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Locked On Podcast Network, Andrew Zuber, Michael DiStefano


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    Tavares suffers oblique strain, Leafs to play Canadiens

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 45:19


    An injury to Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares forces the team to go to the drawing board with their lines. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti look at the impact of the latest injury news and more. Before they do, they discuss Auston Matthews first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays game along with Dave's performance there as well on loonie dogs night (0:00).  They move on to Tavares' injury news that will have serious ramifications as it will take him out of the lineup for at least three weeks (10:15). They look at the likelihood of Alexander Kerfoot replacing Tavares in the lineup (14:15). Mike and Dave discuss why the injury to Tavares shows why the team should have looked for a player who could have moved around the lineup in case of injury and give a couple of options the team missed out on (18:10).  Mike and Dave look at the recent report of where the NHL salary cap is projected to increase over the next couple of seasons (24:23). To end the show, they look at the roster that will play against the Montreal Canadiens and which players they will be keeping an eye on including Matt Murray's debut in net (26:37).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs promote Malgin, still no Sandin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 42:46


    The Toronto Maple Leafs made some changes to the line rushes as they prepare for another pre-season game. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti look at that and how much we should read into the changes. First they discuss some non-hockey news as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees and keeping Aaron Judge from making history. Dave will be in attendance on Tuesday with Auston Matthews set to throw the first pitch and they wonder what the hockey equivalent would be (0:00)? If you were to catch the Judge ball what would you do with it (10:10)?  Moving on to Leafs talk, Mike and Dave look at the latest news with Jake Muzzin and Pierre Engvall getting back to skating while Adam Gaudette is sidelined with a shoulder injury (13:55). Mike's prediction of Rasmus Sandin not being in camp by Tuesday did not come to fruition so he and Dave wonder if this now comes down to more than just opportunity as some believed to be reason behind his holdout (18:00).  To end the show, Mike and Dave break down the line combinations with some familiar names back together while Denis Malgin gets his chance with John Tavares and William Nylander (26:17). What do we need to see from Malgin in order for him to stay in top 6 (29:44)? They also look at Fraser Minten getting some praise from the coaching staff and Tavares plus Jordie Benn being paired with Morgan Rielly (31:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking down Leafs preseason doubleheader

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 38:21


    Toronto Maple Leafs hockey returned this weekend with a pair of games to kick off their preseason schedule as they went 1-1 against the Ottawa Senators. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on what they saw as they start with the first game where they won 4-1 (0:00). They look specifically at Adam Gaudette's performance as he was given a prime opportunity to play with John Tavares and Mitch Marner (6:30).  In the second game of the doubleheader with Calle Jarnkrok showing off his offensive ability with a pair of goals (12:25). Does this potentially mean he gets more opportunity to play in the top six as training camp goes along (17:50)? Mike and Dave provide their final assessment of the second game (21:40). To end the show, Mike gives an early look at a futures bet that he is willing to throw some money on now in regards to the Atlantic Division (26:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs prepare for preseason opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 44:59


    The Toronto Maple Leafs get set for their preseason opener as the players take line rushes for the first time in training camp. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you ready for the action. They start with the injury news involving Jake Muzzin and whether there is any concern about his status going into the season(0:00). Mike wonders if this provides more incentive for Rasmus Sandin to get signed given the latest developments on the blue line (8:43).  Mike and Dave look at the Leafs first squad that features some interesting lines especially with Calle Jarnkrok getting a prominent role right off the start and some players getting a chance to prove themselves (15:15). They move on to Group 2 which features a heavy dose of players from the Toronto Marlies and John Tavares getting back with Mitch Marner (27:30). To end the show, Mike and Dave each give their top 3 things to look for in the preseason opener (35:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs start training camp with Dubas on expiring contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 42:38


    On the official first day of training camp, we got to hear what the Toronto Maple Leafs had to say about the upcoming season and get a glimpse into expectations over the next few weeks. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti looked at the official training camp roster to see if there were any notable names that weren't expected to be there (0:00). They discuss the official injury update involving Timothy Liljegren and Pierre Engvall and how the timeline opens up the door for some players to earn an extended look in camp (10:53).  Mike and Dave discuss the comments from general manager Kyle Dubas and what he had to say about his contract status and a not-so-great question posed to him about the betting odds relating to Sheldon Keefe being the first coach fired this season (17:07). They expand on the open battle between Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov and why it's setting up to be a true competition for playing time (22:10). They also look into what Sheldon Keefe had to say especially his thoughts on who could play with John Tavares and William Nylander and if the duo could see time apart again (28:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What MacKinnon's deal could mean for Matthews' next contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 38:06


    Toronto Maple Leafs training camp has kicked off! Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you started by looking at the storylines they are going to be focusing on as things begin (0:00). They give their thoughts on the new jersey sponsor and how it looks on the jersey (4:00). They look at Nathan MacKinnon's big payday and how it could reset the market given he will have the highest average annual value (13:20). Of course this will have an impact on Auston Matthews next deal but in what way will it? Mike and Dave go into the numbers, cap percentages, term and the salary cap (18:32). Mike explains why Matthews' next deal won't be as big of an issue especially on the Leafs salary cap (26:12).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Liljegren, Engvall injuries impact training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 41:16


