Episodes
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in off-season mode but what course of action should they take? Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss the team's next steps and the direction they could go. They bring up the news regarding Mitch Marner and express their gratitude that no one was hurt. Mike and Dave contemplate what the right direction is for the Leafs and also discuss what they want to hear from the players, Sheldon Keefe, Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan in the end of year press...
Published 05/17/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs suffered an all-too-familiar fate in Game 7, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go through the aftermath of the loss and their thoughts on another series ending in disappointment. They wonder if this loss was different from past seasons and if there are any lessons that can be taken from it. Mike brings up his tweet comparing Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid's performances. To end the show, Dave and Mike go th Learn more about your...
Published 05/16/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs looked like they were in position to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 until Brayden Point beat Jack Campbell in overtime. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go over the heartbreaking loss and what went wrong for the Leafs. They discuss the rile officiating played in the game, especially in key moments. They look at players who stepped up their play and also struggled to get things going at times. To end the podcast, they give their thoughts on what the team...
Published 05/13/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs get a chance to overcome their playoff demons with a chance to end their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti set up Game 6 with a look at what the Leafs need to do to get the job done. With Michael Bunting getting nominated for the Calder Trophy, Mike makes his case as to why he is deserving of the award. To end the podcast, they bring back Co-Sign/No-Sign to discuss storylines across the NHL.  Support Us By Supporting Our...
Published 05/12/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs earned a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti are joined by special guest and friend of the show Tony Ferrari to offer their breakdown of the game. looking at how the stars put up a big performance when the team needed it. They shine a light on a few individual performances including Auston Matthers, William Nylander, John Tavares, Jack Campbell and the biggest contribution coming from a player who didn't even...
Published 05/11/22
Through four games in this series, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves facing a crucial situation. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti discuss why Game 5 could be the most pivotal one in the series for many reasons. They go through what they have learned so far in this series and if there is anything to be concerned about. They go through some updates heading into Game 5 and potential changes that could come about. To end the podcast, Mike and Dave provide their keys to victory and their...
Published 05/10/22
With a chance to go up 3-1 in their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs put forth a brutal effort in Game 4 losing 7-3. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti provide a breakdown of everything that went wrong in the game right from the moment the game started. They go through the Good, Bad and Ugly from the game while focusing on the performance of the Leafs' star players who have pretty much been a no-show the last two games. They take some questions from the...
Published 05/09/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs head to the Sunshine State for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning with the series tied at 1-1. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go over the adjustments the Leafs need to make especially with the team losing the advantage of matching lines and how that could play into how the lineup might look. Which players need to step up in this game? David and Mike give their thoughts on the discussion surrounding John Tavares and whether there is something the captain can do...
Published 05/06/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs let things get off the rails in Game 2 as the Tampa Bay Lightning evened up the series at 1-1 with a 5-3 victory. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti are joined by Tony Ferrari from The Hockey News to break it all down. They go over what changed from Game 1 to Game 2 including the lack of discipline that provided the Lightning with the opening they needed to take the game over. Mike, Tony and Dave provided a look at the good, bad and ugly from the game focusing on...
Published 05/05/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to build off their impressive performance in Game 1 as they look to take a 2-0 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning. David Morassutti and Mike DiStefano prepare you for Game 2 by looking at the latest updates from practice. They go over some of the adjustments the Leafs should expect the Lightning to make and how to avoid any surprises. To end the show, Mike and Dave go across the rest of the playoff series to look at the interesting storylines...
Published 05/04/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't have asked for a better start to their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning following a 5-0 victory in Game 1. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti break down all the action from Scotiabank Arena. They discuss the atmosphere with fans providing a major boost to the team in this game, especially with the way the game started. Mike and Dave go over the performance of the top stars like Auston Matthews Mitch Marner and Jake Campbell. They also take a...
Published 05/03/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to finally get over the hump of winning in the playoffs as they get set to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti preview the series looking at whether the Leafs are capable of beating the reigning Stanley Cup champions. They go through the strength and weaknesses for both teams and determine who and what will be the X-factors in the series.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like...
