Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott joined Leafs Lunch to discuss the team’s back-to-back losses against the Penguins and Sabres, emphasizing the importance of the team's core playing a more complete game, and being more defensively responsible. He also talked about the players' obligation to speak with the media.
After Phil Kessel refused to speak to the media, Jonas Siegel tried to chase him down and get a quote out of him and was surprised that he was told to leave him alone. Now he says he's going to "out" Kessel everytime he doesn't want to speak.
Maple Leafs assistant general manager Kyle Dubas joins The Jeff Blair to discuss the club’s goaltending situation, his assessment of defenceman Jake Gardiner, adjusting to working in the Leafs’ front office, his team’s play at home vs. the road, and on unlocking Nazem Kadri’s potential.
The Maple Leafs' latest hire, Mark Hunter, formerly of the London Knights, will oversee both the pro and amateur scouting departments in the role of 'Director of Player Personnel.'
Mark Hunter - Leafs Lunch - Oct. 21st
Dave Nonis, Toronto Maple Leafs Senior VP and General Manager, joined Bob McCown & Ken Reid on Prime Time Sports to discuss the team’s venture into the analytical side of the game, where 2014 1st round pick – William Nylander – fits heading into the season, and how the team is going for a more balanced distribution among all four lines.
Ray Ferraro joins Leafs Lunch to discuss the Phil Kessel / Steve Spott topic from yesterday, as well as discussing projections for the Leafs lineups with the additions of Mike Santorelli, David Booth, Petri Kontiola, Daniel Winnik, Leo Komarov and Matt Frattin + the chances of players like Carter Ashton and Peter Holland.