BJN Radio – Ep. 69: What a nice time! Kevin Gausman’s masterclass, offence from the depth guys, and more!

It’s a shame this episode didn’t come one day earlier.

The Blue Jays rolled into Boston this week and took two of three from the Red Sox, a big win considering this was a team that Toronto struggled with last season.
Things started off poorly as an error from Bo Bichette late in the first game ultimately helped the Red Sox win a game in which Toronto’s bats were completely limp. In the second game, the offence woke up thanks to some contributions from some unexpected sources. Finally, the third game featured a Kevin Gausman masterclass that nearly came unraveled in the ninth.
We talked about all of the good stuff from this nice series and then looked ahead to the next series in Houston with the Astros.
You can listen to the episode here…

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Do the Leafs have one of the best top lines in the league?

Episode 22 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
This week, Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Scott Maxwell, and Michael Mazzei to discuss Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Michael Bunting. We also discuss the goaltending issues in Toronto and how we feel about Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek, plus more!
2:00 – Marner’s success
11:00 – Is there hope for the Maple Leafs in this next playoff run?
16:30 – Campbell’s struggles
29:00 – Matthews and the Hart conversation
39:00 – Bunting for the Calder?
46:00 – Matthews, Marner, and Bunting being the top line in the NHL
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Islanders fans are still salty over John Tavares

Episode 20 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
This week, Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Scott Maxwell, and Michael Mazzei to discuss the Islanders still being mad at John Tavares, our favourite Leafs performer last week, Petr Mrazek doing his job, Pierre Engvall, Timothy Liljegren and more!
2:30 — Josh Ho-Sang to the Olympics?
4:10 — Islanders fans and John Tavares
12:30 — Mrazek’s play vs. the Islanders
18:00 — Best Maple Leafs player last week
23:30 — Engvall’s best NHL season so far
29:00 — Liljegren’s adjustment to the NHL
35:45 — Songs of the week
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Sheldon Keefe can take Maple Leafs to the next level

Episode 19 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
This week, Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Scott Maxwell, and Michael Mazzei to discuss a potential Jack Campbell contract, Sheldon Keefe as a head coach, Josh Ho-Sang and an NHL contract, and more!
5:30 – Leafs most recent road trip
11:15 – Depth in goaltending
12:25: Jack Campbell’s contract
20:00 – Auston Matthews reaching the consecutive road games with a goal record
29:00 – Sheldon Keefe’s never satisfied mentality
38:30 – Josh Ho-Sang getting a shot with the Leafs
49:30 – Leafs vs. Rangers predictions
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Ilya Mikheyev is getting his confidence back!

Episode 18 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
Caroline Szwed is joined by Kyle Cushman, Scott Maxwell, and Michael Mazzei to discuss Ilya Mikheyev’s strong start, Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs loss to Colorado, Alexander Kerfoot’s big week, Nick Ritchie, and the three games ahead for the Maple Leafs this week.
2:30 – Ilya Mikheyev continues to score
9:08 – Jack Campbell – Ryan McLeod’s miss and Devon Toews robbery
15:40 – Leafs blow a 4-1 lead to Colorado
17:29 – Alexander Kerfoot’s big week
23:08 – Nick Ritchie clears waivers, scores a goal, and takes a dumb penalty
33:35 – Looking at the schedule this week
39:48 – Songs of the week
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: The Leafs start 2022 off with a bang

Episode 17 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
Caroline Szwed is joined by Kyle Cushman, Scott Maxwell, and special guest Michael Mazzel to discuss the Leafs first game in three weeks, Jack Campbell’s upcoming contract, Ilya Mikheyev’s hot start, and just how awesome William Nylander is, as well as what we got to see of the Leafs prospects at the World Juniors and Josh Ho-Sang’s chances of making the Canadian Olympic team.
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Leafs and Marlies COVID-19 update, World Juniors news

PODCAST- TLN Radio: Leafs and Marlies COVID-19 update, World Juniors news

Episode 16 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Kyle Cushman, and Scott Maxwell to discuss all the COVID-19 news with the Leafs and Marlies, a World Juniors update, who to watch in terms of Leafs prospects, and why the Women’s Under-18 Worlds should be played.
Join the conversation and let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving a comment or sending us a tweet! Make sure you also follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

TLN Radio EP 15: Leafs COVID break, World Juniors, and the Olympics

Episode 15 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
This week, Caroline Szwed, Kyle Cushman, Nick Barden, and Scott Maxwell discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs COVID pause, the upcoming World Juniors, and the status of NHLers at the Olympics.
We also dive into Spider-Man: No Way Home so *major* spoiler warnings once we get to the end of the podcast.
Be sure to join the conversation by tweeting us your thoughts! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube so you never miss a podcast!
Stay tuned for more TLN Radio episodes coming out every Monday evening!

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation

TLN Radio: The Olympics and Marner, Matthews’ scoring, Kaše promotion

Episode 14 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
This week, Caroline Szwed, Nick Barden, and Scott Maxwell break down our thoughts on the pandemic and the Olympics, Auston Matthews being on a tear, William Nylander and his consistency, Ondrej Kase on the first line and much more!
We also dive into whether we think Mitch Marner should go to the Olympics over Tom Wilson.
Be sure to join the conversation by tweeting us your thoughts! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube so you never miss a podcast!
Stay tuned for more TLN Radio episodes coming out every Monday evening!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

TLN Radio: Sandin, Pionk, Spezza, and Simmonds Drama

Episode 13 of TLN Radio is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube!
Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Kyle Cushman and Scott Maxwell to do a deep dive into the drama that happened on Sunday night against the Winnipeg Jets involving Rasmus Sandin, Neal Pionk, Jason Spezza, and Wayne Simmonds. Later in the show, the crew gets to the newly shaven Auston Matthews and touch on the speculation Josh Ho-Sang could join the Leafs soon.
As always, let us know what you think and join the conversation! Don’t forget to tweet us your questions, thoughts, and concerns to be featured in the show. Be sure to follow the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and subscribe to The Nation Network on YouTube for new episodes every Monday evening!
0:24 – TimBiebs review, songs of the week
8:27 – Drama versus the Jets – Neal Pionk goes knee-on-knee with Rasmus Sandin
12:04 – Jason Spezza’s retaliatory hit on Pionk
17:50 – Leafs fans defending Spezza, resemblance to the John Tavares and Corey Perry incident
26:44 – Wayne Simmonds stands up and goes a little crazy
34:33 – How long will Spezza be suspended?
36:10 – Sheldon Keefe’s response
39:30 – Summaring the chaos, final thoughts on the game
44:50 – Auston Matthews shaved and immediately …

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation