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We’re back and so is Babcock! But we’re not lingering on that! Join us as we instead celebrate the Toronto Marlies sweeping their way through rounds one and two of the playoffs, learn about some new European prospects, and cheer for the only NHL team we’ve ever cared about. Also: everything is happening so much in women’s hockey, evaluating William Nylander’s taste in music, and Patty learns how to get down with the youth.
This week we eulogize the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018-19 season the only way we know how: by bitching about Mike Babcock and spending way too much energy defending William Nylander. Join us as we lament game seven, rage about deployment and ice time, and debate which hockey player truly captures the spirt of Satine, dying of consumption in a Parisian brothel.
Brackets are busting left and right, the Bruins are playing a “clean game”, and the Leafs are Canada’s Team question mark? The Flyers may be out of the playoffs, but Gritty’s chaotic influence is definitely continuing to spread. Join us this week as we push optimistically on through playoff hell, talk Leafs beards, and take a welcome respite in Mitch Marner’s Reading Corner (patent pending but unlikely).
As the first week of the playoffs wraps up, we’re happy to say that we are handling it with just as much dignity, grace, and level-headedness as you’ve come to expect from this podcast! Which is to say: none at all. Join us as we break down the first two games, discuss ref accountability, and look at what Finland pulling an upset at the 2019 Women’s Worlds means for the growth of women’s hockey.
It’s finally the playoffs, and through a nail-biting end to a season full of twists and turns and speculation the Leafs are…… facing Boston in the first round. But that’s fine, and we’re fine, and still have four final regular season games to talk about anyways. Plus: updates on the CWHL situation, revisiting our beginning of the season predictions, and what the Lightning’s uniforms should look like.
This week we start with the heartbreaking news that, after 12 years, the CWHL is ceasing operations. To quote the players, who came out with similar statements on social media following the official announcement, “it’s hard to remain optimistic #NoLeague”.
Also on the table this week: Tyler Ennis’ Masterton nomination, Auston “Beast Mode” Matthews, the coming rise of player tracking technology, and who should captain the Leafs.