    It is the eve of training camp as the Toronto Maple Leafs get preparations underway for the 2022-23 season. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you set up by looking at the latest injury news involving Timothy Liljegren and if that could throw a wrench into the team's plans with the defensive pairing (0:00). Does the injury to Liljegren mean anything for Rasmus Sandin and his negotiations (6:00)?  With Pierre Engvall is also expected to miss the start of camp as well who could benefit from the opportunity to play in his spot if he is out for an extended period (13:55)? To end the show Mike and Dave discuss Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara and PK Subban retiring and the legacies they left behind (22:10). Make sure you join our Discord channel to continue the conversation: https://discord.gg/KVBw5RAZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs rookie camp review/look ahead at training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 34:04


    Toronto Maple Leafs training camp is starting up this week with players making their way to the city. David Morassutti is riding solo to give you his thoughts on the prospects tournament in Traverse City looking at players who have caught his attention for their performances. He moves on to Auston Matthews' comments about the goal song and other topics heading into the season. David also provides a quick look at training camp with a layout of how the week is expected to unfold and some questions that still need to be answered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    THICK NICK looking to dazzle at Leafs prospect tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 47:02


    We finally get to see the Toronto Maple Leafs back on the ice in game action as the Prospect Tournament gets underway in Traverse City. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you set for the tournament by providing a look at their top 5 players to watch, the potential lineup and how you can watch it (0:00). They also focus on Nick Roberston's offseason work to get himself ready to make a big push to make the NHL next season (8:55). They run down the rest of the list including the top defenceman and goaltender (20:00). They round out their lists with players who have a lot to prove at the tournament. (31:31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Co-Sign/No-Sign: Expectations for Leafs goaltending

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 46:11


    The Toronto Maple Leafs roster for the upcoming tournament has been revealed. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their early impressions of the roster (0:00). They bring up a name that was left off the roster that caught them off guard (5:00). Dave brings up a name that he found interesting and not for the reason you think or maybe you do...(8:00).  They move on to the return of Co-Sign/No-Sign and they start with a couple of statements surrounding the Leafs goaltending (11:45). They discuss ads coming to NHL jerseys after seeing them on the Montreal Canadiens jerseys (22:50). Should the Leafs have been given more games on the NHL's U.S. National TV schedule this season (28:50).  In the final two Co-Sign/No-Signs, Dave wonders if the Leafs should get a new goal song (33:50)? Mike explains why he thinks Justin Holl will play more games than Rasmus Sandin with the Leafs this upcoming season (36:00).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs bring in Zach Aston-Reese on PTO

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 38:30


    The Toronto Maple Leafs are giving one of the top remaining free agents a PTO as they are giving Zach Aston-Reese a look at training camp. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the latest move and what we could expect to see from Aston-Reese if the team decides to sign him (0:00). What could it cost to bring in Aston-Reese on a one-year deal and are the Leafs still looking for internal options to earn jobs (6:16)?  How could the Leafs get the roster to be cap compliant and how close should the team want to be the cap ceiling (16:05)? Mike argues why it might be less likely to see Alexander Kerfoot get moved based on what the numbers say about his impact on the second line (19:05). To end the show, Mike and Dave give an early look at the upcoming rookie tournament and a couple of players they are looking forward to seeing (29:10).  **This episode was recorded before the official rookie tournament roster was unveiled.** Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 2 of interview with former Leafs player Frank Corrado

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 25:52


    In Part 2 of our interview with former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Frank Corrado, Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti dive more into the upcoming season.  Before they do, they get Corrado to describe his experience in the KHL and the challenges that import players go through (2:30). Corrado describes the lifestyle in Europe and why Sweden had the best cuisine of all the places he's played in (7:00).  How would Corrado grade the Leafs offseason so far (10:35)? Mike and Dave get Corrado's thoughts on Matt Murray who was a former teammate of his and how he will handle the expectations following the trade (15:15). Corrado gives his thoughts on John Tavares and William Nylander going into this season (16:40). What does Corrado think about Rasmus Sandin's situation and how does he expect it to play out (18:13)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Interview with former Leafs player Frank Corrado Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 35:44


    With training camp not too far away we are turning up the heat with our content with another big interview guest. Former NHL defenceman and TSN Toronto Maple Leafs analyst Frank Corrado joins Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti in a two-part interview series.  In the first part, Mike and Dave get Corrado to discuss his move to doing radio and television for TSN after dealing with injuries in his final season (2:30). How was the transition to critiquing players especially those who he used to play with and against (7:00). How does Corrado take the approach when it comes to analytics and how he uses it for his analysis and bringing a unique perspective (9:14)? How has he viewed the change in the media landscape especially with more former players doing their own podcats and who would be the ideal current player who have his own show (13:35)?  To end the show, Mike asks Corrado about the #FreeFrankie movement when he was with the Leafs as he dealt with being stuck in the press box and the lessons he learned from Lou Lamoriello during the situation (24:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Change of scene Leafs trade proposal ideal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 44:31


