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Episode: 99
  Nov 18, 2021   1312

Episode 99 – The Leafs are ROLLING

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 5 in a row and 10 of their last 11! We discuss our ever changing expectations for the team, Jack Campbells elite goaltending, special teams and Nick Ritchie's continued struggles. #Leafs #Toronto #NHL #mapleleafs #hockey

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Episode: 98
  Nov 14, 2021   1808

Episode 98 – Toronto Maple Leafs win 8 of 9

The Toronto Maple Leafs have now won 8 of their last 9 games with significant contributions from the "core 4". We discuss the early season dominance of Jack Cambell and William Nylander, the much improved PK, the emergence of Ondrej Kase as a top 6 option and much more! #torontoMapleLeafs #leafs #matthews #marner #toronto #nylander...

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Episode: 97
  Nov 05, 2021   1439

Episode 97 Toronto Maple Leafs win in OT

The Toronto Maple Leafs have now won 4 in a row! We discuss the thrilling OT win over the Tampa Bay Lightning and what an emotional rollercoaster ride this short season has been. We also tee up Saturday night's showdown with the Boston Bruins!

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Episode: 96
  Oct 31, 2021   2193

Episode 96 – Reality Check

After a turbulent start to the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 4-4-1 and in the middle of the Atlantic Division. After winning two straight, have our expectations for the Maple Leafs changed? Do we anticipate big changes to the roster? Do we like Morgan Rielly's new contract? What do we expect heading into November?...

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Episode: 95
  Oct 20, 2021   1857

Episode 95 – Toronto Maple Leafs – Week 1 discussion

Week 1 of the Toronto Maple Leafs season is in the books and we're back to break it all down. We're talkin' Auston Matthews dominance, slow starts, offensive zone pressure, aggressive penalty kills and the struggling powerplay. Next, whats up with Mitch Marner and will he be able to get it going sooner rather than...

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  Oct 14, 2021   1638

Episode 94 – Leafs win and turning the page on a new season

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 1-0 to start the regular season and we're back to discuss their win over the Montreal Canadiens. We do a mini season preview and cleanse ourselves of any negative thoughts heading into the new season. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code THEBUDS at! #ad #manscapedpod...

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  Oct 05, 2021   2061

Episode 93 – Toronto Maple Leafs All or Nothing Review

This week, we're discussing the Amazon Toronto Maple Leafs All or Nothing documentary from top to bottom. From Sheldon Keefe's endless F bombs, to 'good guy' Kyle Dubas, and the game 7 collapse to the Habs, we hit on all the moments that stood out to us most. We also discuss the latest from training...

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  Sep 28, 2021   2338

Episode 92 – Who has the most to prove?

Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code THEBUDS at!  With training camp now in full swing, we reconvene this week to discuss the comments from Kyle Dubas, Mitch Marner and the rest of the roster. Who's going to play left wing on the top line? Which player not named Matthews, Marner,...

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  Sep 18, 2021   2522

Episode 91 – Here we go Again

We’re back for our 4th Season of the Talkin’ Buds Podcast! We open this week's episode by discussing how we’re feeling heading into a new season and preview the upcoming ‘All or Nothing’ Amazon documentary. Next, we discuss the Leafs offseason acquisitions and Morgan Rielly’s contract situation. Finally, we wrap up the show with a...

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Episode: 90
  Jul 17, 2021   2181

Episode 90: Zach Hyman discussion

Are you excited for the Leafs offseason? We kick off this weeks episode with a mini therapy session about the current state of the team. Next, what to do with Zach Hyman? Who are you protecting in the expansion draft? We discuss all this and more!

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Episode: 89
  Jun 27, 2021   1838

Episode 89: Better or Worse?

With the Montreal Canadiens 4 wins away from winning the Stanley Cup, does this make you feel better or worse about the current state of the Maple Leafs? Should the Habs' success lead to a philosophical change for the Leafs management? Who are we picking to win the Cup? We discuss all this and more on...

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Episode: 88
  Jun 12, 2021   1311

Episode 88: Who will win the cup?

We give our take on the upcoming Stanley Cup semifinal matchups and discuss Auston Matthews Hart trophy nomination. Next, we debate what Kyle Dubas can and should do to fix the Maple Leafs.

