Lamenting the Leafs: Reverse Retro Rhetoric

On the latest episode of the Lamenting the Leafs podcast, the guys discuss the unveiling of the NHL’s Reverse Retro jerseys before diving into TheLeafsNation’s prospect ranking series, as well as all the latest news on the the NHL, ECHL, and NWHL seasons. And for those of you that have been following the story of Anthony MacDonald, a young hockey player who suffered a serious head injury last week, we have encouraging news on that front as well!
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/lamenting-the-leafs/id1536788950#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F932434783
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/72guJVeaoUzMmScoQnn6hp?si=JnEUv8UXR6aoFhPJP965Mg
Google: https://bit.ly/3lNtXlH
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/jvf8HHr7DNa3mrUm6
As always, thanks for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and review if you like what you hear!

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Lamenting the Leafs: Finished Product?

Check out the newest episode of Lamenting the Leafs where myself, Cam, and Keith discuss the Leafs’ latest signings, and what they mean for the team’s roster flexibility going into a season clouded with uncertainty.
Plus:

An update on Rodion Amirov’s play in the KHL
Our thoughts on the Coyotes’ handling of the Mitchell Miller situation
Excitement for the PHWPA’s sponsorship deal with Secret
And more!

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/lamenting-the-leafs/id1536788950#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F922971148
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2JKh8Obt6QGLRvWYBtOv94?si=VsUuONp3RbGDsyyMCiEPrQ
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/ieaDE8ii5GD7AkEV6
 
We’ve been very flattered with the response to the show so far and greatly appreciate each and every one of you that has taken the time to check out Lamenting the Leafs! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on your preferred podcast platforms if you like what you hear and follow us on twitter at Lamenting Leafs, @CarlPeelash, @KeithWhipp, and @_NickRichard.
 

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Behind The Net Podcast Episode 45: Offseason Review (ft. Nick Richard)

In this episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I are joined by Nick Richard, a fellow writer for TLN. We discussed the Leafs performance at the draft, what they have in the players they got, why they might have chosen not to move down, and any hidden gems in the draft to keep an eye on. We also went over the Leafs offseason moves via trade and free agency, what each player could provide to the team, if there are any other moves coming, and projecting the lines going into 2020-21. Afterwards, Matthew and I go over the NBA Finals, the NFL Week 5 results so far, and make our predictions for the ALCS and NLCS.
Where you can listen
Spotify

Apple Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-45-offseason-review-ft-nick-richard/id1488383354?i=1000494615321
Relevant Links
https://jhanhky.substack.com/p/tj-brodies-blueprint
Toronto Maple Leafs 2020 NHL draft recap

Nick’s Twitter: @_NickRichard
Follow Us on Twitter
Michael Mazzei: @TheLeafsIMO
Matthew Rodrigopulle: @Matt_Rodrigo_
Thanks for listening!
 

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Behind the Net Podcast Episode 44: Plan B

In this episode, Michael Mazzei and I discuss the latest rumours surrounding the Leafs, who they target if Alex Pietrangelo isn’t available, and who they may draft at 15th overall. We also predict the first five picks of the NHL draft, where we think some of the big free agents will go, and a rumour surrounding Marc Gasol’s future. Later in the show, we go over the 2020 NBA Finals, the MLB Playoffs, and the NFL Week 4 results to that point. We conclude the episode by redoing the 2017 NBA Draft and answering listener questions.
Where you can listen
Spotify

Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-44-plan-b/id1488383354?i=1000493679542
Follow Us on Twitter
Michael Mazzei: @TheLeafsIMO
Matthew Rodrigopulle: @Matt_Rodrigo_

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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation

Behind The Net Podcast Episode 40: Roadblock

In this episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I discuss the Raptors’ struggles early on in their series against the Celtics, how the team can get cut the deficit, and comparing Pascal Siakam to Jayson Tatum. We also check in on the latest with the NBA and NHL playoffs, go over the Blue Jays deadline deals, and whether they can make the playoffs. In addition, we discuss the Kasperi Kapanen trade, which other Leaf will likely be on the move, and whether or not the time is ripe to deal away Frederik Andersen. At the end of the show, we redo the 2013 NBA draft and answer fan questions.
Where you can listen
Spotify

Apple Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/behind-the-net-podcast/id1488383354#episodeGuid=b872c9bc-6b3b-41ee-b20b-558ae452eebb
Follow Us on Twitter
Michael Mazzei: @TheLeafsIMO
Matthew Rodrigopulle: @Matt_Rodrigo_
Thanks for listening!

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Behind the Net Podcast Episode 39: Is That Loud Enough? (ft. Vivek Jacob)

In this week’s episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I react to the NBA player’s boycotting their games, why it is important that happened, and what they hope follows it. They are later joined by Vivek Jacob, a freelance writer for Complex Canada and Raptors Republic, to discuss the significance of the boycott, why it occurred, and previewing a Raptors-Celtics should it continue as scheduled. Afterwards, we both share our perspective on the NHL’s initial decision to continue playing, why the league missed the mark, and how they can take better action for future moments.
Where you can listen
Spotify

Apple Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-39-is-that-loud-enough-ft-vivek-jacob/id1488383354?i=1000489416680 
YouTube

Some resources to check out
https://linktr.ee/blackgirlhockeyclub
https://hockeydiversityalliance.org/

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Follow Us on Twitter
Michael Mazzei: @TheLeafsIMO
Matthew Rodrigopulle: @Matt_Rodrigo_
Black Lives Matter

