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!
By: Aaron Greenfield
As the dust settles from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the focus now shifts to the Draft. Barring any surprises, Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello and Co. will call out Auston Matthews’ name, making him the first selection at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Once the celebration dies down in Leafs Nation, the Canucks make one more trade that hinders their franchise’s development and the Oilers prove they are still too afraid to trade one of their former first round picks for defensive help, the real question marks will arise: What should the Leafs do with their second 1st round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins? Read Article
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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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.
On this week’s podcast we discuss tank nation, goaltending, expansion and building through the draft. We also give a prospect update, including which Marlies players might be called up soon, and we answer your Twitter questions.