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Episode: 76
  Feb 11, 2021   1912

Episode 76: Leafs 4 – Habs 2

The Leafs are now 2-0 against the Habs and 11-2-1 on the season. We discuss the return of the rivalry and the Leafs 4 game win streak. Next, we discuss Auston Matthew’s dominance and have a laugh at Torts benching Laine.

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Episode: 75
  Feb 02, 2021   1924

Scratching the surface

Have the Leafs only scratched the surface of their ability as a team so far this season? After a 7-2-1 start, we give our take on the narrative that's making its way through Leafs nation. Next, how valuable is Zach Hyman? What did we think of the reverse retro unis? Is the Leafs/Habs rivalry back? We discuss...

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Episode: 74
  Jan 27, 2021   1816

David Bastl joins the show!

In this weeks special episode, we are joined by David Bastl. Cohost of the Raw Mike Richards show on Sauga960, Sports Interactions Betting with Bastl and Winnipeg Jets super-fan! We discuss the Jets trading Patrik Laine for Pierre-Luc Dubois, get his thoughts on the first 2 weeks of the Canadian division and play little Maple...

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Episode: 73
  Jan 21, 2021   1748

Ups and Downs

We begin this weeks episode by breaking down the Leafs 3-2-0 start to the season. We discuss the impressive play of Auston Mathews and John Tavares, Freddy Andersen's ups and downs and tee up the upcoming west coast road trip. We close the show with a little football talk in honour of Rob's Green Bay...

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Episode: 72
  Jan 14, 2021   2271

Ready, Set, Go!

The Leafs begin the 2021 season with a big 5-4 OT win over the Habs. We're talkin William Nylander's big performance, our confidence in Freddy Andersen and share our positives and negatives from the game. Then, we give each line a letter grade and share some expectations for the Canadian division. 

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Episode: 71
  Jan 11, 2021   2296

The Budcave

It's a brand new era for the Talkin Buds podcast as we debut our new studio 'The Budcave'. We kick off season 3 by giving our take on the all Canadian division, the reverse retro uni, Jumbo Joe on the first line, and give our official predictions for this upcoming season. Want to watch the...

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Episode: 70
  Oct 22, 2020   1826

Jumbo Joe

Joe Thornton is officially a Toronto Maple Leaf! We give our take on the signing, his leadership qualities, his career history and where he slots into the lineup. We also touch on Ilya Mikheyev getting a new 2 year contract and the rumored all Canadian division for next season.

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Episode: 69
  Oct 15, 2020   3521


Kyle Dubas is shaking things up in Leafland and we're back to discuss the additions of Wayne Simmonds, TJ Brodie, Zach Bogosian and Jimmy Vesey. Next, what will the Leafs defence corps look like next season? How do we feel about the Freddy Andersen situation? and what do we make of the Jumbo Joe rumors?...

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Episode: 68
  Aug 14, 2020   3258

Thats a Wrap

Our 2019/2020 season wrap show is here! We discuss Kyle Dubas's defensive demeanor, the Leafs offensive depth, potential blue line improvements and what to do with Freddy Andersen. Follow us on instagram @talkinbudspodcast  

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Episode: 66
  Aug 05, 2020   1927

Postseason Pint: Maple Leafs 3 – Blue Jackets 0

The Maple Leafs evened up their series with the Blue Jackets in impressive fashion and we're back to break it all down. We're talkin Auston Matthews, Nick Robertson, John Tavares and Freddy Andersen. Next, we discuss the scary situation that was Jake Muzzins late game injury and the impact not having him will have on...

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Episode: 65
  Aug 03, 2020   1946

Postseason Pint: Blue Jackets 2 – Maple Leafs 0

The bar is officially open! Crack open a cold one and join us for our first Postseason Pint of the year. We're fired up and not holding back as we discuss the Maple Leafs dropping game 1 of their best of 5 series to a Blue Jackets team that executed to perfection.

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Episode: 64
  Jul 29, 2020   3151

Playoff Preview

We begin this week's episode with a full breakdown of the Leafs 4-2 exhibition win over the Montreal Canadiens. We're talkin Nick Robertson, the Leafs much improved PK and underwhelming power play. Next, it's the triumphant return of Bums and Beauties as we make our official selections. Finally, we take a look at this weekend's slate...

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Episode: 63
  Jul 21, 2020   3281

Breaking Down the Blue Jackets

On this week's episode, we're talkin Leafs & Habs, the NHL award nominations, Team Matthews vs Team Andersen and Sheldon Keefe deploying Tavares, Matthews and Marner on the same line. Next, we take a closer look at the Leafs qualifying round opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and give our take on what the Leafs will...

