On a day when the Toronto Blue Jays stole the sports headlines in good-news starved Toronto (because of a ground-shaking trade with the Miami Marlins), some hockey “insiders” continued to maintain their optimism that we will eventually have NHL hockey this season. I’m not so sure, but hopefully the two sides will at least get together this week and see if they can somehow bridge the gap that has kept the league quiet through the first six weeks of the 2012-’13 regular season.
As many Leaf fans start focusing on other things (like the Jays, the NBA, NFL and junior hockey) there is some good news on the hockey front. Morgan Rielly and a number of other Leaf draft picks are, for the most part, looking very good in junior hockey. The Marlies have won four in a row to jump up in the AHL standings. So hope still springs eternal in Leaf country.
Meanwhile, Matteo Codispoti from We Want a Cup and I have just released Episode 4 of our “Leaf Matters” podcast. Rest assured we cover a range of non-CBA topics—it’s all about the Maple Leafs.
Here is the link to Episode 4
If you’re interested in catching earlier episodes, they are available on iTunes. Here is the link:
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Matteo and I look forward to building Leaf Matters (Twitter at @LeafMatters) into a program that Leaf fans can enjoy and, over time, be a part of. We will be looking to chat with fellow bloggers, fans, former players and lots of folks connected with the game and the Leafs in the weeks ahead. Our aim is to provide something different, the kind of conversation and show that you may not get elsewhere. In short, to be ourselves, and hopefully offer an engaging experience for listeners.
If you have any comments on our efforts so far, share your thoughts here.