Published 05/02/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs will end their regular season schedule against the Boston Bruins. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti preview the game and explain why it now has more intrigue than previously thought. With the Bruins now in a position to finish third in the Atlantic should they get at least a point and the Tampa Bay Lightning lose, we could see a Leafs-Bruins series. Is this the matchup the Leafs want or are the Lightning still the preferred matchup? They also give their thoughts on...
Published 04/29/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to prepare for the end of the regular season with more updates coming from practice. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti get you caught up on the latest. They also take a look at this year's NHLPA player poll which continues to be an intriguing point of discussion. David and Mike go through the different topics and questions asked of the NHL players and whether and any Leafs players were given a fair shake in the responses.  Support Us By Supporting Our...
Published 04/28/22
It was a night of celebration at Scotiabank Arena as Auston Matthews notched a pair of goals to reach 60 on the season. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti provide their thoughts on the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Detroit Red Wings to secure second place in the Atlantic Division. It seemed like a near-perfect night for the Leafs with Matthews reaching a milestone and cementing his status as the best goal scorer in the NHL. They talk about Jake Muzzin's return to the lineup and if it is...
Published 04/27/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs will looks to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs when they host the Detroit Red Wings. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti preview the game and why there are a few storylines to keep an eye on. They also go through the latest on Michael Bunting as he might be a possibility heading into the playoffs according to some reports. Dave and Mike also discuss the signing of Dryden McKay looking at his unfortunate situation and accomplishing a rare...
Published 04/26/22
A few hours after news broke that Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens legend and Hockey Hall of Famer, had passed away at the age of 70, Locked On Canadiens hosts Scott Matla and Laura Saba recorded a special bonus ad-free episode to share their immediate reaction. They reflected on the legacy he leaves behind and tried to contextualize the loss of a favourite Canadiens great, and what it means to the Habs, the city of Montreal, the province of Quebec, the NHL, and hockey as a whole. It would be...
Published 04/25/22
Coming off a brutal loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs took three of four points on their back-to-back against the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go over the two games and the players who emerged. They bring up Michael Bunting's injury and how critical it is to have other players step up, Mike and Dave discuss some of the players capable of filling his role and provide their best guess on what the playoff lineup could be and...
Published 04/25/22
It was a tough night for the Toronto Maple Leafs who were on the wrong side of an 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti are joined by Adam Denker from the Locked on Lightning Podcast to break it all down. The trio sort through over all the action in the game look at what allowed the Lightning to take control of this game and where it all went wrong for the Leafs. There was no shortage of rough stuff in this game with 116 minutes of penalties handed out by...
Published 04/22/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to wait out for the status of Auston Matthews and Jake Muzzin as they head on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti dive into Muzzin's injury and whether there should be a rush to get him back in the lineup and if he should be a lock to play Game 1 of the playoffs. They preview the game against the Lightning looking at what is on the line in this game and what should fans be looking at in terms of the lineup. They...
Published 04/21/22
With Auston Matthews out of the lineup again for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe continues to move players around in the lineup. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti look at the changes made against the Philadelphia Flyers and whether it was effective. They discuss the Leafs regular season schedule dragging on to a slower finish than we're used to.l. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/20/22
With six games left for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, there is still a lot to sort out before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti update you on the latest news surrounding the team including the status of Auston Matthews and Jake Muzzin. They also discuss the decision made by Matthew Knies to return for another season in NCAA rather then sign with Toronto. Mike and Dave give their thoughts on whether this season make you think the Leafs are in for a...
Published 04/19/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs took both games of their weekend back-to-back against the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti go through their thoughts on both games and why both games showed some positive trends for the team. They discuss Auston Matthews' absence in the lineup and whether there should be any concern about his "undisclosed" injury. In their three stars of the weekend, Mike and Dave give some love to a veteran and young defenceman while looking...
Published 04/18/22
The Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business against the Washington Capitals with a 7-3 victory. Mike DiStefano and David Morassutti provide their takeaways from the game especially the offensive outburst from Michael Bunting, William Nylander and Ilya Mikheyev. They discuss Mike's experience at the game as he was treated to a luxurious evening while getting to see some exciting moments with some big plays including Bunting getting the monkey off his back and Auston Matthews recording his...
Published 04/15/22