The Leaf Report: A show about the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leaf Report: A show about the Toronto Maple Leafs

By The Athletic

A weekly look at the Toronto Maple Leafs with The Athletic's Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, featuring in-depth coverage of the Blue and White throughout the NHL season.

Episodes

Have the Maple Leafs done enough to be a championship team?

On the final Leaf Report of the season, Jonas and James discuss the departure of Wes Clark, the director of scouting for the Maple Leafs. The guys look back on the year that was for the Leafs, what went right, what went wrong and look ahead to how the team fares with the new additions Chris Tanev, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Anthony Stolarz, the return of Max Domi and why the signing of Jani Hakanpää isn't official yet. Plus, can youngsters Matthew Knies, Easton Cowan, Fraser Minton, Nick Robertson and Pontus Holmburg take the next step to strengthen the Leafs secondary scoring.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/241h 23m

Maple Leafs improve defence, but 'run back' forward group again

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs free agency activity, signing Chris Tanev, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jani Hakanpaa and extended Timothy Liljegren to bolster the blue line, Anthony Stolarz joining the extended Joseph Woll and the re-signed Matt Murray in goal and Max Domi returning to the forward group. The guys discuss the lack of improvement on the Leafs forward units, Nick Robertson's trade request and they take questions from Leafs nation in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/241h 32m

Defence targets for the Maple Leafs in free agency

Jonas and James take a look at some of the intriguing names in free agency on the blue line that the Maple Leafs will be targeting on July 1st, including Brady Skjei, Brandon Montour, Matt Roy, Chris Tanev and Nikita Zadorov. Plus the guys address the Joseph Woll extension talks, what goalies could be brought in to support the youngster, and they provide an update on Mitch Marner's status as a Maple Leaf. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/2458m 48s

Maple Leafs off-season mailbag

Jonas and James answer your questions in an all mailbag edition of the Leaf Report, including who will round out Craig Berube's coaching staff, Mitch Marner moving to center, if the Leafs should move on from Timothy Liljegren and David Kampf, what players the Maple Leafs should target during free agency and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/241h 6m

The future of Mitch Marner with the Maple Leafs

Brian Hayes, the host of Overdrive on TSN Radio Toronto joins Jonas and James to discuss the Maple Leafs off-season including Mitch Marner's future in Toronto, the guys look at the Maple Leafs wants and needs, including punching up the goaltending, defence, second line centre and team depth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2453m 15s

Maple Leaf free agent targets

Dom Luszczyszyn joins Jonas and James to discuss the Maple Leafs off-season, who Brad Treliving will target in free agency, if and why Mitch Marner could be dealt this summer and what Leaf free agents should come back as the Maple Leafs look to re-tool their roster under new head coach Craig Berube. Plus Jonas and James stick tap Sheldon Keefe who signed a 4 year deal to coach the New Jersey Devils earlier this week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/241h

Craig Berube will hold the Maple Leafs accountable and show no favourites

Jonas and James welcome Jeremy Rutherford, The Athletic's St. Louis Blues reporter to give the Leaf Report the 411 on new Leafs coach Craig Berube, his coaching style and philosophy, how he will work with the star players and media and what else to expect as the Leafs look to reshape their team. Plus the boys answer your questions in a summer pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/241h 10m

Maple Leafs management must do the 'hard things' to improve the team

Jonas and James welcome The Athletic's Sean McIndoe to discuss the Maple Leafs decision to bring Brendan Shanahan back for another season as Toronto's team president, and the mistakes that the hall of famer has made during his time running the Leafs and the mountain of work on Brad Treliving's desk to improve the team this summer. They talk about what pieces the Maple Leafs could acquire for a player like Mitch Marner, and if John Tavares would consider waiving his no movement clause and Craig Berube and Todd McLellan interviewing for the head coach position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2452m 17s

A change is gonna come for the Maple Leafs

On this Friday edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the end of season management press conference with Keith Pelley, Brendan Shanahan and Brad Treliving.  The guys talk about a change in messaging, that members of the 'core four' aren't guaranteed to come back, that they will consider anything and everything with the intention to make the Leafs better and ultimately, win when it matters most. They also talk about who the coaching candidates are to replace Sheldon Keefe and what we should expect moving forward in the most important off-season in Toronto in a long time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2449m 28s

Another lost year for the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James look back on another heartbreaking loss in game seven against the Boston Bruins. The guys try to read between the lines of another locker clean-out day media availability, and give their opinion on the future of Brendan Shanahan, Sheldon Keefe, John Tavares and Mitch Marner with the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of the management press conference with GM Brad Treliving, Shanahan and new MLSE President Keith Pelley on Friday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2445m 42s

Maple Leafs face-off against the Bruins in Game 7, again

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs massive home ice win in game six to force a 7th and deciding game in this series on Saturday night. The guys praise the play of Joseph Woll, Matthew Knies, Jake McCabe and William Nylander, and how the team has bought into an overall solid defensive plan which has so far, shutdown Bruins star forward David Pasternak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2440m 16s

Joseph Woll, Max Domi and Maple Leafs shine in must win game 5 vs Bruins

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs solid effort in an elimination game five, with Max Domi stepping up in place of the injured Auston Matthews, Matthew Nies and Jake McCabe having their best game of the series, John Tavares working hard to get better and goalie Joseph Woll stepping up large in the net for Toronto. The guys look ahead to game 6 in Toronto on Thursday night as the Leafs look to snap their 6 game home losing streak in the playoffs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/2436m 57s

Groundhog Day for the Maple Leafs

On a special Sunday edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle breakdown the Maple Leafs uninspiring loss to the Boston Bruins in game four, the blowup on the bench involving Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Auston Matthews, the illness that Matthews is battling and if Tuesday night might be the final game for Marner in a Maple Leafs uniform. The guys try to find a solution to the Leafs struggling power-play and penalty kill, wonder if Joseph Woll will get the start in goal in game five and compare the job Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery is doing, as opposed to the Leafs Sheldon Keefe, with yet another season for the Maple Leafs on the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2457m 30s

Dominant Auston Matthews plays his best postseason game to date

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs game two win over Boston, and the dominant performance from star centre Auston Matthews and the overall effort of the first line. The guys praise the surprising contributions of the 4th line, the need to stay out of the box, and to be more disciplined, Sheldon Keefe sticking with the same lineup after a terrible effort in game one, Ilya Samsonov's better performance in game 2, specialty team concerns, how to get Mitch Marner on track, and they provide an update on William Nylander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/2453m 26s

Maple Leafs to meet the Bruins in round one as Auston Matthews quest for 70 ends

Jonas and James look back on the regular season of the Maple Leafs, led by the historic season by Auston Matthews and his 69 goals. The boys turn the page on the regular season and look ahead to the first round series with arch nemesis, the Boston Bruins and discuss some of the biggest question marks coming into the series including the goaltending, what six defenders will draw in, who will win the specialty teams battle and if the core four can finally overcome their Bruin demons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2451m 3s

Auston Matthews 66 goals are the most in the NHL cap era

Jonas and James marvel at the scoring prowess of Auston Matthews and if the Maple Leafs should rest him in the final game if he hasn't reached the 70 goal mark? The guys take a look at the defensive pairings, wondering if Ilya Lyubushkin and Timothy Liljegren will draw into the Leafs top 6 when the playoffs start, the resurgent TJ Brodie a tired William Nylander who has slowed down of late and who of Nick Robertson, Ryan Reaves, Connor Dewar and Pontus Holmberg will be the odd man out with a healthy Leaf lineup ready to begin the playoffs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/241h 4m

Five important questions for the Maple Leafs ahead of game one of the playoffs

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs games this week vs the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, Auston Matthews quest to reach the 70 goal plateau and if the 70 goal benchmark is more impressive than 100 assists in a season. The guys tackle five questions ahead of game one of the playoffs, including should TJ Brodie play, has Ryan Reaves done enough to draw in, will Max Domi be the third line centre, who will skate with Matthews and what has Sheldon Keefe more concerned, the penalty kill or the powerplay? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/241h 3m

Sheldon Keefe makes a statement

Jonas and James discuss Sheldon Keefe's tough love for the Maple Leafs after a disappointing effort vs the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, including calling out his veterans, most notably Captain John Tavares. The guys talk about the rash of injuries to the team including Mitch Marner, Ilya Samsonov, Calle Järnkrok, Joel Edmundson, Mark Giordano and Morgan Rielly. The guys talk about who should get the next two starts in goal for the Leafs vs Washington and Buffalo, and where they would slot T.J. Brodie moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/241h 7m

Maple Leafs penalty kill is failing without Marner and Järnkrok

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs inability to hold leads, the penalty kill and injuries to Mitch Marner and Calle Järnkrok. They critique how the newly acquired Joel Edmundson, Connor Dewar and Ilya Lyubushkin have fared since joining the Maple Leafs. Plus they take a look at Auston Matthews scoring slump, the juggling of the forward lines and they stick tap Bobby McMann who signed a two year contract extension.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/241h 2m

Why was the Maple Leafs trade deadline so underwhelming?

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs trade deadline, with Brad Treliving acquiring Joel Edmundson on Thursday and Ilya Lyubushkin the week before to bolster the blue line, and Connor Dewar as a depth forward who should help on the penalty kill, and prospect Cade Webber, as the Leafs roster is now set for the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2440m 10s

Maple Leafs Trade Board with Chris Johnston

The Athletic and TSN hockey Insider Chris Johnston joins Jonas and James, four days ahead of the NHL's trade deadline to discuss how active he thinks Brad Treliving and the Maple Leafs will be this week, leading up to the Friday at 3pm ET deadline. CJ shares his thoughts on who the Leafs might move, who they might be looking at to acquire and the lack of assets the team has to deal, including draft picks already dealt in previous deadlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2458m 21s

The Boosh is back: Ilya Lyubushkin returns to the Maple Leafs to shore up the right side

On a bonus edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James grade the trade, as the Maple Leafs reacquire defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks, how 'Boosh' will fit in on the Maple Leafs blue-line and if General Manager Brad Treliving has another trade up his sleeve ahead of the deadline on March 8th. Plus the guys discuss the imminent return of Calle Jarnkrok and the team carrying three goalies on the roster, for now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2437m 41s

Roster Dissection of the Maple Leafs

Jonas welcomes Mark Masters from TSN and Joshua Kloke from the Athletic on this roundtable edition of The Leaf Report. The guys dive deep into the Maple Leafs goaltending, with the team carrying three goaltenders on the roster, to the Maple Leafs left handed shot defence core and the improvement on forward depth over the past month, providing support for Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Auston Matthews.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/241h 8m

I say he does it!

Jonas asks James if he thinks Auston Matthews will score 70 plus goals this season, if Tyler Bertuzzi's nightmare season will be saved with a solid playoff performance and if General Manager Brad Treliving will surrender a first round pick leading up to the deadline to help strengthen the Maple Leafs roster, heading into the playoffs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2457m 36s

Morgan will appeal suspension, life without Rielly off to a good start for Maple Leafs

Jonas and James provide their thoughts on the five game suspension to Morgan Rielly, how the Leafs handled his absence in the win over St. Louis and the night to remember for Bobby McMann as the shorthanded Leafs beat up on the Blues. The guys discuss Tyler Bertuzzi's scoring drought, plans for the goaltending moving forward and the latest trade rumours involving the maple leafs with 23 days until the trade deadline.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/241h 1m

Why the Maple Leafs should be active at the trade deadline

Jonas and James provide reasons for why the Maple Leafs should be buyers, not sellers or standing pat at the NHL trade deadline, they look back on the loss and win this week vs the Islanders and Stars, the continued lack of secondary scoring depth on this team and if Sheldon Keefe has reached his expiry date and if the Maple Leafs need a new voice behind the bench, before an extended edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/241h 10m

Why have the Maple Leafs taken a step back this season?

Jonas and James dissect the Maple Leafs season at the All-Star break, including the number of players who have taken a step back from their performance from the season before. The guys discuss Ilya Samsonov's return to grace, if a three goalie system can work for this team, William Nylander's play since the contract extension, what the team should do with Nick Robertson, Ryan Reaves and Bobby McMann and the job that GM Brad Treliving has done in his first year guiding the Maple Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/241h 10m

Should the Maple Leafs mortgage the future for this year's team?

TSN hockey analyst and former NHL defencemen Frank Corrado joins Jonas and James on this week's Leaf Report. The guys discuss the Maple Leafs recently wrapped Western Road Trip, Ilya Samsonov's big win Sunday night over Seattle, the Leafs team defence which has struggled this season, and if the Maple Leafs should be buyers this season at the NHL trade deadline? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/241h 11m

How concerning is the Maple Leafs' current funk?

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs latest third period collapse and loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the recent slide which began with an OT loss to the Islanders 4 games ago, the lack of offence, the inability to hold a lead and the roster issues that this team has with slumps dominating the play of John Tavares, William Nylander, Matthew Knies, Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi. Plus the guys discuss Sheldon Keefe's job security and take your questions in a spirited edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2456m 37s

Maple Leafs overpay to retain Nylander, Martin Jones flourishing in net for Toronto

Jonas and James dissect the Maple Leafs 8 year extension for William Nylander, if he can keep his career year scoring pace up, and why the Leafs have continued to overpay for their home grown stars. The guys discuss Martin Jones improbable elevation to Leaf number one goalie, provide an update on injured goaltender Joseph Woll and they wonder if the current plan for Ilya Samsonov, is the correct one for the embattled goalie.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/241h 8m

William Nylander contract extension imminent and can Auston Matthews score 50 in 50?

On the first Leaf Report of 2024, Jonas and James look back on a busy couple of weeks for the Maple Leafs over the Christmas break with Auston Matthews, the Leafs All-Star representative continuing to score at will, William Nylander's contract negotiations reportedly getting close to being done and Ilya Samsonov's struggles between the pipes and his subsequent move to the minors after being waived by the team. Plus the guys look back on the Leafs mini two game win streak to start the new year through California, with a date with the San Jose Sharks next on the list, on Saturday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2443m 16s

State of the Maple Leafs as 2023 draws to a close

On the final episode of the Leaf Report in 2023, Jonas and James review the performance of the players three months into the 23/24 season, they look back on the calendar year that was for the Leafs and look ahead to what is in store for Toronto's hockey team in 2024. Plus they answer your questions in the pod-bag, with the Maple Leafs holding steady in the top 10 of the NHL this season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/231h 16m

Maple Leafs solid record is deceiving, Auston Matthews scoring at will and is Ilya Samsonov broken?

Jonas and James dissect the Maple Leafs 9-1-4 record in the past 14 games and how that record is deceiving for the inconsistent Leafs this season. The guys continue to marvel at Auston Matthews, who has continued to score at a torrid pace, what the Leafs should do with struggling goalie Ilya Samsonov, why isn't John Tavares getting overtime shifts, how the injury to Ryan Reaves could help the team in the long run and does anyone care about the return of Kyle Dubas, Saturday night, as the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/231h 12m

Will Auston Matthews regain MVP form, can Joseph Woll keep up the pace in goal and is Chris Tanev destined to be a Maple Leaf?

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs impressive game vs the Bruins which ultimately saw the blue and white lose to Boston on Saturday night, The duo asks, is it real or not, pertaining to Auston Matthews return to MVP form, if the solid play from depth defenders William Lagesson and Simon Benoit is sustainable, can Joseph Woll continue to be the #1 goalie, is Max Domi a long-term solution at third line centre and Jonas and James address the trade rumours involving Chris Tanev, and the Leafs missing out on Nikita Zadarov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/2359m 23s

Maple Leafs at the quarter mark of the season

Jonas and James take stock of the Maple Leafs at the quarter mark of the season, discussing the middle of the road overall effort from a team that is supposed to be a Stanley Cup contender. They take a look at the long term injury to John Klingberg, and available replacements for him, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews struggles and if the pair should be split up with Marner being placed on the third line and they answer your questions in another edition of the pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/231h 1m

William Nylander's Maple Leafs sweep the global series

James is joined by Chris Johnston on a Jonas-less edition of the Leaf Report to recap the Maple Leafs successful Global Series, which saw the Leafs sweep the two game series against Detroit and Minnesota. The guys discuss William Nylander's superb week in Sweden, Auston Matthews suggestion that a Global Series take place in Mexico City and what the future holds for Ryan Reaves and John Klingberg in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/2351m 15s

William Nylander embracing trip home to Sweden with Maple Leafs

Jonas Siegel in Stockholm and James Mirtle back home in Toronto, preview the Maple Leafs two game in Sweden vs the Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota Wild. The guys discuss William Nylander's red hot start to the season, Nikita Zadorov's request to be traded to the Leafs, John Klingberg's improvement vs Vancouver, the Domi line's added offence and how much better the fourth line has looked with Ryan Reaves in the press box.  Plus Joshua Kloke, who is also in Sweden on the Global Series trip stops by to talk about legendary Leafs scout Thommie Bergman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/231h 4m

Knies clicks with Matthews & Marner, Domi, Bertuzzi & Klingberg continue to struggle and Ryan Reaves is benched

Jonas and James discuss Matthew Knies fitting into the first line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, how Max Domi fared at centre ice vs Tampa, Tyler Bertuzzi and John Klingberg's continued struggles. how Simon Benoit and Willam Lagesson have looked on the blue line and Sheldon Keefe's decision to bench Ryan Reaves for the second half of the game vs the Lightning and how Reaves should probably get used to that, moving forward in close games.  Check out DUER’s flagship stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary or Vancouver, or shop online at duer.ca/leaf. Right now, our listeners can get 15% off when you go to Duer.CA/leaf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/231h 11m

Do the Maple Leafs have a disconnect on the top line, issues on the PK and is Joseph Woll a true number one?