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Episode: 62
  Jul 14, 2020   3012

Back in Business

The NHL is back, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back, and the Talkin Buds are back and fired up to cover what could be the most exciting Stanley Cup playoffs of all time. We're talkin hub cities, life inside the bubble and how we're going to navigate watching 6 games per day. Then, we take...

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Episode: 61
  May 27, 2020   2936

Return To Play

The NHL announced a 24 team tournament to crown a new Stanley Cup champion and we're back to talk all about it. We discuss the rules of the tournament, the Leafs and Blue Jackets match up and the remaining 'Play-In' round best of 5 series. Next, do you love or hate this idea? we give...

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Episode: 60
  Apr 24, 2020   3224

Talkin' Tavares

We begin this weeks episode by discussing the overwhelming positive feedback from the Talkin' Buds listeners around Jason Spezza's desire to remain a Maple Leaf. Next, we give our take on Gary Bettman's interview with Ron Maclean and give our thoughts on what the 2020 playoffs might look like. Then, we're talkin' John Tavares! We...

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Episode: 59
  Apr 17, 2020   3800

Two Talkin Buds

On this weeks episode, we throw our usual format out the window and start off by shooting the breeze about our favourite alcoholic and caffeinated beverages and adjusting to this new quarantined way of life. Next, we discuss the on going COVID-19 forced shut down of pro sports and what we'd like to see the leagues...

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Episode: 58
  Apr 10, 2020   3609

Watch Along: Leafs @ Bruins, Game 7 2013

This weeks episode kicks off with a discussion about the current state of pro sports due to COVID-19 and the sad realization that this should be our first Postseason Pint of 2020. Then, for the first time in Talkin Buds history, we watch the entire third period and overtime of the epic game 7 collapse...

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Episode: 57
  Apr 01, 2020   3530

The Auston Matthews Era

We kick off this week's episode with a discussion about the COVID-19 pandemic, how we're adjusting to this new way of life and if we think there's still hope for the return of the NHL season. Then, we move into this weeks topic du jour, 'The Auston Matthews era'. We reminisce on the day he...

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Episode: 56
  Mar 19, 2020   4185


On this week's episode, we relive the emotional roller coaster ride that has been the 2019/2020 Toronto Maple Leafs season. From the Marner contract negotiations, Johnny T being named team captain, to Babcock being fired and Keefe being hired. We discuss Nylander and Matthews elite statistical seasons, the teams injury troubles, the acquisitions of Jack...

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Episode: 55
  Mar 16, 2020   1204

NHL season put on hold due to COVID-19

We begin this weeks episode with a discussion about COVID-19 and the impact the virus has had on the professional sports and the rest of the world. Next, we discuss the NHL's options for the playoffs should they decide to continue the season and what that means for the Maple Leafs.    Our plan is...

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Episode: 54
  Mar 11, 2020   2973

Rielly Returns

After a disastrous West Coast road trip, the Maple Leafs bounced back with a big 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. We begin this week's episode with a discussion about the team's continuously erratic play, the return of Morgan Rielly, the power play and preview Saturday night's showdown against the Boston Bruins. Next, we give...

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Episode: 53
  Mar 05, 2020   3408

Pendulum Swing

We begin this weeks episode with a fun discussion about the emotional toll the 2019/2020 Maple Leafs have taken on both fans and media alike. Then, with Rielly, Ceci and Mikheyev all on the comeback trail, we gave our take on where Sheldon Keefe will slot them into the lineup and what a healthy Leaf...

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Episode: 52
  Feb 26, 2020   2957

Consistently Inconsistent

After losing at home to a 42-year-old Zamboni driver, Leafs Nation was left in utter disarray and we kick off this weeks episode with our reaction to Saturday nights embarrassing loss. Next, we give our take on Kyle Dubas standing pat at the trade deadline and his post-deadline comments about his team. Then, we talk...

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Episode: 51
  Feb 19, 2020   2825

Culture Shock

After yet another disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, we spend this week's episode trying to understand what exactly is wrong with the Maple Leafs. We discuss the possibility of a culture issue inside the dressing room, the lack of defensive depth, injury issues and much more. Then, for the first time in months, we each...

