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BeLeaf In The Magic: A Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast - Bye Bye Paddy

BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast features Christian Holmes (better known as Christian Mingle or Holmesy) and Oscar Elieff talking about hockey and all things Toronto Maple Leafs. With their knowledge of hockey and comedic talents, Christian and Oscar will enlighten your ears to hard-hitting, truth speaking, uncensored, 100 % no bullshit Leafs talk. So get your chicken fingers and your Freedom 35 because it's about to go down!

BeLeaf In The Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast

Kyle Dubas, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs did the math, saw the writing on the wall and said that someone had to go. So during the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Dubas pulled the trigger on a deal with a team which takes pride in calling themselves a "bunch of jerks" and exiled the head honcho of the Main Event Mafia Patrick Marleau in an attempt to keep the rest of the faded stable together.

Well, most members of Leafs Nation said "Bye Felica" to Old Man Marleau, other young studs from the Buds shared their memories of what once was, and got your hosts thinking about what's to come once the cash man beats the drum to signify the start of the RFA wars.

So in today's episode, the boys will talk about the main storylines of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. They will also chat about the moves the Maple Leafs made while looking at the team's newest members. On top of that, Oscar will tell the tale of his experience at The Canada Sport Analytics and Technology Conference. Who knows, maybe Papa Marner might get a mention?

The boys talk about these points and more:

  • The Leafs Draft
  • Trades at the draft
  • What to expect now
  • Oscar's weekend

Until next time, keep your stick on the ice!

About your hosts

Christian Holmes is a journalism student at Humber College. Known as Christian Mingle and Holmesy, he spends most of his time living life, sipping on Budweiser, listening to The Hip, being a smart ass, and building his writing portfolio. He writes for Grandstand Central and has been featured in Artifact-News.com, and Last Word on Hockey. He has also contributed to Everyday Hockey Heroes: Inspirational Stories On and Off The Ice by Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang. In the future, Holmesy strives to be an NHL exec or report on the Leafs. Follow him on Twitter @HolmesyWrites.

Oscar Elieff is enrolled in Brock University's Sports Management program. Elieff aspires to leave a major impact on the hockey industry. He is constantly trying to learn new analytics to help his own understanding of the sport. Working with the numbers is what he does best. Check out his work on Last Word on Hockey and follow him on Twitter @oscaelie_99.

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft and Free Agency Spectacular

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod: Draft and Free Agency Spectacular

On this very special edition of the pod, Connor and Johannes talk all things Habs offseason. To help them along, the guys bring in two very knowledgeable guests. Both guests (and Johannes) break down the Habs biggest needs this offseason and how they might go about filling them.

First off, Ben Kerr joins the guys to take a deep dive into the NHL draft. The conversation starts with the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Ben talks about the dangers of playing the copycat game in the NHL. Enough about the other teams, this is a Habs pod. Obviously, the guys want to know who Ben thinks would be a good fit with the Habs. Connor throws some names at Ben for his thoughts. Johannes wonders about trading, while Connor wants to know about sleepers.

Next, the guys bring in TSN 690's Joey Alfieri. The guys discuss the draft as well but focus more on juicy Habs rumours. Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene, Shayne Gostisbehere and the Habs 15th overall pick are all discussed. No interview would be complete without some drama. Connor (stupidly) starts a salacious rumour that might land Joey in some hot water with his family.

All this and Joey's rise in the Montreal Radio ranks, the Laval Rockets press pass rules and much much more.

TUNE IN!

*NOTE: Unfortunately, there was an audio issue for Connor during the recording of the Ben Kerr interview. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Be sure to follow Ben Kerr on twitter @lastwordbkerr. Read Ben's work on prospects and the NHL draft at Last Word on Hockey.

Follow Joey on twitter @joeyalfieri. Listen to him every weekday as part of the TSN 690 drive show, Melnick in the afternoon from 3:00 to 7:00. Read his hockey writing at Rotoworld and NBC sports. To find out more about Joey visit his website. 

