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Bryan Hayes thinks the rumoured Joseph Woll extension could be prove to be a home run for the Leafs: Leafs Morning Take

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Nick Alberga
17 days ago
It’s the two best words in pro sports: Game 7.
Never mind when it takes place in the Stanley Cup Final.
This is going to be awesome.
Naturally, that’s where the conversation started on the Monday edition of Leafs Morning Take. Furthermore, the Edmonton Oilers are trying to do something that hasn’t been done since 1942. They’ve stormed back from a three-game deficit to forth seventh heaven. Quite honestly, it doesn’t get much better than this. Connor McDavid will either win his first Cup or Paul Maurice’s Panthers will avoid disaster. The storylines write themselves.
After that, we got into Kevin Weekes’ report that suggests that the Leafs are closing in on inking Joseph Woll to a three-year contract extension. To be fair, this news sort of came out of nowhere. There was no rush to sign Woll, who still has one year left on his current deal. In many ways, this rumoured deal suggests that the Leafs believe in Woll. As they should. If he can stay healthy, this could prove to be a big-time win. Unfortunately, “if” is the key word there.

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Presented by Greta Bar YYZ, we quickly dished on the Marc Savard news. The worst kept secret in hockey became official on Sunday as the Leafs fortified their coaching staff. The 46-year-old will run the power play. Good luck to him. Savard joins newcomer Lane Lambert on Craig Berube’s staff. Savard and Chief have history dating back to their days in St. Louis together. We’ll see how it goes.
Meantime, after that short discussion, we welcomed in TSN’s Bryan Hayes for an all-encompassing Leafs draft week chat. We talked Joe Woll, the Mitch Marner situation, and who Toronto should target in free agency. As per usual, Hayes brought the heat.

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Additionally, we wrapped by discussing Frank Seravalli’s comments on Toronto radio about Mitch Marner. Daily Faceoff’s NHL Insider doubled down and said that the Leafs have zero interest in extending the All-Star winger right now. Also, we broke down the Mark Giordano news. The 40-year-old plans to play next season and beyond. At this point, it doesn’t seem like Toronto’s a logical fit for the veteran blue liner.
Note the special start time for the Tuesday edition of Leafs Morning Take. Join us at 10:30 AM ET as we recap Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Additionally, we look ahead to what’s expected to be a busy news week across the NHL.
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