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Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne talk all things Blue and White on The FAN’s daily Leafs podcast. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 3pm-5pm ET.

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    No Matthews for Three Weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 104:27


    Nick Kypreos, Gord Stellick and Sam McKee share their reactions to the Auston Matthews injury, if there were signs earlier in the season the forward was dealing with something, and how much of a bigger role will William Nylander get. Then, former NHLer and Coming In Hot Sens Podcast host Jason York (22:03) jumps on to discuss how far away the Ottawa hockey club is to make a return to the playoffs, why the front office forgot to add defence to their roster, and preview the Leafs-Sens matchup. Doug MacLean (41:12) stops by for his weekly hit to chat about how close Steve Yzerman was going to play for the Senators, if there's pressure on Leafs GM Kyle Dubas to make a deal ahead of the trade deadline, and if he thinks Rick Tocchet can change the Vancouver Canucks' season around. Afterward, Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Gartner (1:07:19) joins the guys to break down Nylander's skating skills, why the Leafs' need good goaltending in the post-season, and his involvement with the Hockey Hall of Fame. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Chasing the All-Star Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 104:12


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick off with last night's Leafs' overtime win over the New York Rangers, Ilya Samsonov running away with the starting goalie job, Timothy Liljegren blossoming and perhaps deserving more time on the powerplay, and the All-Star break coming at a good time for the Leafs' stars that look somewhat tired. They are joined by former Stanley Cup winning head coach Barry Trotz (41:33), who discusses his head coaching future, the importance of the player/coach relationship and the challenges for Rich Tocchet in Vancouver. Later, Jamal Mayers of NBC joins the show (1:05:45) to discuss the Leafs' need for toughness, Auston Matthews blocking shots and how the Blackhawks move on after the Toews/Kane era.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Big City Match in Toronto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 104:30


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin with a look at tonight's Leafs game against the New York Rangers, the matchup against Igor Shesterkin, Sheldon Keefe running with the same line mix-ups and which goalie they think Keefe has more faith in. They are joined by former NHL goalie and Rangers studio analyst Steve Valiquette (21:26), who discusses Matt Murray's struggles when the game is tied, the NHL's need for a 'Drive to Survive' type documentary and the weight of expectations on Shesterkin. Next, ESPN's Kristen Shilton shares her thoughts (41:40) on William Nylander's under-the-radar season, this year's lucrative trade deadline and if it's worth shaking up a winning formula for a one-year rental. Then, former NHL forward Mark Recchi jumps on to discuss (1:07:18) the challenges new head coach Rick Tocchet might run into with the Vancouver Canucks, building relationships with the core group, and how teams find motivations during the regular season ahead of the post-season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Eddie O In-Studio & The Importance of the Bottom Six

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 104:24


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin today's show by covering a comprehensive Maple Leafs win over the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena. Bourne recaps attending the game with his son for the first time and the guys get into a dominant night for the second line, led by John Tavares and William Nylander, after Sheldon Keefe made some crucial in-game adjustments. Next, 18-year NHL veteran Brad May (26:44) joins the show to give his thoughts on the current construction of the Maple Leafs, and what makes a bottom six truly worthy of a deep Stanley Cup run. Later, TNT analyst Eddie Olczyk (53:50) joins the guys in studio to preview Toronto's encounter with the New York Rangers on Wednesday, while also getting into his thoughts on multiple NHL topics, including the Seattle Kraken's impressive season so far and a seemingly doomed campaign for the Florida Panthers.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Search For Number One Netminder Narrows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 103:52


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick it off with the Leafs dissapointing loss against the Canadiens over the weekend during Hockey Day In Canada. Sam discusses his experience in Owen Sound for the events before they dive into John Tavares's play in OT, inconsitstency at home vs. on the road and Ilya Samsonov taking over as number one netminder. They are joined by Sportsnet's Craig Simpson (41:57), who breaks down the Leafs' struggles against teams they should beat, the responsibilities of the bottom line and why it's important to experiment with the powerplay. Later, Sportsnet 650's Jason Brough (1:07:07) breaks down the nightmare situation in Vancouver, why Bruce Boudreau had to go, Jim Rutherford's role throughout and what new head coach Rick Tocchet can bring to the Canucks. Kyper, Bourne and Sam end with a conversation about Flames' coach Darryl Sutter's dismissive comments about rookie Jakob Pelletier's NHL debut.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs vs. Habs: Rivalry Night in La Belle Province