On this Halloween edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James play True, False or TBD. They discuss the ceiling for William Nylander this season, if the top line perhaps needs to be broken up, if Joe Woll has replaced Ilya Samsonov as the true number one goalie, if the team has issues on the penalty kill and a lot more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2357m 58s

Woll looks to take advantage of Samsonov's struggles, Knies provides much needed secondary scoring

Jonas and James take a look back on the Maple Leafs best effort of the season, vs Tampa on the weekend. The guys discuss mixing up the forward units, Joe Woll getting the nod vs Washington and Ilya Samsonov getting extra work on ice and at the white board in practice, Matthews and Marner leading the NHL in time on ice, how much longer will Fraser Minten stay with the big club, and could Nick Robertson be the next forward called up by the Leafs? Check out DUER’s flagship stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary or Vancouver, or shop online at duer.ca/leaf. Right now, our listeners can get 15% off when you go to Duer.CA/leaf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/231h 5m

Chris Johnston on the Maple Leafs slow start to the season

Jonas and James welcome The Athletic's newest teammate, NHL insider Chris Johnston. The guys breakdown the Maple Leafs first three games, including a disappointing 4-1 home ice loss to Chicago on Monday night. The trio critique the strong play of Auston Matthews and William Nylander, the progression of rookies Fraser Minton, Matthew Knies and Joseph Woll, the lack of secondary offence, overall team defence struggles and the five game road trip which begins on Thursday in Florida.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/2357m 5s

Fraser Minten makes the Maple Leafs season opening roster

On this Thanksgiving episode of The Leaf Report, Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle discuss the Leafs talk of training camp, former 2nd round pick Fraser Minton making the opening night roster, the trading of Sam Lafferty, the imminent signing of Noah Gregor to a contract and how the team will deploy William Nylander in his contract year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/231h 3m

Liljegren and Knies are set to breakout, Nylander at centre is a work in progress, and cap implications will play a roll in Leafs opening night roster

As the Maple Leafs training camp enters week two, Jonas and James discuss where the Leafs are as a team defensively, Timothy Liljegren and Matthew Knies who are poised to breakout this season and William Nylander's progress at the centre ice position. The guys breakdown the Maple Leafs cap situation and injuries to Calle Jarnkrok and Conor Timmins which might factor in Nick Robertson, Noah Gregor, Martin Jones, and Dylan Gambrell aiming to make this team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/231h 11m

Nylander at Centre, Matthews to the penalty kill and Klingberg on the 1st power-play unit highlight the 1st week of training camp

With training camp in full swing, Jonas and James discuss some of the more pertinent storylines including the performance thus far of Maple Leafs first round pick Easton Cowan, how William Nylander has faired at centre, Auston Matthews on the penalty kill and John Klingberg replacing Morgan Rielly on the first power-play unit ahead of an extended training camp pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/231h 11m

Maple Leafs training camp preview with Chris Johnston

Jonas and James welcome their friend and colleague Chris Johnston from TSN and SDPNSports to talk about the beginning of another training camp for the Maple Leafs, including the team running everyone back for another shot at a deep run in the playoffs, Ryan Reaves roll with the club, William Nylander's contract and Auston Matthews looking to bounce back this season. Plus Jonas and James address Mike Babcock's NHL legacy and they answer your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC NHL'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL AT youtube.com/@theathletichockeyshow Get a new subscription to the Athletic for $/1 per month for 12 months when you visit theathletic.com/LeafReport. Trust me, you haven’t felt comfort until you have your own pair of DUERs! Check out DUER’s flagship stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary or Vancouver, or shop online at duer.ca. We've arranged something special with DUER just for our listeners - 15% site wide when you use our promo code LEAF https://duer.ca/discount/LEAF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/231h 18m

Can Auston Matthews regain his Hart Trophy season form and 6 more burning questions for the Maple Leafs

On the second episode of the new season of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the most important question for seven Maple Leafs including if Auston Matthews can return to Hart Trophy form, is Timothy Liljegren ready for top four minutes, and what kind of role and impact will new Maple Leafs Tyler Bertuzzi and John Klingberg bring to the team? Plus the boys open up the pod-bag and answer your questions, with the Leafs one week away from the start of training camp. SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC NHL'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL AT youtube.com/@theathletichockeyshow Get a new subscription to the Athletic for $/1 per month for 12 months when you visit theathletic.com/LeafReport. Trust me, you haven’t felt comfort until you have your own pair of DUERs! Check out DUER’s flagship stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary or Vancouver, or shop online at duer.ca. We've arranged something special with DUER just for our listeners - 15% site wide when you use our promo code LEAF https://duer.ca/discount/LEAF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/231h 2m

Auston Matthews, Ilya Samsonov and Sheldon Keefe's new contracts headline a busy summer for Maple Leafs

Jonas and James return with the first episode of the new season of the Leaf Report. The guys discuss the contract extension for Auston Matthews, Ilya Samsonov's one year arbitration contract, William Nylander's desire to stay with the Maple Leafs and the extension for Sheldon Keefe and the new additions to his coaching staff. Plus Jonas and James dive deep into the LTIR for Matt Murray, Martin Jones signing with Toronto and they pay tribute to former first rounder Rodion Amirov who tragically passed away at the age of 21 after a battle with brain cancer ahead of answering your questions in the Leaf Report pod-bag. Trust me, you haven’t felt comfort until you have your own pair of DUERs! Check out DUER’s flagship stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary or Vancouver, or shop online at duer.ca. We've arranged something special with DUER just for our listeners - 15% site wide when you use our promo code LEAF https://duer.ca/discount/LEAF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/231h 13m

Maple Leafs active in free agency, are trades next?

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs flurry of activity during free agency, critiquing the team adding Ryan Reaves, Max Domi, John Klingberg and Tyler Bertuzzi and if this team is better then the one that got eliminated by Florida in this past seasons second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  The guys provide an update on the contract extensions for Auston Matthews and William Nylander, and if Matt Murray will be traded or bought out ahead of James and Jonas recapping the Leafs at the 2023 NHL draft from Nashville.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/231h 9m

Bryan Hayes on if the Maple Leafs are really going to run it back......again?

Bryan Hayes, the host of Overdrive on TSN 1050 Toronto joins Jonas and James to talk about the reports that Brendan Shanahan and Brad Treliving will keep the core four intact and extend Sheldon Keefe. The guys discuss what changes they'd like to see the team make, how Toronto can generate more scoring, Auston Matthews and William Nylander's next contracts and how the Maple Leafs can continue to manage the salary cap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/231h 15m

Brad Treliving named 18th General Manager in Maple Leafs history

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs hiring of Brad Treliving as the 18th General Manager in the history of Toronto's hockey team. The guys analyze Treliving's comments on Auston Matthews and the core four, Sheldon Keefe's status and the team roster at 'Tree's' media conference Thursday morning and the role that President Brendan Shanahan will continue to have on hockey decisions. Plus the guys touch on former General Manager Kyle Dubas who takes a new job with the Pittsburgh Penguins as president of hockey operations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2345m 12s

Chris Johnston and Down Goes Brown on the turmoil in Toronto, as Brendan Shanahan begins the search for a new General Manager

Jonas and James welcome Chris Johnston and Down Goes Brown to provide their take on the bizarre press conference from Brendan Shanahan last week, why the relationship with Shanahan and Kyle Dubas fell apart, who the Leafs next General Manager might be, where Dubas may end up next in his hockey career and CJ's report that the core four has been told by Shanahan, that they aren't going anywhere. Plus CJ and DGB answer your questions in an extended edition of the Leaf Report podbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/231h 23m

Kyle Dubas not offered a new contract by the Maple Leafs after a shift in thinking from Brendan Shanahan

Jonas and James breakdown the explosive, timeline outlining press conference held by Maple Leaf president Brendan Shanahan, announcing that the team had decided to move on from Kyle Dubas as the General Manager of Toronto's NHL team. The guys discuss Shanahan's comments about Kyle's longterm commitment to the Leafs, the offer increase from his agent, and Brendan's shift in thinking towards walking away from a new deal for Dubas. Plus Jonas and James look at some of the top contenders that could be considered as the new General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2336m 0s

More questions than answers for the Maple Leafs after season ending media availability

Jonas and James breakdown the Maple Leafs season ending media availability and discuss the future of John Tavares, Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner with the Leafs. The guys wonder if Sheldon Keefe has any chance of returning, and if not him, who is available and would be impactful to coach the team? Plus, they take a look at the surprising comments from Kyle Dubas regarding his future as General Manager, and his willingness to move on from some of the core four of Tavares, Matthews, Marner and Nylander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/231h 13m

The Maple Leafs season of missed opportunities ends in 5 game series loss to FloridaMaple Leafs eliminated from 2nd round as season of

Jonas and James recap a disappointing end to the Maple Leafs season which saw the blue and white being eliminated in five games by the Florida Panthers. With the loss still raw for the players, coaching staff, management and their faithful fans, the boys discuss what to do with John Tavares, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews, four wonderfully talented players who at the end of the day, might not posses the playoff factor that this team sorely needs. Plus the guys take a look at head coach Sheldon Keefe, General Manager Kyle Dubas and President Brendan Shanahan, and what the future will be, and should be, with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/231h 6m

Maple Leafs on the brink of elimination as familiar narratives of the Dubas era dominate series with Florida

Jonas and James breakdown a disappointing game three overtime loss for the Maple Leafs in Florida on Sunday night which sees the blue and white on the brink of being swept out of the second round. The guys discuss the overall play of the 'core four' of Matthews, Marner, Nylander and Tavares who have failed to record a goal in this series, and who might just lack that extra gear to excel in the playoffs. Plus the boys talk about the injection of Justin Holl and Eric Gustafsson into the lineup, David Kampf and Sam Lafferty's positive play in game three, the injury to Ilya Samsonov, the performance of Joseph Woll in relief, and who of Woll, Samsonov or Matt Murray will start in game four on Wednesday night? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2356m 46s

Maple Leafs get Bobrovsky'd' in game 2 as Toronto implodes in the 2nd period

Jonas and James dissect a frustrating 3-2 game two loss for the Maple Leafs at the hands of the Florida Panthers. The guys take a closer look at Ilya Samsonov being outplayed by Sergei Bobrovsky, the Matthew Knies injury, the Tavares line getting crushed territorially, the underlying numbers from William Nylander's game two performance, and the disciplined play from Michael Bunting. Jonas and James discuss what the Leafs need to work on, two days ahead of their biggest game of the season, Sunday night in Sunrise Florida and we take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report playoff pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2344m 10s

Maple Leafs make mistakes in game 1 loss to Florida in round 2

Coming off a game one 4-2 loss against Florida in the second round, Jonas and James take a look at what went right, what went wrong and what should be adjusted ahead of game two vs Florida on Thursday. The guys discuss perhaps sitting Mark Giordano or going with 11 forwards and 7 defenders in game two. Plus they stick tap Matthew Knies who battled, to record his first ever NHL goal, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report playoff pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2343m 1s

The 19 year curse is broken! John Tavares and the Maple Leafs advance to the 2nd round vs Florida Panthers

Jonas and James take a look back on the Maple Leafs six game series win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, and how fitting that the 19 year curse was ended with Captain John Tavares scoring the overtime series winner, plus the boys highlight the Leafs best players in the series with the Bolts, led by Morgan Rielly, Auston Matthews, Luke Schenn and Ilya Samsonov, the lineup changes in game six which assisted in the win, and what the Leafs are in for, facing the Florida Panthers in the second round which begins in Toronto on Tuesday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/2350m 43s

6,948 days later, the Maple Leafs quest to advance to the 2nd round continues

On the heels of the game 5 loss, Jonas and James dissect the Leafs failure to close out the series with Tampa Bay, the nightmare game five for Justin Holl and Mark Giordano on defence, the third and fourth lines who struggled in game five, and how dangerous it is for the Leafs to give Andrei Vasilevskiy and Tampa the opportunity to get back in this series. The boys discuss if Holl will come out of the lineup? Who will Michael Bunting replace on the forward units, and where will he play? Is Jon Cooper out coaching Sheldon Keefe? Will Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Rielly and Tavares shake the choke moniker and find a way to advance to the 2nd round? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2350m 37s

It was 4-1 in the 3rd period! Now the Maple Leafs can eliminate Tampa in game 5 on Thursday

Jonas and James revisit the Maple Leafs shocking come from behind 5-4 overtime victory in game four in Tampa Bay on Monday night. The guys discuss the changes the Leafs need to make tactically in game 5, what line formations they would like to see with Michael Bunting eligible to return from his three game suspension on Thursday night, and the fellas discuss how splitting up Matthews, Marner, Tavares and Nylander, was essential in the Leafs big win, and how that trend should continue to be the game plan Thursday night in game five. Plus the guys answer your questions from an on edge Leaf fanbase on a playoff edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2350m 10s

Maple Leafs escape Tampa's best game of the series and snatch victory from defeat in overtime in game 3

Jonas and James breakdown a critical game three for the Maple Leafs as they steal a win over the Lightning in Tampa Bay, in overtime. The guys praise the work done in game two by Ilya Samsonov, Ryan O'Reilly, Auston Matthews, Matthew Knies and Luke Schenn but lament the struggles of the majority of the team in game three. The boys bring up the concern of the play of the Leafs second and 4th lines, the defensive pairing of McCabe and Brodie which struggled in game three and what changes they would like to see ahead of game four in Tampa on Monday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/2347m 59s

Tavares hat trick leads Maple Leafs as they even up series with Tampa Bay

Jonas and James recap game two of the Leafs playoff series with Tampa, the polar opposite of game one. The guys dissect the play of Ilya Samsonov, Matthews, Marner, Nylander, O'Reilly and Tavares. Plus they offer analysis on Matthew Knies, the three fights from defenders Mark Giordano, Justin Holl and Luke Schenn, the record tying night from Morgan Rielly and what the Leafs can expect from an experienced disciplined Tampa Bay Lightning team in game three on Saturday night. Plus the guys provide their thoughts on the three game suspension to Michael Bunting ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2343m 15s

Maple Leafs playoff demons resurface in game one blowout

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs game one loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs. The guys discuss Ilya Samsonov's struggle in net, the poor performances of the bottom six forward group, the play of Giordano, Holl, Brodie and McCabe on the blue-line which seemed out of sorts and where Matthew Knies will draw into the lineup after Michael Bunting's hit on Erik Černák will surely see the Leafs forward suspended ahead of game two on Thursday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2344m 21s

Maple Leafs playoff preview with Frank Corrado

Jonas and James welcome former NHL'er and current TSN and TSN 1050 Toronto Hockey analyst Frankie Corrado, to help preview the Maple Leafs playoff series vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. The guys discuss line combinations, defence pairings, goaltending, the coaching of Sheldon Keefe and what player they are looking at to take their game to the next level. Plus Jonas and James take your questions in another edition of the pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/231h 12m

Matthew Knies signs with Toronto, Maple Leafs are rolling heading into the playoffs

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs recent success, with Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews stepping up as the regular season winds down, Ilya Samsonov getting some rest ahead of the playoffs in favour of Matt Murray, how the Leafs will use Ryan O'Reilly and how well Jake McCabe has fit in with the team since he was acquired from Chicago.  The guys welcome Josh Kloke who provides the 411 on the Maple Leafs top prospect Matthew Knies. Knies, a Hobey Baker finalist, signed an NHL contract on Sunday and is expected to play for the Leafs on their end of season road trip through Florida, Tampa Bay and New York.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2359m 38s

Auston Matthews is on a heater, and will it be Murray or Samsonov in game one of the playoffs?

Jonas and James stick tap Auston Matthews heater, and how well he is gelling with line-mate Mitch Marner, just in time for the playoffs. The guys discuss the second line, focusing on William Nylander and Michael Bunting who have struggled in the month of March, who the Leafs will give the nod to in net in game one of the playoffs and how the defensive pairings are beginning to shape up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/231h 15m

Critiquing the Maple Leafs recent play and big playoff lineup questions

Jonas and James return with an all new Leaf Report where the boys discuss the recent play of the team, the play of Matt Murray and how the Leaf plan to use him and Ilya Samsonov as the playoffs approach. Plus the guys talk about Auston Matthews hand injury and his play of late, how Sheldon Keefe will handle the defensive pairings and how the Leaf will use Matthew Knies, if and when the US college hockey star signs with Toronto. Get up to 20 free meals with purchase plus free shipping on your first box at hellofresh.com/leaf20 with code Leaf20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/231h 3m

Jeff O'Neill on the Maple Leafs drive to the playoffs

Former Maple Leaf Jeff O'Neill, from Hayes, Noodles and the O-Dog on TSN 1050 joins Jonas and James on the latest Leaf Report. O-Dog, the star of the NHL trade deadline on TSN, discusses the Maple Leafs moves at the deadline, how the team shapes up leading into the playoffs and Jeff, Jonas and Mirtle take your questions on the pod-bag.  Go to Indochino.com and use code AthleticNHL to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/231h 14m

Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leaf finalize the roster as the trade deadline arrives

Jonas and James recap the 2023 NHL trade deadline and the multiple moves that the Maple Leafs made leading up to March 3rd. The guys discuss the departure of Rasmus Sandin and Pierre Engval and the new additions Erik Gustafsson and Luke Schenn, who landed with Toronto this week, after Ryan O'Reilly, Noel Acciari, Sam Lafferty and Jake McCabe had previously joined the team in February.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/231h 4m

Maple Leafs are all in after acquiring Jake McCabe and Sam Lafferty, is Kyle Dubas done though?

Jonas and James who are on the road in Seattle with the Maple Leafs, breakdown Toronto's latest deadline deal, which sees the buds acquire defenceman Jake McCabe and forward Sam Lafferty from Chicago. The guys discuss where the new players will draw into the Leafs lineup, what moves if any are left to be made and what the status of injured goalie Matt Murray and his huge cap hit is, with the deadline approaching fast. Plus the guys take your questions from the App and via twitter, in a spirited edition of the Leaf Report podbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/231h 17m

We have a trade! Ryan O'Reilly and Noel Acciari's immediate impact on the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James dissect the Maple Leafs big trade which saw them acquire Ryan O'Reilly and Noel Acciari late Friday night. The guys discuss the impact of adding these players ahead of the playoffs, John Tavares' move to the wing, what line they see O'Reilly on long term and if the Leafs have anything left to deal ahead of the March 3rd trade deadline. Get up to 20 free meals with purchase plus free shipping on your first box at hellofresh.ca/Leaf20 with code Leaf20 Take advantage of MANSCAPED®’s best valued bundle and save 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code NHL23 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/231h 14m

32 minutes with Elliotte Friedman on the Maple Leafs trade targets

Elliotte Friedman from Hockey Night in Canada and 32 Thoughts joins Jonas and Mirtle, 16 days ahead of the deadline to discuss the Maple Leafs wants and needs leading up to March 3rd.  Plus the guys critique the play of possible Leaf targets Patrick Kane, Timo Meier, Vlad Gavrikov, Ivan Barbashev, Ryan O'Reilly, Luke Schenn and Tyler Bertuzzi ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/231h 23m

Can the Maple Leafs find a way to make a blockbuster deadline trade?

