The Lede: What ending the Stanley Cup drought would mean to Toronto

Despite decades of mismanagement and disappointment, the Toronto Maple Leafs remain the most important franchise in hockey. By landing John Tavares, the biggest free-agent signing of the salary-cap era, to add to an exciting young core, the Leafs look like they could contend for years to come.

Jeff and Stephen are joined by former Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment president Tom Anselmi to discuss what it was like to lead an iconic franchise that always came up short, and by Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com, who draws on his experiences covering the team for 30 years to imagine what it would mean if the NHL’s top draw finally ended its championship drought.

The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 6: Ending The Drought
July 10 2018
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