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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Top 10 Prospects Update

Kevin Papetti from Pension Plan Puppets joins us this week to break down the Leafs’ Top 10 Prospects (for fun we included guys like Dermott, Kapanen, and Johnsson) As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:57 – Travis Dermott (LD) 8:11 – Timothy Liljegren (RD) 17:55 –…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – What Do The Leafs Look Like Next Year?

Arvind from Pension Plan Puppets joins us this week to break down the key decisions facing the Leafs this offseason. 1:14 – Is there some conceivable way to bring back JVR? 18:52 – Nylander’s contract extension. 22:07 – Who’s the 3rd line C next year (Nylander, Thornton, Bozak…?) 32:18 – The new Leafs Geeks weekly…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – 2018 Draft Targets

Cam Robinson from Dobber Prospects joins us this week to break down some of our favourite players in the upcoming draft who might be available by the Leafs’ pick (in the low-mid 20s). Here’s a timestamped list of the prospects we discussed, along with a link to their profiles on EliteProspects: 2:56 – Ryan Merkley…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – How Good Are The Leafs?

Rob Wong from Sportsnet 590 The FAN joins me this week to discuss some of the biggest questions in Leafs nation lately. 1:21 – Nylander at Centre. 9:55 – Gardiner’s resurgence. 17:48 – Zaitsev’s struggles. 30:14 – Plekanec’s role on this team. 36:40 – Getting Kapanen more ice time. 42:51 – How good are the…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – The JVR Debate

TotallyOffside from Hockey Twitter joins us this week to debate whether or not the Leafs should trade JVR. There’s a lot to unpack with this decision, so buckle up! If nothing else, I highly recommend listening to the closing arguments. Ian breaks down his case for trading JVR at 1:06:24, while TotallyOffside outlines the case…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Trade Deadline Preview with James Mirtle

James Mirtle from The Athletic joins us this week to break down what the Leafs should do at the Trade Deadline, as well as some of the key decisions they have to make this offseason. Here’s a list of the topics we discuss: 0:38 – How good are the Leafs? 10:49 – What should Toronto…

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Morgan Rielly’s Evolution into a #1 Defenceman

There’s been a lot of talk in the past year about the Maple Leafs needing to acquire a #1 defenceman. Living in the GTA, it’s been impossible to avoid this narrative, whether it’s rumours about Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Shea Weber, or a couple of upcoming free agents in 2019. We’ve all heard the infamous mantra in…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Microstats with Andrew Berkshire

Andrew Berkshire from Sportsnet joins us this week to break down the Leafs using some of his proprietary metrics from Sportlogiq. Here’s a list of the topics we discuss: 1:20 – What is Sportlogiq? 4:10 – What can the public do with microstats from private companies? 14:15 – How bad is Gardiner’s turnover rate? 20:44…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Mailbag

This week I’m joined by fellow MaplesLeafsNation writer, Dylan Fremlin, as we try our best to answer listeners’ questions that were sent in over Twitter. Here’s a list of the questions: 1:12 – Is Ian still confident in his 17-goal prediction for Hyman? 4:17 – Should Toronto use forwards on their “off-side” on the PP?…

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Why the Leafs Have Been Underperforming at Home

Home ice advantage – for the longest time I didn’t believe it existed. I thought it was an overrated trope that people used to push a narrative during the playoffs. I figured there was no way that playing in your home arena could magically improve your play. The dimensions of the ice don’t change; the…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Top 10 Prospects Update

Scott Wheeler from The Athletic joins us this week to go through the Leafs’ Top 10 Prospects and break down their performance this season. Here’s a list of the prospects we discuss: 2:30 – Players who just missed the age cutoff (Andreas Johnsson & Miro Aaltonen) 9:46 – Timothy Liljegren (RD) 21:33 – Kasperi Kapanen…