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Lamenting the Leafs

A podcast about Canada's Team with hosts Cam MacEachern (@CarlPeelash), Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) and Keith Whipple (@KeithWhipp)

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A podcast about Canada's Team with hosts Cam MacEachern (@CarlPeelash), Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) and Keith Whipple (@KeithWhipp)

LTL's 2022 NHL Draft Preview

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We're back to prepare for the 2022 NHL Draft, and tackle the Maple Leafs' perspective as they enter Thursday's first round with the 25th pick. First, though, we discuss some of the latest Leafs news, beginning with the recent promotions and hirings in the front office. Plus:

4:30 - Liljegren signs for two years, and the Sandin implications
9:30 - Free agency expectations for Mikheyev and Campbell
12:30 - Discussing Nick's draft rankings
13:00 - Logan Cooley at No. 1, and why he's ahead of Shane Wright
18:00 - No. 3: Juraj Slafkovský
24:00 - Trying to pinpoint Toronto's philosophy at No. 25
27:45 - Targets at 25: Ivan Miroshnichenko
31:00 - Danila Yurov & Pavel Mintyukov
33:30 - Liam Öhgren & Noah Östlund
35:30 - Isaac Howard
37:00 - Jagger Firkus
39:30 - Owen Pickering
41:30 - Owen Beck
44:30 - Rutger McGroarty
46:30 - Could a trade down still happen?
48:00 - Options in the third round (No. 79)
48:30 - Jordan Dumais
51:30 - Nick Moldenhauer
54:30 - Auston Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay
56:00 - Avs, Kadri, MacKinnon are Stanley Cup champs
58:30 - Mike Grier named Sharks GM

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Jul 06 2022

1hr 2mins

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Maple Leafs System Update with Kyle Cushman

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Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) joins Cam and Nick to give an update on the Maple Leafs' prospect pipeline. First, though, we take Kyle's temperature on the latest playoff exit, and we also discuss Jason Spezza's retirement after 19 seasons. Plus:

9:30 - What to do about Jack Campbell
16:30 - Finding the "next Michael Bunting"
21:00 - Exploring the unsigned draftee market
25:00 - System update: Matt Knies
30:00 - Nick Robertson
33:00 - Ty Voit
38:30 - Ryan Tverberg, Curtis Douglas
42:00 - Bobby McMann
45:00 - Mikhail Abramov, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
50:00 - Who can contribute in Toronto's lineup in 22/23?
53:15 - 2022 draft: What to do with No. 25?
57:00 - F1/AEW chat

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Keith - @KeithWhipp

Jun 10 2022

1hr 3mins

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Not Mad, Just Disappointed

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Another season of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey is at an end. We share our thoughts on the end of the series against the Lightning, and how we're feeling about the Leafs heading into another crucial offseason. Plus:

12:00 - Dubas and Keefe staying on
14:30 - Mark Giordano signs two-year extension
17:00 - Run It Back vs. Blow It Up
22:30 - One fix from each of us for 2022-23

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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May 24 2022

34mins

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Why Do We Do This To Ourselves

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Toronto and Tampa Bay are getting down to brass tacks, and we're back to talk about the first four games of the series. We begin by addressing the overall sense of doom and gloom around the Maple Leafs. Plus:

11:30 - Lineup shuffling; Holl, the blueline, and splitting Matthews from Marner
16:15 - Discussing the Special Teams Playoffs, and Matthews on the PK?
22:45 - The struggles of John Tavares
30:30 - Jack Campbell and the goaltending duel going forward

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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May 10 2022

36mins

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LTL @ 50 - Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Playoff Preview

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We're back for our 50th episode! First, Cam and Nick tee up the Maple Leafs' first round series against the Lightning, review the Game 1 lineup, and detail our concerns with both Tampa Bay and injuries. Plus:

13:00 - Getting hype for Playoff Kampf
16:30 - Leafs/Bolts series predictions
18:00 - Auston Matthews hits 60 goals
24:15 - LTL @ 50: An Audio Journey

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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May 02 2022

47mins

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Home Stretch Mailbag

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Auston Matthews is a 50-goal scorer. We open by chatting about the achievement, Jack Campbell's return from injury, the Maple Leafs' form in recent games, and Wayne Simmonds beating up on his old team. Then we open up the mailbag:

16:30 - Liljegren's spot and the playoff blueline
23:30 - Takeaways from Abruzzese's debut
30:00 - Where will Knies fit in the lineup?
34:15 - Defense 2023: Muzzin trade/re-upping Gio/RFA extensions
43:15 - Can the Leafs bring Mikheyev back?
48:15 - Upcoming sked: @TBL, @FLA, @DAL

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Apr 04 2022

50mins

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Gio Shuffle

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We grill our very own NHL Insiderrr about the Nick Abruzzese signing to start off this week's show, before getting into the recent struggles of the fourth line, what the newest Leaf could bring, and other lineup chatter. Plus:

10:00 - Reflecting on early returns from Mark Giordano
16:30 - Justin Holl's improved play and slotting the blueline
20:00 - Matt Knies & the People who Love Him
30:30 - The Battle of the Kyles
35:00 - Mrázek starting to turn it around
38:30 - Assessing the Atlantic Division and potential playoff matchups
44:00 - Shivs for the lowly Winnipeg Jets
47:30 - Lamenting the Leafs × The Oscars

