-so-subtle post-game comments.

Jamie McLennan on Kadri's mic drop, MacKinnon following through on his comments & Makar's dominance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:14

OverDrive Co-Host Jamie McLennan joins Leafs Lunch to sift through the aftermath of Colorado winning the Stanley Cup. McLennan shares his thoughts on Nazem Kadri's not-so-subtle post-game jab at the Maple Leafs, Nathan MacKinnon following through on his promise to be better from a year ago, if Cale Makar has ended the debate for the NHL's best blue-liner, whether NHL teams can win with a non-Vezina caliber goalie after watching Darcy Kuemper get the job done for Colorado and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 24, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 49:15

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano test their knowledge of former teammates and Maple Leafs history in a round of Leafs Lunch Trivia. Then Corrado and Al's Brother are joined by ESPN's Arda Ocal to discuss Nazem Kadri's wild playoffs and Cale Makar's impressive play on the defensive end.

Ocal on Kadri's season, Colorado's confidence against Vasilevskiy and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 17:03

NHL Host at ESPN Arda Ocal joins the show to discuss his thoughts on tonight's game, Kadri's tough road in the playoffs, comparables to Kadri's return from injury in game 4, how far behind Makar Kadri is on Conn Smythe award ballots, how impressive Makar has been, Colorado's confidence against Vasilevskiy and Matthews Hart and Ted LIndsay wins.

Leafs Lunch: June 24, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 47:44

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano were joined by TSN hockey insider Chris Johnston to discuss Nazem Kadri's impact for the Avs, the new arena deal in Ottawa, what Patrice Bergeron's return could mean for the Bruins. Then Frankie and Al's Brother talk to BarDown's Luca Celebre about his kale outfit in Tampa and the craziness of Game 4.

Leafs Lunch Trviai - Mike DiStefano vs. Frank Corrado

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 21:27

It's Leafs Lunch trivia time. Mike DiStefano and Frank Corrado test eachother knowledge, Frank's knowledge on his former teammates and Mike's on the Leafs. Who has the better Trivia background? listen and see

Celebre on the craziness of Game 4, how good Kuemper has to be and more.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 11:21

BarDown's Luca Celebre joins the show to discuss the Kale outfit he wore at game 4 in Tampa, the craziness of game 4, how far down the Playoff MVP vote Valeri Nichushkin, how the Avs have bought into the system, how good Kuemper needs to be for the Avalanche to close out the Lightning and if he thinks the Avalanche will get it done tonight.

Johnston on Kadri's impact, Bergeron's return and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 20:21

TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston joins the show to discuss Kadri's return and impact in game 4, the respect Bednar deserves so far in the playoffs, if the NHL should have a Finals MVP instead of Playoffs MVP, the new arena deal in Ottawa, what Bergeron returning could mean for the Bruins and the Atlantic division, what Luke Richardson signing in Chicago means for them, Campbell and Mikheyev updates and what we can expect for potential RFA's this off season.

Upshall on Kadri's memorable return, why he's exactly the type of player Leafs are missing and uphill battle for Tampa

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 10:37

Former NHLer and cohost of Missin' Curfew, Scottie Upshall, joins Al's Brother and Frankie Corrado to talk about Kadri's memorable return, why he is the exactly the type of player the Leafs are currently missing, and if Tampa can rally back.

Leafs Lunch: June 23, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 42:12

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by former NHLer Scottie Upshall to discuss whether the Lightning can once again recover from the brink of elimination or if the Avalanche will be this year's Stanley Cup champions. Then Corrado and Al's Brother play "Good Call, Bad Call".

Button shares his thoughts on Kadri's controversial OT goal, if all goals should be reviewable and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 22:10

TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button joins Leafs Lunch to discuss whether Kadri's OT winner should have counted, if the NHL should make all goals reviewable, Kadri's storybook return in his first game back since thumb surgery, the key to Colorado's playoff success and Paul Maurice's hiring in Florida.

Leafs Lunch: June 23, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 48:14

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button to discuss whether he thought Nazem Kadri's OT winner should've been called back. Then Frankie and Al's Brother play a Stanley Cup Final Edition of "Good Call, Bad Call".