    The Toronto Maple Leafs could still consider trading Rasmus Sandin and could target a player who needs a change of scenery. Mike DiStefano returns from vacation as he and David Morassutti catch up as summer winds down and they remember the pains of doing fantasy drafts (1:50).  We are still waiting to figure out what's going on with Rasmus Sandin and it's getting closer to the point where we could expect the defenceman to be a no-show for the start of training camp (6:35). Mike and Dave discuss the possibility and why the market might have provided the Leafs with some leverage (9:25). If it is possible that Sandin might be looking for something the Leafs might not be able to offer him could they look to provide him a change of scenery in a way that benefits the team (16:36)? Mike brings up a potential deal with the Arizona Coyotes for a player that has also not lived up to the potential as a first-round pick. They end the show looking at whether Evan Rodrigues could be on the team's radar as one of the top remaining free agents left unsigned (28:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fan Friday: Taking your Leafs questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 52:06


    On the first edition of Fan Friday, David Morassutti goes through your questions as we get closer to the Toronto Maple Leafs gathering for training camp. Can Nick Robertson be an effective second liner (3:00)? What should the expectations be for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season (7:10)? How will John Tavares perform after a healthy offseason (15:00)? How does the Atlantic Division play out and are the Florida Panthers still a threat (19:40)? How many games should we expect Matt Murray this season (25:04)? Should the NHL look to move away from the salary cap system and consider adopting a luxury tax (29:40)? What could a Patrick Kane trade look like and what could a potential long-term deal look like (38:50)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analyzing the Leafs prospect rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 42:03


    A new prospect ranking is out and where do the best young Toronto Maple Leafs players rank? David Morassutti looks at that and how the team stacks up against other NHL clubs.  To start the show, David discusses the end of Leafs TV with MLSE pulling the plug on the channel starting September 1st. David looks at why this wasn't surprising and what made this a unique venture for so many years (1:35). The Athletic's Corey Pronman gives his list of the top NHL players and prospects under 23 going into this season. David looks at who the top players in the league (8:25). Where does the Leafs prospect pipeline rank among NHL teams? David looks at that and why it's not as high as it should be (20:00). He then goes through the prospects who made the top prospects list and where their development currently is and where it is expected to go down the road (23:45).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs offseason review ft. David Alter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 44:53


    No Mike DiStefano this week but that's not a problem as Toronto Maple Leafs reporter David Alter joins David Morassutti on today's show. Alter explains his journey covering the Leafs during the COVID-19 pandemic and his new venture with Sports Illustrated that looks to bring content that fans are looking for (1:40). David wonders if the loss in the playoffs was different for the Leafs this season or was it the same old story (17:30)? They look at the moves the team made in the off-season and how it sets them up going into this season (23:23). They discuss whether this is a make it or break it a season for Kyle Dubas (27:10)? There are still storylines and questions that still need to be answered with training camp not too far away, David gives his thoughts on the ones that he believes are important (30:30).  Make sure you follow David Alter on Twitter (@dalter) and follow his work (https://www.si.com/nhl/maple-leafs/) throughout the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Patrick Kane on Leafs trade radar?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 47:12


    There have been some rumours surrounding Patrick Kane's future with the Chicago Blackhawks including some rumblings of potential trade destinations. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti break it all down but first they bring up Phil Kessel signing with the Vegas Golden Knights and why it looks like a great fit for both sides while also allowing him the chance to get into the NHL record books (8:40).  They move on to Frank Seravalli's report about Patrick Kane and when we could potentially expect his time with the Blackhawks to come to an end (13:58). Before they do, they look at Paul Bissonnette's comments on the rumours and why he feels like the Leafs are in a position to make a deal for the star forward (16:20). While it's tough to imagine the possibility of a deal involving the Leafs for Kane, Mike and Dave explain how it could happen (20:55).  NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made it a point to bring up the potential return of the World Cup of Hockey and when it could happen (31:20). Mike and Dave bring up some of the issues that would need to get sorted out especially when it comes to having enough countries involved (34:00). Then to end the show, Mike and Dave quickly touch on Mike Babcock leaving the University of Saskatchewan and whether this could put him back on the radar for an NHL job again (39:27). What are some recent examples of trades involving a player like Patrick Kane where the player has control over what happens? Do you think there is a good chance he gets moved before the trade deadline? Let us know in the comments below.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Maple Leafs 2022-23 season Betting Odds breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 29:15


    It's that time of year as we get an early look at the latest betting trends heading into the 2022-23 NHL season. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti provide a breakdown of some of the Toronto Maple Leafs futures bets heading into the season on Betonline.net.  They start by look at where the Leafs Stanley Cup Odds and whether the sports books have them in the right spot going into the season (1:45). If you aren't keen on betting Toronto's chances to win the Stanley Cup Mike and Dave go through the team's point totals for the regular season to see how it lines up with what they did last season (6:14).  Mike and Dave move on to some individual player totals involving the Leafs including Auston Matthews chances to repeat as the Calder Trophy winner (10:50). However, there is a better bet that they believe Leafs fans should make if they want to make some money off Matthews' goal scoring abilities (13:35). They also look at where Leafs players sit on the Norris and Vezina Trophy odds (15:25).  What are the Leafs chances to win the Atlantic Division this season and is there a team predicted to finish ahead of them? Mike and Dave explain why it would be a tough bet to make but presents some intriguing value (20:30).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE adds Leafs flavour to Monday Night Raw

