Watching the city of Boston win yet another championship was sickening: Leafs Morning Take

Nick Alberga
23 days ago
From a Toronto sports perspective, it’s absolutely sickening to see the city of Boston win yet another championship.
In case you missed it, the Boston Celtics raised the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy on Monday night. Since the turn of the century, that city has won a grand total of 13 championships. Think about that.
At any rate, that’s where the Tuesday edition of Leafs Morning Take kicked off as Carter Hutton filled in for Jay Rosehill as co-host. Naturally, the conversation shifted to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in Sunrise. After Edmonton smashed Florida 8-1on Saturday night to stave off a sweep, the Panthers will take their second crack at hoisting Lord Stanley. This time, it will come on home ice. Hutts has Edmonton winning, I think Florida gets the job done. We’ll see what happens!
Meantime, presented by Greta Bar YYZ, we led off with some more Mitch Marner talk. First and foremost, Hutton weighed in on Darren Dreger’s speculation from Monday that suggested Brad Treliving could be more open to extending Marner than trading him. In the grand scheme of things, it would make minimal sense for the Leafs to do that. Are they really going to make the same mistake twice? For what it’s worth, this is more about the salary cap than it is Marner’s abilities. He’s a tremendous player but it would be in Toronto’s best interest to reallocate that cap space elsewhere. Furthermore, we talked about a few teams that reportedly have been linked to Marner: Vegas, Chicago, Dallas, and Nashville. To varying degrees, all four teams make a ton of sense —provided Marner’s open to going anywhere. If the Leafs do elect to trade him, the return package would be fascinating. It would be a hard trade to win —at least initially.
After that, we quickly touched on Dean Chynoweth joining Scott Arniel’s bench in Winnipeg. Ever find yourself wondering what assistant coaches actually do in the NHL? Well, Hutts broke it all down. Spoiler: It’s more than you think. Additionally, we quickly dished on Toronto’s bench right now and if they could look to add one more guy on Berube’s staff. Who’s going to run the power play? Hmm.
Jay Rosehill will be back in the mix for the Wednesday edition of Leafs Morning Take. Talk at 11 AM ET!
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