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 103:49


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee take a look at the Leafs' big win over the visiting Jets, and debate whether or not the Leafs-Habs rivalry still has any juice. Later, Doug MacLean stops by for his weekly 'Off The Rails Friday' visit, including a chat on Ilya Samsonov's goaltending prowess so far this season and how the Leafs should proceed between him and Matt Murray (40:58). Afterwards, Maxim Lapierre joins to tee up Leafs at Canadiens on Saturday night - what does the Bell Centre feel like when the Leafs come to town (1:05:19)? The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Grease Week Continues with Heavyweight Canadian Clash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 103:20


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee are joined by Hall of Fame defenceman Chris Pronger (6:18) to kick it off, who shares his thoughts on what it's like going through and coming back from a life threatening injury and how Morgan Rielly can get back on track. They then tee up tonight's Leafs game against the Winnipeg Jets, including why Canadian teams love to hate the Leafs, Rielly vs. Josh Morrissey and Ilya Samsonov getting the start over Matt Murray. The conversation continues with Sportsnet Jets' reporter Sean Reynolds (41:19), who also discusses unheralded Jets players and coaching staff, the team's toughness and the future for Pierre-Luc Dubois. Finally,  Stanley Cup champion and NHL Network's Mike Rupp gives his take (1:06:15) on which Metropolitan Division teams can be contenders, the league lacking 'game-managers,' and the messy situation in Vancouver.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Buying In on Bowness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 103:33


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin with the Ivan Provorov situation in Philly, the decision, the fallout and what the NHL can realistically do to respond. They move on to the Leafs overtime win against the Florida Panthers, the questionable officiating, Radko Gudas's hit on Zach Aston-Reese and five-forward powerplay miscues. Gord Stellick of Leafs Nation joins the show (39:57) to discuss Sheldon Keefe's decision to pull Matt Murray, Morgan Rielly starting to settle down, and his involvement in an upcoming Harold Ballard documentary. They are then joined by Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness (1:12:07), who chats about the Jets' recent play, Josh Morrisey's Norris jump, and his relationship with Blake Wheeler after stripping him of the 'C.'The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    How to Fix Morgan Rielly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 103:33


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee tee up tonight's Leafs game against the Florida Panthers and discuss goaltending and defence holding the Panthers back and Morgan Rielly's recent struggles. Former Panther and current Panthers analyst Ed Jovanovski gives his take (22:39) on how to get Rielly back on track, how Aaron Ekblad has had similar slumps and gives a season outlook for Florida. They are then joined by Keith Tkachuk (41:52) who shares an insider perspective of his son Matthew's experience with the Panthers this season and what it was like raising his sons to be mold-breaking NHL pros. Later, Daily Faceoff's Mike McKenna joins the show (1:05:59) to break down the Panthers' goaltending situation, why goalie gear is extremely important and who he likes better between Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs Need More From Morgan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 103:27


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick it off by breaking down the Leafs loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday, including Conor Timmins' critical blunder, where Morgan Rielly fits, if it's time to reunite Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on the same line and the confidence level with Matt Murray as the number one. They are joined by former NHL executive and Sportsnet hockey analyst Mike Futa (41:11), who discusses the energy Wayne Simmonds brings to the team, the Leafs' need for a true number one defenceman and who they would need to trade to get one. Then, former Leaf and host of Chiclets Game Notes Colby Armstrong joins the show (1:06:10) to chat about the yo-yoing Penguins, flashiness vs. nastiness on the Leafs and the need for both, and why Seattle is the Cup contender no one is talking about. Kyper, Bourne and Sam close out with a break down of Canucks' president Jim Rutherford's press conference today.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs vs. Bruins: How Much Does It Matter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 103:43