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 19:50


    WWE returned to Scotiabank Arena for the first time in a few years and it had some Toronto Maple Leafs flavour to it. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss all that happened involving the Blue and White including a chirp by Chad Gable. They look at how it was a rare time to see an NHL get used in the WWE ring especially with Auston Matthews being referenced. They look at the collaboration between WWE superstar and noted Leafs fan Edge (Adam Copeland) and the team on an exclusive piece of merchandise. David and Mike discuss a way to bring some wrestling flavour to the show going forward by potentially getting their hands on a championship belt  Would you like to see Mike and Dave add a title belt to the show and make a contest/wager that would see the championship belt go between the two? Let us know your thoughts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where does the Leafs management group rank across the NHL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 63:38


    The Toronto Maple Leafs front office get a grade from fans and the public as Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti break down how they did in each category.  Before they get there, the Calgary Flames continue to make headlines landing one of the top free agents in Nazem Kadri. How did the Flames make out in this deal and how does Kadri fit in (1:45)? What can the Montreal Canadiens expect from Sean Monahan? Mike and Dave look at the second part of the deal made today that comes with a bunch of conditions (9:55). With all the moves made by Calgary, did they get better or worse this off-season (19:50)? The Montreal Canadiens unveiled some less than ideal news about Carey Price's health (21:25). If this is the end of the road for Price is he a first-ballot Hall of Famer (24:15)? With Nashville getting the 2023 NHL Awards and Draft, Mike and Dave make their pitch to make the road trip (28:04). The Athletic put out their newest series looking at the confidence ranking for the NHL management groups as they survey fans across the league while also separating the local fans (32:20). How do the Leafs tack up across the league? Mike and Dave give a look breaking down the six categories involved including; roster building, cap management, drafting and development, trading, free agency and vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs & Sandin negotiations remain at standstill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 43:45


    The ongoing negotiations between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Rasmus Sandin appear to be going nowhere but is it time to hit the panic button? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the comments from Sandin's agent Lewis Gross (1:45). How much does this have to do with the terms of the contract or does this have more to do with Sandin's role with the team? Mike and Dave look at what other factors could be impacting negotiations (4:55). Canada is off to the semifinals at the World Juniors but it was not the top players leading the charge against Switzerland (13:40). To end the show, Mike brings on a special guest to provide some insight on the growing hockey card market (20:41). Bird Bouchard of Red Cape Sports discusses the new series unveiled by Upper Deck called the Extended Series. Mike and Brid gives their picks for the top 5 rookie cards in the series (23:50). Would you be interested in more hockey card content or have any questions about getting into collecting? Let us know in the comments below.  Make sure you go and follow the great content Bird is putting up at Red Cape Sports. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNtBnFs-7agnI8GiPN9U7Hg) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Should the Leafs make a call on Chychrun?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 48:01


    With the Jakob Chychrun trade rumours still active, Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti wonder if the Toronto Maple Leafs should be giving the Arizona Coyotes a call?  Before they get into the Leafs conversation, Dave brings up a career milestone for Mike with Al's Brother making his hosting debut on OverDrive (1:40). They move on to some hockey talk and the ongoing rumours surrounding the asking price the Coyotes want for Chychrun and if it would make sense for the Leafs (10:00). What would a potential package look like for Toronto? Mike and Dave brainstorm what it might take to get a deal done and whether it would be worth it (15:30).  They move on to the World Junior Hockey Championship with Mason McTavish leading the charge for Canada and Connor Bedard showcasing his generational talent (28:20). While Matthew Knies has scored yet at the tournament, Mike and Dave explain why he is showing what makes him an impactful player (35:05). To end the show, Mike brings up the giveaway the Vegas Golden Knights are planning to hand out and why it's one the more absurd ideas in recent memory (37:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Should the Leafs experiment different options on blue line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 40:42


    The Toronto Maple Leafs have some interesting decisions to make going into the season but should they try to look at some solutions outside of the box? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss that and more in the latest edition of Co-Sign, No-Sign.  Before they get that, they go through Canada's dominant performance against Slovakia with Mason McTavish leading the charge with a six-point effort (1:45).  Mike and Dave bring you another edition of Co-Sign, No-Sign where they look at whether the Leafs could use a new alternate jersey plus an intriguing idea the team could try with their defensive pairings (10:35). They move on to discuss the impact Robin Lehner's injury could have on the Vegas Golden Knights' playoff chances, and whether Toronto could finish first in the Atlantic Division (18:50). To finish off, they discuss whether John Tavares bounce back from a season that some considered to be underwhelming for the captain and if there are any other NHL players that could get their jersey retired by league other than Wayne Gretzky (27:20).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A sad day for Leafs Nation & Borje Salming

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 39:21


    It was a sad day for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and Leafs Nation with a franchise icon revealing devastating news. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on Borje Salming revealing that he has ALS (1:45).  Canada took their first win of the World Juniors beating Latvia in a game that the home side looked sluggish to start but Connor Bedard showed why he is one of the emerging young stars (10:55). They also discuss the crowd size at the games so far (12:00). Mike and Dave provide their thoughts on the Leafs prospects who got things going at the tournament especially Roni Hirvonen (16:15).They also give their thoughts on Dylan Ferguson being offered a PTO from the Leafs and his bizarre welcome to the NHL (22:20).  To end the show, Mike and Dave wonder who else the Leafs could try to offer a tryout to considering there are some quality free agent options still available (26:50). They also share their condolences to the family of Ben Stelter who lost his battle to cancer after an inspiring story that touched the hockey world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs prospects set to kick off World Juniors summer edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 43:45