With the Maple Leafs unofficial second half of the season ready to kick off on Friday night in Columbus, Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs salary cap and how it can be massaged for the buds to afford both a high end forward and defenceman. The guys debate the merits of dealing their first round pick or top prospect Matthew Knies, and they compare the NBA's trade deadline to the NHL's before dipping into a hefty Leaf Report Pod-bag, ahead of back to backs vs lowly Columbus, this weekend. Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/NHL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/231h 20m

Big picture priorities for the Maple Leafs at the All-Star break

TSN's Mark Masters joins Jonas and Mirtle to discuss the unofficial first half of the Maple Leafs season. The guys touch on the big picture issues surrounding the team, and if they should make it a priority to improve the goaltending, defence, and top and bottom 6 forwards. The guys look at some of the more attractive players available, including defenders Jake McCabe and Vladislav Gavrikov, and on the forward end, Tyler Bertuzzi, Ryan O'Reilly, Timo Meier and Travis Konecny and they wonder if the Leafs should give top prospect Matthew Knies a shot in the playoffs, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/231h 15m

Liljegren and Samsonov seizing the moment, defense targets for the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James take a look at the available defencemen that the Maple Leafs should target ahead of the trade deadline. The guys discuss the development of Timothy Liljegren and goalie Ilya Samsonov seizing his moment. The boys also talk about Sheldon Keefe's decision to reunite Auston Matthews with Mitch Marner and the pairing of William Nylander and John Taveres, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Podbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/231h 21m

Trade deadline candidates for the Maple Leafs, William Nylander resurgence

Jonas and James take a look at possible forward trade candidates for the Maple Leafs including Ryan O'Reilly, Bo Horvat and Max Domi. The guys discuss William Nylander's resurgence, how the team is stronger with Matthews and Nylander together and Tavares and Marner paired up, the injury to Nick Robertson and Bobby McMann's solid play in limited time for the big club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/231h 16m

Auston Matthews not nearly as dominant as last season, Cam Charron on the evolution of analytics in hockey

Jonas and James discuss Mitch Marner being named to the NHL all-star game and that William Nylander should be the next Leaf named to that squad, not Auston Matthews. With Matthews missing practice on Tuesday, they wonder if the star forward is again playing hurt. The guys praise Calle Järnkrok's goal scoring surge on the second line and we welcome Cam Charron, freelance contributor to The Athletic's NHL coverage. Cam worked in the Maple Leafs front office for eight years as a hockey research analyst and he takes your questions and discusses the growth of analytics in hockey and his time with the Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/231h 18m

Are the Maple Leafs better than last season?

On the first new Leaf Report of the new year, Jonas and James talk about the up and down play of the Maple Leafs of late, Auston Matthews becoming the fastest Leaf to record 500 career points, Michael Bunting's red hot roll of late, William Nylander's dominant season Sheldon Keefe's decision to start the third line in overtime and the recent struggles of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov in goal.  Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: http://youtube.com/@theathletichockeyshow Right now, you can get a 1-year subscription to The Athletic for just $2 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow Rocket Money Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to RocketMoney.com/Athletic Athletic Greens  Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/nhl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2355m 41s

Defensively dominant Maple Leafs heading into the Christmas break on a high note

On the final Leaf Report of 2022, Jonas and James look back on the recent play of the Maple Leafs including a solid effort in a 4-1 win over Tampa on Tuesday. The guys address the trade of Denis Malgin to Colorado for Dryden Hunt, the return of Calle Järnkrok and if Toronto should be in the market for a defender or a top 6 forward before the deadline. Plus the guys discuss how Conor Timmins has fit in, the rejuvenated Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and David Kampf line and we look ahead to home heavy schedule in January. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/221h 28m

Nine reasons for the Maple Leafs recent success

Jonas and James discuss the red hot Maple Leafs who have gone 13-1-4 in their past 18 games, led by Mitch Marner's 21 game point streak, the goaltending duo of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, the unsung heroes of the Maple Leafs defence, the injury to Nick Robertson, Pierre Engvall's date with player safety and the return of TJ Brodie to the Leafs blue line, all ahead of the Leaf Report pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/221h 23m

Mitch Marner's record tying point streak puts a bow on Maple Leafs month of November

Jonas and James take a look back on a very successful month for the Maple Leafs in which they went 11-1-3 led by Mitch Marner who tied a club record scoring a point in 18 straight games. The guys discuss the goalies, the defensive play, Auston Matthews quietly effective season and when new acquisition Conor Timmins might draw into the lineup, ahead of an extended edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/221h 12m

Long-term injury to Morgan Rielly stresses an already thin Leafs' defence

As the Maple Leafs reach the twenty game mark on the season, Jonas and James discuss the teams struggles in overtime, the Morgan Rielly injury which could keep the Leafs best defender on the sidelines along with TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin and Auston Matthews ice time. Plus the boys discuss Nick Robertson's continued banishment to the press box, John Tavares' effectiveness on the Powerplay and the Jonas and Mirtle take your questions in another edition of the pod-bag ahead of games vs New Jersey, Minnesota and Pittsburgh this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/221h 9m

Will the Matthews / Marner split create more offence for the Maple Leafs?

As Hall of Fame weekend wraps up, Jonas and James stick tap Börje Salming and the Maple Leafs for honouring the franchises best defencemen of all time. The guys discuss the decision to split up Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner and how Erik Källgren fared, getting back to back starts against Pittsburgh and Vancouver. Plus the guys analyze the play of newcomers Calle Järnkrok and Zach Aston-Reese, the debut of Jordie Benn on the blue-line, and provide an update on TJ Brodie ahead of the Leafs road game on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/221h 3m

Maple Leafs win the weekend without the use of a rent a goalie!

On the heels of a triumphant weekend for the Maple Leafs, Jonas and James look back on a couple of statement games against Boston and Carolina on Saturday and Sunday. The guys praise the return of Timothy Liljegren, the surprising decision to waive Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, the successful pairing of TJ Brodie and Justin Holl on the second unit and the lack of goaltending depth in the organization after the injury to Ilya Samsonov and the signing of Keith Petruzzelli. Plus the guys take your questions in the Leaf Report Pod-Bag ahead of the Leafs home game rematch vs Vegas on Tuesday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/221h 10m

Mitch Marner and Sheldon Keefe face firestorm as Maple Leafs return home from disastrous road trip

On all Hallows' eve, Jonas and James recap the nightmarish five game road trip which saw the Maple Leafs go 1-2-2, including Sunday night and another third period collapse, this time against the bottom feeding Anaheim Ducks. The guys discuss coach Sheldon Keefe's decision to bench Mitch Marner for a couple of shifts, the relationship between the star player and the coach, the brutal defensive play from the Maple Leafs, how the lineup changes worked out for the team on the weekend, and the roster that General Manager Kyle Dubas has constructed for Keefe.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/221h 4m

Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs have yet to find their rhythm

Jonas and James discuss the struggles of the Maple Leafs number one forward unit, the ineffectiveness of the third and fourth lines, Justin Holl and the defence deficiency and on the plus side, the strong start to the season from Captain John Tavares and William Nylander. Plus the guys critique the play of goalie Ilya Samsonov so far, and they provide an update on the potential season ending injury to Jake Muzzin, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/221h 6m

Four games in for the Maple Leafs, is it time to panic?

Jonas and James take a look back on the disappointing effort against Arizona on Monday night, the controversial hand pass call and the continuing search for a solution to the Maple Leafs second line, defensive pairings and goaltending issues. The guys also discuss the injuries to Matt Murray and Jake Muzzin and the subsequent call-ups Victor Mete, Nick Robertson and Wayne Simmonds and how and when they might be inserted into the lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2258m 33s

Maple Leafs split first two games of the new season

Jonas and James get together for an in-person recording of the Leaf Report, fresh off the Maple Leafs home opening win over Washington on Thursday night. The guys analyze the goaltending, the forward units, the defensive pairings, penalty kill and power-play and how the additions of Järnkrok, Aston-Reese, Aubé-Kube, Malgin, Murray and Samsonov have fit in so far, ahead of game three vs the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2257m 16s

Maple Leafs roster set with 4 dollars to spare

On the eve of opening night in Montreal, Jonas and James breakdown the Maple Leafs 20 man roster, their cap limitations, saying goodbye to Wayne Simmonds and why Nick Robertson isn't on the opening night roster. The guys discuss new Maple Leafs Denis Malgin, Zach Aston-Reese, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, Calle Järnkrok, Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, the four dollars they have remaining on their cap and possibly opening up the season short-handed if Captain John Tavares is unable to play on Wednesday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/2247m 33s

Nick Robertson primed to make Maple Leafs opening night roster

Jonas and James praise the training camp and pre-season for winger Nick Robertson and where he best fits in on the roster. The guys project how the rest of the team will shape up, they comment on the signing of Rasmus Sandin and look ahead to contract extensions for Auston Matthews and William Nylander, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3BKz27u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/221h 7m

Jake Muzzin injury puts a cloud on Maple Leafs defence as training camp begins

Jonas and James tackle a number of issues as training camp for the Maple Leafs is well underway. The boys take a closer look at Ilya Samsonov, Denis Malgin, Jordie Benn, Victor Mete, Calle Järnkrok, Adam Gaudette, Nick Robertson, Zach Aston-Reese and Nicolas Aube-Kubel have faired so far in camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/221h 6m

Chris Johnston on Auston Matthews next contract vs Nathan MacKinnon's, Rasmus Sandin and Kyle Dubas future with the Maple Leafs

Chris Johnston joins James and Jonas to discuss the contract extension for Nathan MacKinnon and how it will affect Auston Matthews. CJ provides an update on the ongoing contract negotiations between the Leafs and Rasmus Sandin's camp, the injuries to Timothy Liljegren and Pierre Engvall and how it will affect the teams cap, and GM Kyle Dubas, without a contract for next season. Plus the guys answer your burning Maple Leaf questions in another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/221h 23m

The 9 biggest storylines ahead of Maple Leafs training camp

On the season premiere of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James tackle the nine biggest storylines ahead of Maple Leafs training camp, including the fourth line, the salary cap numbers crunch, who will skate with John Tavares, will Rasmus Sandin sign and and how the new goaltending tandem of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov will work out. Plus, it's a jam packed pod-bag as James and Jonas take your questions as the new season of the Leaf Report officially kicks off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/221h 20m

Down Goes Brown grades the Maple Leafs off-season on the season finale of the Leaf Report

Jonas and Mirtle welcome Sean McIndoe, Down Goes Brown from the Athletic to the season finale of the Leaf Report. DGB, Mirtle and Jonas go down an awesome rabbit hole, looking back on past Maple Leaf front office failures and relating those nightmare stories to how the current front office has done this off-season. The guys discuss the goaltending duo of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, the possible offer sheet coming to Rasmus Sandin, the long term deal signed by depth player Calle Järnkrok and if Justin Holl and Alex Kerfoot will be in training camp with the Leafs, or traded before then to create cap space for Sandin's return. To wrap the season, the boys answer Leaf Report listeners questions in the final Pod-bag of the year. Fear not Leaf fans, if Toronto makes another substantial move this summer, we will fire up the podcast machine to keep you informed and entertained. Until then, have a safe and enjoyable summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/221h 30m

Calle Järnkrok joins the Maple Leafs in free agency, to wrap an active week for the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs activity during free agency, acquiring Matt Murray via trade, and signing Ilya Samsonov, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Adam Gaudette, Victor Mete and Jordie Benn as free agents. Jonas and Mirtle debate if the Leafs are any better after these player acquisitions, the relationship between the Leafs and Rasmus Sandin, and we wrap the podcast with breaking news, as Calle Järnkrok signs a 4 year deal at 2.1 million per season with the Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/221h 23m

Mrazek peters out in Toronto, Matt Murray linked to the Leafs ahead of free agency on Wednesday

Jonas and James look back on the 2022 NHL draft, discuss the trade of Petr Mrazek to Chicago and the Leafs being linked to Ottawa goalie Matt Murray. Mirtle and Jonas look at the future of Rasmus Sandin, Ondrej Kase and Pierre Engvall in Toronto and take a look at players who might be available ahead of the qualifying offer deadline on Monday afternoon ahead of a pre NHL free agent Leaf pod mailbag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/221h 11m

What the Timothy Liljegren extension means for Rasmus Sandin and Josh Kloke previews the Leafs at the NHL Draft

Jonas and James discuss the contract extension for blueliner Timothy Liljegren, what it means for Rasmus Sandin's contract negotiations, and weather Rasmus can adjust to the right side defence when he signs. The guys take a look at goaltending options including Marc-Andre Fleury, Ville Husso and Alexandar Georgiev, and Jonas and James stick tap Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews and Stanley Cup champion Nazem Kadri. Josh Kloke stops by to help preview the NHL draft and who the Leafs might be gunning for with the 25th selection overall. Plus Mirtle and Jonas answer your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/221h

If it's not Jack Campbell, then who is it?

Jonas and James tackle the Maple Leafs most pressing off-season need: goaltending. The guys discuss what it would take to bring Jack Campbell back to the fold, and if not Soup, then who are the most realistic goaltending options for the Maple Leafs. The guys discuss the challenges of re-signing RFA's Pierre Engvall and Ondrej Kase and if the Leafs will end up unloading Petr Mrazek, with Chicago and Buffalo being the prime candidates to take on that contract and how Kyle Dubas will be hunting non tendered players again this off-season. Plus, we wrap this edition with the Pod-bag with Leaf fans curious as to what the players do in the off-season, Alex Kerfoot trade rumours and if Josh Ho-Sang will ever make the big team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/221h 4m

The Giordano discount

Jonas and James look back on Brendan Shanahan, Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe's press conference after the Leafs were eliminated in seven games to Tampa Bay and take a look at some of the pressing concerns for the team this off-season including possibly moving John Tavares to the wing, re-signing Ilya Mikheyev, finding a right handed shot defender to play with Morgan Rielly, strengthening the fourth line, shoring up the goaltending and gaining much needed cap space. Plus the guys stick tap the team re-signing Mark Giordano to a team friendly deal and wonder what the future holds for Wayne Simmonds and Jason Spezza in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/221h 15m

Effort was there, a different year, but the same result, Maple Leafs eliminated in game seven

Jonas and James take a look back on the Maple Leafs 2-1, game seven loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night and the first round series with the defending Stanley Cup champions overall. The guys discuss the failure of the power-play which ultimately may have cost the Leafs the series, the officiating, which players the team needs to bring back, and which ones they might have to turn the page on, and why it isn't yet, time to blow up the core of this team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/221h 19m

Future of Sports Pt. 2

In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2222m 26s

Future of Sports Pt. 1

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14/05/2225m 43s

Maple Leafs on a mission to exorcise their demons in game 7 vs Tampa Bay

On the nine year anniversary of the Maple Leafs collapse in Boston in game 7, Jonas and James look back on the game 6 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night. The guys praise Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander and Jack Campbell and the overall effort by the team. They discuss the glaring errors by Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev and the penalty trouble that the team got into in the third, ahead of another playoff edition of the Maple Leafs pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/221h 7m

Core four and Jack Campbell lead the Maple Leafs to victory in game 5

Jonas and James praise the work of John Tavares, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews as the Maple Leafs win the pivotal game 5 vs the Lighting, setting up an elimination game 6 on Thursday night in Tampa Bay. The guys look at Jack Campbell's bounce back game, the positive contributions from Justin Holl and Mark Giordano and that inspirational intermission speech from Jason Spezza ahead of another edition of the playoff pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/221h 2m

Maple Leafs fail to show up in game 4 loss to Tampa Bay

Jonas and James sift through a listless effort by the Maple Leafs in the game four, 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The guys dissect the play of Captain John Tavares and his line, Auston Matthews line, Jack Campbell's effort and the guys try to figure out defensive pairings that might work for coach Sheldon Keefe, ahead of game five. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2257m 53s

Jack Campbell shines as the Maple Leafs take a 2 games to 1 lead over Tampa Bay

Jonas and James breakdown the game three win by the Maple Leafs on a special Saturday playoff edition of the Leaf Report. The guys praise the play of Jack Campbell and David Kampf and the evolution of Pierre Engvall and Ilya Mikheyev and discuss the changes that Sheldoin Keefe made to the Leafs lineup in game three. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2249m 48s

Bad penalties and special team struggles even the series between the Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay

Jonas and James recap a disappointing game two for the Maple Leafs which sees their series with Tampa Bay tied at a game a piece. The guys discuss too many penalties, special team struggles, a cold John Tavares and a fourth line that continues to hamper Toronto. Jonas and Mirtle praise the work of Matthews and Marner and look ahead to what changes the Leafs should make to the lineup for game three on Friday, May 6th.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/221h 1m

Maple Leafs dominate Tampa Bay in game one of playoffs as Mitch Marner has a playoff game to remember

Jonas and James break apart the Maple Leafs 5-0 win over defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay on night one of the NHL playoffs. The guys discuss the penalty kill on the five minute major to Kyle Clifford, the crowd factor, Mitch Marner's overall performance, David Kampf's contributions and Auston Matthews and Jack Campbell playing huge rolls in the Leafs win. Plus the guys look ahead to game two and what the Leafs can expect from a motivated Tampa lineup and they take your questions in a playoff edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2246m 43s

Live Maple Leafs Q&A ahead of the playoffs

Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle host a live Leaf Report and welcome you to the show, taking your questions ahead of the playoffs for the Maple Leafs. Originally recorded at 3pm ET on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/221h 9m