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee break down the Maple Leafs loss to the Detroit Red Wings and how Bobby McMann has fit on the Leafs lines. Next, Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery jumps on (18:35) to discuss his adjustment to the team's system while implementing his own philosophy, how different it is coaching a veteran team in comparison to younger teams, his assessment of the Toronto hockey club, and getting another chance with the Bruins organization after leaving the Dallas Stars. Then, Doug MacLean joins for his weekly chat with the boys (57:43) and shares his thoughts on the regular season, if teams are allowed to have throwaway games, and if young players can cement themselves into a lineup when the post-season comes around. Afterward, the guys are joined by Windsor Spitfires, Seattle Kraken prospect Shane Wright (1:05:54) to sum up his learning experience playing hockey in the World Juniors and within the AHL. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Yzerplan Meets the Shanaplan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 103:32


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin with the Leafs' 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators, one of the best performances all season from Matt Murray and Sheldon Keefe trying William Nylander at centre in Auston Matthews' absence. They also discuss Kyper's newest article about Jake Muzzin, and if the Leafs need a new Muzzin before the playoffs begin. They are joined by Maple Leafs radio colour analyst Jim Ralph (42:39) who breaks down Murray's game yesterday, the NHL debut from Bobby McMann, and his experience working with Jim Bowen.  Four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Red Wings, Woodward Sports Network's Darren McCarty joins the show (1:05:06) to talk about Detroit's recent stretch ahead of their game tonight against the Leafs, their path back to being a Cup contender and the "Yzerplan." The guys close with a coversation about the All-Star game, Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson being a healthy scratch, and league meetings about goalies knocking the nets off.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Assessing Canadian Teams at Halfway Point

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 103:20


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam Mckee begin hump day discussing Auston Matthews sitting out his first game of the season due to an injury, Bobby McMann making his NHL debut and if we'll see more load management for hockey players. The guys are joined by Nashville Predators TV play-by-play voice Willy Daunic (21:31) to get his thoughts on the team's identity, how they've produced their offence on the ice, if Ryan Johansen is their number one centre, why they're hoping Tanner Jeannot will have a better second half, and a story of Willy being drafted to the Toronto Blue Jays. Afterwards, Sportsnet's David Amber jumps on (41:29) to share his idea on how the NHL can combat tanking, Vancouver Canucks' struggles, if a coaching change is imminent for the team, at the midway point, why he's more concerned about both teams in Alberta out of all the Canadian franchises, and who will make a big trade at the deadline, Kyle Dubas or Ken Holland. Finally, Coming In Hot Sens Podcast's Jason York joins the guys (1:06:29) to share the state of the Ottawa Senators at the halfway point of the year, if Pierre Dorion's job on the line despite a pending sale of the franchise, and Alex DeBrincat's future with the Sens. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Brodie Hits IR + Star or Superstar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 103:39


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee begin with the news that TJ Brodie will hit the IR and what the Leafs will miss in his absence. They are joined by NHL Network's Mike Kelly (21:36) who shares some thoughts and analytics on Auston Matthews' underwhelming goal-scoring pace, Morgan Rielly's struggles and whether or not Calle Järnkrok can be a long-term solution on the second line. Then, Sportsnet's Ken Wiebe joins the show (41:17) and goes deep on the Winnipeg Jets, the reason for this season's turnaround, the Rick Bowness effect and their financial future inspiring more urgency. Later, former NHL pro, agent and GM Brian Lawton of NHL Network discusses the 'buyers market' ahead of the deadline, who the Leafs should target and who may become available (1:03:54). Finally, Kyper, Bourne and Sam play a game of 'Star or Superstar.'The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Goalie Instability at the Midway Mark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 103:20


