The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast – First Round Review and Jack Eichel

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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. 

Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Review and Jack Eichel

Today on The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast, Oscar is joined by Christian Holmes. Christian is the host of A Word. Oscar and Christian are both Leafs writers that used to host the BeLeaf in the Magic Podcast together. For this reunion episode, the boys talk about something that they know all too well: the Leafs losing in the first round. They discuss the positives to come out of the series, the negatives, and what they’d do if they were the Leafs this off-season.

Next, Christian and Oscar discuss their thoughts on the Mark Scheifele hit. Third, the guys talk about the NHL playoffs so far. The most entertaining series, the most boring series, and who they think is going all the way.

Finally, the two of them talk about the most recent Jack Eichel trade rumours. They discuss which teams could land Jack Eichel and what a Jack Eichel addition could mean to any roster.


0:00 – Introduction

2:50 – Positive Takeaways from the Leafs First Round

12:30 – Negative Takeaways from the Leafs First Round

23:40 – What Should the Leafs do This Off-Season?

31:10 Mark Scheifele Hit

39:30 – Thoughts on the Playoffs

56:30 – Jack Eichel Trade Rumours

1:07:45 – Farewells

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.