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Episode: 50
  Feb 06, 2020   2726

Trade Alert!

We kick off our 50th episode with an epic venting session about the floundering Maple Leafs, Michael Hutchinson's continued struggles and the team's shaky defensive play. Amidst our discussion, we learn that the Leafs have traded Trevor Moore and two 3rd round picks to the LA Kings for Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford. Then, we...

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Episode: 49
  Jan 30, 2020   3229

The Sandman

After an impressive performance in Nashville, we kick off this weeks episode with our thoughts on the emergence of Rasmus Sandin and give our take on Kyle Dubas possibly adding a defenceman at the trade deadline. Next, we discuss the Leafs entertaining win over the Dallas Stars, Mitch Marner's playmaking ability and touch on why...

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Episode: 48
  Jan 22, 2020   4016

Bye Week Report Cards

We kick off this week's episode with our take on Sheldon Keefe calling his team out for their immature performance in Saturday Night's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Then, it's time for the Talkin Buds bye week report cards as we give the entire Leafs roster a letter grade based on their performance so far...

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Episode: 47
  Jan 15, 2020   2845

Ebbs and Flows

After an impressive performance against the New Jersey Devils, we begin this week's episode with a discussion about the NHL return of Rasmus Sandin and give our take on whether the Leafs should keep him around for the rest of this season. Next, we talk Auston Matthews 3-goal performance, Freddy Andersen's continued struggles and reveal...

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Episode: 46
  Jan 09, 2020   3314

New Year, New Leafs

We begin the first episode of 2020 by sharing some of our favourite moments from the Leafs epic run over the holiday season. First, we celebrate Sheldon Keefe's revamped lineup and the refreshing lack of ego in his coaching methods. Then, we turn our attention to Auston Matthews dominant performance in Wednesday's entertaining shootout loss...

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Episode: 45
  Dec 19, 2019   3274

New Years Resolutions

What better way to kick off our final episode of 2019 than to celebrate the Maple Leafs winning 4 of their last 5 games. We discuss the Leafs impressive western road trip, Auston Matthews dominant performance against the Buffalo Sabres, Sheldon Keefe's situational coaching and name this week's Bums and Beauties. Next, we look ahead...

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Episode: 44
  Dec 12, 2019   2011

Steady Freddy

After 2 stellar performances from Frederik Andersen in St. Louis and Vancouver, we've dedicated an entire episode to the Leafs star netminder. We discuss his importance to the team as both a goalie and a leader, how many games he'll potentially end up playing this season and what a contract extension for him might look...

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Episode: 43
  Dec 05, 2019   3224

Lackluster Leafs

After disappointing losses to Philly and Colorado, we're both pretty fired up when discussing what ails the Maple Leafs. We talk Auston Matthews struggles in the defensive zone, his comments after the loss in Philadelphia, and if we as a fan base have set expectations too high for the Leafs young centreman. Next, we turn...

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Episode: 42
  Nov 26, 2019   2830

Keefe's Leafs

The Maple Leafs are 2-0 in the Sheldon Keefe era and we're back to break it all down on this week's episode. First, we discuss the Mitch Marner & Mike Babcock situation and talk about the heat the former coach has taken from ex-players, media and fans since being fired. Then, we give our take...

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Episode: 41
  Nov 21, 2019   3874

Babcock out, Keefe in

We kick off this weeks episode with a full breakdown of the Maple Leafs decision to relieve Mike Babcock of his duties as the Maple Leafs head coach. We look back on his 5-year run, the highs, the lows, and give our take on where it all went wrong for the polarizing former coach. Next,...

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Episode: 40
  Nov 14, 2019   3286

Long Island Letdown

We kick off this weeks episode with a full rundown of yet another frustrating Maple Leafs loss at the hands of the New York Islanders. Next, we discuss all of the different things we think are to blame for the Leafs underwhelming 9-7-4 record and ask the age-old question, is it time to fire Mike...

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Episode: 39
  Nov 08, 2019   3115

The Curious Case of William Nylander

This episode kicks off with a recap of the week that was for the Maple Leafs. We touch on the wins over Philly and LA, recap Thursdays 2-1 OT victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, and discuss Zach Hyman's impending return to the lineup. Next, what makes William Nylander so polarizing? we spend an entire...

