Category Archives: 2015-16 Podcasts
To help us make sense of the craziness of the NHL Draft, Free Agent Signings, Trades and Leafs Development Camp, we bring in Steve Dangle from Sportsnet on episode 2 of the Leafs Lounge Offseason Roundtable. Our hosts David and Aaron also discuss the depth chart of the Toronto Marlies and Maple Leafs and preview what the opening night rosters might look like this coming season. If you like the video make sure to give it a thumbs up!
The NHL offseason is heating up but the Leafs Lounge podcast has concluded for the Summer. Enter a new segment to Leafs Lounge: the Offseason Roundtable, a video podcast series providing the latest news and opinions on the Toronto Maple Leafs through the NHL offseason. Here is episode 1, on Las Vegas, a preview of the draft, the Frederik Andersen trade/signing and even a few stories on running into former members of the Leafs organization. If you like the video make sure to give it a thumbs up!
The 2015-16 Leafs season was filled with ups and downs. We saw one of the worst finishes statistically but also saw a change in attitude. The team is finally on a committed longterm plan and the prospects look good. We brought in Steve Dangle for our final podcast of the season to talk about his thoughts on the season, where the rebuild is right now and where it’s headed as well as give his career advice.
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Ever wanted behind the scenes access to the Toronto Maple Leafs? Monika Platek joins Leafs Lounge to discuss her time with the Leafs as a producer of digital content as well as the game night in-arena host and announcer, sharing some of her stories about the organization, its fans and the players. She also talks about her experiences working with the Olympics and gives her advice for anyone looking to break into the industry.
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.
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.
This was one of the least exciting Trade Deadline Day we’ve seen in years. On this episode of the podcast, we breakdown the final hour of the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline live (2-3pm). Unfortunately it was not a very active deadline and the Leafs made no trades. We try to keep things interesting as best as we can though!
On the podcast leading up to the Trade Deadline, we break down the trades that have happened and preview the ones that will come in the next week. We also analyze the development strategies of the Leafs prospects in terms of when young players should get promoted to the NHL.