Listen: On extra points, Matthews, the deadline, and road trips

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The deadline is approaching and so is a pivotal west-coast trip for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they tour through California. I hopped on Sportsnet Tonight with Roger Lajoie this evening to talk about the week ahead for the Blue and White:

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We talk about everything from the Trade Deadline, to the games ahead, to not underestimating what this team already is, to Auston Matthews. If nothing else, it’s fifteen more minutes of Leafs talk for your life.

  • DukesRocks

    Jeff great interview and I have to say, I agreed mostly with everything you stated. Although, the question where Mathews doesn’t have a lot of surrounding parts (support). In addition to your answer I would have added, that last year the Leafs had 1 or 2 lines that could score and they weren’t consistent at doing that. This year the Leafs have 3 consistent lines that can score and have been doing it all year. Therefore debunking the statement Mathews doesn’t have support because this year the opposition can’t focus and any one line comparative to last year.

    Another thing I liked about the interview compared to some of the podcasts I’ve listened to involving premier personalities on radio and tv is; You didn’t regurgitate the same old talking points I hear over and over again. I liked that you used your command of the Cap, Stats, Roster etc and provided informed well thought out answers. Good Job.

    • LukeDaDrifter

      Re- “Mathews doesn’t have a lot of surrounding parts (support)”

      When you score 30 goals 3/4 of the way through your rookie season someone is giving you good support. The fact that Hyman, Brown, and Nylander are also rookies is immaterial.

      • DukesRocks

        Luke. the statement wasn’t made by me, that was the question Jeff was asked. Which I thought he did a good job answering. I was just stating he should’ve included the Leafs have 3 consistent scoring lines compared to last year. Therefore refuting the claim Mathews doesn’t have support.