    It is time to restart the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship which was postponed because of COVID-19. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on the tournament along with some important developments in the Atlantic Division.  The Boston Bruins are brining back Patrice Bergeron and David Krecji, but what does this mean for how the rest of the division plays out? Mike and Dave discuss the impact this move will have on the way division should play out (2:10). The World Juniors get started this week and Canada's roster will look much different than it did back in December, Mike and Dave look at what has changed and which players should be on your radar (15:35).  They move on to the Leafs prospects who will be at the tournament and why the Finnish prospects of Topi Niemela and Roni Hirvonen should be expected to have a big tournament (26:50). They also list the players on other countries that will be worth keeping an eye on when Canada or the Leafs prospects aren't playing and whether the timing of the tournament changes the viewing aspect at all (29:10). Check out our show sponsors  BetOnline Today's Episode is brought to you by BetOnline. BetOnline has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NHLNETWORK. Again, that is athleticgreens.com/NHLNETWORK to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! Built Bar: Go to Built.com, use promo code LOCKED15 and get 15% off your order. Use promo LOCKED15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Building the perfect Maple Leafs player

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 35:29


    If you could build the perfect Toronto Maple Leafs player what intangibles would he have? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti construct their ideal player using the intangible that current members of the Leafs offer. They look at the following categories/traits while building their player. Skating, Physicality, Shooting, Hockey Sense, Engine, Leadership, Size, Hands/Passing. Make sure you rate and review the show wherever you get the podcast and thanks for tuning in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Clune joins Leafs front office, Pacioretty comments

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 36:04


    Rich Clune has retired from professional hockey but will be remaining in the Toronto Maple Leafs in a development role. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on Clune's legacy and what he provided during his time with the Toronto Marlies. They move on to Max Pacioretty's comments on the Raw Knuckles podcast discussing the lack of accountability with the Vegas Golden Knights and if there are any lessons the Maple Leafs could learn from what he had to say.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    3 Burning Leafs off-season questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 35:45


    With the NHL in a quiet period during the off-season, there are still questions remaining for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti look at three important ones to keep an eye on. Before they do, Mike and Dave catch up on some news and rumblings around the league involving John Klingberg, Andrew Mangiapane, and Nazem Kadri (1:48). They move on to burning questions starting with Rasmus Sandin and the lack of information being shared (9:20). They move on to the team's current salary cap situation (18:24) and which players to watch for heading into the World Juniors (25:55). WANT MORE DAILY TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…

    Should the Leafs call about Kane/Toews?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 30:44


    In Part 2 of our off-season edition of Co-Sign/No-Sign, Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti continue their conversation about the Toronto Maple Leafs and around the NHL. They begin discussing what the future holds for Pierre-Luc Dubois (1:20). They move on to a topic about whether there are any statue worth players in Toronto sports history (3:00). Should the Leafs make a call to the Chicago Blackhawks regarding Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews? Mike and Dave discuss the possibility (18:45).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who will be the Leafs next Michael Bunting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 28:04


    In a two-part series looking at more Toronto Maple Leafs off-season storylines, Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti examine a couple of questions to think about. They start by looking at how some analytics numbers show some of the value Justin Holl brings to the Leafs (3:05).  To start Co-Sign/No-Sign, Mike and Dave discuss whether a particular veteran defenceman should be given a look on a tryout if he doesn't sign with a team (14:50). Is there a free agent addition who could provide similar value that Michael Bunting provided this season? Mike and Dave discuss (19:20). Make sure you tune into Friday's episode as we continue Co-Sign/No-Sign with more great debates.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where the Leafs defencemen rank among the NHL's best

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 33:47


    There was a blockbuster deal involving a Toronto Maple Leafs division rival. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on the Florida Panthers trading for Matthew Tkachuk and why the Calgary Flames did well to get Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar in return (2:15). Is Florida a better team after making this trade given what they had to give up and how the rest of the team looks (6:45)? There was a ranking put together by @JFreshHockey (on twitter) based on a fan survey that looked at the top NHL defencemen who played at least 18 minutes a night in the league (16:00). Mike and Dave look at where the top Leafs defenceman falls on the list and whether it was an appropriate spot (17:40). They also discuss if T.J. Brodie should have been ranked higher based on what he does for the Leafs (18:45). Looking at the rest of the list, Mike and Dave see how the rest of the league plays out including some surprises, players ranked higher or lower than they should (23:20).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Should Leafs fans worry about Matthews leaving in free agency?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 45:30


    With Matthew Tkachuk letting the Calgary Flames know that he does not want to sign a long-term deal with the team, should the Toronto Maple Leafs be worried about a similar situation with Auston Matthews? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the possibility.  Before they get to the Auston Matthews debate, Mike and Dave update on the latest news involving Ian Scott's retirement and Spencer Carbery interviewing with the San Jose Sharks (0:00). They move on to the Matthews' discussion explaining why there is a lot of difference between the Flames situation and the Leafs (9:25).  In the final segment, Mike and Dave bring back Co-Sign/No-Sign looking at some topics involving the Leafs and around the NHL starting with a question involving Matthews (20:25). What other moves could we expect from the Leafs before training camp plus a potential Nazem Kadri destination, Rasmus Sandin's future and a proposal for John Tavares. (26:55) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Should the Leafs trade for Matthew Tkachuk?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 42:52