Jack Campbell shines on, in an otherwise uninspiring three game road trip for the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James dissect the Maple Leafs three game road swing which included the beat down in Tampa Bay, the bounce back loss in OT to Florida and an ordinary performance in a shootout win vs Washington on Sunday night.  The guys talk about Jack Campbell's resurgence, load management for John Tavares and Timothy Liljegren, Jake Muzzin's injury, Ilya Mikheyev fantastic season which will have him ringing the bell in free agency and how the injuries to Ondrej Kase and Michael Bunting are exposing the Maple Leafs depth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2255m 38s

Is Auston Matthews injury a concern, Power-play production has stalled and Pierre Engvall has turned into a legitimate top nine forward

Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report on the heels of the Leafs win over Philadelphia on Tuesday Night. The guys discuss who the 2nd place Maple Leafs match up against best, the Tampa Bay Lightning or Boston Bruins in round one of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Jonas and Mirtle play a Siegel copyrighted game, 'Concerned or Not Concerned', where we discuss Auston Matthews mysterious injury, the recent power-play struggles, and injuries to Muzzin, Kase, Sandin and Mrazek. Plus the guys look at the new look Maple Leaf lines, and if Sheldon Keefe will stick to these matchups headed into a first round series vs Boston or Tampa Bay, Alex Kerfoot's quietly good season and Pierre Engvall turning into a legitimate top nine forward in the NHL.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/221h 16m

Playoff bound Maple Leafs a complete no show in latest loss to Buffalo

Jonas and James look back on what went wrong in the loss to Buffalo on Tuesday night and try to figure out why the team has struggled in all games played against the Sabres this season. The guys take a look at Auston Matthews scoring pace, and what number he might end up with by seasons end, they provide an update on unsigned Leafs prospect Matthew Knies, how veteran Mark Giordano has strengthened the Leafs blue line, the ongoing ineffective 4th line, Ondrej Kase's potential season ending injury and Jack Campbell's load management, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/221h 13m

Chris Johnston on the work ahead for the Maple Leafs ahead of the playoffs

Chris Johnston from NorthStar Bets, TSN and The Chris Johnston Show podcast at the Athletic joins Jonas and Mirtle to discuss the Maple Leafs win over Tampa Bay and their OT loss in Florida which included the return of Jake Muzzin on defence, Jack Campbell having to play back to backs because of an in game injury to Erik Källgren and Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner's torrid scoring pace. We take a look at Michael Bunting's calder calibre season, how Ilya Mikheyev's play has priced him out of return to Toronto and Matthews, the presumptive favourite for Hart. CJ sticks around to be grilled by the Leaf Report listeners in another edition of the Leaf Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/221h 9m

Auston Matthews closing in on 50 as Maple Leaf injuries pile up

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs injury riddled win in Boston which saw the team lose goalie Petr Mrazek and defenders Justin Holl and Ilya Lyubushkin. The guys discuss Auston Matthews quest for 50 goals, and the path that the Leafs centre is on to becoming one of his generations best players. Plus the Leaf Report critique the play of Mark Giordano and how the veteran has solidified the Maple Leafs blue line, and we touch on Wayne Simmonds struggle to stay in the lineup and Sheldon Keefe's comments on a struggling William Nylander as the Leaf forward units continue to be a work in progress.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/221h 24m

New Leafs Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell prepare for their debut on Wednesday, Did Kyle Dubas do enough on deadline day?

Jonas and James reconvene after their emergency Leaf Report on Sunday and Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell's first practice with the Maple Leafs ahead of the leafs hosting New Jersey on Wednesday evening. The guys discuss the new additions, where they might suit up in the lineup and if GM Kyle Dubas did enough leading up to the deadline, especially with the Maple Leafs shaky goaltending. The guys also look into Dubas's harsh words for Chicago GM Kyle Davidson after news about trade discussions revolving around Marc-Andre Fleury were leaked, why the Leafs keep losing players to the waiver wire, the injury to defender Rasmus Sandin, the imminent return of Jake Muzzin and if the goaltending duo of Campbell and Mrazek can bounce back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/221h 21m

Mark Giordano & Colin Blackwell join Maple Leafs, Mrazek waived, Dermott dealt to Vancouver

Jonas and James provide Leaf nation with an emergency Sunday podcast, the day before the NHL trade deadline. The boys dissect the Leafs deal with the Seattle Kraken for Toronto native Mark Giordano, and right hand shooting bottom six centre Colin Blackwell with Toronto surrendering two 2nd round picks and a third rounder to the Kraken in the deal. Plus, the guys discuss the surprising decision by Leaf management to waive goalie Petr Mrazek, the signing of free agent goalie Harri Sateri and the salary dump which sees defender Travis Dermott moved to Vancouver for a third round pick.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2237m 23s

Is Erik Källgren the answer to the Maple Leafs goaltending woes, or can we just enjoy his shutout win for what it was?

Jonas and James stick tap Erik Källgren who recorded his first NHL win and shutout in the Leafs 4-0 win over Dallas on Tuesday, but urge the fanbase to hit the brakes on anointing the young puck stopper the next great Maple Leaf goalie. The guys discuss possible Maple Leaf moves with the trade deadline now 5 days out, and which defenders and forwards fit best with the team including Justin Braun, Rickard Rakell, Andrew Copp, John Klingberg and Tyler Motte, and, can the team add a much needed goaltender for the playoff drive, or are they stuck with what they have in Campbell and Mrazek? Plus Mirtle and Jonas offer their opinion on the Auston Matthews two game suspension for the cross check in the Heritage Classic and we take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/221h 2m

Auston Matthews competing on another level right now

On this edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James praise the play of Auston Matthews who is playing the best hockey of his young career, and is a leading contender to win the Hart Trophy this season. The guys take a look at the back to back wins over Columbus and Seattle, look ahead to the game vs Arizona on Thursday and the Heritage Classic in Hamilton vs the Buffalo Sabres. Mirtle and Jonas critique the play of the Tavares line, the good and bad with William Nylander, how Nick Robertson has fit in and the ongoing struggles of the Maple Leafs goaltending duo. Plus, the boys answer as many of your questions as they can in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/221h 18m

Down Goes Maple Leafs

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs terrible effort at home vs Buffalo on Wednesday night, including a brutal performance from Petr Mrazek, the wobbly defensive units and an out of synch forward group, and the harsh words that coach Sheldon Keefe had for his group post game. The boys welcome 'Down Goes Brown', Sean McIndoe to discuss the Leafs needs for the trade deadline which includes a starting goaltender, a top four defencemen and a top six forward. Not much to ask for. Plus the guys stick tap rookie Michael Bunting and take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/221h 9m

Rodion Amirov battling a brain tumour, Maple Leafs have lost three straight for the first time since October.

Jonas and James discuss the shocking news released by the Maple Leafs Wednesday morning, announcing that 2020 first round pick Rodion Amirov has been battling a brain tumour. The boys analyze the trade with Arizona, sending Nick Ritchie to the desert for defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin and forward Ryan Dzingel. Jonas and James breakdown the play of Lyubushkin in his debut in the loss to Columbus last night and lament the loss of Dzingel to San Jose via waivers as a player they could have used to strengthen their forward depth. The guys also breakdown what is going wrong with the Maple Leafs, as the team has dropped 3 games in a row for the first time since October with goaltending, 5 on 5 play, defence and John Tavares's second line struggles and Jake Muzzin's latest injury dominating the Leafs current tailspin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/221h 9m

Defence trade targets for the Maple Leafs with the the Holl/Muzzin pairing seemingly cursed

Jonas and James return with an all new Leaf Report. With the Leafs dropping games in Calgary and Vancouver before winning over the expansion Kraken in Seattle on Monday, it's clear that the Maple Leafs will need to acquire a shutdown defenceman for the stretch drive. Since Jake Muzzin's return from injury, the Justin Holl, Jake Muzzin tandem has continued to struggle to be a viable unit for the Leafs blueline, so James and Jonas look at viable options on the trade market including Scott Mayfield, Mark Pysyk, Justin Braun, Josh Manson and Ben Chiarot. The guys praise Mitch Marner, who might be playing his best hockey in his six season career and we look at the inconsistency of Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazak in net. Plus, Jonas and Mirtle take your questions in the Leaf Report podbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/221h 19m

Auston Matthews injury update, Kyle Dubas trade deadline plan and Dom Luszczyszyn takes questions on the Pod-Bag

On a new Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the health of Auston Matthews who is a game time decision vs the Flames in Calgary on Thursday night. The guys pick a part the midseason presser from Kyle Dubas, and wonder what prospects should be untouchable leading up to the deadline and they stick tap Mitch Marner's goal streak which is at eight games and counting. Dom Luszczyszyn, The Athletic's analytics writer joins Jonas and Mirtle to provide his analysis on this season's Maple Leafs, and he answers your questions in the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/221h 3m

Maple Leafs reach the all-star break with the fourth best points percentage in the NHL

Jonas and James share their optimism on the Leafs season as we have reached the unofficial midpoint at the all-star break. The special teams, forward depth and goaltending have all met or exceeded expectations, while the teams defence has taken a step back.  We take a look at what defender Rasmus Sandin's next contract might look like, and stick tap Jack Campbell who had a bounce back game in the 7-1 win of the Devils and we take your questions in an extended pod-bag on the Leaf Report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/221h 10m

TSN's Mark Masters on the Maple Leafs as they near the midway point of the season

TSN's Leaf Reporter Mark Masters joins Jonas and Mirtle for a midseason discussion on the Maple Leafs. The boys talk about Sheldon Keefe's decision to put Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander on separate lines, and how well the experiment worked in the win over the Anaheim Ducks. We wonder what the Leaf goaltending assignments will look like leading up to the all-star break, the prolific Leafs power-play and the resurgence of Marner since his return from injury and COVID-19 protocol. The guys also pick a player who has exceeded expectations this season, if the Leafs do need to trade for a defenceman before the deadline, who the Leafs matchup best against in the first round and we take your questions in another edition of the podbag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/221h 17m

'Soft' Maple Leafs feel the wrath of Sheldon Keefe and the fans

MIrtle and Jonas recap the Maple Leafs 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers, the fourth game in their last four where they have coughed up a 3 goal or more lead. The boys breakdown the play of the defence which struggled mightily, most notably Timothy Liljegren, Travis Dermott and Alex Biega. Jack Campbell who missed some shots he should have stopped, and the struggles of the Tavares and Spezza lines. In the Pod-Bag, fans vent to James and Jonas about the Leafs play, even though for a team that has the 6th best winning percentage in the NHL, one of the top power-plays in the league and one that possesses a Vezina trophy candidate, Auston Matthews and William Nylander and a top tier tandem on the blue line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/221h 6m

NHL Insider Chris Johnston on the state of the Maple Leafs

Chris Johnston from the Toronto Star and TSN joins Jonas and James on the latest Leaf Report. The guys look back on the Maple Leafs disappointing 2-1 loss in Arizona on Wednesday night, but praise the game that Auston Matthews played in his home town. The guys discuss if William Nylander is all-star worthy this season, if Evander Kane and John Klingberg could be a fit with the Maple Leafs and if the buds should be willing to trade the likes of Nick Robertson or Rasmus Sandin to improve their defence. Plus the guys discuss if the salary cap challenged Leafs have a shot at keeping impending UFA Ilya Mikheyev in the mix next season and CJ sticks around to answer your questions in the latest round of the pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/221h 19m

Reasons for optimism outweigh pessimism in 2022, for the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James return with their first episode of the Leaf Report for 2022. The boys look at reasons for optimism and pessimism as the Leafs season rolls on. Salary Cap space and defence may still be a reason for pessimism, but the play of Jack Campbell in goal, the addition of Ondrej Kase and David Kampf to the third line, the resurgence of Morgan Rielly and John Tavares and the breakout season of William Nylander leave Leafs Nation and the Leaf pod listeners with plenty of optimism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2244m 37s

Maple Leafs decimated by COVID-19 have games in Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle postponed

Jonas and James return for the final Leaf Report podcast of 2021. The boys discuss the league postponing the game between the Canucks and the Maple Leafs Saturday night, if Toronto will be able to play their next schedule game, which is December 23rd, and how the many postponed games in the NHL will be made up in the new year.   Plus, the guys take your questions in the final pod-bag of the year, including questions on Jonas and Mirtle's favourite Christmas movies, who the Leafs might give up in a trade for John Kllingberg what the next contracts for Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren might look like, and if the team should go after Max Domi if he becomes available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/2141m 44s

Jack Campbell joins Auston Matthews in the Hart Trophy conversation

Jonas and James huddle up by the fire in Edmonton, post game after the Maple Leafs 5-1 win in a game where Auston Matthews and Jack Campbell continue to shine. The guys discuss Matthews and Campbell being in the conversation for the Hart Trophy, What Ondrej Kase has brought to the first line, and Petr Mrazak and Ilya Mikheyev's return to the lineup from injury and what their presence means for the team moving forward. In the second half of the Leaf Report, two days later, Jonas and James record from Vancouver, to breakdown the struggles of Jake Muzzin and Justin Holl, and how solid Morgan Rielly and TJ Brodie have been this season. The guys also float the possibility of acquiring John Klingberg to strengthen the blue line at trade deadline. Siegel and Mirtle also hit on the Maple Leafs depth which is the best it's been in years, how the team has faired without the injured Mitch Marner and we take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/211h 4m

Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly lead a depleted Maple Leaf team as the Leafs prepare to be without Jason Spezza for the next 6 games.

Jonas and James talk about Auston Matthews and the red hot streak he has been on, as he leads the Maple Leafs to a bounce back win over Columbus after dropping two straight to Minnesota and Winnipeg.  The guys look back on the poor officiating in the game vs the Winnipeg Jets, the 6 game suspension to Jason Spezza, and who we can expect to step up in the absence of the injured Mitch Marner, Rasmus Sandin and Travis Dermot. Plus, Mirtle and Jonas present another edition of the pod-bag, (Which is an awesome name) where we discuss the Leafs power play, Petr Mrazek, Nick Ritchie and who Auston Matthews best friend on the team, now that Freddy Andersen plays in Carolina.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2152m 15s

Maple Leafs 15-2 run vaults them into first overall in the NHL

Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report, fresh off the Maple Leafs 8-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday evening. The guys tackle a few topics and ask what is more encouraging, Auston Matthews heating up, or John Tavares's red hot start to the season? What's more encouraging, the Maple Leafs Penalty kill, or their potent power play? Finally, what has been more encouraging, the Leafs star players producing, or their depth players contributing as much as they have? Josh Kloke joins to discuss his one on one with Morgan Rielly, plus an update on the Toronto Marlies, led by Joseph Duszak and a look at some of the Maple Leafs prospects on the rise. As always, we wrap the podcast with Mirtle's time to shine with another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/211h 10m

California Leaf Report extended Pod-Bag

Jonas and James record a new Leaf Report from California ahead of the Leafs three game road swing vs Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim. The boys spend the entire episode answer your questions on the Leafs, in an extended Leaf Report POD-bag. A number of pressing issues are on the minds of Leaf nation, including what to do with Nick Ritchie, line combinations, Josh Ho-Sang, why the Leafs are failing at generating offence five on five and if the skill level of John Tavares is indeed declining.  Plus the guys share their picks for surprise new Leafs of the season, the job Sheldon Keefe and his staff have done so far and how valuable Jack Campbell has been as the Leafs starter in net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2142m 27s

Maple Leafs shakeup the lines even with the team winning.

Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report, after the Maple Leafs had a very successful 3-1 record last week. The Maple Leafs, 8 and 1 in their past 9 games have shaken their lines up again, reuniting Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Nick Ritchie on the first unit, and John Tavares, William Nylander and Alex Kerfoot on the second line. Mirtle and Jonas discuss offensive options for the Leafs, other than the core four. The guys look at the new defensive pairings, Jack Campbell's next contract and the impact that the David Kampf line will have come playoff time and as always, we end with another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag with questions on where Kyle Dubas ranks in the league as a General Manager, if the Leafs should have signed Zack Hyman to the money Edmonton gave him, and if Jack Campbell can keep up his torrid run in net for the Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2150m 31s

Maple Leafs have gone streaking! It's all fine now, or is it?

Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report, with the Maple Leafs on a three game winning streak, including Tuesday night's 4-0 shutout vs the Vegas Golden Knights. The guys talk about the piano that has been removed from the backs of Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews, the performance of Jack Campbell and how good Timothy Liljegren has looked, paired with Rasmus Sandin. The guys discuss if the power-play has dug itself out of their early season abyss and we take your question in another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/211h 3m

Morgan Rielly signs eight-year, 60 million extension.