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee kick off the show by breaking down a pair of Leafs wins over the weekend, including bounce back performances from Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, whether or not the Leafs still need an upgrade in net, the five-forward powerplay and Morgan Rielly easing back into the lineup. They are joined by Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick (41:49) who shares his thoughts on the Leafs' goalie competition, the dynamic of player morale vs. business at the trade deadline and the Sabres' playoff hopes. Later, Bob Stauffer of Oilers NOW joins the show (1:06:43) to discuss Edmonton's season so far, Jack Campbell losing the starting job in net, their need for secondary scoring in the absence of Evander Kane and how active they will be in the blueliner trade market. Finally, the guys share their halfway-point-of-the-season takeaways for the Leafs.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Time To Worry About Matt Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 103:39


    Justin Bourne, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee kick it off by discussing Team Canada's gold-medal win over Czechia at the World Juniors. They then get into last night's dissapointing showing from the Leafs against the Kraken, worrying and worsening play from Matt Murray, how Sheldon Keefe has handled team morale and Morgan Rielly's risky game burning Toronto defensively. The guys are joined by ESPN's Emily Kaplan (41:01), who chats about the trade market, which teams will be the biggest buyers and why some teams have been hesitant to take the first swing. Later, Sam Consentino joins the show (1:04:40) to share his takeaways from the World Juniors, Shane Wright starting to play up to expectations, a pro-comparrison for Connor Bedard, and Canada's goalie development problem.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    All-Star Asterisks & Prospect Pressure w/ Eric Lindros

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 103:36


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee begin by breaking down Team Canada beating Team USA in the World Juniors semifinal, the controversial dissalowed goal and how much they miss USA vs. Canada at the highest level.  Stanley Cup Winner and  and TNT broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken Eddie Olczyk joins the show (22:02) to discuss the Kraken's season, their upcoming game agains the Leafs and which teams he thinks will make the playoffs out west. Later, they chat about the newly announced All-Star voting system (47:01), and debate who deserves to be there from each team and if they can even be called 'All-Stars' anymore. Then, former NHLer PJ Stock from The Player Cast shares his thoughts (1:07:12) on the Montreal Canadiens', Boston Bruins' and Maple Leafs' seasons, and who is 'built' for the playoffs. Finally, NHL legend Eric Lindros breaks down (1:19:36) tonight's World Juniors final, what it's like to be the headline prospect at the tournament and how the tourney has changed.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Auston Matthews Hits 500 Career Points at the Bank

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 103:49


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee kick off the show by discussing Auston Matthews getting to 500 career points in a wild game vs. the Blues at Scotiabank Arena. They also chat a potential contract extension for Michael Bunting - what would that look like from a dollar perspective, and would playoff success tilt that number upwards at all? Sportsnet's Anthony Stewart stops by to share a Leafs point of view (41:27) - could Matthew Knies eventually fulfill a top six role for the team? Afterwards, scout Jason Bukala takes a look at Canada's World Juniors performance so far, and whether or not the hype should be believed on Connor Bedard (1:03:55). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Winger Winger - Is Tavares the Answer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 104:20


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee are back together and kick off 2023 by discussing Canada's overtime win over Slovakia in the quarterfinals of the World Juniors, Connor Bedard's imposing stretch and which NHL teams should consider tanking for him. Two-time Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Craig Simpson joins the show (41:24) to catch up with the Leafs and discuss tonight's matchup against the St. Louis Blues, Matt Murray vs. Ilya Samsonov, concerns for John Tavares' offensive production and if he should be moved out to the wing. Later, Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong gives his take (1:06:44) on his team's season so far, how he approaches team-building and trades, and why his system is geared for success in the playoffs. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Looking Ahead to 2023 and the Playoffs with Adam Foote

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 104:38


    Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kick off the final show of the year with a break down of the Maple Leafs' loss to the Coyotes, the Mullett Arena experience and the Leafs' historical struggles against Arizona. Two-time Stanley Cup Winner with the Colorado Avalanche Adam Foote joins the show (41:58) and shares his thoughts on the defending champs' play this season, the Leafs and how they may look in the playoffs, and Cale Makar's all-time great potential. Later, Sportsnet hockey analyst Michael Futa battles a rib injury to join the show (1:05:27) and talk about his confidence in how the Leafs can look come playoff time and why seeding might not matter as much as some think. Finally, they answer questions from the mailbag before closing out the final show of 2022.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Rielly Returns! Desert Auditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 104:13


    Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne start by discussing the Leafs matching up with the Coyotes before they are joined by Leafs Radio Network Colour Analyst Jim Ralph (20:36) for an in-depth preview, the  Leafs' poor record vs Arizona all-time and if this game could possibly be a showcase for rumoured trade target Jakob Chychrun. Later, GM of Canada's Men's National Team for the Spengler Cup and former Arizona Coyote Shane Doan joins the show (44:40) to break down Canada's tough elimination in the Quarterfinals. Shane also shares his thoughts on the Coyotes' season, playing in Mullet Arena, and how keeping players like Jakob Chychrun would be beneficial for the long term of the club. Finally, the boys are joined by Former Leafs GM and Leafs Nation Pre + Post Game Host Gord Stellick (1:07:12) who makes the argument that the Leafs do not need to make a big trade.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs' Trade Targets - Buy, Sell or Rent?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 103:45


    Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kick off by breaking down the Maple Leafs' overtime win against the St. Louis Blues, William Nylander's solo effort with the game winner, Calle Järnkrok making the most of his opportunity on the second line and how much stock to put into these regular season 'statement' wins. Then, breaking news that the Leafs will be fined $100k by the league for travelling on Christmas Day (57:16). Later, Luke Fox joins (1:03:59) to discuss who the Leafs should target in a trade, what assets they'd have to give up and if trading for a one-year rental is worth it. Finally, John Scott's Connor McDavid take, is 'the Michigan' too showboat-y and what's going on with Canadian goalies?The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Looking for Answers Against the Lightning

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 103:40


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee get you set for tonight's game between the Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning and discuss the playoff atmosphere and implication, Lightning coach Jon Cooper having fun at Toronto's expense, the Leafs' waning effort levels ahead of the Holiday roster-freeze and much more. Former NHL executive and Sportsnet hockey analyst Mike Futa (41:51) shares his thoughts on the Leafs' biggest needs, who they should target via trade and why they will be handicapped by the cap. Later, TNT's Keith Jones (1:07:31) joins the show to discuss the John Tortorella experience in Philly, if the Devils are a team to fear come playoffs and the Capitals being back in the hunt.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Maple Leafs Make a Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 103:51


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick off the week with a recap of... the World Cup Final? The guys share their thoughts on the similarities between hockey and soccer, the game ending with penalties and the Leafs' title drought vs. Argentina's drought. Afterwards, they break down the Leafs' 5-2 loss on Saturday to the Washington Capitals (8:40), a confidence-shaking game from Ilya Samsonov and the ineffectiveness of a five-forward powerplay. Later, Leafs Nation's host Gord Stellick (43:00) breaks down the Leafs trading Denis Malgin to the Avalanche for Dryden Hunt and what role the Buds' newest addition will have going forward. Finally, former NHLer and Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Garry Galley (1:04:45) discusses the NHL's Christmas freeze-out, Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring pace and goes coast-to-coast evaluating the Canadian teams. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    All Good Streaks Must Come to an End

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 103:52


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee recap the Maple Leafs' tough 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers, their first regulation defeat in over a month and the end of Mitch Marner's point streak, and evaluate the personnel in offensive zone faceoffs, questionable line combinations and the struggles on the powerplay. Doug MacLean makes his weekly appearance (41:31) to discuss what's bothered him about the Leafs, potential trade targets, and the time he swore on live radio. Later, former NHLer and Washington Capitals analyst with NBC Sports Alan May shares his perspective (1:06:17) on Alex Ovechkin closing in on Gordie Howe for second all-time in goal-scoring, his surprisingly great season, and a preview for the Capitals vs. Leafs game on Saturday.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Mark Messier's Recipe For Winning The Stanley Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 103:51


