Behind the Net Podcast Episode 35: NBA/NHL Playoff Preview

In this week’s episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I are joined by Blake Murphy, a Raptors reporter for The Athletic, and Joshua Kloke, a Leafs reporter for The Athletic, where we preview each respective team as both prepare for the resumption of their season.

Time Stamps:

(4:35) Blake Murphy

  • 5:25 Reporting during a pandemic
  • 7:11 Observations on the Raptors camp and standout players
  • 10:43 Raptors playoff predictions, defence and lineup analysis
  • 17:28 Pascal Siakam predictions
  • 20:47 OG Anunoby analysis, what a healthy bench can do
  • 27:40 Threats to the Raptors run
  • 30:30 What a Raptors-Bucks series looks like
  • 32:15 Can the Raptors repeat?

36:39 Raptors predictions

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40:08 Blue Jays

43:30 NHL bubble situation

(50:20) Joshua Kloke

  • 51:19 Leafs training camp observations
  • 55:35 Robertson and Nylander analysis
  • 1:01:04 Leafs vs. Blue Jackets predictions and analysis
  • 1:07:45 Reporting during a pandemic
  • 1:10:35 Story about discovering the Maple Leafs team band
  • 1:17:40 Dress code thoughts
  • 1:22:00 Pizza talk

1:27:00 Seattle Kraken

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