Hayes on if Matthews is in reach of becoming the most beloved athlete in the history of Toronto

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 12:46

Host of OverDrive Bryan Hayes joins Leafs Lunch to discuss Matthews' big night at the NHL awards, where he ranks among Leafs greats, Connor McDavid voter fatigue, the McDavid and Matthews rivalry, and the future of Campbell and Mikheyev.

Leafs Lunch: June 22, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:19

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN's Ryan Rishaug live in Tampa Bay to tee up Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight. Then Corrado and Al's Brother talk to OverDrive's Bryan Hayes about Auston Matthews' decorated night at the NHL Awards as the winner of the Ted Lindsay Award and Hart Trophy.

Rishaug on Kadri's potential return, Woodcroft's extension and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 10:37

TSN Edmonton Bureau Reporter Ryan Rishaug joins Leafs Lunch from Tampa ahead of Game 4 to discuss Nazem Kadri's status, who the pressure is on for the rest of the Cup Final, Jay Woodcroft's contract extension with the Oilers and why Matthews deserved to win the Hart.

Tocheri on Matthews' MVP & Ted Linsday win and latest from the Memorial Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 11:33

Leafs Lunch co-host Julia Tocheri joins Al's Brother and Frankie Corrado to talk about her reaction to Auston Matthews taking home the Hart and the Ted Linsday, if she's ready to call him the greatest Leafs player ever, what changes the NHL should make to their Awards show and an update from the Memorial Cup.

Leafs Lunch: June 22, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 55:11

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano break down Auston Matthews winning the Hart Trophy last night. Then Frankie and Al's Brother are joined by Julia Tocheri from Saint John to discuss the latest news from the Memorial Cup.

Andreyhuk on evolution of Stamkos, what makes Vasilevskiy so good & more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 13:05

Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Stanley Cup champion and Tampa Bay Lightning VP of Corporate and Community Affairs Dave Andreychuk joins Leafs Lunch to recap the Lightning's Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win. Andreychuk shares his thoughts on the evolution of Steven Stamkos, what makes Andrei Vasilevskiy so good, how the Lightning continue to overcome adversity, the similarities between Cale Makar and Victor Hedman, how this Stanley Cup run compares to the last two and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 21, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:23

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano are joined by Hockey Hall of Famer and Stanley Cup champion, Dave Andreychuk, to discuss how Steven Stamkos has transitioned from a pure scorer into a two-way player and how impressive he has been throughout the Lightning's Stanley Cup run. Then Frankie and Al's Brother make their cases for why some Maple Leafs should take home some hardware at the NHL Awards tonight.

Dreger on how Lightning slowed the Avs, expectations on Kuzmenko and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 21:24

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Leafs Lunch to recap Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Dreger shares his thoughts on how the Lightning were able to slow down Colorado, why Matthews is the favourite for the Hart Trophy, expectations on Kuzmenko's rookie season, Michael Bunting's chances at winning the Calder Trophy, his experience at the Memorial Cup, the status of Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov, and more.

Stay or Go - June 21st, 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 14:05

Join Leafs Lunch for another edition of Stay or Go as Michael Distefano and Frankie Corrado break down the positives and negatives from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Find out why Frankie respects Nick Paul betting on himself, why Michael thinks the Avs' attitude will benefit them moving forward, and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 21, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 24:28

In the first hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano recap the Lightning coming to life last night with a 6-2 victory over the Avalanche in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Then Frankie and Al's Brother are joined by TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger to discuss who has stood out for him in the Memorial Cup so far and how concerned he'd be with the state of the Avs' goaltending.

Kristen Shilton on Colorado's dominance, what the Leafs can takeaway from the Avs' success & more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 22:09

ESPN NHL Reporter Kristen Shilton joins Leafs Lunch from Tampa Bay ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Shilton shares her thoughts on how Colorado has made it look so easy through two games, how Tampa Bay can find their way back into the series, why Victor Hedman has had uncharacteristic struggles in Games 1 and 2, what the Leafs can takeaway from Colorado's success, and more. 


Leafs Lunch: June 20, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 39:55

In the second hour of today's show, Frank Corrado and Mike DiStefano get into the Leafs' goaltending options for next season and if they would take a chance on Sergei Bobrovsky. Then Frankie and Al's Brother are joined by ESPN NHL reporter Kristen Shilton to discuss what she's expecting from Tampa in Game 3 and if they can prove everyone wrong again.