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee highlight Kyper's recent piece on how William Nylander is performing his way into a big payday, whether the Maple Leafs should use him as a trade asset or re-sign him onto a long-term deal. Sportsnet.ca's Luke Fox stops by (20:47) to discuss how important their upcoming game against the New York Rangers might be for Matt Murray and if Conor Timmins will stick on the blueline when Jordie Benn returns. Hockey Hall of Famer and NHL on TNT analyst Mark Messier (48:20) weighs in on Alex Ovechkin reaching 800 career goals, how the offence in the game of hockey has changed over the years, why it'll take a group effort for Toronto to get over their playoff hurdle, and the recipe for winning the Stanley Cup hasn't changed. Then, Rogers Monday Night Hockey's David Amber (1:06:23) jumps on shares when he first brought up 'Ovi Watch', when he thinks Alex will reach Wayne Gretzky's record, and the state of the Canadian NHL teams. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs Cook the Ducks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 103:43


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee discuss the Maple Leafs' dominating 7-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks, including Alex Kerfoot finally having a positive impact, if Pontus Holmberg has played well enough for the Leafs to let David Kämpf walk, and if Dallas Eakins should be fired. Then, former NHL goalie Mike McKenna (42:27) joins the show to talk about Alex Ovechkin reaching the milestone of 800 career goals and tells the story of when Ovi scored on him and did the "Stick on Fire" celebration. Later, cohost of the Rink Wide: Vancouver podcast Jeff Paterson (1:07:10) discusses the limitations in Bo Horvat's game, what he would cost in a trade and the problems with the Vancouver Canucks. Lastly, the Bruins are unbeatable, and Samsonov is finally awarded with the Leafs championship belt.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    A Trio of Former Pros Join the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 103:45


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee celebrate Justin's belated 40th birthday before discussing the Maple Leafs' matchup tonight against the lowly Anaheim Ducks, and the difference between the playstyles of Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray. Then, four-time Stanley Cup winner and current Ducks' special assignment coach Scott Niedermayer joins the show (23:12) to discuss his role with the team, training with Trevor Zegras, and how the league has changed since he was playing. Later, Kelly Hrudey (41:42) shares his thoughts on the Calgary Flames, if the goalie position is less important now, and if the Leafs seem different this year. Finally, former NHLer Scott Gomez (1:22:55) talks the New Jersey Devils, and shares stories from his playing career about Sidney Crosby and Lou Lamoriello.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    William Nylander's Ceiling + M&M Reuniting Again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 103:29


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee break down the Maple Leafs' successful weekend against the Calgary Flames, what's William Nylander's ceiling as a goal scorer, and if they would've traded Nylander for Jonathan Huberdeau earlier in the year. Leafs' radio colour analyst Jim Ralph joins the boys to discuss (42:22) how Conor Timmins has performed alongside T.J. Brodie, how William Nylander has matured over the years, and why he thinks Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner will reunite on the same line come post-season. Then, former NHLer and Sportsnet hockey analyst Colby Armstrongs weighs in on (1:18:44) how the season has turned around for Sheldon Keefe, the changes in the Leafs' demeanour on the ice, and his reaction to former Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chára's comments on the 2011 Vancouver Canucks. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs Get What They Need from Bottom Six

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 103:48


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee break down the Maple Leafs' dominating 5-0 home win over the Los Angeles Kings, Nick Robertson's injury, TJ Brodie's return to the lineup and Pierre Engvall's game misconduct. Doug MacLean makes his weekly appearance (41:44) to discuss the Columbus Blue Jackets' struggles, if the Leafs need to trade for a defenceman and if the impressive play from their bottom six can be relied upon in the playoffs. Later, JD Bunkis (1:06:20) shares his thoughts on if the Leafs should approach a Morgan Rielly trade, what position they should target in return, and the Kyle Dubas contract situation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Brodie Returns! Stories With "Lucky Luc" Robitaille!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 103:54


