JD welcomes back James Mirtle, Managing Editor at The Athletic, to share an update on the state of the Toronto Maple Leafs in mid-August. The pair focus in on the contracts of both Auston Matthews and William Nylander, how the final roster will shape up on opening night, if there are still more moves to come, and Matt Murray's LTIR status.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Seattle Kraken 4-3 fueled by Mitch Marner's second career hat trick. JD Bunkis and Sam McKee break down the win, the team's inability to get it done in regulation, Marner's shooting touch, the lack of defensive reliability and if the Leafs missed an opportunity...
The Leafs take down the Florida Panthers in a bizarre 2-1 shootout win. JD Bunkis and Sam McKee break down the game, the Panthers' physical pressure early on, a tremendous outing from Joseph Woll, Sheldon Keefe showing frustration on the bench, Morgan Rielly's unsung reliability and more!