Jonas and James host an emergency Leaf Report to discuss the Maple Leafs signing Morgan Rielly to an eight-year extension, with an AAV of $7.5 million. The guys take a look at the salary cap, and project how the deal will play out longterm. The guys also get into Sheldon Keefe breaking up the top four defenders, and benching Justin Holl for Saturday night's home game vs the Detroit Red Wings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/2148m 40s

Maple Leafs brutal efforts reminiscent of playoff loss to Montreal

Jonas and James return with a sky is falling episode of the Leaf Report as this Maple Leaf start to the season feels a lot like the last three games of their seven game series vs Montreal last season. The guys look at the flameout in Carolina, the sputtering offence, the power-play struggles and the MIA efforts from John Tavares, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and the struggles of the Maple Leaf defensive units. Mirtle and Jonas discuss if coaching is an issue and if it's Sheldon Keefe, management or the players who should be on the hot seat. Plus, the guys answer your questions in an extended Leaf pod-bag from a frustrated, fed up Leaf nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/211h 7m

William Nylander and Jack Campbell standout above the rest for the Maple Leafs after first four games

Jonas and James critique Auston Matthews season debut in the Leafs 2-1 OT loss to the NY Rangers, they praise the play of William Nylander and Michael Bunting and why the chemistry between Mitch Marner and John Tavares seems to have dried up. The guys also wonder what to do with Nick Ritchie who has only taken 4 shots in the first four games, and if the team can elevate Ondrej Kase and Jason Spezza to more offensive roles. Plus the boys go a bit deeper with the Leafs risky, controversial decision to use University hockey goalie Alex Bishop on Saturday night when they found themselves in a cap crunch, and as always, we wrap the Leaf Report with another edition. of the pod-bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/211h 13m

Mitch Marner to join Auston Matthews on IR? Season curiosities on Kase, Ritchie, goaltending, Sandin and more

On the eve of another Maple Leaf season, Jonas and James discuss the concerning news out of practice on Tuesday with Mitch Marner leaving early after a collision with Wayne Simmonds. The guys dissect the Maple Leafs depth on forward and wonder how the lines will shape up with what type roles Michael Amadio and Alex Kerfoot might play vs Montreal with Auston Matthews, and possibly Mitch Marner out of the lineup. The guys also take a look at curiosities with the team as the Leafs embark on another run at the playoffs including intriguing questions on Ondrej Kase, Michael Bunting Nick Ritchie, Rasmus Sandin, Timothy Liljegren and the goaltending duo of Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek.  Join The Athletic Hockey Show’s official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/211h

The Maple Leafs roster takes shape as the team makes cuts with one week left in training camp

Jonas and James discuss the players that the Leafs sent packing today, and who remains on the training camp roster. With a mostly set roster, the Leafs currently have 2 goalies, 8 defenders and 17 forward with players like Pierre Engvall, Adam Brooks and Kurtis Gabriel still battling for the 13th forward spot on the team. Jonas presents his latest game, 'Convinced or Unconvinced', where he peppers Mirtle with Leaf question marks including new assistant coach Spencer Carbery's contribution to the Leafs power-play, if Morgan Rielly signs an extension midseason, if Ilya MIkheyev deserves another opportunity in the top six forward group and if Wayne Simmonds still has enough in the tank to be a regular NHL'er. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2158m 13s

Michael Bunting shines in the pre-season, the Leafs Power-play a work in progress, and who will play with Matthews and Marner?

On this edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James highlight Michael Bunting's performance Wednesday night in Ottawa, and who he best fits in with on the forward unit. The guys discuss the Leafs revamped power-play, Auston Matthews recovery, they take a look at wildcard players that might make the roster and who the perfect winger is on the Matthews/ Marner line. Plus James and Jonas review 'All or Nothing', the Amazon 6 part series on the Leafs ‘21 season, and take your questions in another round of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Join The Athletic Hockey Show’s official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/211h 19m

Maple Leafs training camp officially opens

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs first day of training camp, dissecting the line combinations and defensive pairings. The guys love the prospect of Ondrej Kase playing in the top 6 and what roles Michael Bunting, Ilya Mikheyev and Nick Ritchie will play on this team. Jonas and James also take your questions in an extended Leaf pod-bag, including questions on Morgan Rielly's future with the buds, how many points the core four will score, and what the Leafs power-play will look like to tart the season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/211h 11m

The Maple Leafs Fan Survey kicks off a new season of Leaf Report

Jonas and James return with the season premiere of the Leaf Report. The guys discuss how Auston Matthews absence will affect the lines, especially in the top six, as training camp begins next week. The guys get into the result of the annual Maple Leafs Fan survey, including interesting results on the fanbases faith in Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe, what contract concerns the fans the most, and what player they are most excited to see in a Leafs uniform. Jonas and James also debate the next contract for Morgan Rielly and the trade request made by Ilya Mikheyev, ahead of the first edition of the Leaf Pod-Bag for the new season.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/211h 3m

Ray Ferraro grades the Maple Leafs signings of Petr Mrazek, Michael Bunting, David Kampf & Kurtis Gabriel

Ray Ferraro from TSN and ESPN joins Mirtle and Jonas on the season finale of the Leaf Report, as the guys take a close look at the free agent signings of Petr Mrazek, Michael Bunting, David Kampf, Kurtis Gabriel and defenders Alex Biega and Carl Dahlstrom who shore up the blueline depth in Toronto.  The guys also stick tap Frederik Andersen, Zach Hyman, Zach Bogosian and Nick Folingo who moved on from the Leafs to new teams during yesterday's free agent frenzy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/211h 15m

Jared McCann: Leafs nation hardly knew ya. Who replaces Zach Hyman?

On an all new Leaf Report, Jonas and Mirtle discuss the Jared McCann move and how it backfired for Leafs management. With McCann in Seattle now, will the Leafs hold on to Alex Kerfoot and Travis Dermott, or use them as trade trips to try to improve the team elsewhere. Jonas and James also comment on some of GM Kyle Dubas's statements to the media at his press availability this afternoon and they take a look at options for the Leafs, via trade and free agency to replace the hard working and soon to be Edmonton Oiler Zach Hyman. Finally, Mirtle and Jonas reach deep down into the Leaf Pod-bag to answer a frustrated Leaf fanbase's questions and concerns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/211h

TSN's Mark Masters on Maple Leafs killer instinct, turning the page on Zach Hyman and who the Leafs will lose in the expansion draft.

Mark Masters from TSN joins Jonas and James on an all new Leaf Report. The guys discuss the Maple Leafs lack of killer instinct, the absence of Stanley Cup championship experience on this roster and the fact that this team doesn't have an effective third line. Masters, Jonas and Mirtle look into why the Maple Leafs might be ready to move on from Zach Hyman, if it makes sense for Freddy Andersen to return and who they'd rather lose in the expansion draft, Alex Kerfoot, Justin Holl or Travis Dermott? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2158m 14s

Analyzing potential goalie additions and what to do with Morgan Rielly

Jonas and James return with an all new Leaf Report. The guys take a look at potential targets for the Maple Leafs this off-season to strengthen their goaltending depth, plus the guys discuss what the Maple Leafs should do with Morgan Rielly, who wants to stay a Maple Leaf, but only has one year left on his contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2150m 5s

Will Zach Hyman move on from the Maple Leafs?

Jonas and James debate the merits of offering a contract to unrestricted free agent, at the money that is being sought out by the Hyman camp. If Zach doesn't return, who should the Leafs spend on to replace him in the lineup? Plus the guys look at the core of the team and discuss why Maple Leafs management came out the day after the team was eliminated, to announce that they have no intentions of breaking up Marner, Tavares, Nylander and Matthews, to improve the team elsewhere. The guys also talk about how useless the GM of the year award is, and if Lou Lamoriello was still running the Maple Leafs, would the team be in a better place, than with Kyle Dubas piloting the ship. To wrap up the show, as always, Jonas and James take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/211h 7m

Maple Leafs progress report on Brendan Shanahan & Kyle Dubas, with Sportsnet Insider Chris Johnston

Jonas and James welcome Chris Johnston from Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada, on a new off-season episode of the Leaf Report. The guys take a look at the job of Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan and General Manager Kyle Dubas, grading the Leafs management on the job done last season and since they joined MLSE. The guys discuss how Shanahan and Dubas might present to the must convince the board of directors of MLSE why their plan is still the one, which they hope, will lead the Maple Leafs to their first Stanley Cup in over 54 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/211h 3m

How to build a complete Maple Leaf team with the core four.

On a new Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the fallout from the Maple Leafs season ending media availability, the comments from Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas, which state their intent to keep Marner, Tavares, Nylander and Matthews, and continue to build the team around those four players. Jonas and James try to figure out how the team can accomplish this, plus they give their thoughts on retaining Zach Hyman, what to do with Morgan Rielly who is a UFA after next season, plus Travis Dermott's value, bringing back Jason Spezza and Zach Bogosian, and who will backup Jack Campbell next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/211h 6m

The Maple Leafs historic face plant has fans fuming and management second guessing.

On the heels of the Maple Leafs 7 game series with Montreal, Jonas and James attempt to figure out what happened, what went wrong, and how it can be fixed. The guys discuss Matthews and Marner's disappearing act, a bad goal in game seven by Jack Campbell and the ineffectiveness of Joe Thornton, Nick Foligno and Wayne Simmonds. Jonas and James also take a look at the job of Sheldon Keefe, his coaching staff, Kyle Dubas and his management staff, and if Brendan Shanahan can convince ownership to stay the course.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/211h 7m

Matthews and Marner feel the pressure to produce in game seven vs Montreal

Jonas and James breakdown the Maple Leafs struggles in game 5 and 6 as we head into the do or die, deciding game seven vs Montreal, in Toronto tonight. The boys talk about how Matthews and Marner need to produce the game of their lives tonight to make up for the lack of scoring depth on this team, save for Jason Spezza. The guys discuss what the Leafs might do, without Jake Muzzin tonight and they continue to dissect the disaster that is the Maple Leafs power-play ahead of a playoff pod-bag that has Leafs nation frustrated and on edge tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/2147m 23s

Maple Leafs need more from Marner. and increased ice time for Nylander if the Leafs are to eliminate the Habs in 6 games.

Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs disappointing effort in game 5, the sluggish start, the battle back to tie it, which led to the egregious giveaway by Alex Galchenyuk in OT which lead to the Habs forcing game 6. The guys discuss what changes need to be made ahead of game 6 in Montreal, including a better effort from Mitch Marner, more ice time for William Nylander and if there should be any lineup changes for game 6. Plus, Mirtle and Jonas look to ease the stress level of Leaf fans, in another edition of the Leaf Report playoff pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2149m 27s

Maple Leafs unlikely heroes lead the way as Toronto has Montreal on the brink of elimination.

Fresh off the Maple Leafs game 4 win over the Canadiens, James and Jonas discuss the impact and leadership of William Nylander, yes, that William Nylander, so far in the playoffs. The guys also tap their sticks for the play of Alex Galchenyuk, Alex Kerfoot, Jack Campbell and the old guys, Joe Thornton, Zach Bogosian and Jason Spezza.  Plus the guys answer your questions in the playoff podbag, including sitting Sandin for Dermott, why Freddy wasn't given to start the second game of the back to back, and where you slot Foligno when he returns from his injury, with the Kerfoot, Nylander and Galchenyuk rolling. James and Jonas return with another new Leaf Report Friday, after game five vs Montreal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/211h 14m

Leafs must regroup after John Tavares injury ahead of game 2 vs Montreal.

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs game one loss to Montreal, and the horrific injury to captain John Tavares. The guys discuss who, if anyone might replace JT in the lineup at second line centre, and the guys tackle 'the code', as Nick Foligno dropped the gloves with Corey Perry.  We analyze the addition of Rasmus Sandin on the struggling Maple Leafs power-play, praise Jack Campbell's effort and take your questions in another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2147m 2s

Maple Leafs motivated ahead of battle vs the Habs in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs for the first time since 1979, as the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off for Toronto on Thursday night. Jonas and James discuss the unique way Auston Matthews goes about scoring goals and how the Canadiens might try to contain him. Siegel and Mirtle go deep on what Tavares and Nylander will be able to provide with Nick Foligno on their line this Spring and they guys try to find a solution for the ongoing struggles of the powerplay. Plus, Kamloops native Riley Nash is set to make his Leafs debut on the 3rd line and the guys wonder how Jack Campbell matches up with Carey Price.  Just ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag, Jonas and James discuss the pressure on the Leafs to finally win around of playoff hockey, for the first time since 2004.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/211h 15m

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3

Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater, Zach Harper and David Aldridge give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2123m 31s

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 2 of 3

Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specifically with the expansion into the Bay Area. Writers, Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2118m 20s

Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 1 of 3

Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The Athletic’s culture. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2118m 38s

The Leaf Report vs Le Support Athlétique - Leafs vs Habs playoff preview.

With the Maple Leafs and Canadiens set to matchup in the playoffs for the first time in 42 years, The Athletic's Maple Leaf and Canadiens podcasts team up to discuss the long awaited series. Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin from Le Support Athlétique, and James Mirtle and Jonas Seigel from the Leaf Report preview the series, including goaltending, containing Auston Matthews, the Corey Perry factor and special teams. Plus, the guys provide their X-factors for the series, including Josh Anderson, Cole Caufield, Rasmus Sandin and William Nylander, ahead of the series that Hab and Leaf fans have been waiting a generation to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/211h 7m

The five reasons why the Maple Leafs won the North Division

Jonas and James take a deep dive into why the Maple Leafs were able to win the North Division, including the teams general health, Kyle Dubas' productive off-season which garnered TJ Brodie, Joe Thornton, Wayne Simmonds and Zach Bogosian. Plus, the guys discuss the emergence of Jack Campbell in goal, the Sheldon Keefe factor and the magic of Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. The guys provide injury updates for Nick Foligno, Zach Hyman and Frederik Andersen and how the Leafs might use them once they are cleared to return to play. To wrap up, as always, Mirtle and Jonas answer your questions, in another edition of the Leaf Report's POD-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2158m 25s

The ultimate superstar Auston Matthews, and riding the wave with Jack Campbell

Jonas and James discuss the magic of Matthews and Marner as the duo continue to lead the Maple Leafs. the guys take a look at how Nick Foligno's injury might impact the Leafs, especially with Zack Hyman out of the lineup. Mirtle marvels at the solid play of Jack Campbell, though Jonas isn't convinced he can lug the mail longterm. The guys discuss what Frederik Andersen's return could mean for Toronto.  To wrap the podcast, Mirtle & Jonas open up the Leaf Report Pod-bag and answer questions on Sandin's emergence, who the Leafs want in the first round, and a lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/211h 6m

'Nasty' Maple Leafs add another element to their game, and welcome Freddy Andersen back to practice.

On this edition of the Leaf Report, the guys discuss the transformation of Joe Thornton as an aggressive high energy bottom 6 player. In fact, the Maple Leafs have become more of a multi faceted team, adding grit and sandpaper to the teams skill and speed, shaping the teams identity. Plus we look at how Nick Foligno has fit in with the team, John Tavares and William Nylander's resurgence, the loss of Zach Bogosian to injury and Rasmus Sandin's emergence into the top 6 of the defence. Jonas and James also take a look at Freddy Andersen's return to practice, and as always, finish the podcast with your questions answered in the Leaf Report pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/211h 16m

Maple Leaf goaltending concerns reach a boiling point

On the Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the poor effort from David Rittich Monday night and the recent struggles of Jack Campbell, as the Maple Leafs wait for the injured Frederik Anderson. The guys take a look at the Leafs injury concerns with Zach Hyman, Ilya Mikheyev and Zach Bogosian banged up, where Nick Foligno slots in to the lineup and the Maple Leafs new defensive pairings. Plus Jonas and James answer your questions in an extended edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/211h 18m

Chris Johnston from Sportsnet recaps the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

Hockey Insider Chris Johnston from Sportsnet joins Jonas and James to look back on a productive deadline for Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The guys discuss why Nick Foligno was a better fit with this team than Taylor Hall. Jonas, James and CJ project what the lineup might look like with the new additions, and might lose playing time because of the new players. Plus CJ sticks around to answer your questions on another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/211h 2m

Elliotte Friedman on the NHL trade deadline and the Maple Leafs involvement

Elliotte Friedman from Hockey Night in Canada joins Jonas and James 5 days ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. The guys discuss what the trade landscape across the NHL looks like, specifically for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Even with Jack Campbell on a historic run for the Leafs, with Frederik Andersen injured, will the Leafs trade for goalie depth before Monday at 3pm ET? The guys discuss possible forward adds, including Alex Iafallo, Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno to compliment the Tavares/Nylander line. and who the depth defencemen that the Leafs might be looking at. Friedge also participates in this weeks edition of the POD-bag, answering Leaf Report listener questions on Andersen, past trade deadlines and his infamous hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/211h 17m

Former Maple Leaf Carlo Colaiacovo on Trade Deadline & Maple Leafs areas of need.

Former Maple Leaf Carlo Colaiacovo, the cohost of First Up on TSN 1050 Toronto, joins Jonas and James to discuss the Maple Leafs win over Winnipeg on Wednesday and what the team needs, ahead of this season's trade deadline. Carlo, James and Jonas discuss adding goaltending depth, with Freddy Andersen's health an uncertainty. The guys also take a look at areas of need at third line centre, a top 6 winger, and defensive depth. Plus, the guys take your questions on another edition of the Leaf Pod-bag on analytics, Carlo shares the story of when Jason Spezza fought him and we hear the story behind hockey's most famous GIF. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2155m 24s

Jack Campbell ready to take the starters net? Andi Petrillo from Leafs Lunch on the state of the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James discuss the solid play of Jack Campbell in net, and if he is ready to assume the number one position in goal for the Maple Leafs. The boys also take a look at possible replacements for Freddy Andersen. The guys also discuss possible forward additions ahead of the trade deadline including Mikael Grandlund, Alex Iafallo, Kyle Palmieri and Eric Staal.  Andi Petrillo, the host of Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050 Toronto joins Jonas and James to give her impressions on the Maple Leafs, her love for Freddy Andersen, her run ins with Jonas on the beat and when she began covering the Maple Leafs. Plus, AP sticks around for the POD-Bag and takes your questions on the Leafs bottom 6, her favourite interview and if John Tavares will figure out his 5 on 5 play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2159m 36s

Goaltending at the root of the Maple Leafs March swoon.

