Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast: Expectations for the 2019-20 season

The Toronto Maple Leafs season is a couple of days away to get you ready, David Morassutti and Jake Middleton give their thoughts on what to expect.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have concluded their exhibition schedule and have made some of their final roster cuts. Now it’s time to see what the season has in store for the team as they try to take the next step after two-straight playoff exits in the first round.

David Morassutti and Jake Middleton give their thoughts on what to expects this season and provide some predictions with some help from Austin Owens.  They look at who they think will take home some hardware and give their Stanley Cup finals matchup.

Here is a summary of what to look for on the latest episode, which you can also listen to below or download here.

David and Jake start the podcast discussing how the Mitch Marner contract has been a major talking point with other RFAs signing their deals. Is the situation being overblown or is the criticism towards Kyle Dubas warranted? David and Jake give their thoughts.

They move on to the Auston Matthews situation and give their thoughts on his “error in judgement” that put the Leafs in a tough spot. Given recent events, they discuss how it impacts the team’s decision when it comes to the captaincy and who they would choose to wear the “C”.

Moving on to the pre-season, David and Jake give their thoughts on who impressed during exhibition play including the rise of Rasmus Sandin. Can this Leafs defence improve just based on who was let go in the off-season? David and Jake give their thoughts on what can make this blue line better.

What will be the biggest issue the Leafs face this season? David and Jake look at what the biggest obstacle will be for the team and how far they can go this season. They conclude the podcast with their predictions for the season and what they are looking forward to.

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