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The Leafs Geeks Podcast – Top 25 Under 25

This week I fraternized with the enemy, bringing on a few folks from Pension Plan Puppets (Kevin Papetti, Acting The Fulemin, and Arvind) to break down their Top 25 Under 25 series. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. Also I’ll finally be starting up the Patreon…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Special Teams Analysis

Gus Katsaros from McKeen’s Hockey & Maple Leafs Hot Stove joins us this week to break down some of the question marks on Special Teams for Toronto this season. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 2:15 – The Power Play. 9:25 – “Building” a PP unit…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast: Why Puck-Moving Matters

CJ Turtoro joins us this week to break down the latest research on transitional play, and why it’s so important (especially for defencemen). CJ’s the brilliant mind behind these charts, which you may have seen me put out from time to time… As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Offseason Talk with Andrew Berkshire

Andrew Berkshire from Sportsnet joins me this week to break down meshing skillsets, wingers’ responsibility in the DZ, and the value of “complimentary” players. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:41 – The finer points of Tavares’s game. 8:15 – Auston Matthews’ defensive and transition play….

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – The Jake Gardiner Dilemma

Totally_Offside from Hockey Twitter joins us this week to break down what the Leafs should do with Jake Gardiner. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:27 – Introducing Toronto’s options. 4:47 – Keeping Gardiner as an “own rental” 17:01 – Trading Gardiner for assets (that you’d…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Tavares To Toronto

Jeff Veillette joins us this week to break down the craziness of the past couple days and how it affects the Toronto Maple Leafs. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:36 – What the Tavares signing means. 10:04 – Forecasting Toronto’s lineup. 25:49 – What’s next…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Leafs Draft Review

Cam Robinson from Dobber Prospects joins us this week to break down the Leafs’ 2018 Draft. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:22 – 1st Round: Rasmus Sandin (5’11 LHD) 12:55 – 2nd Round: Sean Durzi (6’0 RHD) 19:46 – 3rd Round: Semyon Der-Arguchinstev (5’10 C)…

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Ian Tulloch’s 2018 NHL Draft Rankings

I’ve been obsessed with prospects for the past few years, so I figured I’d finally get around to making my own rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft. I tend to place a high value on skill, skating ability (particularly how well a player can accelerate and turn on their edges), along with point production, since…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Draft Preview (Final Edition)

Ryan Biech from Canucks Army & The Athletic joins us this week to break down some of our favourite players in the 2018 NHL Draft using both video & statistical analysis (combining ‘the eye test’ with ‘the numbers’) If you want to help support the podcast, here’s the link to our Patreon. $5 Per Month gets…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Marlies Update

Jeff Veillette joins us this week to break down the Marlies’ Calder Cup playoff run (quick heads up: this was recorded before Game 6). 0:52 – Major storylines from the Calder Cup playoffs. 7:26 – Marlies’ advanced stats (courtesy of Jeff’s manual tracking) 20:49 – Goaltending (Sparks & Pickard) 35:37 – Trevor Moore and Pierre…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Changing Perspectives

Jude MacDonald (@JudeLeafs on Hockey Twitter) joins me this week to discuss how our views on hockey have changed dramatically over the past few years. 4:33 – Our (ill-conceived) opinions during the Carlyle/Nonis era. 7:49 – My analytics origin story. 14:11 – The way we look at defencemen. 18:08 – Preconceived notions clouding our judgement….

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Systems Analysis

Gus Katsaros from McKeens joins us this week to take a deep dive into Toronto’s systems, breaking down what they can learn from Vegas’ success this year. 2:54 – What can we learn from Vegas’ systems? 9:41 – Comparing it to Toronto’s forecheck. 20:20 – Evaluating the Leafs’ DZ play. 32:55 – Toronto’s breakouts. 36:34…