Mike Johnson on Makar's brilliance, why fatigue isn't an excuse for Tampa Bay & Nichushkin's market

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 20:01

TSN Hockey Analyst Mike Johnson joins Leafs Lunch to tee up Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Johnson shares his thoughts on why he isn't buying fatigue as an excuse for Tampa Bay's poor performance, how Cale Makar is taking the torch as the NHL's best blue-liner, whether re-signing Valeri Nichushkin should be a priority for Colorado this summer, the likelihood we see Nazem Kadri return from his thumb injury in Games 3 or 4, and more.

Leafs Lunch: June 20, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 50:55

Frank Corrado filling in for Julia Tocheri alongside Mike DiStefano on Leafs Lunch. In the first hour of today's show, Corrado and DiStefano are joined by TSN hockey analyst Mike Johnson to recap the surprisingly poor result from the Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and if they will have a better response back home for Game 3. And then Frankie and Al's Brother hand out their "Cuppies".

Leafs Lunch: June 17, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 43:50

In the second hour of today's show, Julia Tocheri and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button to discuss the similarities between the Leafs and Avalanche. Then Julia and Al's Brother play a Leafs Lunch Quiz and answer questions related to the Auston Matthews Era of the Maple Leafs.

Button on similarities between Avs and Leafs, Tortorella taking over behind Flyers' bench and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 23:54

TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button joins Julia and Al's Brother to talk about the similarities he sees between how the Leafs and Avs play, players of interest for the Memorial Cup, and expectations for the Flyers under new coach John Tortorella.

Leafs Lunch: June 17, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 52:43

In the first hour of today's show, Julia Tocheri and Mike DiStefano are joined by TSN hockey insider Chris Johnston to discuss the NHL's opportunity to capture the sports world in the Stanley Cup Final with no other major sporting events going on. Then Julia and Al's Brother rank which Leafs are most primed to have a bounce-back year next season.

Leafs 'bold' offseason predictions

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 14:34

Julia and Al's Brother share their top three 'bold' predictions for the Leafs this offseason including whether or not the Leafs acquire a number 1 goalie.

Gaus on how crucial it was for Colorado to win game 1, what to expect from Makar the rest of the series and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 19:51

Katie Gaus, Altitude Sports Host & Reporter for the Colorado Avalanche, joins Julia and Al's Brother to talk about the electric atmosphere for Game 1, Nichushkin embracing a top-6 role, Makar making some uncharacteristic mistakes, and Kuemper giving them them the opportunity to win.

Leafs Lunch: June 16, 2022 - Hour 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 43:53

In the second hour of today's show, Julia Tocheri and Mike DiStefano are joined by Altitude Sports host Katie Gaus to discuss what the atmosphere was like inside Ball Arena for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Then Julia and Al's Brother share their boldest predictions for the Leafs' offseason.

Leafs Lunch: June 16, 2022 - Hour 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 52:40

In the first hour of today's show, Julia Tocheri and Mike DiStefano are joined by Frank Corrado to recap last night's thrilling OT victory by the Avalanche in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Then Julia and Al's Brother determine what they'd like see to see stay and what needs to go in today's Stanley Cup Final Edition of "Stay or Go".

Corrado breaks down the Avs thrilling OT win, the Bulldogs OHL title win and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 25:03

Former Leafs defenceman Frankie Corrado joins Julia and Al's Brother to talk about how Game 1 of the Cup Final lived up to the hype, why Colorado has what it takes to beat the defending cup champs, the Bulldogs win over the Spitfires in the OHL Championship and how the Leafs approach Jack Campbell's negotiations.

Luca on who's feeling more pressure to win, dark horse picks and more

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 17:40

BarDown's Luca Celebre joins to preview the Cup final and who's feeling more pressure to win, the impact of Point's return, which match-ups are most intirguing and dark horse candidates.

Kelly on how Point's return could impact the Stanley Cup Final

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 15:03

Hockey analyst specializing in analytics for NHL Network and SportLogiq joined Julia and Al's Brother to discuss how the Lightning and Avalanche match up, the impact of Brayden Point's return and how the Lightning plan to contain Cale Makar.

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