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee weigh in on how the Maple Leafs will utilize T.J. Brodie who returns to the roster and Mark Giordano's impressive performances on defence. Leafs Nation's host Gord Stellick joins the conversation (20:16) to discuss how Auston Matthews and most of the Leafs adjusted their game to become two-way players, and why Toronto's season feels different in comparison to years of the past. Hockey Hall of Famer, and President of the L.A. Kings Luc Robitaille stops by to chat about (41:44) ultimately waiting until the 9th round to get drafted in the NHL, his time playing with Justin's dad Bob Bourne on the Kings, and Sean Durzi's contributions to L.A.'s blueline. Afterward, Former NHLer, and part of "Playercast" on Sportsnet's YouTube channel Andrew Peters (1:07:54) jumps on to give his perspective on Tage Thompson's offensive surge against the Blue Jackets, and Johnny Gaudreau's decision to sign with Columbus. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Stars Aligned For Toronto And Matt Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 103:58


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee recap the Maple Leafs' win over the Dallas Stars, Matt Murray's shutout performance, the fallout between the Ottawa Senators and Murray, and if Toronto should stick with Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren pairing. ESPN's Kristen Shilton drops by (42:24) to share her thoughts on whether the Leafs will be looking to add or move pieces from their roster, the potential spike in the NHL team's salary caps, and Kyle Dubas' pending contract. Then, Oilers Now's Bob Stauffer jumps on (1:06:00) to weigh in on Jack Campbell's struggles in net, how Edmonton can turn their season around, and Zach Hyman's addition to their roster. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Texas Showdown Between Stars & Leafs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 103:40


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee discuss the timeframe for a potential contract extension for Sheldon Keefe and Kyle Dubas, building a consistent fourth line for the Maple Leafs, and the need for Nick Robertson to create opportunities for himself on the ice. Afterward, former NHLer and Hockey Night in Canada's Craig Simpson (40:16) shares his observations on the Leafs' success in November, how comfortable the team is playing in closely contested games, constructing a successful bottom six, and the re-emergence of physical hits on the ice compared to when he played in the league. Finally, Dallas Stars TV analyst for Bally Sports Daryl Reagh (1:05:50) weighs in on the change in philosophy head coach Peter DeBoer has brought to the team, and previews a match-up between the Leafs and Dallas Stars. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Skating Around The NHL With Shane O & Adam Oates!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 104:09


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin the show recapping the Maple Leafs' OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Hockey Night in Canada, how much they miss Morgan Rielly's impact on the blueline, and what's the identity of the fourth line. Then, former NHLer and co-host of the Missin Curfew Podcast Shane O'Brien (41:42) weighs in on Jacob Trouba's physical presence for the New York Rangers and how he feels about St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington's antics on the ice and head coach Craig Berube's putting his netminder on blast. Then, former NHLer Adam Oates (1:06:08) discusses the difficulties of maintaining any type of streak in the NHL, the importance of up-and-coming players learning how to skate with the puck in their hand, and how many goals Auston Matthews needs to score to have a successful season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Lightning & Leafs Meet Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 103:49


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin the show discussing the Maple Leafs facing the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time since their playoff series loss and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper (23:17) breaks down the performances from his hockey club this season, Mikhail Sergachev's impact on the blue line, and what he thinks about Mitch Marner's current point streak. Then, the guys' weekly chat with Doug MacLean (42:44) as he talks about how the Leafs have changed their year around after a rough start, dealing with injuries on the roster, and his time as a teacher. Afterward, former Leafs' GM Dave Nonis (1:04:53) weighs in on the evolution of the Leafs' core group, at what point during the regular season a team's front office will assess their roster, the use of analytics in hockey, and how coaches and general managers view highly touted prospects. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Marner's Magical Streak Stays Alive!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 103:51