Jonas and James welcome Down Goes Brown to discuss the Maple Leafs slump which has extended to a 1-5 record in their past 6 games after a couple of weekend losses to Winnipeg and Ottawa. With the Leafs reeling, and off until Friday for a home game vs Calgary, James and Jonas play is this real, fake or in between with The Athletic's Down Goes Brown. The guys tackle the Leafs goaltending woes, and who the team could acquire to upgrade ahead of the playoffs. Plus the guys provide their thoughts on John Tavares, Zach Hyman, Joe Thornton and the penalty kill. Plus, the guys take your questions, ALONG WITH DGB in the weekly podbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/211h 2m

Banged up Auston Matthews battles through wrist injury as Leafs prepare to face the Jets

Jonas and James dissect the play of Auston Matthews since his return from a wrist injury, and if he should be playing right now. The guys look at Nylander and Tavares who are trending up, the effectiveness of the 'MEH' line and how the Leafs match up vs the Winnipeg Jets this week. Plus, James and Jonas praise the work of Jimmy Vesey and we discuss possible trade additions, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/211h

Optimistic Vibes for the NHL's top team, the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs 3-0 blanking over Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, their second straight shutout on the road in Edmonton, which puts the Leafs at an NHL best, 17-4-2 record. Mirtle and Seigel discuss William Nylander's turnaround, the improved defence, the emergence of the MEH line, the clutch play of Michael Hutchinson, and how the Leafs are getting it done without Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen in the lineup. Plus the boys have a surprise Quote of the Week from the Golden Globes, and we answer your questions in another edition of the pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2148m 18s

Steve Dangle talks Maple Leafs season, Matthews for Hart, Marner earning his money & Tavares & Nylander struggles

Maple Leaf super fan Steve 'Dangle' Glynn of the Steve Dangle Podcast, joins Jonas and James to discuss the monster seasons from Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, and if this Leaf team might be the best in franchise history. Dangle makes the case for Matthews winning the Hart, and he shares with the boys who he has more concern for, Nylander or Tavares? Jonas and James look back on the Leafs disappointing 3-0 loss to Calgary on Monday, the rash of injuries to the team, and who of Freddy Andersen, Jumbo Joe, Zach Hyman and Jake Muzzin do they miss the most? Plus the boys dip into the podbag and answer your most pressing Maple Leaf questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/211h 10m

Maple Leafs latest collapse reignites bad memories for Leaf fans

Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs ugliest loss of the season, a 6-5 OT loss to Ottawa in which they lead 5-1 after 2 periods of play. The guys discuss what to do with John Tavares and William Nylander, should they be split up, with Nylander pairing with Matthews and Marner skating with the Captain? The guys also praise the work of Auston Matthews this season, who might be the best player in the NHL right now. Jonas & Mirtle talk about how Freddy Andersen looks fatigued and with back to back games vs Ottawa later in the week, that pretty much will guarantee that Michael Hutchinson will get his first start of the season on Thursday. The guys take a look at trade possibilities involving Mikael Grandlund, Eric Staal and Sam Bennett, as the team struggles to find combinations that work on their third line. Finally the guys take your questions in the latest Leaf Report Podbag on subjects including the fourth line, Vesey, Hutch, Engvall and the newly acquired Alex Galchenyuk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/211h 1m

Is Auston Matthews a Hart trophy candidate?

With the Maple Leafs rolling with an NHL best 11-2-1 record, Jonas and James discuss Auston Matthews season and if he is a Hart Trophy candidate. Will Toronto bias in Canada prevent Matthews from getting the votes he needs? Does it matter? Plus the guys take a look at the Maple Leafs defence, and how the coaching staff has heavily relied on the top two pairings of Rielly/Brodie and Holl/Muzzin. Jonas and James look at solutions to the ineffective third line and they answer listener questions on Vesey, Barabanov, where Jumbo will slot when he returns, and the guys debate the best tasting skittle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/211h 11m

10 Games in, are the Leafs meeting or exceeding expectations, plus what to do with Lehtonen & Sandin?

At the 10 game mark of the season for the Maple Leafs, Jonas and James wonder if the Leafs are meeting or exceeding expectations with the best record in the North Division and overall in the NHL. The guys take a look at the struggles of the Tavares line 5 on 5, the lack of scoring from lines 3 and 4 as a whole, and what to do with Rasmus Sandin and Mikko Lehtonen as they try to make their way into the Maple Leafs top 6. Plus hear what coach Sheldon Keefe has to say about Lehtonen's play in Quote of the week, and the guys have another edition of the 'Podbag' as they answer listener/reader questions on the Leafs, music and more via twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/211h 6m

Auston Matthews Returns, should the Leafs reshuffle the lines and is Jack Campbell injured?

Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs win over Calgary on Sunday afternoon, the return of Auston Matthews and if the Leafs should reshuffle their forward units in a new Leaf Report. Plus the guys ask if there is a trade to be made, the solid play of backup Jack Campbell and we debut a new feature, Maple Leaf quote of the week: Auston Matthews reveals that his injury that caused him to miss a game is to his hand, not his back.. The guys wrap the podcast, answering questions via twitter as we look ahead to Tuesday's rematch in Calgary vs the Flames. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2158m 14s

The Biebs is all in on Matthews, Tavares and the Maple Leafs

Jonas and James take a look at the dominance of the number one line with Matthews and Marner, and how Thornton and Hyman have fit in. The guys discuss the explosive start to the season for a rejuvenated John Tavares and take a look at future goalie assignments and praise Freddy Andersen for his best game of the season in the win over Winnipeg. Plus James explains the reasoning behind placing Spezza on waivers, and how the team gambled and lost on Aaron Dell. To wrap the podcast, James and Jonas answer Leaf Podcast listener questions including how long the Leafs will play the 11 forward, 7 defence lineup, what's up with Sandin and who has been the most impactful new Leaf so far this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2152m 57s

Maple Leafs beat the Habs in OT in their season debut

Jonas and James have an actual game to dissect on this edition of the Leaf Report! The boys breakdown the Maple Leafs home win vs the Habs in the season premier, and how the core four performed. The guys discuss Jumbo's ice time, the Brodie/Rielly duo and the struggles of the 3rd and 4th line, and the 2nd and 3rd defensive pairings. Plus Jonas and James pitch roster options that are already hindered with the Leafs carrying Aaron Dell on their active roster, and very little room with respect to the cap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2144m 26s

Maple Leafs 20/21 season preview

Jonas and James breakdown the Maple Leafs ahead of the first game of the season, Wednesday evening at home vs the Montreal Canadiens. The guys take a look at how Jumbo will fit in on the 1st line, Travis Dermott outplaying Mikko Lehtonen to win a full time soot on defence, how the new look power-play units shape up and Fredrik Andersen looking to have a better regular season. Jonas and James also discuss coach Sheldon Keefe, and the pressure on Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas, as the Leafs look to win a round or two in the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2156m 29s

First day of Maple Leafs Training Camp featuring a new top 9

Jonas and James return with the first Leaf Report of 2021. The guys discuss Sheldon Keefe's new look top nine, with Jumbo Joe Thornton on the first unit with Matthews and Marner, and Nylander and Vesey skating with JT. The guys dissect the new look defensive third line with Kerfoot, Mikheyev and Hyman and if they can generate enough offence to stay effective. Jonas and James also take a look at the Leafs rebuilt defensive pair and how a better regular season mentality will transfer over to a stronger playoff effort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/211h 2m

Brian Burke's Law

Brian Burke the former President and General Manager of the Maple Leafs, and now a best selling author and studio analyst for Sportsnet joins James and Jonas to promote his book Burke's Law. Burkie looks back at his time in Toronto and shares stories on Phil Kessel, Ron Wilson, Randy Carlyle, Lou Lamoriello and many more. Burkie also shares his thoughts on one of the newest maple leafs, defender T.J. Brodie on the final Leaf Report of 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/201h 8m

The first question with legendary Leafs rink side host Paul Hendrick

Paul Hendrick the Maple Leafs legendary rink side host, joins Jonas and James to discuss his career covering the Maple Leafs and his reason to step down from covering the team this past summer. Plus, Henny, James and Jonas discuss the strength and weaknesses of the current roster, and Henny tells the boys about his new podcast 'The first question' and he answers listener questions as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/201h 8m

Curiosities on the Maple Leafs upcoming season with TSN's Mark Masters

Mark Masters from TSN hockey joins Jonas and James on a new Leaf Report as the guys present three curiosities each on the new Maple Leafs season will play out. Among the issues at hand include the impact of Joe Thornton in the Leafs dressing room and on the ice, how much better can Matthews, Marner and Nylander get? How Sheldon Keefe handles his first full NHL season as the Leafs bench boss, and how the goaltending will play out in this shortened season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2056m 43s

The Maple Leafs Fan Survey

Jonas and James analyze the Maple Leaf fan survey 2.0 with some surprising results on what off-season signing you didn't like, should the Leafs have moved on from Freddy Andersen, how many points the team will get next season and who joins Brodie, Rielly and Muzzin in the top 4 on defence? Plus James and Jonas discuss who the Leafs biggest challenger will be in the proposed all Canadian Division. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2058m 23s

Chris Johnston on the Leafs off-season

Chris Johnston, Senior Hockey Writer at Sportsnet and contributor to Hockey Night in Canada, joins Jonas and James to discuss the Leafs off-season so far. The guys analyze the additions of Joe Thornton, TJ Brodie, Wayne Simmonds and Jimmy Vesey. Plus they look at the four goalies on the Leafs roster, led by Frederik Andersen and Jonas and James take your Leaf questions via twitter to CJ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/201h 29m

Jumbo Joe Thornton needs to win a Stanley Cup

Jonas and James return to discuss the Maple Leafs latest transaction, signing future hall of fame centre Joe Thornton. The guy discuss what Jumbo will bring to the team, where he might lineup and why he decided that Toronto was his best opportunity to win a Stanley Cup. Plus, Jonas and James dip into the Leaf Report mailbag, and answer listener questions on Freddy Anderson, the Leafs depth, if Jumbo will ever play with Matthews, Ilya Mikheyev arbitration case and a lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2054m 40s

5 Days into Free Agency, are the Leafs a better team?

After an active Thanksgiving weekend by the Maple Leafs, Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report, discussing the Leafs signing Zach Bogosian, Travis Boyd, Jimmy Vesey and acquiring Joey Anderson from New Jersey for Andreas Johnsson. The guys discuss if the Leafs are better after these moves, if a defensemen might need to be moved out now, concerns about goaltending depth, the potential all Canadian division and who might be next on the Leafs shopping list? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2052m 56s

Leafs add Simmonds and Brodie on day one of free agency

Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle discuss the free agent deals that the Leafs made on day one of free agency with Wayne Simmonds and TJ Bodie joining the blue and white.  The Leafs are now just south of 4 million dollars over the cap. Jonas and James discuss what the Leafs next moves should be, to get into cap compliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2041m 58s

Rodion Amirov leads the way as the Leafs select 12 prospects ahead of free agency

Jonas and James recap an epic two day NHL draft which saw the Maple Leafs draft 12 new players in 7 rounds. The guys discuss first pick Rodion Amirov, and the Leafs decision to continue to draft small players. Plus the guys tackle the Leafs decision not to qualify Frederik Gauthier, Evan Rodrigues and Jeremy Bracco. The guys discuss the somewhat surprising decision by Kyle Clifford who declined to sign a three year extension, and what players the Leafs should be targeting in free agency, that can help on the 4th line and the penalty kill. Jonas and James also debate which defensive defensemen the team should go after, to compliment mainstays Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin on the blue line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/2049m 28s

The Five Biggest Maple Leafs Offseason Questions

Jonas and James are back! The boys analyze the Maple Leafs hiring of Manny Malhotra as Sheldon Keefe's newest assistant coach, and the surprise that maybe it wasn't someone with a little more experience behind the bench. Plus the guys answer the five biggest questions concerning the Maple Leafs right now.  Should the team make a pitch for St. Louis Blues Captain Alex Pietrangelo?  What Maple Leafs are untouchable? If they decide to trade another forward, who should it be?  Plus, should Toronto trade their first round pick? Finally, will the Leafs be an improved team in three weeks after the draft and free agency? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2044m 36s

The Maple Leafs Project to Be One of the Busiest Clubs This Off-Season

Jonas and James forecast a busy two months for Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs front office this fall. Jonas present his list of what players are attractive to the Leafs in free agency and in trade, with the boys taking a deep dive on blue line help, including Alex Pietrangelo, Dougie Hamilton, TJ Brodie and Jonas Brodin.  The guy also discuss possible replacements for Frederik Andersen in goal, including Robin Lehner, Matt Murray and Jacob Markstrom. Plus, what forwards could be brought in, if the Leafs move the likes of William Nylander, Alex Kerfoot, Andreas Johnsson and Pierre Engvall this off-season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/201h 23m

Kapanen Dealt to Pittsburgh For 1st Round Pick and Cap Relief

Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle discuss the Maple Leafs first big trade of the off-season, as Kyle Dubas deals Kasperi Kapanen to Pittsburgh for the 15th overall selection in the 2020 Draft. The Leafs also received RFA Evan Rodrigues, prospect Filip Hallander and minor leaguer David Warsofsky in the deal.Jonas and James look at who else might be moved this off-season by Kyle Dubas including Frederik Andersen, Andreas Johnsson and Alexander Kerfoot, and how vital it is for the Leafs to gain cap space over the next couple of seasons in the flat cap era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2050m 59s

Dubas on the Hot Seat with Leaf Nation as Toronto Enters Another Disappointing Off-Season

Jonas and James return with a recap of the Maple Leafs season ending media availability, and a defensive Kyle Dubas, as the current roster that he constructed needs some tweaks to be able to compete for a long playoff run. The guys discuss the future of Frederik Andersen and Kasperi Kapenen in Maple Leaf uniforms, and if the core four needs an adjustment.Plus the guys debate the trades with Colorado and Ottawa last summer which brought the Leafs Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot and Cody Ceci, and the ongoing cap issues for the Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2052m 40s

Definitely a Bad Feeling - Maple Leafs Disappointing Season Ends With Loss to Columbus

Jonas and James unpack the five game series loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, with disappointing efforts from some of the Leafs high end players, their lack of defence, lack of scoring on the bottom two lines and all the moves coach Sheldon Keefe misfired on.   James and Jonas discuss the many changes that Kyle Dubas will need to make this off-season.  Some of the many pieces that may have played their final game with Toronto, include UFA's Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci, and mainstays Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapenen, and Alexander Kerfoot.   Plus James wonders if a bigger move might be on the horizon, excluding Auston Matthews and John Tavares, perhaps Mitch Marner and William Nylander and anyone on the blue line which could add grit and size to this lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2030m 58s

'Miracle' Maple Leafs Flip the Script on Columbus and Force Game 5

Jonas and James present a special Saturday edition of the podcast, discussing the Maple Leafs improbable come from behind overtime victory vs the Columbus Blue Jackets in the game four elimination game.The boys discuss the emergence of Auston Matthews as a leader, the formation of the super line and the Jason Spezza fight that cued the comeback.Plus the guys look at the lines and D pairings and how they faired in game 4, and what Sheldon Keefe should do ahead of game 5, Sunday night in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/2035m 12s

No Real Purpose or Plan to the Maple Leafs Game Three

Fresh off the Maple Leafs implosion in the pivotal game 3 overtime loss to Columbus, Jonas and James breakdown where it all went wrong. The guys discuss Sheldon Keefe's strong, tough comments on his teams game three performance, the struggles of the Maple Leafs defence, the ineffective third line, Mitch Marner continuing to look lost out on the ice and needing a big save from Freddy Andersen.The guys discuss what the Leafs have to do to regroup and rebound tonight, to force a game five, including extending Morgan Rielly's ice time, revamping the third line, and competing for a full 60 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/2028m 10s

Leaf Nation breathes a sigh of relief, as Toronto Evens series with Columbus

Jonas and James breakdown the Leafs win over Columbus, led by the Captain, John Tavares and number one centre Auston Matthews. Sheldon Keefe swapped Nylander and Marner on the 1st and 2nd line and the Leafs got their first win of the series. Arguably, the Maple Leafs best defenseman Jake Muzzin suffered potentially a serious injury, James and Jonas discuss what Muzzin's absence will mean to this lineup, and which defender steps in to replace him? The guys dissect the floundering power play, the struggles of Alex Kerfoot, Nick Robertson the 4th line and Ilya Mikheyev plus a bounce back game from Cody Ceci. With game three Thursday evening, the guys talk about the important of duplicating game two's effort and avoiding their recent history of a Jekyll and Hyde team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2035m 31s

Was the Game One Outcome Vs Columbus the Maple Leafs Worst Nightmare?

Jonas and James  break down the Buds game one loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The guys discuss the Leafs unease having to compete with a gritty defensive team like the Blue Jackets, and the ineffectiveness of Mitch Marner, William Nylander and John Tavares in game one, which was not the case for Auston Matthews max effort.   James and Jonas continue to debate the need to breakup the pairing of Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci, as that defensive unit isn't clicking. Finally, will coach Sheldon Keefe have changes up his sleeve as urgency to be proactive is paramount in this short series.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2033m 39s

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Play In Series Preview

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31/07/2056m 2s

Is This Leaf Team Built for a Long Playoff Run?

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29/07/201h 3m

Ray Ferraro from TSN Hockey on Leafs Chances vs Columbus Blue Jackets

TSN Hockey Analyst Ray Ferraro joins Jonas and James as the NHL's return to play, commencing with the 24 team play in tournament is only 10 days away. Ray discusses the set up in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto for the players, the media and what it will look like for the fans watching at home on TV. Plus, Ray, Jonas and James discuss how the Leafs looked at camp, how they matchup with Columbus, who on the Blue Jackets the team should look out for, and what Maple Leafs need to step up their game to lead the Leafs to a playoff spot this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/201h

Light at the End of the Tunnel, as Leaf Summer Camp is in Full Swing

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16/07/2056m 43s

Most Interesting Maple Leafs of 2019-20 with TSN's Mark Masters - Part 2

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08/07/201h 5m

Revisiting the Phil Kessel Trade, Five Years Later

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29/06/2044m 29s

Who Will Be the Next Leaf Inducted Into Hockey's Hall of Fame?

