March 6: Show In Review
Matt and Bob are joined by James Mirtle and Bruce Arthur to chat about the Leafs quiet deadline and how Dave Nonis will look to make adjustments to his team this summer, and Martin Biron checks in to break down the impact of the Martin St. Louis/Ryan Callahan deal.
James Mirtle – The Globe and Mail
It made sense for the Leafs to stand pat at the deadline with the current state of the team, and without a second round pick in either of the next two years, they need to think about being buyers in 2015 or 2016 when they’re legitimate contenders. Because of the contract given to David Clarkson last summer, the Leafs are going to lose one or both of Mason Raymond and Nik Kulemin to free agency, and that’s where Clarkson’s deal will really hurt the team.
Bruce Arthur – National Post
Everyone in the East except for Toronto did something, whether it was adding or subtracting – but with no cap space and not many easily moveable contracts, there wasn’t a whole lot the Leafs could manage to do. Phil Kessel has been a top 2 or 3 scorer in the NHL the past couple seasons, and when you think about the value the Leafs are getting for an $8 million player, and that with the play of James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak has resulted in a very effective first line for Toronto.
Martin Biron – Longtime NHL Goaltender / TSN Hockey Analyst
Marty also tells his great story about the trade deadline and Rangers ownership flying Derick Brassard and John Moore straight from Columbus to make it in time for the Rangers game later that same night. The Rangers are a different team without Callahan in the lineup, and he brings a lot to that dressing room that will have to be replaced by a player like Martin St. Louis. Lightning players won’t feel betrayed by St. Louis asking out of Tampa, players understand the business of the game and there are a lot of factors involved when someone asks to be traded.
March 5: Show In Review
Bob and Matt break down the Martin St. Louis-Ryan Callahan deal with Dave Feschuk and chat with Jonas Siegel about whether the Leafs’ should hold onto their upcoming UFA’s Dave Bolland and Nik Kulemin.
Jonas Siegel – TSN 1050 Leafs Reporter
Jonas joins from New York to offer an outlook on how active the Maple Leafs might be prior to the trade deadline, weighs in on whether Nik Kulemin should be moved, and what Bolland’s return means for both the team and David Clarkson’s confidence.
Dave Feschuk – Toronto Star
Dave joins the show just as the St. Louis-Callahan trade began to break, and discusses the issue of trading a presence like St. Louis out of the Lightning locker room with the impact he’s made on the franchise during his time there. Dave also discusses the big-name icons who seem to all be moving at this year’s deadline, and what Dave Nonise needs to address before an unpredictable stretch heading into the playoffs.
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