    There could be another big-time player on the Calgary Flames who could be on the move but could this be a trade idea that interests the Toronto Maple Leafs? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the possibility but before they do, they look at whether the NHL could learn something from MLB about the way they run their All-Star Game (1:45). They move on to the rumours surrounding Matthew Tkachuk and him potentially looking to leave the Flames as the team elected for salary arbitration and could end up losing him in free agency (10:30). Is a trade for Tkachuk something Kyle Dubas should look to get done? Mike and Dave weigh the pros and cons (15:25). What would a potential deal involving Tkachuk look like? Mike and Dave give their thoughts on the complications in a potential trade and which players would be included in a deal (22:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Early look at projected Leafs lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 46:07


    What could the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup look like going into next? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their way too early projections. Before they do, they discuss whether the NHL or the players in Toronto should consider putting together their own edition of the Drew League that we are seeing top NBA players take part in (2:30).  Mike and Dave continue to look at the latest from the Leafs development camp starting with Ty Voit who has caught the attention of reporters (7:20). They move on to Nicholas Moldenhauer who shared his experience at development camp and the connection to assistant GM Ryan Hardy (18:40).  To end the show, Mike and Dave do their way too early projected Leafs lineup given what has happened at training camp so far (23:00). Let us know about our lineups and whether you would make any changes, especially on the blue line.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs sign Jarnkrok & Engvall, Knies joins dev. camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:47


    The Toronto Maple Leafs added another player to the roster in free agency while getting one of their restricted free agents signed. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti break down the moves and what this means for the roster going forward. They begin by discussing the Calle Jarnkrok signing and why he seemed to be a preferred target for the Leafs (3:00). They move on to the Pierre Engvall signing and why he remains a highly debated player by the fanbase (11:15). They discuss the impact arbitration likely had on the contract Engvall signed (14:10).  How do these moves affect the team's salary cap situation and how does the team figure it out (21:30)? Who could fill Kerfoot's spot on the left wing? Mike and Dave discuss why Matthew Knies would have been the ideal replacement if he was ready to make the NHL (28:30). They also look at what this is the time for Nick Robertson to cement a role with the Leafs, especially with the second line needing a change (30:25). How close could Knies be to making the NHL? Mike and Dave look at why the playoffs would be the ideal time as he looks to gain more experience (36:25).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs add more depth, Dubas addresses moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 47:21


    The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to add to the roster with Jordie Benn and Victor Mete getting signed to one-year deals. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on the additions (2:00). What comes next for the blue line and Rasmus Sandin's situation? (8:00)  Mike and Dave discuss Mitch Marner's comments made at his charity event about mental health (14:00). John Tavares discussed his off-season commitment to getting lighter on his feet but is his future still at centre (17:00)? Mike and Dave make their case why Alexander Kerfoot should be a priority to be traded (22:30). The show ends with Kyle Dubas' press conference where he discusses Matt Murray and other moves he wants to make (26:00).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agency Day 1 Review: Leafs add Samsonov

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 54:50


    It was a busy first day of NHL Free Agency with big names finding new places. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs taking care of business by adding Ilya Samsonov to pair up with Matt Murray (1:30). What should we expect to see from Nicholas Aube-Kubel? Mike and Dave dive into the numbers to see what he can provide to the fourth line (8:25). They go through the additions of Adam Gaudette and Denis Malgin who don't exactly jump off the page as depth options (18:25).  They go through the bizarre situation involving Johnny Gaudreau who shocked the hockey world after signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets.(26:00). They also go through some of the notable signigns from free agency and look at the ones they liked and the ones they thought weren't a fan of. (33:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs Free Agent Frenzy Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 49:49


    It is the start of NHL Free Agency as teams look to fill holes on their roster and potentially make some trades to rid themselves of some salary. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti look at the latest rumblings around the league. They discuss some of their takeaways from Matt Murray's first media availability (3:40). They go through their ideal free agent targets for the Toronto Maple Leafs given what they can realistically afford (8:10).  To end the show, Mike and Dave look at the free agents that are available to sign and draft their ideal lineup (22:30). They need to select two centres, four wingers, four defencemen and two goaltenders. Give us your take on who has the best roster in the comments below.  **DISCLAIMER** The episode was recorded before Evander Kane signed with the Edmonton Oilers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NHL Draft Review w/ Nick Richard, Kase goes to FA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 47:38


    **DISCLAIMER** This episode was recorded before the Toronto Maple Leafs made the trade for Matt Murray.  The NHL's qualifying offer deadline has come and gone and the Leafs decided to not bring back Ondrej Kase as he hits the open market (1:45). There were some players not given qualifying offer including Ilya Samsonov who could be an option, please note that THIS WAS BEFORE THE MURRAY TRADE (8:00). Nick Richard joins the show to discuss the Leafs draft class and his analysis on the picks based on the scouting he's done (14:50).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trade Analysis: Leafs taking gamble on Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 39:25


    It is time for an Emergency Podcast as Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti provide their thoughts on the Matt Murray trade. They discuss what the Leafs acquired in return from the Ottawa Senators and why it's underwhelming when you consider how much salary was retained in the deal (2:20). Mike and Dave give their thoughts on the risk Kyle Dubas is taking given Murray's health concerns (6:35). They also discuss the pros and cons of what Murray brings(15:10). What can the Leafs expect to do with their limited cap space and if more moves are coming (24:45).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Murray to Leafs? Draft Class overview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 60:39