Jonas and James return with a new Leaf Report and discuss the obstacles that the NHL must overcome to pull off the return to play plan later this Summer. They discuss the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, and where the Hall selection committee excelled and maybe missed the mark this year. The guys also look at some former Leafs that might get the call, and what current Leafs might get the call once their careers wrap up. Plus, with the Pandemic effecting the finances of the NHL, cap management might see the Leafs dealing one of John Tavares, William Nylander, Auston Matthews or Mitch Marner in the coming years? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/201h 1m

Hockey's Racism Conversation, Players Speaking Out and Steps Forward + Listener Mailbag

Jonas and James offer their thoughts on the recent protests worldwide following the death of George Floyd, and how it's ignited the conversation about racism in hockey and society. The guys discuss players like Morgan Rielly, Evander Kane and Logan Couture using their platform to speak out and the impact of statements from athletes and teams, as well as what can be done moving forward in both hockey and everyday life to continue shining a light on the issue. Plus, some Leafs questions including addressing centre depth over the offseason, ethical concerns about returning to play, Nick Robertson's fit, and more. Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/201h

Formats and the Future: Return to Play Plans, Leafs Implications, Blue Jackets Test and Nick Robertson

Jonas and James catch up to discuss the latest on the NHL's approved return to play plan and what the 24-team playoff tournament means for the Leafs and the rest of the league, and debate other potential solutions, including less teams involved. With the Leafs set to take on the Blue Jackets in the qualifying round, the guys discuss their early thoughts on how the two teams match up in a five-game series, and what to expect from the Leafs coming off an up-and-down season before the pause. Plus, with Nick Robertson being added to the roster and the chances of him making an impact in the playoffs, as well as Kyle Dubas's track record in the draft since taking over as GM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/201h 10m

Mike Johnson on Playing in Toronto, Sundin & Domi, Getting Traded and Joining the Media

Former Maple Leaf and current analyst for TSN and NHL Network, Mike Johnson joins the podcast to look back at his career and his time with the Maple Leafs, including breaking into the league as an undrafted rookie and being put on Mats Sundin's wing, getting to play for the Leafs after growing up in Scarborough, his memories of Tie Domi as a teammate, and finding out he was traded to Tampa for Darcy Tucker. Mike also talks about his time in smaller markets like Tampa and Phoenix and his eventual move into the media, as well as his thoughts on the current team and how a player like William Nylander is perceived in the market. Plus, Jonas and James discuss the latest proposal for the NHL's return to play efforts and the issues surrounding a 24-team playoff format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2059m 55s

Risk Levels: Return to Play Stakes, Top UFA Targets + Joshua Kloke talks Marlies & Cody Franson's Regrets

Jonas and James keep the tradition alive with another edition of The Leaf Report, discussing the NHL's efforts to plan a return to play and whether or not the potential revenue generated will be worth the safety risks involved with coming back sooner. With the season still on pause, the guys look ahead to the theoretical offseason and sort through some of the players the Leafs could target, including affordable depth, reclamation projects, and long shots. Plus, The Athletic T.O.'s Joshua Kloke joins to chat about how the AHL's cancelled season will impact Leafs prospects, as well as his story on Cody Franson's divorce from the Maple Leafs. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2059m 46s

Jack Campbell on Fit with the Leafs, Striving To Be a No. 1, Relationship with Andersen & more

Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell joins the podcast to chat about the move to Toronto and how he adjusted to a new team so quickly after being traded from L.A. Jack talks about being reunited with Kyle Dubas after their time in the Soo, his fit with the Leafs and his goal of being a No. 1 starter someday, his relationship with Frederik Andersen, as well as which of his Leafs teammates resemble Michael Jordan the most. Plus, Jonas and James look back on the trade for Campbell and how it reflects on Kyle Dubas, discuss the upcoming extension for Zach Hyman and how he's solidified himself as a top-six forward, and offer their thoughts of the Leafs signing of Finnish defenceman Mikko Lehtonen. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/201h 8m

Rich Clune on His Career, Battle with Addiction, Mentorship Role and Winning a Calder Cup

Check out the trailer for Rich's movie, 'Hi, My Name is Dicky' at www.DickyMovie.com  Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport  Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport  Follow James: @mirtle  Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/201h 12m

Paul Bissonnette talks Fighting, Spittin' Chiclets Criticism, Auston Matthews, and ECHL Relief Fund

Former NHLer and co-host of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, Paul Bissonnette chats about his involvement in a relief fund for ECHL players along with Leafs GM Kyle Dubas. Biz gets into his own minor league career including his start with Pittsburgh, his first NHL game against the Leafs, when he started fighting for a lineup spot and some of the most memorable bouts over his career. Paul also talks about his move into the media after his playing career and responds to some of the criticism he's received about Spittin' Chiclets content. Plus, Patrick Marleau's place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the chances of Auston Matthews becoming the greatest American goal scorer of all-time. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/201h 4m

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston on Tough Leafs Offseason Decisions and the NHL Pause

Jonas and James welcome Chris Johnston from Sportsnet to the show for a lengthy discussion on a number of topics, including the league's response to COVID-19 and the chances of salvaging the 2019-20 season. With the league on pause for the foreseeable future, the guys get into some of the toughest offseason questions facing the Maple Leafs, including Kasperi Kapanen's value on the trade market, Alexander Kerfoot's fit and his ability to play in the top-six, Travis Dermott's next contract and his future as a Leaf, Andreas Johnsson's potential coming off knee surgery, Frederik Andersen's future going into the final year of his contract, and much more. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/201h 20m

Cap Chaos: Barabanov Sweepstakes, Compliance Moves, RFA Futures + Fake Playoffs Preview

Jonas and James congregate on what would have been the week kicking off the start of playoffs and discuss the latest around the Maple Leafs after winning the Alexander Barabanov sweepstakes, as well as what the signing could mean for a team strapped for cap space. Looking at the big picture, the guys debate who the Leafs might have to move to stay cap compliant going forward, the future of RFAs Travis Dermott and Ilya Mikheyev, as well as if the league can do anything to lessen the impact of a stagnant cap ceiling when hockey returns. Plus, James prepares to break down a simulated first round playoff matchup between Leafs and Lightning with The Athletic's Dom Luszczyszyn. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2042m 22s

Most Interesting Maple Leafs of 2019-20 with TSN's Mark Masters

Jonas and James welcome TSN Maple Leafs reporter Mark Masters back to the show this week. The longest serving guest of the Leaf Report helps the guys sort through the most interesting Leafs players from the 2019-20 season, including William Nylander, Michael Hutchinson, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, Alexander Kerfoot, Andreas Johnsson, and Kasperi Kapanen. Plus, TV show recommendations and an update on James' NHL 20 career. Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/201h 15m

Unanswered 'What-Ifs' of the Maple Leafs Season + Players We Might Not See Again

Jonas and James check in while NHL season remains on pause, and James' NHL 20 career takes off. The guys discuss the Maple Leafs biggest 'What Ifs' that will go unanswered if the 2019-20 season doesn't resume, including Frederik Andersen turning around his play, Auston Matthews' chase for 50 goals and chance at winning the Rocket Richard, the return of Ilya Mikheyev and expectations for his next contract, as well as the Leafs finding playoff success and proving the ability to get out of the first round. Plus, the guys discuss some of the notables from James' list of 15 players who may have played their last NHL game, and what the future holds for Jason Spezza. Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2049m 7s

Press Pause: COVID-19, Saving the Season, Cap Implications + Listener Q & A

Jonas and James reflect on a potentially lost Maple Leafs season as the NHL pauses play in the midst of COVID-19, discuss the impact the pandemic could have on the league and the chances of the NHL saving its season, and potential cap implications. Plus, your Twitter questions, including: how the Leafs should approach an extension with Frederik Andersen, the craziest Leafs moments they've witnessed, Nick Robertson's chance of playing in the top-six next season, TV show recommendations, nostalgic sports video games, and much more. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2058m 5s

Ray Ferraro joins The Leaf Report!

TSN Hockey Analyst and former NHLer Ray Ferraro makes his debut on the podcast to chat about how the NHL is handling the Coronavirus outbreak, the Maple Leafs playoff chances and what's gone wrong in a season of high expectations, his thoughts on the cap situation and how Kyle Dubas managed salaries around the big four, as well as Ray's move into broadcasting after his playing career. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/201h 19m

Maturation Process: Judging Top Players, Deep Depth Shortages, Rielly's Timeline, Contending Status & more

Jonas and James check-in from the Leafs California swing to dissect a tough start to the trip and discuss how this season will reflect on the Leafs top players, the role injuries have played in the team's inconsistency and lack of depth, and the idea of splitting up the top two lines to spread out the offence. Plus, what to make of Pierre Engvall's struggles after a hot start, assessing Alexander Kerfoot's play on the Tavares-Nylander line, the goaltending strategy and the team's level of confidence in Frederik Andersen, projecting defensive pairings when Morgan Rielly returns to the lineup, and much more. Fill out the listener survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25VZGGQ Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2032m 56s

Trade Deadline Recap: Keeping Barrie, Dubas' Message, Muzzin's Extension & Last Stand for the Core?

Jonas and James break down a quiet trade deadline for the Maple Leafs, including the decision not to trade Tyson Barrie and what it says about his remaining time with the Leafs, as well as the message from Kyle Dubas to the rest of the team. The guys also discuss options over the summer if the Leafs miss the playoffs, the value of Jake Muzzin and how his contract extension will look 1-2 years from now, as well as the aftermath of an embarrassing loss to Carolina over the weekend.   Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport   Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2054m 30s

Retracing Steps: Rielly's Void, Revisiting the Kadri Trade, Leaning on Star Players & Goaltender Pressure

Jonas and James take stock of the Maple Leafs play coming off one of the worst losses of the season going into the final week before the trade deadline. Breaking down the pressure the Leafs are facing to make the playoffs and some of the biggest reasons for the team's unpredictability this year, including injuries and the absence of Morgan Rielly on the top pairing, the Kadri for Barrie trade, as well as lack of depth in the bottom six. Plus, the guys discuss Sheldon Keefe relying too much on the Leafs top players, pressure mounting on Frederik Andersen with the need for strong goaltending down the stretch, and the likelihood of another trade being made before Monday's deadline.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2034m 55s

Pierre Engvall talks Motocross & his NHL journey + Campbell first impressions and Hyman's growth

Maple Leafs forward and 7th round pick Pierre Engvall joins the podcast this week to chat about his long journey to the NHL after being taken 188th overall in 2014, as well as his development coming up in Sweden, and nearly following his fathers footsteps in motocross. Plus, Jonas and James give their first impressions of Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford, discuss the importance of Zach Hyman and how he's grown as a player, and Sheldon Keefe experimenting with Matthews, Marner and Nylander together. Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport   Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2053m 34s

Trade Reaction: Confidence in Jack Campbell, Backup Stability & Clifford's Value

Jonas and James react to the Maple Leafs acquisition of Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford from the Kings, the timing of the trade and if Kyle Dubas waited too long to make a move, as well as what it says about Michael Hutchinson and the Leafs lack of stability at the backup position since waiving Curtis McElhinney. Plus, how does Cody Ceci's injury impact the Leafs plans going into the trade deadline, and how valuable is the experience that Kyle Clifford brings to the table?   Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport   Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport Follow James: @mirtle Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2025m 54s

Under Pressure: Drafting Leafs Trade Targets + Goaltending Upgrades & Acquisition Costs

Jonas and James discuss the latest on Frederik Andersen's injury, and the growing need to upgrade the backup position coming off another poor Michael Hutchinson performance. With Andersen likely to miss time, the guys discuss the pressure on Kyle Dubas to make a move sooner than later, and the guys sort through their draft of 15 potential Maple Leafs trade targets heading into the deadline.    Support The Leaf Report! Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport    Follow the show on Twitter: @LeafReport  Follow James: @mirtle  Follow Jonas: @jonassiegel  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/201h

Puzzle Pieces: Sandin's Poise, Muzzin/Barrie Futures, Salary Cap Optimism & Spezza's Fit

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29/01/2052m 14s

Highs & Lows: Jeff O'Neill joins + All-Star questions, D-composition & unstable Andersen

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22/01/201h 4m

Act Professional: Matthews progression, Rielly's timeline, Sandin returns & life after Andersen

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16/01/201h 6m

On Pace: 2nd half projections, Atlantic aspirations, Matthews growth & revisiting predictions

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09/01/2055m 49s

Finding Footing: Offensive output, special teams, Kapanen's expendability & solutions in net

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18/12/1940m 0s

Keefe is letting the skilled players play.

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12/12/1933m 46s

Talking Turmoil: Playoff chances, goaltending crisis, Dubas options + Sean McIndoe joins!

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05/12/191h

New Norm: Changes under Keefe, front office influence, hockey culture issues + Listener Q&A

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29/11/191h 4m

The 2010s: Maple Leafs All-Decade Team

James Mirtle and Jonas Siegel look back over the last decade of Maple Leafs hockey to construct the Leafs All-Decade Team, featuring a roster made up of the best individual seasons over the last ten years. Does Dion Phaneuf make the top pairing? Who's backing up Frederik Andersen? And where do Marner, Matthews and Nylander fit into the equation? The guys debate the toughest calls to fill out a complete roster, and reminisce about nightmare contracts and some of the less talented rosters from earlier in the decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/1929m 6s

Babcock firing reaction, Keefe first impressions, and expectations

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22/11/1944m 4s

Perfect Storm: Babcock questions, front office blame, Barrie's morale & re-evaluating process

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19/11/1940m 10s

Tense Times: Problematic underlying numbers, goaltending solutions, missing Marner & more

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15/11/1943m 29s

Stuck in a Funk: Lacking identity, Hyman's return, Muzzin trade revisited + listener Q&A

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06/11/191h 1m

Premature Panic: Mediocre Marner, Babcock criticism, Ovechkin wisdom & Barrie's slow start

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30/10/1950m 52s

Life without Tavares, high expectations for Matthews/Marner, goaltending & Cap-Mageddon

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23/10/1947m 23s

October's Very Own: Matthews on fire, 2nd line woes, new-look powerplay & Sandin's future

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08/10/1938m 39s

Getting Sentimental: New captain, Spezza's role, Nylander's start & Barrie impressions

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03/10/1930m 51s

The Leaf Report is Back!

In addition to The Athletic, The Leaf Report will once again be available, for free, wherever you get your podcasts, just in time for the 2019-20 NHL season!   Get 40% off your Athletic subscription by going to theathletic.com/leafreport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/193m 19s

Announcement: The Leaf Report is Moving!

We're moving ! You can now hear The Leaf Report exclusively on The Athletic! Download The Athletic app for access to exclusive shows featuring our all-star writing team & new audio talent. Use the promo code "podcasts40" for 40% off your subscription: http://theathletic.com/podcasts40 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/193m 17s

Fresh Woes, Familiar Foes

In the pre-playoff preview, James and Jonas discuss how much stock to put into the Leafs inconsistent play once the playoffs start, what went wrong with Garret Sparks this season, and what to expect from the defence when Jake Gardiner returns from injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/1934m 10s

Playoff Pay off

Jonas and James analyze what impact different playoff outcomes will mean for the future of the Maple Leafs and what we can reasonably expect from this team in the post season. The guys also take a look at Mike Babcock's lack of load management and discuss the difficulty of balancing that management against keeping players at game speed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/1943m 59s

Mainly Malaise

following a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jonas and James discuss some of the struggles the team has faced in recent outings, and how some of those struggles have lingered since December. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/1936m 21s

Post Trade Deadline

Jonas and James react to a rather quiet trade deadline for the Maple Leafs and assess the squad GM Kyle Dubas deemed fit for this year's playoff run.The boys also discuss what the Oilers can learn from Toronto and John Tavares' return to Long Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/1952m 1s

Finding Their Balance

Jonas and James look at the up and down nature of this Maple Leafs team and discuss what has been holding them back from fully finding their stride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/1937m 5s

The Matthews Extension

Between the Auston Matthews contract extension, the drama surrounding Mitch Marner's potential contract extension and oh yes the team also plays hockey...there's no shortage of topics for Jonas and James on this week's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/1950m 33s

Buzzin' 4 Muzzin

Jonas and James weigh in on the big news from the Maple Leafs' bye week, the team's acquisition of defenseman Jake Muzzin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/1949m 46s

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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22/01/1938m 57s

A Bump in the Road?

Despite being one of the top teams in the NHL, the Maple Leafs have struggled to find positive results against playoff-bound opponents. Jonas and James dive into what's been ailing the team against stiffer competition, share thoughts on William Nylander's continued struggles and answer your twitter questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/1953m 3s

Happy New Year!

Jonas and James look ahead to a promising 2019 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/1950m 12s

The Washington Model

Jonas and James discuss where this Toronto Maple Leafs team stands, as currently constructed to be an offensive juggernaut, now that all of the pieces on the roster have been assembled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1836m 54s

Have The Leafs Collected All The Infinity Stones?

It's official. William Nylander is signed with the Maple Leafs for another six years. Jonas and James weigh in on a plethora of questions surrounding the implications of his return. 517863 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1843m 49s

Leaf Report Live At The Rivoli - Part Deux

Jonas and James are joined by special guests Justin Bourne of The Athletic and TSN 1050's Scott MacArthur as they broadcast in front of a live audience at the Rivoli in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/181h 46m

What's the Ceiling?

After 21 games, the Maple Leafs are 2nd in the NHL. Auston Matthews hasn't played in 10 games. William Nylander hasn't played all season. What is this team's ceiling with both back on the roster? Jonas and James discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/1839m 51s

Steady Freddy

Jonas and James break down Frederik Andersen's performance through the first month of the season and weigh in on the latest news from William Nylander contract negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/1844m 50s

No Matthews, Mo Problems?

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31/10/1850m 25s

After Ten Games

Jonas and James recap round one of the Maple Leafs and Jets' home-and-home series, and look ahead to round two in Toronto. The boys discuss how the lines will shake out once Nylander's contract is sorted out, weigh in on Frederik Andersen's start to the season, and Jonas shares impressions from his time at a Marlies game. That and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1848m 37s

Nylandeal

Jonas and James do a deep dive into the state of affairs of William Nylander's contract negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/1853m 5s

Matthews. So Hot Right Now. Matthews.