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Mar 29 2022

53mins

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All-In on Källgren

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Erik Källgren has, at least for now, stabilized the Maple Leafs' goaltending, and we kick off the latest episode by reviewing the performance to-date of our latest saviour between the pipes. Naturally, that leads to a discussion on the future of Petr Mrázek in Toronto. Plus:

13:00 - Venting about the blown call in OT and officiating in general
19:30 - Debating the two-game suspension for Auston Matthews
29:00 - TRADE TARGETS! Chychrun, Lindholm, Giordano, Rakell, Hagel, and more
41:00 - The Guys We Want Nothing To Do With
46:00 - Canada falls to USA in Olympic sled hockey final
48:00 - Wide World of Sports: Blue Jays, Bills, Bears

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Cam - @CarlPeelash
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Keith - @KeithWhipp

Mar 17 2022

57mins

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The Auston Matthews Heart-Eyes Hour

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To start the show, we reflect on Wayne Simmonds' time with the Leafs in the wake of his 1,000th game before inevitably fawning over Auston Matthews for an extended period of time. Plus:

13:00 - Nick Roberton's play and what it means for Kerfoot
23:00 - Goaltending remains very un-sharp
25:00 - UPDATE! Campbell injured and lines shuffled
31:00 - The recent struggles of Nylander
36:45 - Defensive lapses compounding goalie struggles
44:30 - Extension talk: Clifford, Dahlström, Bunting, Campbell, Sandin
58:00 - Saturday non-Leaf events plus some Leafs/Growlers jersey chatter

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Mar 10 2022

1hr 2mins

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Jakob Chychrun Summoning Circle

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We start off with well-wishes for Maple Leafs prospect Rodion Amirov, who announced last week he's been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Then we get into the madness that was Saturday's matchup against the Detroit Red Wings, and our favourite Joel Plaskett songs. Plus:

9:00 - Leafs struggling mightily between the pipes
14:00 - Toronto acquires Ilya Lyubushkin from Arizona for Nick Ritchie
20:00 - Cross-examining Nick for his Ben Chiarot tweet
25:00 - Continuing to bang the Jakob Chychrun drum
31:00 - Nick Robertson returns to the lineup
35:00 - Matthews' Hart candidacy and Bunting's fit on the top line
41:00 - Tavares mired in a tough slump
45:00 - Canada vs. USA Olympic women's final recap
48:30 - Black History Month - Three Course Conversation and book learnings

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Feb 28 2022

52mins

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Talkin' Trade Targets

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After the Leafs dropped two in a row out west, the guys kick off this week's episode by addressing the clearly falling sky. We dig into Toronto's recent games, Jack Campbell's struggles, the improved play of Jason Spezza, Mitch Marner continuing to roll, and more. Plus:

10:45 - Showing some love to the special teams
12:30 - Zadorov's hit on Ondřej Kaše
17:15 - Looping back to the Hurricanes game
19:00 - Discussing the Leafs' philosophy heading into trade season
25:00 - Should the Maple Leafs put Muzzin on LTIR?
30:00 - Digging into more Toronto trade targets
42:30 - Market Watch: Toffoli & Giroux
47:30 - Previewing the Canada vs. USA Olympic women's final
50:00 - Eric Staal slander + Knies & Abruzzese chat
58:00 - Reminiscing on Super Bowl storylines (and bets)

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Feb 16 2022

1hr 1min

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Mid-season Mania

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After a short hiatus, we kick off the show by chatting about what we've been up to; Keith and Cam's birthdays, and Nick's new gambling addiction. Then we discuss Toronto's play heading into the All-Star break, Jack Campbell's struggles, and Petr Mrázek picking up the slack. Plus:

8:00 - Mitch Marner finds his stride
11:30 - Keefe shakes up the lines, then switches back
15:45 - Discussing the "soft" comments
22:00 - A preliminary look at Maple Leafs trade targets
31:00 - Nick Robertson returns to the Marlies lineup
33:30 - Danielle Goyette becomes first woman on ECHL bench with Growlers
34:30 - Olympic WHKY underway: Canada beats Swiss, Decker out, Jessica Wong with China
37:45 - Maritime connections on Olympic men's roster
43:00 - Nick reacts to a painful end to the Bills' season
47:45 - Super Bowl picks

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Keith - @KeithWhipp

Feb 04 2022

51mins

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Who Lays The Lumber On Their Own Goalie?!

