Ep.143: A Budding Dynamic

James Mirtle joins the show to discuss the historical greatness of this year’s top rookies, whether the Leafs can afford to continue playing such a high-octane style with their current personnel, and his interactions with The Most Interesting Man in the Hockey World.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:

0:25 How the coach sees it vs. How everyone else sees it
3:15 Dealing with Mike Babcock
5:10 The historical context of the Calder Trophy race
10:44 Freddie Andersen vs. the defense in front of him
15:11 Matthews vs. Marner vs. Nylander
20:09 Putting the $15M in cap space to good use
23:40 The need for a top defenseman
26:46 Expectations for the trade deadline
28:50 The Anaheim Ducks as a powder keg for trades
33:15 1-on-1 with Lou Lamoriello

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