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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.

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

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    • 3.8 • 37 Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Long-term injury to Morgan Rielly stresses an already thin Leafs' defence

    Long-term injury to Morgan Rielly stresses an already thin Leafs' defence

    As the Maple Leafs reach the twenty game mark on the season, Jonas and James discuss the teams struggles in overtime, the Morgan Rielly injury which could keep the Leafs best defender on the sidelines along with TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin and Auston Matthews ice time. Plus the boys discuss Nick Robertson's continued banishment to the press box, John Tavares' effectiveness on the Powerplay and the Jonas and Mirtle take your questions in another edition of the pod-bag ahead of games vs New Jersey, Minnesota and Pittsburgh this week.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Will the Matthews / Marner split create more offence for the Maple Leafs?

    Will the Matthews / Marner split create more offence for the Maple Leafs?

    As Hall of Fame weekend wraps up, Jonas and James stick tap Börje Salming and the Maple Leafs for honouring the franchises best defencemen of all time. The guys discuss the decision to split up Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner and how Erik Källgren fared, getting back to back starts against Pittsburgh and Vancouver.
    Plus the guys analyze the play of newcomers Calle Järnkrok and Zach Aston-Reese, the debut of Jordie Benn on the blue-line, and provide an update on TJ Brodie ahead of the Leafs road game on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Maple Leafs win the weekend without the use of a rent a goalie!

    Maple Leafs win the weekend without the use of a rent a goalie!

    On the heels of a triumphant weekend for the Maple Leafs, Jonas and James look back on a couple of statement games against Boston and Carolina on Saturday and Sunday.
    The guys praise the return of Timothy Liljegren, the surprising decision to waive Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, the successful pairing of TJ Brodie and Justin Holl on the second unit and the lack of goaltending depth in the organization after the injury to Ilya Samsonov and the signing of Keith Petruzzelli.
    Plus the guys take your questions in the Leaf Report Pod-Bag ahead of the Leafs home game rematch vs Vegas on Tuesday night. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mitch Marner and Sheldon Keefe face firestorm as Maple Leafs return home from disastrous road trip

    Mitch Marner and Sheldon Keefe face firestorm as Maple Leafs return home from disastrous road trip

    On all Hallows' eve, Jonas and James recap the nightmarish five game road trip which saw the Maple Leafs go 1-2-2, including Sunday night and another third period collapse, this time against the bottom feeding Anaheim Ducks.
    The guys discuss coach Sheldon Keefe's decision to bench Mitch Marner for a couple of shifts, the relationship between the star player and the coach, the brutal defensive play from the Maple Leafs, how the lineup changes worked out for the team on the weekend, and the roster that General Manager Kyle Dubas has constructed for Keefe. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs have yet to find their rhythm

    Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs have yet to find their rhythm

    Jonas and James discuss the struggles of the Maple Leafs number one forward unit, the ineffectiveness of the third and fourth lines, Justin Holl and the defence deficiency and on the plus side, the strong start to the season from Captain John Tavares and William Nylander.
    Plus the guys critique the play of goalie Ilya Samsonov so far, and they provide an update on the potential season ending injury to Jake Muzzin, ahead of another edition of the Leaf Report pod-bag.  
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Four games in for the Maple Leafs, is it time to panic?

    Four games in for the Maple Leafs, is it time to panic?

    Jonas and James take a look back on the disappointing effort against Arizona on Monday night, the controversial hand pass call and the continuing search for a solution to the Maple Leafs second line, defensive pairings and goaltending issues.
    The guys also discuss the injuries to Matt Murray and Jake Muzzin and the subsequent call-ups Victor Mete, Nick Robertson and Wayne Simmonds and how and when they might be inserted into the lineup.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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.

afmp44 ,

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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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