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

The Leaf Report: A show about the Toronto Maple Leafs The Athletic

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    • 4.2 • 33 Ratings

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

    Mitch Marner to join Auston Matthews on IR? Season curiosities on Kase, Ritchie, goaltending, Sandin and more

    Mitch Marner to join Auston Matthews on IR? Season curiosities on Kase, Ritchie, goaltending, Sandin and more

    On the eve of another Maple Leaf season, Jonas and James discuss the concerning news out of practice on Tuesday with Mitch Marner leaving early after a collision with Wayne Simmonds. The guys dissect the Maple Leafs depth on forward and wonder how the lines will shape up with what type roles Michael Amadio and Alex Kerfoot might play vs Montreal with Auston Matthews, and possibly Mitch Marner out of the lineup.

    The guys also take a look at curiosities with the team as the Leafs embark on another run at the playoffs including intriguing questions on Ondrej Kase, Michael Bunting Nick Ritchie, Rasmus Sandin, Timothy Liljegren and the goaltending duo of Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek. 

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    • 58 min
    The Maple Leafs roster takes shape as the team makes cuts with one week left in training camp

    The Maple Leafs roster takes shape as the team makes cuts with one week left in training camp

    Jonas and James discuss the players that the Leafs sent packing today, and who remains on the training camp roster. With a mostly set roster, the Leafs currently have 2 goalies, 8 defenders and 17 forward with players like Pierre Engvall, Adam Brooks and Kurtis Gabriel still battling for the 13th forward spot on the team.
    Jonas presents his latest game, 'Convinced or Unconvinced', where he peppers Mirtle with Leaf question marks including new assistant coach Spencer Carbery's contribution to the Leafs power-play, if Morgan Rielly signs an extension midseason, if Ilya MIkheyev deserves another opportunity in the top six forward group and if Wayne Simmonds still has enough in the tank to be a regular NHL'er.
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    • 56 min
    Michael Bunting shines in the pre-season, the Leafs Power-play a work in progress, and who will play with Matthews and Marner?

    Michael Bunting shines in the pre-season, the Leafs Power-play a work in progress, and who will play with Matthews and Marner?

    On this edition of the Leaf Report, Jonas and James highlight Michael Bunting's performance Wednesday night in Ottawa, and who he best fits in with on the forward unit. The guys discuss the Leafs revamped power-play, Auston Matthews recovery, they take a look at wildcard players that might make the roster and who the perfect winger is on the Matthews/ Marner line.
    Plus James and Jonas review 'All or Nothing', the Amazon 6 part series on the Leafs ‘21 season, and take your questions in another round of the Leaf Report Pod-Bag.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Maple Leafs training camp officially opens

    Maple Leafs training camp officially opens

    Jonas and James look back on the Maple Leafs first day of training camp, dissecting the line combinations and defensive pairings.
    The guys love the prospect of Ondrej Kase playing in the top 6 and what roles Michael Bunting, Ilya Mikheyev and Nick Ritchie will play on this team.
    Jonas and James also take your questions in an extended Leaf pod-bag, including questions on Morgan Rielly's future with the buds, how many points the core four will score, and what the Leafs power-play will look like to tart the season?
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Maple Leafs Fan Survey kicks off a new season of Leaf Report

    The Maple Leafs Fan Survey kicks off a new season of Leaf Report

    Jonas and James return with the season premiere of the Leaf Report. The guys discuss how Auston Matthews absence will affect the lines, especially in the top six, as training camp begins next week.
    The guys get into the result of the annual Maple Leafs Fan survey, including interesting results on the fanbases faith in Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe, what contract concerns the fans the most, and what player they are most excited to see in a Leafs uniform.
    Jonas and James also debate the next contract for Morgan Rielly and the trade request made by Ilya Mikheyev, ahead of the first edition of the Leaf Pod-Bag for the new season.  
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ray Ferraro grades the Maple Leafs signings of Petr Mrazek, Michael Bunting, David Kampf & Kurtis Gabriel

    Ray Ferraro grades the Maple Leafs signings of Petr Mrazek, Michael Bunting, David Kampf & Kurtis Gabriel

    Ray Ferraro from TSN and ESPN joins Mirtle and Jonas on the season finale of the Leaf Report, as the guys take a close look at the free agent signings of Petr Mrazek, Michael Bunting, David Kampf, Kurtis Gabriel and defenders Alex Biega and Carl Dahlstrom who shore up the blueline depth in Toronto. 
    The guys also stick tap Frederik Andersen, Zach Hyman, Zach Bogosian and Nick Folingo who moved on from the Leafs to new teams during yesterday's free agent frenzy. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Occupiedcanada ,

Inconsistent Output

While Jonas and James are arguably the most well rounded Leaf analysts, offering a nice mixture of analytics and perspective, the frequency of the podcast has been spotty, sometimes going weeks without a new episode. I understand these guys are incredibly busy building and contributing to the Athletic, but if they cannot produce regularly, they should get some help, bring in guests, and not just do it as a tandem. Also, these guys need to figure out how to refine their production. Learn how to use skype. Ask Ian at the Leafs Geeks podcast for some pointers.

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btd999 ,

Lazy, boring podcasts

Sadly, this pod is last on my list of Leafs pods to listen to - and I’m an obsessive who will consume just about anything. These guys are never prepared and sound annoyed at being forced to do a podcast every episode. Half the openers are “hey James what should we talk about today?” Every episode is full of dead space. This last episode had 10 straight seconds of silence at one point before Jonas actually said “uhhh hello??” to see if his partner was still there.

Leafs fans deserve better from an outlet branding itself as the standard for team coverage, both in terms of quantity and quality.

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