Monthly Archives: March 2016
Kadri or Bozak? Gardiner or JVR? As the season is coming to an end, we introduce a hypothetical segment: “Who would you rather trade?” where we choose between two current (or former) Leafs and decide which player we’d rather have moving forward. Have a listen and give us your opinion on Twitter!
Is there such a thing as a team winning too much? On this episode, we discuss whether Mike Babcock has made this Leafs too good through certain roster decisions, preventing them from having the best chance at winning the draft lottery. We also discuss if the Penguins recent success will affect where the Leafs’ potential second 1st round pick will be.
We also pick up from last week for part two of our expansion draft protection and end the podcast answering our Twitter question, on who we’d draft if the Leafs pick 4th. Let us know on Twitter who you’d draft if the Leafs pick 4th!
On this episode we go less in depth on recapping the games and the young Marlies call-ups and instead discuss which 2 centres the Leafs should build their team with going forward. We also introduce a new segment of which players we’d protect in the event the NHL has an expansion draft. Have a listen and tell us below or on Twitter which players you’d keep in an expansion draft.
Scott Wheeler from Pension Plan Puppets and Future Considerations joins us to talk about the Leafs best call-up from the Marlies, which prospect should get more attention and who the Leafs should draft with Pittsburgh’s 1st rounder.
Following the Trade Deadline, several Marlies players were called up to the Leafs. We break down the debuts of those Marlies players and preview their play for the following week. We discuss who should be the next captain of the Leafs and discuss whether the Leafs’ prospect pool decreases the need to sign Steven Stamkos.
While there is still a chance that James Reimer can still return to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer, we look at memorable moments from his career.
By: David Morassutti
When news broke that James Reimer was traded to the San Jose Sharks and people saw what the Toronto Maple Leafs got back in return, there was not an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction with the result of the trade. On one hand the team got what they could for a rental goalie considering the limited number of suitors, but seeing the reaction from fans and the media following the trade shows what Reimer meant to this city. Reimer debuted with the Leafs back in the 2010-11 season where he posted a 20-10-5 record with a .921 SV% and a 2.60 GAA at the age of 22. After that impressive run the Leafs looked like they were set in net for the long run with the former 4th round pick in 2006. It was a rare time where the Leafs properly drafted and developed a player in an important position and were set to make a commitment to him going forward. After an injury riddled season in 2011-12, Reimer was back to his dominant form in the 2012-13 season posting a 19-8-5 record with a 2.46 GAA and a .924 sv% getting the Leafs into the playoffs and keeping them in a tough series against the Boston Bruins. Read Article