    The 2022 NHL Draft has come and gone but the Toronto Maple Leafs off-season is just kicking into high gear. David Morassutti and Mike DiStefano to discuss the latest rumblings involving Matt Murray (1:58). To end the discussion Mike and Dave explain why it shouldn't be the Leafs No. 1 option to have Murray as the starter. They move on to the Leafs draft picks looking at what made Fraser Minten worthy of the team's selection (20:00). They look at a local kid in Nicholas Moldenhauer and his connection to the Leafs front office (34:20). Toronto traded back into the fourth round to take a towering goalie in Dennis Hildeby (38:15). They look at Nikita Grebyonkin and how he projects to be a long-term project with potential(42:45). To end the draft, the Leafs decided to take a flyer on Brandon Lisowsky who is a noted goal-scorer in the WHL and a player to keep an eye on as well as some important deadlines heading into free agency (45:10).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs deal Mrazek at NHL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 52:37


    The 2022 NHL Draft had no shortage of big moves happening and the Toronto Maple Leafs were a part of the action. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on the opening night in Montreal which got started with some tense moments heading in the first overall pick (2:20). Could we have seen Shane Wright falling to fourth overall to the Seattle Kraken? Mike and Dave discuss how fortunate Wright and Seattle were with how the situation played out (5:45).  The Leafs made their mark on Day 1 trading Petr Mrazek to the Chicago Blackhawks along with 25th overall for the 38th overall pick. Mike and Dave give their thoughts on the disingenuous messaging in the analysis of the deal (11:20). It was also a confusing move for the Blackhawks which wasn't the only trade that was a head-scratcher for many reasons when you consider the move they made for Alex DeBrincat and Kirby Dach (16:14).  Who could the Leafs be looking to take on Day 2 of the NHL Draft? Mike and Dave go through a list of players that could be targeted based on the latest draft boards (19:10). To end the show, Mike and Dave go through Kyle Dubas' media availability with reporters where he discusses the flexibility that the Mrazek trade provides (25:20). They go through the idea that the Leafs now have more options to add a goaltender but who makes sense for them (29:45)? Dubas also made it a point to say that they are willing to give their younger goalies a chance to compete for a spot but does it make sense? Mike and Dave give their thoughts on the strategy and where the priorities should remain heading into free agency (36:45).  What were your thoughts on the Mrazek trade? Was it the right move? What should the approach be now for the Leafs heading into the rest of the draft and free agency?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dubas discusses Sandin offer sheet, Mrazek

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 57:36


    It's NHL DRAFT DAY! Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you set up for the big night but before they do, they give you their thoughts on Kyle Dubas' pre-draft media availability. Dubas discusses negotiations with Jack Campbell and where things lie heading into the draft (4:00). The Leafs GM didn't seem too convinced that he would be getting a deal done with Ilya Mikheyev and potential complications involving Russian players in the draft (10:24).  Where do things stand with Rasmus Sandin? Dubas made it a point to say that the young defenceman remains a big part of the future and gives his thoughts on the offer sheet scenario (17:00). What type of player are the Leafs looking to pick early on in the draft? Mike and Dave discuss the approach Toronto is expected to take (22:40).  It appears the Leafs have had conversations about players they could move out to create cap space which is an intriguing note (29:00). Dubas brings up his thoughts on Petr Mrazek's situation. Could we see him returning next season? Mike and Dave try to figure out if there were any indications either way and how much of a role the new goalie coach could play in all of this (35:50).  To end the show, Mike and Dave look at some options that could be in the conversation for the Leafs heading into the first night of the NHL Draft (47:06).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs make more front office moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 38:13


    The Toronto Maple Leafs now have more assistant General Managers to work alongside Kyle Dubas heading into a busy week. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti break down all the moves to the front office staff. They also look at Curtis Sanford joining the team as their new goalie coach (6:30).  There have been some reports linking Marc Andre Fleury as a target for the Leafs heading into free agency but should he be the top target (13:25)? It appears there was a good chance of Petr Mrazek getting moved to the Chicago Blackhawks, could the Leafs re-open that possibility? Mike and Dave discuss the situation (19:20). If the Leafs look to keep Rasmus Sandin does this open up the possibility of a Jake Muzzin trade? There could be some justification to move him and some teams that would be an ideal landing spot (23:10).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs Mailbag: Examining Sandin offer sheet scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 52:11


    You had questions about the Toronto Maple Leafs and we have some answers for you. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti bring back the Monday Morning Mailbag where many of you have some questions about the team's off-season. Before they get to your questions, Mike and Dave bring up a cool concept idea about a Kachina-inspired logo for the Leafs that could make for an interesting alternate jersey to sell to fans (2:30). They also provide their thoughts on the Tampa Bay Lightning trading Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators and getting Philippe Myers in return which is interesting for a couple of reasons (5:18). To start the Mailbag questions, Mike and Dave give their thoughts on whether they could see Ilya Lyubushkin returning next season (14:05)? Mike and a Discord user decide to have a little fun with Dave and his inability to pronounce a particular word (23:20). What do you think the Leafs do if Rasmus Sandin gets an offer sheet? Mike and Dave look at the potential range Sandin could get in an offer sheet and whether Toronto should even consider it (29:25). Mike and Dave end the show by giving a name of a prospect who didn't get enough love for the season that they had (42:00).  Make sure you leave a rating and review of the podcast and head over to Locked on Leafs on Twitter if you want to get a question asked on a future podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Could Leafs-Devils make deal for Campbell?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 44:15