Jonas and James discuss the torrent pace the Maple Leafs' stars are currently scoring at and whether this type of production is sustainable. The boys also debate how the team can address defensive woes and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/1835m 43s

Post-Training Camp Digest

Jonas and James share final thoughts on the Maple Leafs' performance in preseason and training camp, give their take on roster cuts and try to predict (with justification) the team's total points at the end of the season. That and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/1835m 53s

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Jonas and James provide their latest takeaways from training camp and preseason action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/1839m 49s

Early Analysis

Jonas and James share takeaways from Maple Leafs' training camp and the team's first two preseason games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/1844m 20s

Live At The Rivoli

Jonas and James partner up with Puck Talks to host the pod in front of a live audience at the Rivoli in downtown Toronto. The boys are joined by TSN's Mark Masters and Justin Bourne from The AthleticTO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/181h 52m

Bucking the Trends

Jonas and James weigh in on Kyle Dubas' decision to hire Hayley Wickenheiser and Noelle Needham, share their takeaways from Jonas' 1-on-1 with Auston Matthews, debate the weakest positional link and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/1855m 26s

Dog Days of Summer

Jonas and James react to recent contract extensions around the league and discuss what impact these deals will have on the team's own contract situations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/1852m 59s

MoneyPuck

As the dust continues to settle in the wake of the John Tavares signing, Jonas and James try to read the tea leaves on how Toronto will fit contract extensions for Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander under its cap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/181h 1m

In Tavares We Trust

With Jonas back from his well-deserved vacation, the boys FINALLY share their thoughts on Toronto landing possibly its biggest free agent in franchise history, John Tavares. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/1858m 38s

To Bridge or Not to Bridge

Jonas and James debate the best route to take in resigning William Nylander and share their thoughts on Dubas' hiring of Laurence Gilman and Brandon Pridham as Assistant General Managers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1847m 42s

Under the Direction of Dubas

Jonas and James discuss what changes could be on the horizon for the Maple Leafs under the direction of newly-appointed GM Kyle Dubas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/1839m 14s

Offseason Evaluation

Jonas and James go across the board answering twitter questions about a crucial offseason of retooling for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/1851m 5s

3-4 =/

Jonas and James evaluate the Leafs' game 7 performance and share thoughts on what adjustments could be made in the offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/1827m 19s

3-3

Jonas and James get you set for Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/1822m 39s

2-3

Jonas and James share their takeaways on the Maple Leafs big game five victory in Boston, and preview game six in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/1816m 53s

1-3

With the Maple Leafs down 3-1 in the series, Jonas and James set the stage for game 5 in Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/1817m 52s

1-2

With the Leafs finally notching one in the win column Jonas and James discuss what led to the success, and what Toronto needs to do to keep it up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/1822m 51s

0-2

With all flights to Toronto grounded, special guest Mark Masters joins Jonas and James as they record on the road back to the T-dot in a rental Hyundai. The boys try to find a solution to help turn the series around after a largely dominant performance by the Bruins through the first two games of the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/1822m 32s

Back To Back

If post season appearances were a crime, the new-look Leafs would officially be repeat offenders. Jonas and James share their thoughts on Toronto's first round opponent, Boston, who burned the Leafs in 2013 with a 5-4 comeback victory in game 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/1843m 32s

So You're Saying There's a Chance

With a roster rejig paying major dividends Jonas and James debate whether or not the leafs are a legit cup contender. The boys break down the numbers on how this might be the best Maple Leafs regular season performance in franchise history, assess Matthews' return to game action and forecast contract demands of Nylander, Marner, et al. That and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/1844m 7s

Young Guns

After a dominating performance against Nashville the Leafs have stumbled slightly in two straight games to non-playoff teams. Jonas and James discuss the "Jeckyl and Hyde" nature of Toronto and how clinching playoffs early in the season may be a factor. The boys also pick their poison with potential playoff opponents, share thoughts on the case Toronto's rookies have made to stay in the lineup, how that may impact next season's roster, and weigh in on what has led to this spike of young players in the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/1844m 37s

We're Going Streaking!(Loss Edition)

Jonas and James have lots of ground to cover following the trade deadline and ensuing four-game losing streak. Did Toronto make the right move with the Plekanec addition? How will the team's cap situation affect the numbers of a William Nylander contract extension? With lots of rumours circling Maple Leafs' management, the boys discuss the problems that can arise in a multifaceted front office, and share thoughts on Kyle Dubas' potential as GM. Your twitter questions are answered and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/181h 1m

We're Going Streaking!

Special guest Chris Johnston of Sportsnet joins the boys to discuss the recent tear Toronto has been on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/1835m 36s

Buyers or Sellers?

With trade deadline right around the corner Jonas and James try to determine what role the Maple Leafs are best suited to play: buyers, or sellers? The guys debate the cost of attaining a significant piece, whether or not that's even available, and forecast potential playoff opponents, sharing thoughts on how Toronto would square up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/1843m 34s

Questioning the Coach

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18/01/1841m 35s

Bye-week Evaluation

With Toronto's performance wavering in the winds, Jonas and James try to pinpoint what has led to this lack of progress. Does this roster suit the style Head Coach Mike Babcock has instilled? How will the blue line battle shake out with impressive performances from Travis Dermott? The boys share their thoughts on Kyle Dubas' future with the organization, debate potential line tweaks and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/1837m 31s

Defensive Deficiencies

With Toronto's defensive minute-eater Nikita Zaitsev out of the line up for an extended period, top prospect Travis Dermott has gotten the call up to the big club. This excitement is contrasted by a glaring weakness, depth on the blue line. Jonas and James try to forecast how the Leafs will address their defensive deficiencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/1845m 33s

Points of Concern

Jonas and James address some of the more glaring issues Toronto will want to have New Year's resolutions for including PK problems, defensive break downs and an offence failing to fire on all cylinders. The boys discuss how much the Leafs are missing Matthews and share thoughts on how Marner and Nylander have filled the void. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/1741m 26s

Steady Freddie

Everyone in Toronto is talking about the red hot Frederik Andersen, and Jonas and James are no exception. The boys dive deeper into the role/impact of the Maple Leafs' Director of Sports Science, Dr. Jeremy Bettle, and forecast the future of the team's blue line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/1747m 27s

Twitter Mailbag

Leaf Land is loaded with questions following Toronto's four-game win streak sans Auston Matthews. Jonas and James do their best to answer them all in the "Twitter mailbag" edition of the Leaf Report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/1743m 6s

Ups and Downs

It's been an up and down season to this point for the Leafs, and the guys are having trouble gauging where they stand. With Toronto on pace to match its point total from last season, Jonas and James try to pin point what has prevented growth through the first month of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/1744m 25s

Line Shufflez

A visibly agitated Head Coach Mike Babcock has given his lines a substantial shuffle. Jonas and James break down the moves, sharing thoughts on the return of Connor Carrick and Josh Leivo to the lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/1733m 4s

Statistically Speaking

The Leafs refuse to lose any momentum, and have continued their hot start out of the gate. But just how much improvement has the team made? With not much of a sample size to analyze, Jonas and James compare stats from this season to last. The boys continue their diagnosis on what's buggin' Marner, evaluate how Babcock has divvied up the ice time by line and answer your twitter questions. Brought to you by @Babsocks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/1747m 13s

Strong Start

Following an impressive start, but on the heels of a humbling loss to the Devils, Jonas and James have lots of ground to cover: Matthews goes beast-mode on the Blackhawks, what to make of Marner and Andersen, the impact of a visible increase in penalties, question marks on the third D-pairing...the list goes on in this in-depth breakdown of a heck of a first four games of the season. Brought to you by @Babsocks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/1753m 16s

2017/2018 Season Preview

It's the eve of puck drop! The 2017/2018 season is finally here and Jonas and James cover all you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/1749m 7s

Preseason Roster Battles

As the Leafs' preseason rolls on, Jonas and James dive deep into some of the ongoing battles for roster spots. Will Mike Babcock stick with his favourites at the start of training camp, or has any player forced him to change his mind? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/1723m 51s

Sophomore Season

Expectations are through the roof for a Leafs team primed to build on last season's success. But there are still plenty of question marks as the team heads into training camp. Is there room for the likes of Kaspari Kapanen on a roster littered with young stars and veterans with intangibles the Head Coach values? Which blueliner will take the next step? The boys debate where all the pieces will fall, and have lofty expectations of their own for Auston Matthews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/1752m 56s

Big Fish

Jonas and James reflect on the Maple Leafs' free agency, going more in depth on the "big fish" acquisition of Patrick Marleau, and whether or not there's more to come. The boys forecast how all the new pieces will fit in to the bigger picture, how that picture has changed with these moves, and finally actually answer your twitter questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/1745m 13s

Offseason A-Z

It's the A-to-Z of the offseason as Jonas and James cover everything from the expansion draft to free agency. The boys answer your twitter questions, recap the Leafs draft and weigh in on some of the roster changes going on around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/171h 2m

Long Term

Jonas and James jump right in, breaking down the Nikita Zaitsev contract extension by sharing thoughts on the term and cost. The boys also discuss Mike Babcock's Jack Adams chances, reflect on the 2013 Maple Leafs and take a quick look at the the Ottawa Senators playoff performance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/1738m 31s

Season Review

Jonas and James recap an exciting and record-breaking season of Maple Leafs hockey following a 4-2 series loss to the Washington Capitals in round one of the NHL Playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/1751m 49s

2-1

After largely being written off across the board, the Maple Leafs have shocked the hockey world by jumping out to a 2-1 series lead. Did we underrate the Leafs? Do they really have a chance? Jonas and James tackle those questions and more in the Game 4 preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/1733m 31s

0-1

Jonas and James recap an exciting game one between the Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals, and look ahead to game 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/1732m 46s

PLAYOFFS?!

With Toronto on tap for its first playoff series since the lockout-shortened season, Jonas and James gauge how the Leafs and Capitals stack up, It's the Stanley Cup Playoff preview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/1743m 51s

Clinching Scenario

With the Maple Leafs' post-season aspirations all but a reality, Jonas and James discuss what impact the team's lack of playoff experience may have. The guys take a look at some of the pros and cons of potential playoff opponents, update player award favourites, discuss Zaitsev's rumoured contract extension and share thoughts on the team's strict player policies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1754m 11s

In the Record Books

With Auston Matthews officially in the Maple Leaf history books, Jonas and James take a closer look at just how substantial these rookie records are. They boys also make early picks on some NHL Award favourites, discuss Frederik Andersen's injury and the job Curtis McElhinney has done in relief, take a look at playoff odds and answer a twitter question! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/1741m 54s

Hot and Cold

Jonas and James dive right in with the Babsocks "Babcock Quote of the Week", analyzing Babcock's recent changes on the blue line. The boys take a look at the streaky nature of certain players and the team as a whole, discuss 4th line usage with the addition of Brian Boyle and break down the playoff race. That and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/1753m 40s

The Final Stretch

Jonas and James take a look at the remnants of the Maple Leafs team that lost round one of the 2013 playoffs, and discuss whether that losing "funk" remains in any capacity with the current team. With uncertainty surrounding the blue line, the guys take a look at Morgan Rielly's season to date and gauge what kind of impact his development in a hockey-crazy city like Toronto has had. The debate rages on over optimal line mates for Auston Matthews, and leads to potential line combos for next season...including which Marlies could find themselves with the big club and other potential roster moves. The guys also weigh in on the team's performance at trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/1749m 2s

Chasing Calder

As the Matthews/Laine debate rages on, Jonas and James add their two cents, and question whether or not Mitch Marner can enter that conversation. The boys discuss Marner's absence from the line up and how Josh Leivo/Nazem Kadri have stepped up. James also shares highlights and thoughts from his conversation with Lou Lamoriello. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/1745m 29s

Back to Backs

With uncertainty looming over the Marner injury, Jonas and James consider the potential impact his removal from the line up would have. The boys also discuss how Toronto's goaltending will need to be better with a number of back-to-back situations forthcoming, and reflect on the Dion Phaneuf trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/1739m 41s

Leading in the 3rd

Among the topics of the latest Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss Toronto's inability to hold a lead, whether or not Morgan Rielly can fulfill #1 defender duties and William Nylander's sneaky-good season. The boys also take a look at Toronto's record against good teams vs. bad teams and whether or not "Marner for Team Canada 2018" is a pipe dream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/1747m 40s

Playoff Race Question Marks

New sponsor: Babsocks! On the "heels" of NHL All-Star festivities, Jonas and James discuss how the ceiling continues to rise for Auston Matthews. The race for a playoff spot is as tight as ever in the East, but what is Toronto's biggest question mark heading into the final stretch? The boys also take a look at the Calder race and detail our new partner, Babsocks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/1734m 28s

All-Star Evaluation

Two games away from the All-Star break, Nazem Kadri has tied his career-high in goals, Jonas and James break down how his usage has led to his success. The boys also discuss the the impact healthy diets can have on the performance of aging athletes and debate whether or not Matthews is a shoe-in as team's scoring leader by season's end. Some thoughts on whether or not Kevin Shattenkirk and other rumoured trade bait would be a good fit in Toronto as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/1745m 45s

A Rielly Big Problem

With the Leafs losing Morgan Rielly to injury,Jonas and James discuss how the D pairings will be affected. Should Toronto pursue the likes of Kevin Shattenkirk, one of trade deadline's "big fish", in order to offset the loss? If not, what other options are available? The boys also dive into the philosophy of a rookie-heavy team, debating the advantages of having numerous players on cap-friendly contracts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/1736m 43s

Bye Week Buzz

With the Leafs on their five-day bye, Jonas and James compare preseason expectations to mid-season realities. The boys discuss the acquisition of Curtis McElhinney on the heels of the Jhonas Enroth trade, and weigh in on Auston Matthews' All-Star nomination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/1744m 59s

Auston's Impact

Auston Matthews is officially on a tear following his OT game winner against Detroit in the Centennial Classic. But what is his ceiling? Jonas and James deliberate comparable players and potential point totals for Toronto's top centre. He's not the only Leaf turning heads, as Frederik Andersen has fully emerged as the top backstop Toronto traded for...which leads to our @LeafReport twitter question: How many Maple Leafs should be sent to the 2017 All-Star game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/1743m 6s

2016 --> 2017

In the New Years edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James recount their most memorable Maple Leafs stories from 2016, and reflect on some of the moments that have led to the team's turnaround. The boys also look ahead to 2017, forecasting player production and potential roster moves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/1645m 9s

A Dominant Center?

It's just about Christmas so Jonas and James discuss whether or not Auston Matthews has become the dominant center Mike Babcock predicted. What is Matthews' ceiling? Who is he comparable to? Who should his line mates be? Who should he be matched up against? The boys share their thoughts on the Byron Froese call up and weigh in on Frank Corrado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/1631m 44s

Quarterly Report

Jonas and James provide their assessment of the Maple Leafs through one quarter of the season. The guys also discuss best and worst decisions so far, touch on Marner's demotion, the Peter Holland trade, and take a look at the team's continual development under Mike Babcock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1643m 34s

A Glaring Nee-D

It's projection time as the boys take a realistic shot at some player point totals come season's end. The Leafs' most glaring weakness comes on the blue line but what will it cost to address that need? Jonas and James also discuss the psyche of Nikita Zaitsev and break down Babcock's D-pairings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/1643m 3s

Line Shuffle

In the midst of a 7-0 trouncing at the hand of the Kings, Mike Babcock did some line juggling. Has the line structure and assigned roles worked out for the Head Coach so far? Is Leo Komarov a long-term fixture for the organization? The boys bounce around a number of questionable fits on the roster and take a look at some of the positives/negatives from the top rookies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/1636m 21s

Work in Progress

With the Maple Leafs rookies blowing expectations out of the water, Jonas and James discuss how best the veterans can be used to compliment. The boys also share thoughts on the performances of Toronto’s new-look goaltending tandem, and discuss what conclusions can be drawn from the team’s inability to hold a lead in the third period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1632m 21s

A New Era

The boys are back and have tons to talk about! What to make of Toronto's fresh, young roster? How will the acquisition of Frederik Andersen play out? Jonas and James break it all down. It's your Toronto Maple Leafs 2016/2017 season primer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/1630m 10s

On The Right Track

With the off-season officially in full swing, Jonas and James discuss the most pressing issues for the rebuilding Maple Leafs. Is Frederik Andersen the answer between the pipes? What other acquisitions are plausible in what is likely to be a very busy draft and free agency period for the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/1639m 34s

Salary Shedding

With trade deadline right around the corner, Jonas and James discuss how the Leafs have been creative in shedding salary from the roster. Which players will survive the cull? Which players are most likely to be dealt at the deadline, and for what value? The boys project the long-term look of the roster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/1623m 17s

All-Star Break

With the Leafs on the All-Star break, Jonas and James evaluate what they've seen from the team and coach so far. The guys look ahead to trade deadline discussing who could be on the move, and debate which prospects could make the leap to the NHL next season. With the future of both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier up in the air, Jonas and James also try to answer the biggest question mark for Toronto heading into next season: Who will own the goal crease? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/1631m 15s

Proving People Wrong

With the leafs on a tear since November, Jonas and James discuss what has contributed most to the team's success. The boys also toy with the idea of shuffling around D-pairings and travel down memory lane to reflect on some of the decisions made by Toronto's previous coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/1643m 26s

Between the Pipes

With Jonathan Bernier seemingly in the dog house, Jonas and James discuss the resurgence of James Reimer. The guys also look toward the future between the pipes for Toronto, after Garrett Sparks went down in history as the first Leafs goalie to have a shut out in his NHL debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/1532m 22s

Trending Upward

With the Leafs starting to string together some W's, Jonas and James dive into what has contributed to the team's success. The boys also look ahead at what potential trades Toronto could make, and what it would have to concede to execute these potential deals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/1533m 48s

Losing Sucks

With the Leafs sluggish coming out the gate to a 1-5-2 start, Jonas and James discuss what impact this role reversal will have on career-winner Mike Babcock. The boys also dive into the roster and try to forecast who might be out the door by season's end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/1534m 49s

Early Evaluation

The boys share early evaluations of the new look Maple Leafs and discuss what areas Mike Babcock has most dramatically affected in the young club through five games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/1537m 30s

The Leaf Report - October 6th, 2015

With training camp coming to a close, TSN 1050 Maple Leafs Reporter Jonas Siegel and the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle forecast the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/1529m 36s

The Leaf Report - September 10th

After a long hiatus, TSN 1050 Toronto Maple Leafs Reporter Jonas Siegel and The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle break down an eventful Leafs off season and look ahead to training camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/1538m 56s

The Leaf Report - Kessel Deal, Kadri Contract and NHL Draft

Jonas and James share thoughts on Brendan Shanahan's ousting of Phil Kessel from Leaf Land, discuss the Kadri contract and look back at some of the team's decisions at the NHL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/1544m 4s

The Leaf Report - May 25th, 2015

TSN 1050 Leafs Reporter Jonas Siegel and The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle siphon through the wreckage of a tumultuous season for the Blue and White, and discuss the impact having Mike Babcock as Head Coach will have on the organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/1545m 26s

February 18th, 2015

With trade deadline looming, Jonas and James discuss the Leafs' current state of affairs and share opinions on the best path moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/1534m 13s
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