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The Maple Leafs are halfway through a road trip and it's been a fairly miserable affair with two blown leads and a loss to a brutal club. We start off by reflecting on the last three games, and by trying to figure out just what the hell Justin Holl is doing out there. Plus:

9:15 - Auston Matthews on a tear, tries the Michigan
12:15 - William Nylander has found another level
15:15 - Matthews & Campbell named to All-Star team
18:30 - Matthew Knies & Nick Abruzzese make U.S. Olympic team
21:30 - Canadian women's Olympic team named
23:00 - Looking at the rest of the road trip
27:15 - Bills vs Pats in playoffs; Bears fire Nagy & Pace
32:30 - In memory of Koady Chaisson (1984-2022)
37:00 - The East Pointers - "Before My Time"

Intro: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Jan 14 2022

42mins

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You Mikh My Dreams Come True

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We're back! Our first post-holiday episode opens with a chat about Toronto's first two games back against Ottawa and Edmonton, and the particularly strong play of Ilya Mikheyev. Plus:

7:00 - We don't miss Zach Hyman at all
10:45 - Nick Ritchie hits the waiver wire; what's next?
23:00 - Is Matthew Knies Olympics-bound?
30:00 - Maple Leafs head out for six on the road
33:30 - Addressing the goal song discourse
38:45 - Trevor Howlett - "Second Guessing"

Intro: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Jan 07 2022

40mins

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Leafs Prospect Report with Kyle Cushman

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Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) joins the pod to chat about his Maple Leafs prospect rankings, but first we discuss Toronto's recent games, including a blowout win over the Oilers. We also talked up the latest dominant stretch from Auston Matthews. Plus:

13:00 - Showing some love for Ondřej Kaše
16:00 - Kicking off our prospect chat with Ryan Tverberg
22:30 - Topi Niemelä
29:45 - Rodion Amirov
37:00 - Matthew Knies
43:00 - Which prospects are most ready to join the Leafs' lineup?
48:30 - Diving into Nick's top 32 for the 2022 draft
54:00 - Who are we most excited to see at World Juniors?

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Read Kyle's Maple Leafs prospect rankings: https://theleafsnation.com/2021/12/16/ranking-every-toronto-maple-leafs-prospect-winter-2021/

Read Nick's top 32 for the 2022 draft: https://theleafsnation.com/2021/12/14/2022-nhl-draft-nick-richards-december-top-32/

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Dec 16 2021

1hr 1min

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Onomatopoeia-Ass

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The Maple Leafs got into it in Winnipeg and now Jason Spezza is serving a six-game suspension after taking a heavy run at Neal Pionk in retaliation for a knee-on-knee hit on Rasmus Sandin. We get hot about NHL Player Safety's inconsistency (and not for the first time), and the terrible officiating standard that serves as a shit-multiplier for this whole mess. Plus:

12:30 - What will the lineup look like with the losses of Spezza, Marner, Sandin, Dermott?
18:30 - The Wayne Train keeps rolling on the first line
23:00 - Discussing the recent and upcoming schedule - Bolts, Avs, Jackets, Jets, Wild, Flames, etc.
29:00 - Looping back to Spezza, the Jets fracas, and more dumping on Parros & Co.
36:00 - Kirill Semyonov returns to the KHL
38:15 - Nick Ritchie gets his first as a Leaf
41:00 - Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano link up for an all-timer
45:00 - Nick gives us a Leafs prospect report

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Dec 09 2021

49mins

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Burn Me Once, Shame On Me

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The Maple Leafs swept California and we're feeling goooooooood! We start this week's episode with a discussion of Toronto's recent performance, specifically defensively and between the pipes. Then we open the mailbag to answer questions about Pierre Engvall, trade deadline targets, defensive depth, Olympic participation, and Matthew Knies.

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Dec 01 2021

42mins

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East Coast Bias

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Auston Matthews is on a boat and Atlantic Canadians could use one right about now. We start off this week's episode talking about No. 34's Instagram activity and the storms and flood on the East Coast. Plus:

4:00 - Leafs re-acquire Kyle Clifford
10:00 - Discussing the "offense isn't clicking" narrative
18:00 - Joseph Woll's shutout & what his play means for Toronto's goalie depth
26:00 - Expectations for the California trip
30:00 - Sharing our Dion Phaneuf memories
36:00 - Growlers back in the Mary Browns Centre, PWHPA comes to Truro

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Nov 24 2021

41mins

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Keith Takes Hogtown

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Keith went to Toronto! The episode opens with our resident Cool Guy regaling us with tales of his trip to the Big Smoke to see the Maple Leafs beat the Flames in the Hall of Fame Game. Plus:

8:30 - Nick Ritchie and the forward lines
18:45 - The Blueline Shuffle
29:45 - Joseph Woll gets a win in his first start
33:15 - Amirov skating, Growlers rehomed, and The Batherson Variant
37:00 - Gushing about Jarome Iginla and the 2020 HHoF class

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Nov 16 2021

48mins

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No Soup For Anyone

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Our first post-game episode of 2021-22 follows a thrilling comeback by the Maple Leafs against the Lightning. We dive into the exciting finish, another stellar performance from Jack Campbell, Jake Muzzin's struggles early in the season and other blueline thoughts. Plus:

13:30 - Mikhail Sergachev is a scumbag
17:00 - Thoughts from Vegas/Detroit games
22:00 - Discussing the Rielly contract extension
28:00 - Dermott and Holl in the rumour mill
34:30 - Chicago update: Bettman/Daly press conference
43:00 - Jack Eichel dealt to the Golden Knights
49:30 - Who earns your irrational sports hate?

In/out: West Ave - "Sundin"

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Nov 05 2021

56mins

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