In the latest MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss the fallout from the Morgan Rielly suspension, the team’s secondary forward group, and the potential of a “second wave” of young forward talent in the next few seasons.

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Episode Overview

  • Reactions to the five-game suspension for Morgan Rielly, the DoPS double standards, and the absence of public statements from Brendan Shanahan and Brad Treliving (0:45)
  • The implications of Morgan Rielly’s five-game absence, and the team’s balanced lines and performance vs. St. Louis without Rielly, John Tavares, and Mitch Marner (20:50)
  • Are we seeing evidence the Maple Leafs‘ offense is deeper than it appeared if better optimized by the coaching staff? (31:45)
  • Max Domi, TJ Brodie, and Bobby McMann’s strong performances vs. the Blues (34:00)
  • Nick Robertson’s burgeoning impact and signs of growth in the past few weeks (39:50)
  • Matthew Knies’ improved play of late and the crop of young forwards developing on the team/in the organization as a “secondary support group” (42:05)