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Episode: 38
  Oct 31, 2019   2757

Peer Pressure

After yet another stressful week for Leafs Nation, we're back to break it all down. We kick off this week's episode with our thoughts on Alex Ovechkin's assessment of this young Leaf team and the subsequent 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. Next, we give our take on why Mitch Marner has not looked like himself so...

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Episode: 37
  Oct 23, 2019   2720

Heart to Heart

After another frustrating Leafs loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night, we decided to throw our planned show prep out the window in favour of a long heart to heart chat about the current state of the team. We discuss the inconsistent play of the Leafs stars, Mike Babcock's puzzling goalie deployment and the team's defensive...

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Episode: 36
  Oct 17, 2019   3040

Old Habits Die Hard

This episode kicks off with a recap of the week that was for the Maple Leafs followed by a quick rundown of Wednesday Nights 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. Next, we discuss the Leafs 4-3-1 record to start the season and why we're concerned about some of the old habits we're seeing again so...

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Episode: 35
  Oct 08, 2019   3038

Iced Kap-anen

This episode kicks off with a recap of the week that was for the Maple Leafs. We discuss Saturday Night's disappointing shoot out loss to the Montreal Canadiens, then dive into a full breakdown of Monday's hard fought battle against the defending Cup Champ St.Louis Blues. Next, we discuss Kasperi Kapanen's recent struggles and ask...

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Episode: 34
  Oct 03, 2019   2456

Johnny T gets the C

The Toronto Maple Leafs officially have a Captain and his name is John Tavares. This week's episode kicks off with a full recap of the Leafs 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. We discuss expectations for Auston Matthews this season after another dominant opening night performance, our favourite new additions to the roster, one-timers, and how...

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Episode: 33
  Sep 26, 2019   2464

Dress Rehearsal

We begin this weeks episode with our thoughts on the Auston Matthews disorderly conduct allegations and how disappointing the situation is. Next, we shift gears to a more positive discussion by breaking down the Leafs back to back pre-season victories over the Montreal Canadiens, sharing our main takeaways from Wednesday Nights dress rehearsal for the...

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Episode: 32
  Sep 18, 2019   2957

Mitch is Rich

Mitch Marner has a shiny new 6-year contract with the Maple Leafs and we're back to break it all down. We discuss the deal's expensive AAV, the Leafs salary cap situation and debate the expectations surrounding the team this season. Next, we share some observations from the first pre-season game of the year and have...

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Episode: 31
  Sep 09, 2019   2526

Captain Stachews

New season, new logo, same Buds. We kick off season 2 with the story that's taken Leafs Nation by storm, Auston Matthews mustache. Next, we make our predictions on who will be the Maple Leafs, next captain. Then, we reflect on the roller coaster ride that was Jake Gardiner's time as a Leaf and officially say...

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Episode: 30
  Jul 04, 2019   2202

Episode #30: Wheeling & Dealing

After Kyle Dubas sent shockwaves through Leafs Nation this week, we are back to discuss all the Leaf GM's big moves from July 1st. First, we give our thoughts on the trade that sent Nazem Kadri to the Colorado Avalanche for Tyson Barrie & Alexander Kerfoot, what it means for the roster, and share some...

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Episode: 29
  Jun 24, 2019   2752

Episode #29: Marleau, Marner, Matthews & More

After a little hiatus, the Buds are BACK. Episode 29 starts off with a brief discussion about the St.Louis Blues and Toronto Raptors Championship wins. Next, we break down the Leafs trading Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes and the rumoured deals for Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson. Then, we take a deep dive into...

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Episode: 28
  Apr 30, 2019   3764

Where do we go from here?

This episode kicks off with a mini-review of the 2018/19 Maple Leafs and we reveal our Bum & Beauty of the year. Next, we look ahead to the coming off-season and the impending contract negotiations for Marner, Kapanen and Johnsson. Then, we bid farewell to Jake Gardiner and debate what to do with the aging...

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  Apr 24, 2019   1998

Postseason Pint #7: Bruins 5 – Leafs 1

Its a somber, and final, Postseason Pint of the year. We give our immediate reaction to an extremely disappointing game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins. We discuss the performance of the players, the confusing roster deployment by Mike Babcock, and give some initial thoughts on where the organization goes from here. 

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  Apr 23, 2019   1886

Postseason Pint: We’ve Been Here Before

It's a script that is all too familiar for Leafs Nation, Game 7 at TD Garden in Boston. This episode kicks off with a mini-review of game 6 in which we discuss the Leafs struggling special teams and Mike Babcock's confusing deployment of Patrick Marleau. Next, we set the stage for game 7 and what...

