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Feb. 23: Sens Send Brassard to Pens
Originally aired February 23 2018
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Feb. 23: Sens Send Brassard to Pens
February 23 2018
Sportsnet hockey hockey scribe Chris Johnston on Senators sending Penguins Derick Brassard, likelihood of James van Riemsdyk being moved (1:46); NHL.com Sr. writer Dan Rosen on Rangers sending Michael Grabner to Devils, Brassard becoming a Penguin (32:56).
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Feb. 22: John Tavares - Leafs second line centre?
February 22 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard on John Tavares possibly being a Leaf, Frederik Andersen's Vezina candidacy, James van Riemsdyk's future in Toronto (2:21); NHL Network's Brian Lawton on Tavares' future, moves the Rangers & Senators may make before trade deadline (31:27).
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Feb. 21: Uncle Leo is not here to score
February 21 2018
Toronto Star's Kevin McGran on Frederik Andersen's Vezina-calibre season, the crowded net situation in Toronto, the play of Leo Komarov & Patrick Marleau (1:30); NHL on Sportsnet's Colby Armstrong on the possibility of Erik Karlsson being traded (30:44).
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Feb. 20: The team to watch at trade deadline
February 20 2018
ESPN's John Buccigross on Canada-US women's Olympic gold medal final, men's tournament without NHLers, popularity of Auston Matthews in America, trade deadline expectations (2:08); Sportsnet.ca hockey writer Luke Fox on what Leafs may do before February 26 at 3pm (31:13).
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Feb. 19: Who can help Leafs blueline?
February 19 2018
Leafs analyst Justin Bourne on Leo Komarov's ice time, the downside of Curtis McElhinney's success, Ron Hainsey running out of gas? Leafs need to acquire another defenceman?, the polarizing Jake Gardiner, Auston Matthews getting enought powerplay time?, should Leafs get Chris Tanev? (4:16); HNIC's David Amber on defencemen Lou Lamoriello should look at (34:06).
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Feb. 16: Maple Leafs ship Soshnikov to Blues
February 16 2018
Hockey Central's Doug MacLean on Nikita Soshnikov trade, Leafs needs (1:51); Postmedia's Michael Traikos on next moves for Leafs, James van Riemsdyk's future (30:05).
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Feb. 15: Give Freddy Andersen some rest
February 15 2018
Steve Dangle Podcast's eponymous host joins Ben and JD in-studio for the whole hour (0:52): Hockey Central's Daren Millard talks goalies and the recent play of the Maple Leafs, the team's depth and strengths (6:17); Ben, JD and Steve go over the value of James van Riemsdyk (39:26).
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Feb. 14: Freddy Modin on Olympics, Sundin
February 14 2018
Ben and JD break down the Dion Phaneuf-Marian Gaborik trade (2:51); Columbus Blue Jackets front office member and former Maple Leaf Freddy Modin talks about the Swedish/Finnish rivalry, the Olympics, his memories of Mats Sundin, and tonight's Toronto-Columbus matchup (21:39); Down Goes Brown's Sean McIndoe goes over his latest piece on the greatest "Almost-a-Maple Leaf" players (33:44).
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Feb. 13: Leafs finding balance
February 13 2018
Sportsnet's Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston on Leafs latest hot streak, lineup needs for the team heading into the NHL trade deadline, and the equal distribution of minutes among Leafs forwards (1:09); ESPN's Senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski talks about the trade market around the league and what direction the Leafs might go (35:01).
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Feb. 12: Dave Andreychuk on Vezina candidates at ACC
February 12 2018
Leafs Analyst Justin Bourne breaks down the latest Nikita Soshnikov "injury" update, lingering lineup decisions, strategies heading into the trade deadline (0:45); Hockey Hall of Famer Dave Andreychuk talks about his memories of Matthew Barnaby and looks at tonight's goalie match-up between Frederik Andersen and Andrei Vasilevskiy (35:39).
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February 9: Leafs owe a lot of their success to Frederik Andersen
February 09 2018
31 Thoughts: The Podcast co-host Jeff Marek on Frederik Andersen's stellar play, top Vezina candidates, a potential Josh Leivo move, and what needs to be done with Nikita Shoshnikov (1:20); Sportsnet's Jason York on Rasmus Dahlin, and what he would do with Erik Karlsson (37:56)
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Feb. 8: Where's the puck, Justin Holl?
February 08 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard with a look around the NHL (3:06); Marlies defenceman Justin Holl on his first goal, Minnesota high school hockey, AHL club in the penthouse (35:53).
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Feb. 7: Leafs get big test with Predators
February 07 2018
Predators radio analyst Hal Gill on team's success (2:12); Players would have dealt with Alex Burrows during Matthew Barnaby's days in the NHL (36:10).
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Feb. 6: If Andersen's down, who's up?
February 06 2018
SN Sr hockey Writer Chris Johnston on Frederik Andersen's injury, which Marlies goalie will get the call-up, role for Matt Martin (2:00); Does Mitch Marner need to shoot more? (31:54); Where does Martin belong? (36:31).
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Feb. 5: The Leivo-Soshnikov question
February 05 2018
With Matthew Barnaby co-hosting: NHL analyst Justin Bourne on what Lou Lamoriello may do with Josh Leivo & Nikita Soshnikov, Roman Polak's return to the lineup (2:22); What can Toronto afford to give up this trade deadline? (37:36).
