Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis' current assessment of his club: "I think we have a good team, and not a great team. Great teams can have nights off and still win. That's not our group. We need to compete and execute if we're gonna have success."
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