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

MnM Hockey Podcast - NHL Entry Draft Recap

The guys are back and recapping another weekend of fun. This week they look at the NHL Entry Draft. Along with it, they break down a busy week of contracts and trades. Exploring some interesting moves made around the NHL.

Breaking down some of the first round selections and what it means for each team, Alex is left disappointed, while Chace isn't the happiest about his teams choice either.

Following that, they ask what are the Calgary Flames doing? They break down the Dougie Hamilton trade, looking at what it means for both teams. Exploring the futures and possibilities now that the trade is done.

Next, Alex and Chace break down the John Carlson deal and explain why they don't think it was a smart extension. Looking into some comparables and numbers for Carlson, the guys explore why this might hurt the Caps going forward.

Finally, the guys take a quick look at Tavares watch and each team involved in the hunt for John Tavares. Join for all this and more with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Trades, Barry Trotz Decision, NHL Draft

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Trades

The boys start off by looking at the series of trades that sees Mike Hoffman head to the Florida Panthers, a bunch of draft picks head to the San Jose Sharks, and Mikkel Boedker end up with the Ottawa Senators. Did Pierre Dorion misplay the situation? Who is the next player out of Ottawa? How did Doug Wilson get such a steal? Why is Colton on a rant?

The boys also look at the Montreal Canadiens sending Alex Galchenyuk to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi. Is this trade enough to get Ben to match Colton's rant? Why does Marc Bergevin keep making these June blockbusters and why does he keep failing to address the Habs biggest needs? What is next in Montreal? What does Domi bring to the table? How important is the fact he grew up as the son of Tie Domi in a market like Toronto?

The boys also look at Artemi Panarin. What is he worth on the market? What does the news that he is available for trade mean for the other wingers on the market? Does it change things for the free agents like James van Riemsdyk, Ilya Kovalchuk, and James Neal?

Barry Trotz Decision

Head coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Where does he go next? Does it affect John Tavares decision? Does he go to the new Seattle franchise? Is there any club willing to fire their coach to hire him?

NHL Draft

The boys discuss the upcoming NHL Draft. Who is overrated? Underrated? Who do the Habs take at 3? The Sens at 4? Who is an unknown prospect to watch?

All that and more as we go On the Power Play.

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular

This week on the Last Word on Habs pod, Connor and Johannes come out of playoff hibernation to discuss the Alex Galchenyuk trade, the NHL playoffs and some free agency talk. The bulk of the conversation centers around the NHL draft.

The Habs hold five picks int he first two rounds. Connor and Johannes discuss what Marc Bergevin might do with all that collateral. How does the acquisition of Max Domi change the Habs draft plans? Will they trade the third overall pick?

Joining Johannes and Connor this week is Patrik Bexell to go into European prospects to keep an eye on in the draft. Lyle Richardson also joins the pod to discuss draft rumours and free agent news.

All this and baby sleeping habits, the World Cup, Habs twitter and much much more.

Tune in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 20.5 Rundown

Intro (00:00 - 2:00)

Playoff recap/Washington Capitals praise (2:00 - 10:30)

Alex Galchenyuk - Max Domi trade (10:30 - 22:40)

NHL Draft (22:40 - 34:15)

Habs trade talk (34:15 - 40:45)

Free Agency (40:45 - 53:24)

Habs coaching shake-up (53:24 - 59:24)

Patrik Bexel interview (59:24 - 1:39:50)

Lyle Richardson interview (1:40:00 - 2:07:02)

Outtro (2:07:02 - 2:08:00)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Be sure to follow Patrik Bexell on Twitter @Zeb_Habs. Find his writing at Habs Eyes on the Prize. Listen to the Puck Drop Europe podcast on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.

Follow Lyle Richardson on Twitter @spectorshocky. Check out spectorshockey.net for Lyle's writing and rumours.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.Montreal

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