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee break down the Maple Leafs win over the San Jose Sharks, Mitch Marner's point streak staying alive, Ilya Samsonov's performance in net and Mac Hollowell's addition to the blue line. Sportsnet hockey analyst Sam Cosentino weighs in on how Marner has evolved since entering the league, the approach athletes have with improving their individual games, and the depth of the upcoming 2023 NHL Draft (41:46). Then, hockey analyst for the New York Rangers Steve Valiquette (1:06:16) jumps on to break down the best performing goaltenders around the league this season, how goalies handle getting scored on, and Alexis Lafrenière's struggles on the ice. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Who's Starts More: Murray or Samsonov?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 103:44


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee weigh in on the pecking order between the two goaltenders Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, and who should handle the bulk of the starts. Then, former NHLer and Stanley Cup Champion Brad May (21:39) stops by to chat about the importance of players having trust in their netminder, and where he stands on teams tanking their season. Leafs legend, and Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler (41:18) speaks on the passing of longtime friend and teammate Börje Salming, Mitch Marner's current point streak, and having chemistry within a line and power-play unit. Afterward, Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick (1:06:56) shares how the fanbase is feeling about Toronto's top guys, William Nylander's hot and cold spurts, and his view of dual threat in net. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Buying In On Defence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 103:46


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin the show by continuing the conversation around the uncertainty of Auston Matthews' future with the Maple Leafs, then get into Toronto's 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, which one player would be replaced on the defensive pairings, and how the group has bought in on performing better on defence. Former NHL executive and Sportsnet hockey analyst Mike Futa (42:09) weighs in on which area on the Leafs roster they should be upgrading, if Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov are the future goaltending tandem, and his assessment of Matthew Knies within Toronto's prospect system. Then, senior columnist from Sportsnet Eric Francis (1:07:04) jumps on to discuss Matthew Tkachuk's return to Calgary for the first time since being traded to Florida, Flames' struggling on offence, and how can head coach Darryl Sutter help turn their season around. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs Grab a Pair of Weekend Wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 103:20


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee get into the two wins that the Leafs grabbed last Friday and Saturday, over the Wild and Penguins on the road, and how the offence is being driven by Mitch Marner. They bring on Leafs colour analyst Jim Ralph to discuss what he saw from Marner, the offence, and the much-discussed, oft-injured core of defencemen (43:12). With the team still on the road to begin the week, they bring on four-time Stanley Cup Champion Kris Draper to preview the Original Six matchup down in Detroit (1:03:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Leafs Talk - Toronto Hangs On to 4-3 Win Over Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 17:52


    The Toronto Maple Leafs edge out the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in a scrappy Black Friday afternoon game. On a special edition of Leafs Talk, Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee analyze the victory and discuss the good and bad of Matt Murray, the defensive effort from the Leafs' forwards, Mitch Marner's 15-game point streak, and much more!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Remembering Leafs Icon Borje Salming

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 103:39


    Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne remember the late Maple Leafs legend Borje Salming and look back at the celebration of his career during the Hockey Hall of Fame weekend in Toronto. The guys are joined by former Maple Leaf Stu Gavin (4:45) to share his time playing alongside Salming and the type of player he was on the ice and teammate in the locker room. Then, Nick, Justin and producer Sam McKee recap Toronto's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils (20:50), the idea of developing others to play on the penalty kill, and the Devils' fans reaction to the third disallowed goal. Next, Former NHLer and Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Garry Galley (42:46) discuss the Leafs' strength in their defensive game, Rasmus Sandin's elevated opportunity on the blueline and Auston Matthews' lowered production in goal scoring. Finally, general manager of the Minnesota Wild Bill Guerin (1:05:36) reveals how Ryan Reaves would fit on the Wild's lines, why he traded for the forward, and if personality in his players is an important aspect of a winning team. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    A Minor Trade for the Leafs + Paying the Devils a Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 54:37


    Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee start the show by doing their best to not get too distracted while Canada takes on Belgium at the World Cup. They persevere by announcing a Leafs trade, acquiring defenceman Conor Timmins from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Curtis Douglas. Later on, they preview another game vs. the New Jersey Devils, and get into a conversation with NHL on TNT analyst Darren Pang. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

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