LWOS Toronto Maple Leafs beat writer Oscar Elieff shares his thoughts on the current trends around hockey and the NHL as a whole. Each new episode features a guest host that provides something a little different from the last. Grab a cold drink, grab a seat, and enjoy the breakdown of the latest events going on in hockey. This is The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast.
Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending, Fit vs Skill & More
In the first episode of The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast Oscar is joined by fellow Leafs beat writer at LWOS, Josh Erickson (@JoshLwoh). With two Leafs beat writers, it makes sense that the episode would start off with some Leafs discussion. Josh and Oscar talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending moving into the playoffs. Who should the Leafs feel confident with moving into the first-round matchup?
They then discuss the Calder Trophy race between Kaprizov and Robertson, and any potential dark horse candidates. This includes who they think should come in third for Calder voting. Josh and Oscar then chat about Patrick Marleau breaking the NHL games played record, and some bad takes on Twitter regarding the record.
Finally, the two jump into a deep discussion about acquiring a player that fits your team vs the most skilled player on the market. This discussion stems from the decision to acquire Nick Foligno over, say, a Taylor Hall type player.
Leafs Goaltenders: 1:30
Calder Trophy discussion: 11:25
Patrick Marleau’s games played record: 21:30
Fit vs Skill conversation: 29:25
Who is Oscar Elieff? Oscar is a hockey fan that has pursued a deeper involvement in sports as a whole. As a student at Brock University for Sport Management, Oscar spends most of his days working with and analyzing the sports industry. From both the commerce and cultural aspects of sport organizations. In his free time Oscar watches, writes about, and talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs, the rest of the NHL, and hockey as a whole. Oscar takes an analytical approach when looking at players and teams.
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