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Behind the Net Podcast Episode 38: A Tale of Two Toronto Teams (ft. Mike Stephens)

In this week’s episode, Michael Mazzei and I recap what we missed in the previous week, share our thoughts on the NHL and NBA Draft lotteries, and redo the 2012 NBA Draft. We are then joined by Mike Stephens, an NHL analyst for Yahoo Sports Canada, and former managing editor of The Leafs Nation. We discuss his upbringing in the sports media landscape, his favourite memories covering the Marlies and his experience with the Dangle Navy team. We also reflect on the Leafs-Blue Jackets series, why the 2019-20 season was a wasted opportunity, how the team should approach the offseason, and what Bruce Boudreau could bring to the team.
Time Stamps:
3:30: Toronto Maple Leafs reactions, NHL playoffs
8:50: Toronto Raptors success, NBA Playoffs, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers
17:55: 2012 NBA Redraft
34:55: Mike Stephens:

35:40: How he got into sports media
45:00: Why he loves Trevor Moore
48:00: Stories from covering the Toronto Marlies
53:05: Playing with the Dangle Navy
56:50: Toronto Maple Leafs qualifying round impressions
1:02:30: Who impressed and who disappointed?
1:05:10: What to do with Frederik Andersen and Mitch Marner?
1:16:45: Who should the Leafs trade?
1:24:15: Bruce Boudreau, coaching decisions, ideal moves
1:32:15: Stanley Cup predictions, Raptors talk

1:45:35: NHL and NBA draft lottery reactions
Where you …

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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation

Behind the Net Podcast Episode 37: Black Lives Matter in Sports (ft. Erica L. Ayala and Omar [@TicTacTOmar])

In this week’s episode, Michael Mazzei and I are joined by Erica L. Ayala, a colour analyst for the Boston Pride and Connecticut Whale and a freelance sports writer, and Omar, known as TicTacTOmar, a writer for Pension Plan Puppets. Erica and Omar join us for a very important discussion about racism and diversity in hockey and in sports. They discuss the significance of kneeling in sports, how bad hockey’s diversity problem has been, how the sport can be more accessible to people of colour, and how the NHL can better show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
For more resources, donation drives, petitions and other ways you can help, check out:
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
https://linktr.ee/blackgirlhockeyclub
https://hockeydiversityalliance.org/
Time Stamps:
2:08: Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake Muzzin injury
4:05: Toronto Raptors finding success, standouts
7:30: Toronto Blue Jays expectations
10:55: Discussion with Erica Ayala and Omar (TicTacTOmar) about diversity issues in sports

15:55: The significance of kneeling in sports and hockey
44:30: Why does hockey struggle with diversity?
53:51: Supporting the movement and taking action 
1:24:00: How to be a better ally

Where you can listen:
Spotify:

Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-37-black-lives-matter-in-sports-ft-erica-ayala/ …

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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation

Behind the Net Podcast Episode 36: The Leafs, Raptors, and Jays are Back!

In this week’s episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I are joined by Ian Hunter, the lead baseball writer for Daily Hive Toronto, where we discuss the Blue Jays season so far and if the 2020 campaign will be completed. We are later joined by Nick DeSouza, a fellow writer at The Leafs Nation, to analyze the Leafs play so far, Robertson’s impact, and what are the keys to a Leafs-Blue Jackets series.
Time Stamps:
1:55: Blue Jays talk, Miami Marlins testing positive
9:41: Ian Hunter

12:20: Blue Jays early impressions, standout players, pitching staff analysis
25:00: Season predictions for the Jays
30:43: Thoughts on the MLB’s return to play plan and the Miami Marlins outbreak
39:20: World Series predictions
42:15: Favourite ballpark snacks

45:15: Basketball discussion, Tom Thibodeau hired by the Knicks
48:14: Raptors scrimmage impressions
52:25: Leafs exhibition game impressions, Nick Robertson discussion
55:27: Nick DeSouza

56:00: How he got into writing
59: 13: Leafs impressions, standout players, analysis
1:03:43: Thoughts on the NHL bubble
1:05:34: Nick Robertson analysis
1:11:55: Leafs-Blue Jackets series preview, keys to success, analysis
1:15:50: What should the Leafs do in the offseason?
1:18:39: Leafs playoff predictions

1:23:49: 2011 NBA Redraft
Where you can listen
Spotify

Apple Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-36-leafs-raptors-jays-are-back-ft-ian-hunter/id1488383354?i=1000486620603 
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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

The Everything Leafs Podcast: The Leafs are back in town

After a two month break, we are back with a new episode! Training camp has started and the Leafs know their first-round opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kevin Papetti and I break down a number of different topics as we get ready for hockey in August!
Here is the full itinerary for the episode:
2:57 Training camp: Keefe’s Top six forwards
7:24 Bottom six forwards
15:40 Defensive pairings
21:00 Powerplay setup
27:00 Brief preview of the Columbus Blue Jackets
32:00 A look at the Leafs offseason with the flat cap
44:45 Which play-in series are you most excited for?
48: 20 Does this playoff format help or hurt the Leafs?
53:20 Thank you to Paul Hendrick
Where Can You Listen:
Soundcloud

Spotify

Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-nineteen-the-leafs-are-back-in-town/id1484994398?i=1000485169256
You can find us on twitter at:
Nick DeSouza: @NickDeSouza_
Kevin Papetti: @KPapetti

Stay safe and thanks for listening!

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Author: Nick DeSouza / The Leafs Nation