    The Toronto Maple Leafs could look to strike a deal for a goaltender should they lose Jack Campbell. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss that but before they do, they give a shoutout to the Saint John Sea Dogs and prospect William Villeneuve who captured the Memorial Cup (2:30). What comes next for Villeneuve after his junior career comes to an end? Mike and Dave discuss (6:40).  NHL Insider Frank Seravalli brought up the latest rumours surrounding Jack Campbell and the interest from the New Jersey Devils but added how the Leafs could be involved in a potential deal (12:15). Could a swap for Mackenzie Blackwood be ideal for the Leafs? Mike wonders if a change in scenario makes sense for him and gets him back on track (16:20). It appears we should expect a lot of movement heading into the draft and free agency and the Minnesota Wild got things started by trading Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings (20:20). With the Wild in a cap crunch is there a way for the Leafs to benefit and a few players who could be a trade target (25:45)?  Could the Leafs still be a landing spot for Marc-Andre Fleury if he doesn't return to Minnesota (30:20)? It appears there were reports that the veteran netminder was willing to green light a deal to Toronto during the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs targets on Bob McKenzie's NHL Draft Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 54:32


    The Bobfather's Draft Rankings are in but who could the Toronto Maple Leafs have available to them at 25th overall? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go through the top half of Bob McKenzie's 2022 NHL Draft Rankings and look at whether there is a debate between Shane Wright and Juraj Slafkovsky at first overall (3:18). They go through McKenzie's list of players in the range just before the Leafs pick and some to keep an eye on in case they potentially fall out of the top 20 (13:20). The guys start to get into the Leafs range as they look at the prospects who fell out of Bob's top 20 projection (20:45). They give a closer look at the players who they think will be the targets in the draft especially if the team focuses on positions where they are thin on prospects (28:00). Is there a player who could be an intriguing target outside of McKenzie's top 30? Mike and Dave give their thoughts on some off-the-board options (39:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leafs ink Liljegren, Stanley Cup &HHOF review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 51:05


    It is officially the off-season as the Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup Champions. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on the Avalanche taking care of business against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Nazem Kadri having a mic drop moment postgame (2:10). They look at how Colorado stayed the course during some tough losses in the playoffs and how it translated into success and has them among the favourites next season (7:50).  The Toronto Maple Leafs got some business taken care of getting Timothy Liljegren signed to a two-year extension (15:45). Mike and Dave discuss what the expectations could be for Liljegren after he took a step forward this past season (18:26). What does this deal mean for Rasmus Sandin and are the two players comparable? Mike and Dave discuss the options going forward including a trade (20:00). They also look at Jack Campbell being reportedly on the New Jersey Devils' radar and could look at trading for his rights (25:10). They move on to the Hockey Hall of Fame announcement and whether they were the right players to get the call and was anyone snubbed (29:45)? They look at why Daniel and Henrik Sedin were worthy of the selection when you look back on their careers (34:40). To end the show, Mike gives a list of players who would be up for induction and whether they should get in (42:50).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agent Board: Who should the Leafs target?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 49:24


    The Toronto Maple Leafs could be looking to make some changes to the lineup through free agency but which players can we expect them to target? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go through the Daily Faceoff's Top 50 Free Agent Board and focus on players they would like the Leafs to consider. They start with some names in the Top 5 and if there is a realistic chance that Toronto could land a significant name (3:40). Mike and Dave move on to the 6 to 10 range and one name they would be all over if the Leafs have the cap space to get a deal done (5:58).  Moving out of the top 10, Mike and Dave discuss the first Leafs pending free agent on the board and are surprised to see where he ranked on the list (12:00). In the 16 to 20 range, Mike and Dave discuss the first couple of goalies on the board and a potential target on defence (14:05). In the 21 to 25 range, there are a few players that would be ideal targets to help the Leafs fill the needs they should look to address (18:42).  Mike explains why there is a player who could be a great fit in the 26 to 30 list if he is willing to take a discount in his pursuit of a Stanley Cup (25:05). To move out of the top 30, Mike and Dave look at players who could be in the Leafs' price range (28:42). To finish the show, Mike and Dave look at the final 10 players on the draft board (35:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Auston Matthews the GLOAT?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 49:25


    Nazem Kadri gets his Stanley Cup moment as the former Toronto Maple Leafs player put the Colorado Avalanche one win away from clinching their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti give their thoughts on Game 4 and the special moment for Kadri (1:45). They also discuss the likelihood of the series ending in five games (10:30).  Mike and Dave go through the NHL Awards ballots and some of the questionable results from media members who didn't have Auston Matthews in the top 3 of their Hart Trophy ballot (14:35). Mike also gets his chance to gloat as the Great One had some common ground with their award predictions (23:50).  To end the show, Dave and Mike play Co-Sign/ No-Sign where they discuss the ideal path to solving the goaltending questions they face (27:50). They give their thoughts on some free agents on the Avalanche who are set to get big deals (31:15). They also look at the controversy from Kadri's overtime winner and whether the goal should have counted (34:53). They also debate whether Matthews has earned the title of "Greatest Leaf of All Time."' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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