Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast: Examining the aftermath of Jake Gardiner being booed

Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reaches for a puck. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reaches for a puck. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

On the latest episode of the Tip of the Tower podcast, we look at Jake Gardiner being booed by Toronto Maple Leafs fans and whether it was justified.

It was an interesting week for the Toronto Maple Leafs as teammates came to the defence of Jake Gardiner after being booed by fans for his play against the Colorado Avalanche.

Since then, there has been an endless debate with many players, former executives and members of the media providing their opinion which have fallen on both sides of the spectrum. David Morassutti and Austin Owens look at both sides of the argument, the fallout from it and whether it was justified.

Here is a summary of what to look for on the latest episode which you can also listen to and download using the following link.

They start by looking at the play in question and whether it was all Gardiner’s fault and whether he could have avoided the situation. With Leafs Nation showing their frustration, does this impact Gardiner’s future going forward?

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They also look at the team’s recent play and what has been the biggest issue lately and if there is a major reason to be concerned? David and Austin look at whether the Leafs can find an internal solution to try and get the team back on track?

If there isn’t a way for the Leafs to turn things around, where should the team look for at the trade deadline? Rumours continue to emerge with potential options for the Leafs to consider with a couple of players who should be at the top of the priority list.

What can the Leafs expect the asking price to be and what would they be willing to give up in order to get a deal done? David and Austin look at what teams would be looking to get from the Leafs and whether it is too steep of a price to pay.

William Nylander‘s struggles continue to be a spotlight on social media but is it starting to get out of hand? Can the Leafs expect Nylander to turn things around and what can help him get back on track?

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