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The Leaf Report: A show about the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Athletic

A weekly look at the Toronto Maple Leafs with The Athletic's Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, featuring in-depth coverage of the Blue and White throughout the NHL season.

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A weekly look at the Toronto Maple Leafs with The Athletic's Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, featuring in-depth coverage of the Blue and White throughout the NHL season.

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English


Episodes
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Craig Berube will hold the Maple Leafs accountable and show no favourites

5/22/2024
Jonas and James welcome Jeremy Rutherford, The Athletic's St. Louis Blues reporter to give the Leaf Report the 411 on new Leafs coach Craig Berube, his coaching style and philosophy, how he will work with the star players and media and what else to expect as the Leafs look to reshape their team. Plus the boys answer your questions in a summer pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:17

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Maple Leafs management must do the 'hard things' to improve the team

5/14/2024
Jonas and James welcome The Athletic's Sean McIndoe to discuss the Maple Leafs decision to bring Brendan Shanahan back for another season as Toronto's team president, and the mistakes that the hall of famer has made during his time running the Leafs and the mountain of work on Brad Treliving's desk to improve the team this summer. They talk about what pieces the Maple Leafs could acquire for a player like Mitch Marner, and if John Tavares would consider waiving his no movement clause and Craig Berube and Todd McLellan interviewing for the head coach position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:17

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A change is gonna come for the Maple Leafs

5/10/2024
On this Friday edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James discuss the end of season management press conference with Keith Pelley, Brendan Shanahan and Brad Treliving. The guys talk about a change in messaging, that members of the 'core four' aren't guaranteed to come back, that they will consider anything and everything with the intention to make the Leafs better and ultimately, win when it matters most. They also talk about who the coaching candidates are to replace Sheldon Keefe and what we should expect moving forward in the most important off-season in Toronto in a long time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:28

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Another lost year for the Maple Leafs

5/7/2024
Jonas and James look back on another heartbreaking loss in game seven against the Boston Bruins. The guys try to read between the lines of another locker clean-out day media availability, and give their opinion on the future of Brendan Shanahan, Sheldon Keefe, John Tavares and Mitch Marner with the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of the management press conference with GM Brad Treliving, Shanahan and new MLSE President Keith Pelley on Friday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:42

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Maple Leafs face-off against the Bruins in Game 7, again

5/3/2024
Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs massive home ice win in game six to force a 7th and deciding game in this series on Saturday night. The guys praise the play of Joseph Woll, Matthew Knies, Jake McCabe and William Nylander, and how the team has bought into an overall solid defensive plan which has so far, shutdown Bruins star forward David Pasternak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:16

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Joseph Woll, Max Domi and Maple Leafs shine in must win game 5 vs Bruins

5/1/2024
Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs solid effort in an elimination game five, with Max Domi stepping up in place of the injured Auston Matthews, Matthew Nies and Jake McCabe having their best game of the series, John Tavares working hard to get better and goalie Joseph Woll stepping up large in the net for Toronto. The guys look ahead to game 6 in Toronto on Thursday night as the Leafs look to snap their 6 game home losing streak in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:57

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Groundhog Day for the Maple Leafs

4/28/2024
On a special Sunday edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle breakdown the Maple Leafs uninspiring loss to the Boston Bruins in game four, the blowup on the bench involving Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Auston Matthews, the illness that Matthews is battling and if Tuesday night might be the final game for Marner in a Maple Leafs uniform. The guys try to find a solution to the Leafs struggling power-play and penalty kill, wonder if Joseph Woll will get the start in goal in game five and compare the job Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery is doing, as opposed to the Leafs Sheldon Keefe, with yet another season for the Maple Leafs on the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:30

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Dominant Auston Matthews plays his best postseason game to date

4/23/2024
Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs game two win over Boston, and the dominant performance from star centre Auston Matthews and the overall effort of the first line. The guys praise the surprising contributions of the 4th line, the need to stay out of the box, and to be more disciplined, Sheldon Keefe sticking with the same lineup after a terrible effort in game one, Ilya Samsonov's better performance in game 2, specialty team concerns, how to get Mitch Marner on track, and they provide an update on William Nylander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:26

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Maple Leafs to meet the Bruins in round one as Auston Matthews quest for 70 ends

4/18/2024
Jonas and James look back on the regular season of the Maple Leafs, led by the historic season by Auston Matthews and his 69 goals. The boys turn the page on the regular season and look ahead to the first round series with arch nemesis, the Boston Bruins and discuss some of the biggest question marks coming into the series including the goaltending, what six defenders will draw in, who will win the specialty teams battle and if the core four can finally overcome their Bruin demons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:03

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Auston Matthews 66 goals are the most in the NHL cap era

