MLHS Podcast, Episode #3 — 5-1 Collapse, Matthews’ dominance, Tavares’ performance level, Galchenyuk Trade, Granlund rumours & more

Toronto Maple Leafs bench
Photo: Frank Gunn/Canadian Press

In Episode 3 of the Maple Leafs Hot Stove Podcast, Ian Tulloch and Anthony Petrielli digest the team’s 6-5 OT loss to the Senators, the acquisition of Alex Galchenyuk, the rumours of the Leafs’ interest in Mikael Granlund, Auston Matthews’ dominance, John Tavares’ performance level, Joe Thornton’s fit in the lineup, the Tavares-Nylander line & more.

Episode 3 Overview

  • The Leafs‘ 5-1 collapse against the Ottawa Senators and how the team should be evaluated this season (0:30)
  • Auston Matthews’ next-level dominance this year (8:45)
  • The Alex Galchenyuk acquisition and interest in Mikael Granlund (14:40)
  • John Tavares’ performance level this season (20:00)
  • The team’s offensive & possession play at 5v5 overall and their approach to creating offense in the o-zone (23:30)
  • Whether Tavares-Nylander should be split up (28:35)
  • Joe Thornton on the first line in his return to the lineup (34:55)
  • Stat of the Week: Where does Thornton rank in completed o-zone passes? (41:55)
  • Sheldon Keefe’s postgame comments after the Senators loss (43:35)