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  Apr 20, 2019   1536

Postseason Pint Game 5: Leafs 2 – Bruins 1

The Maple Leafs are one win away from slaying the dragon. This episode kicks off with a breakdown of game 5 in which we discuss Auston Matthews dominance, the Leafs 200 foot game, goalie interference, and tee up a massive game 6 at Scotiabank Arena. Next, we name the Bum and Beauty of the game...

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  Apr 18, 2019   1839

Postseason Pint Game 4: Bruins 6 – Leafs 4

After a gut-wrenching loss at home, the Maple Leafs are headed back to Boston with the series tied 2-2. This episode kicks off with a breakdown of game 4 in which we discuss the Leafs stellar offensive play, chaotic defensive play, puck watchers, and Patrick Marleau’s battle with father time. Next, we tee up game...

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  Apr 17, 2019   1881

Postseason Pint Game 3: Leafs 3 – Bruins 2

The Buds were in the house to cheer on the Buds! In this episode, we talk the big game 3 win for the Maple Leafs, the epic atmosphere inside Scotiabank Arena, Mitch Marner blocking shots, and the return of the Leafs dangerous power play. Then, we name the Bum & Beauty of the game and...

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  Apr 14, 2019   1977

Postseason Pint Game 2: Bruins 4 – Leafs 1

It's a much different vibe on this show after an extremely frustrating and disappointing game 2 loss in Boston. We discuss the Bruins dominating the game with their physicality, the horrendous officiating, Nazem Kadri’s cross-check on Jake DeBrusk and the whereabouts of Auston Matthews. Then, we reveal the adjustments we think the Leafs will need...

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  Apr 12, 2019   2272

Postseason Pint Game 1: Leafs 4 – Bruins 1

The Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins to take a 1-0 series lead and we are fired up about it in the inaugural Talkin Buds Postseason Pint. First, we recap all the best moments from the game, including another dominant performance from Mitch Marner and a big goal from Willy Nylander. Next, we have some...

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Episode: 27
  Apr 09, 2019   3308

Episode #27: Regular Season Report Cards/Playoff Preview

It's the most wonderful time of the year, the Stanley Cup Playoffs! With just a few days to go until game 1 in Boston, we give our official predictions on how the series will play out for the Maple Leafs. Next, it's time for regular season report cards. We have some fun going through the...

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Episode: 26
  Apr 03, 2019   3016

Episode #26: Johnny Toronto

Despite a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Buds kick off the show in a celebratory mood after Monday night's playoff-clinching victory over the New York Islanders. First, we discuss John Tavares recording breaking season and how he's exceeded all expectations in his first year as Leaf. Next, after a tough season, what...

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Episode: 25
  Mar 28, 2019   3571

Episode #25: Philly free-for-all

For the first time in Talkin Buds history, we are finally in the same room together. Episode 25 kicks off with a full breakdown of a back and forth 5-4 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers and yet another discussion about the lack of effort for a full 60 minutes. Next, we discuss the good...

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Episode: 24
  Mar 21, 2019   3467

Episode #24: The Franchise

After a stressful week for Leafs Nation, the Maple Leafs finally pulled out a much needed 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres and we start the show off with a full breakdown of the big win. Next, after a dominant performance, we celebrate 'The Franchise' Auston Matthews. Then, we take a deep dive into the...

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Episode: 23
  Mar 12, 2019   3413

Episode #23: Humble Pie

The Buds kick off episode 23 with a full breakdown of the ugly 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena. We debate who we think Auston Matthews' wingers should be, what to do with the struggling Patrick Marleau and the dumpster fire defence pairing that is Marincin and Ozhiganov. Then, we turn...

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Episode: 22
  Mar 06, 2019   3374

Episode #22: Fire & Ice

It's been a busy week in Leafs Nation and we're back to break it all down. We discuss Johnny T's hostile return to Long Island, #TavaresDayTO and the two big wins over the Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames. Next, its the debut of a brand new segment, 'Fire & Ice'. We discuss all the things...