4/10/2024
Jonas and James marvel at the scoring prowess of Auston Matthews and if the Maple Leafs should rest him in the final game if he hasn't reached the 70 goal mark? The guys take a look at the defensive pairings, wondering if Ilya Lyubushkin and Timothy Liljegren will draw into the Leafs top 6 when the playoffs start, the resurgent TJ Brodie a tired William Nylander who has slowed down of late and who of Nick Robertson, Ryan Reaves, Connor Dewar and Pontus Holmberg will be the odd man out with a healthy Leaf lineup ready to begin the playoffs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:09

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Five important questions for the Maple Leafs ahead of game one of the playoffs

4/4/2024
Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs games this week vs the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, Auston Matthews quest to reach the 70 goal plateau and if the 70 goal benchmark is more impressive than 100 assists in a season. The guys tackle five questions ahead of game one of the playoffs, including should TJ Brodie play, has Ryan Reaves done enough to draw in, will Max Domi be the third line centre, who will skate with Matthews and what has Sheldon Keefe more concerned, the penalty kill or the powerplay? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:00

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Sheldon Keefe makes a statement

3/27/2024
Jonas and James discuss Sheldon Keefe's tough love for the Maple Leafs after a disappointing effort vs the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, including calling out his veterans, most notably Captain John Tavares. The guys talk about the rash of injuries to the team including Mitch Marner, Ilya Samsonov, Calle Järnkrok, Joel Edmundson, Mark Giordano and Morgan Rielly. The guys talk about who should get the next two starts in goal for the Leafs vs Washington and Buffalo, and where they would slot T.J. Brodie moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:16

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Maple Leafs penalty kill is failing without Marner and Järnkrok

3/18/2024
Jonas and James discuss the Maple Leafs inability to hold leads, the penalty kill and injuries to Mitch Marner and Calle Järnkrok. They critique how the newly acquired Joel Edmundson, Connor Dewar and Ilya Lyubushkin have fared since joining the Maple Leafs. Plus they take a look at Auston Matthews scoring slump, the juggling of the forward lines and they stick tap Bobby McMann who signed a two year contract extension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:32

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Why was the Maple Leafs trade deadline so underwhelming?

3/8/2024
Jonas and James recap the Maple Leafs trade deadline, with Brad Treliving acquiring Joel Edmundson on Thursday and Ilya Lyubushkin the week before to bolster the blue line, and Connor Dewar as a depth forward who should help on the penalty kill, and prospect Cade Webber, as the Leafs roster is now set for the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:40

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Maple Leafs Trade Board with Chris Johnston

3/5/2024
The Athletic and TSN hockey Insider Chris Johnston joins Jonas and James, four days ahead of the NHL's trade deadline to discuss how active he thinks Brad Treliving and the Maple Leafs will be this week, leading up to the Friday at 3pm ET deadline. CJ shares his thoughts on who the Leafs might move, who they might be looking at to acquire and the lack of assets the team has to deal, including draft picks already dealt in previous deadlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:51

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The Boosh is back: Ilya Lyubushkin returns to the Maple Leafs to shore up the right side

3/1/2024
On a bonus edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James grade the trade, as the Maple Leafs reacquire defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks, how 'Boosh' will fit in on the Maple Leafs blue-line and if General Manager Brad Treliving has another trade up his sleeve ahead of the deadline on March 8th. Plus the guys discuss the imminent return of Calle Jarnkrok and the team carrying three goalies on the roster, for now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:11

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Roster Dissection of the Maple Leafs

2/28/2024
Jonas welcomes Mark Masters from TSN and Joshua Kloke from the Athletic on this roundtable edition of The Leaf Report. The guys dive deep into the Maple Leafs goaltending, with the team carrying three goaltenders on the roster, to the Maple Leafs left handed shot defence core and the improvement on forward depth over the past month, providing support for Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Auston Matthews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:18

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I say he does it!

2/20/2024
Jonas asks James if he thinks Auston Matthews will score 70 plus goals this season, if Tyler Bertuzzi's nightmare season will be saved with a solid playoff performance and if General Manager Brad Treliving will surrender a first round pick leading up to the deadline to help strengthen the Maple Leafs roster, heading into the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:06

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Morgan will appeal suspension, life without Rielly off to a good start for Maple Leafs

2/14/2024
Jonas and James provide their thoughts on the five game suspension to Morgan Rielly, how the Leafs handled his absence in the win over St. Louis and the night to remember for Bobby McMann as the shorthanded Leafs beat up on the Blues. The guys discuss Tyler Bertuzzi's scoring drought, plans for the goaltending moving forward and the latest trade rumours involving the maple leafs with 23 days until the trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:14

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Why the Maple Leafs should be active at the trade deadline

2/8/2024
Jonas and James provide reasons for why the Maple Leafs should be buyers, not sellers or standing pat at the NHL trade deadline, they look back on the loss and win this week vs the Islanders and Stars, the continued lack of secondary scoring depth on this team and if Sheldon Keefe has reached his expiry date and if the Maple Leafs need a new voice behind the bench, before an extended edition of the Leaf Report Pod-bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:21