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February 2: Maple Leafs continue to reap the benefits of their lineup shuffle
February 02 2018
Chris Johnston looks at the Leafs latest lineup decisions, Nikita Zaitsev's return, the Leafs defence going forward, and his Super Bowl pick (1:40); Hockey Night in Canada's David Amber talks Jeopardy, goalie interference , and the most recent Leafs results (28:38).
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Feb. 1: Sheldon Keefe on Justin Holl's grand debut
February 01 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard discusses Leafs' recent lineup changes, Mike Babcock's style of coaching, Travis Dermott's play (2:50); Toronto Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe on Justin Holl's successful NHL debut, balancing playing time with two high quality goalies, development of defenceman Timothy Liljegren (3:48).
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Jan. 31: Islanders need Tavares to stay
January 31 2018
NHL analyst Justin Bourne goes over the latest lineup decisions, Frederik Gauthier's long-term potential, trade possibilities, the play of Curtis McElhinney (1:02). ESPN radio host and former Islander Rick DiPietro discusses the ups-and-downs of New York's season so far, John Tavares' future (3:46), and his kid vs. Ben's kid's hockey development (32:08).
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Jan. 30: A nasty D-man may be on Lou's list
January 30 2018
Sporsnet hockey writer Luke Fox (1:00) on value of Matt Martin, All-Star weekend takeaways; USA Today's Kevin Allen on end of Jaromir Jagr's NHL career (34:29).
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Jan. 29: Leafs have good goaltending in spades
January 29 2018
Sportsnet Starting Lineup's Greg Brady talks Leafs backup goalie situation, blue line pairing, team at unofficial halfway point (1:37); Leafs TV's Bob McGill on where Travis Dermott should spend rest of season, the great numbers of the Marlies goaling tandem (33:36).
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Jan. 26: The All-Star experience with Jackie Redmond
January 26 2018
Hockey Central's Doug MacLean on the confusion with the goaltender interference rule, his interview with Auston Matthews (0:01); NHL Network's Jackie Redmond on this weekend's All-Star Game in Tampa (23:47).
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Jan. 25: Millard on Leafs' new look up front
January 25 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard on the confusion surrounding goalie interference, Mike Babcock's new lines (2:49); Sportsnet.ca's Andrew Birkshire on stats and how they quantify the game (34:54).
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Jan. 24: Leafs blueline likely staying green
January 24 2018
SN Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston on Maple Leafs' new lines, plans for blueline leading to trade deadline, problems with the power play (2:04); The Mike Babcock scoreboard (36:22).
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Jan. 23, 2018 featuring David Amber & Jason York
January 23 2018
HNIC's David Amber on goal reviews, lack of marketing for NHLers (2:29); HNIC's Jason York on Leafs' loss to Avalanche, Toronto's powerless powerplay (33:21).
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Jan. 22, featuring Justin Bourne, Craig Simpson
January 22 2018
Good Show hockey analyst Justin Bourne on Patrick Marleau's "big speech," why losing a player in the middle of the season can be a good thing, moving Connor Brown to centre, Nazem Kadri's offensive slump (2:34); HNIC's Craig Simpson on Leafs veterans getting in the ear of the youngsters, team's recent slump (33:36).
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Jan. 19, 2018
January 19 2018
The Leafs Hour kicks off with Hockey Central's Doug MacLean discussing Freddy Andersen's comments after last night's loss to the Flyers, Nazem Kadri's scoring slump, and if the Leafs will need to make a move ahead of trade deadline (2:04); Assessing the Senators ahead of the Leafs visit to Ottawa Saturday night with The Athletic's James Gordon (29:37)
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Jan. 18, 2018: Leafs buyers or sellers?
January 18 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard looks at Eric Lindros' legacy in Philly ahead of his jersey being retired, where the Maple Leafs are at heading into the All-Star break, whether or not Toronto will add at the trade deadline (1:55); Ben & JD give away Leaf tickets with their "Totally Original Survey Game Show" (18:54); The guys weigh in on the way the Leafs are using their forwards (33:50).
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Jan. 17, 2018
January 17 2018
Postmedia's Michael Traikos (1:23) talks wanting to see the Leafs decide on their identity; Sportsnet.ca's Sean Mcindoe (29:40) discusses the next slate of games.
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Jan. 16, 2018
January 16 2018
LEAFS BYE WEEK ENDS TONIGHT!; The guys take a look around the NHL with HNIC's David Amber (0:58): The Athletic's Craig Custance explains what Mike Green could bring to the Leafs (17:28); Setting up Leafs-Blues with Blues radio analyst Kelly Chase (35:48).
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Jan. 15, 2018: Leafs Hour
January 15 2018
The Athletic's Justin Bourne on how Mike Babcock is using his players (1:04); Toronto Star's Kevin McGran on the ice time the Maple Leafs coach allocates (38:03).
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Leafs Hour - January 11 - Thursday
January 11 2018
Hockey Central's Daren Millard on Travis Dermott's demotion, the value of JVR; HNIC's Craig Simpson on the reasons behind sophomore slumps, Auston Matthews' ice time, what Toronto needs to step up post bye week.
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