Toronto Maple Leafs: Tip of the Tower Podcast – Are the Leafs done?

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Noel Acciari
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Noel Acciari /

On the latest episode of the Tip of the Tower Podcast, we debate whether the Toronto Maple Leafs can come back and look at what the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays have been doing.

Down 3-1 to the Boston Bruins, David Morassutti and Austin Owens discuss whether the Toronto Maple Leafs can get back into the series. Plus they look at what the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays have been up to.

(0:00-23:45David managed to get tickets to watch the Leafs game and spoke about the experience and why it was worth it. David and Austin break down the Game 4 loss.

(23:45-38:28) Auston Matthews is being heavily criticized for his play in this series and some of it is justified, but some fans are getting a bit carried away. David and Austin look at what has been going wrong for Matthews and why the blame shouldn’t be only on him.

(38:28-48:00) What should happen when Nazem Kadri returns? David is not entirely convinced he should return to the second line, but Austin explains why he should.

Also, if Leo Komarov is ready to return, does he get back into the lineup? David and Austin discuss all the factors that will play into this decision.

What’s the deal with Patrice Bergeron? Austin thinks it was a calculated risk, but David gives his reason why the Bruins star was a late scratch.

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(48::00-48:00) David then shifts the discussion to the Raptors, who are off to a strong start against the Washington Wizards.

Can they get a sweep over the Wizards? It could help them, especially if LeBron James gets the Cleveland Cavaliers to the second round.

They also discuss the decision by TNT to have LeBron talk about Greg Popovich’s wife postgame and why it was not a great look.

(1:00:00-end) Ice is falling from the C.N. Tower but that hasn’t stopped the Blue Jays, who are on a roll.

What has led to this strong start and what do they need to do to keep it going? David and Austin talk about the improved depth on the team and why the pitching still has work to do.

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