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Episode: 21
  Feb 26, 2019   3393

Episode #21: Buffalo Barn Burner Part II

It's Trade Deadline day and the Buds are back with episode 21. We start the show with a discussion about the Leafs newest acquisition Nic Petan, give our thoughts on the roster as a whole and touch on some of the other deals around the NHL. Next, we breakdown the entertaining 5-3 win over the...

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Episode: 20
  Feb 20, 2019   2906

Episode #20: Roller Coaster Ride

The Buds kick off episode 20 with a breakdown of the emotional roller coaster ride that was the 3-2 overtime loss to the St.Louis Blues. We discuss the reasons why the Maple Leafs consistently struggle to play well for a full 60 minutes and also debate the changes that will need to be made if...

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Episode: 19
  Feb 14, 2019   3424

Episode #19: Kapanen vs Johnsson

The Buds kick off episode 19 with a breakdown of the positive power play moments during Monday night's game in Colorado. We take a deep dive into what the PP struggles have been and discuss some additional changes we'd like to see going forward. Next, who's the more valuable player, Kasperi Kapanen or Andreas Johnsson? We...

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Episode: 18
  Feb 07, 2019   3513

Episode #18: Millionaire Matthews

The Buds kick off episode 18 with a full run down of a hard fought 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. We discuss the struggling Gardiner & Zaitsev pairing, Morgan Rielly's chances at a Norris Trophy and share our favourite Bob Cole moments. Next, we each give our take on Auston Matthews shiny new contract,...

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Episode: 17
  Jan 30, 2019   2545

Episode #17: Muzzin is a Maple Leaf

The Buds reconvene during the bye week to celebrate the Maple Leafs acquiring Jake Muzzin from the LA Kings. We give our thoughts on the trade, Muzzin as a player and the impact on the lineup we hope he'll have. Next, we preview the week ahead and tee up Friday nights game in Detroit. Then,...

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Episode: 16
  Jan 22, 2019   3356

Episode #16: Slumping Stars

It's a stressful time for Leaf Nation and the Buds have returned to dissect the issues with this slumping Leaf team. The show kicks off with a break down of the struggling Leaf offence, we talk Auston Matthews, line combinations and what's wrong with the power play. Next, Rob reveals the Leaf defenceman he's officially given...

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Episode: 15
  Jan 16, 2019   3595

Episode #15: Feelin' Blue

The Maple Leafs have lost 5 of their last 8 games and the Buds are back to break it all down in episode 15. We kick off the show by discussing the struggling defence core, fans booing Jake Gardiner, 'heavy hockey' and what improvements we'd like to see from some of the slumping stars. Next,...

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Episode: 14
  Jan 08, 2019   3344

Episode #14: Halfway Point

The Buds open episode 14 with a break down of a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators. Then, we discuss the Leaf roster and hand out midseason grades in a special extended edition of Bums and Beauties. Next, Will the Leafs bring in some help on the blue line? Will Matthews and Marner be...

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Episode: 13
  Jan 04, 2019   3359

Episode #13: New Year, Same Buds

The Buds kick off the first show of 2019 by breaking down a disappointing 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild in the otherwise awesome Next Generation game. Then, Ryan talks Rob off the ledge over Freddy Andersen being on IR and emphasizes the long term plan for Freddy. Next, we discuss the Mitch Marner all-star...

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Episode: 11
  Dec 13, 2018   3455

Episode #11: Team Toughness

This is the Toronto Maple Leaf Podcast for all Leaf fans. We analyze the team on a weekly basis, sharing our opinions on all the recent news and events. We focus on entertaining and simple discussion on all things Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Episode: 10
  Dec 05, 2018   3569

Episode #10: Buffalo Barn Burner

The Buds kick off episode 10 with a full breakdown of an entertaining 4-3 Leaf win over the Buffalo Sabres. Then, we dive head first into William Nylander's new 6 year deal, sharing our thoughts on his salary, the term, and the polarizing effect its had on Leafs Nation. Finally, we reveal our weekly picks...

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Episode: 9
  Nov 27, 2018   2830

Episode #9: Pastrnak Problems

The Buds kick off the show with a break down of the Leafs 4-2 win over the Bruins and ask if there is a player Leaf fans fear more than David Pastrnak. Next, we discuss the defence core and some of the improvements we've seen so far this season. Then, we take a look at...

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Episode: 8
  Nov 21, 2018   2880

Episode #8: Enjoy the Ride

On this episode of the podcast, the Buds are in a celebratory mood after 4 straight Leaf wins! Next, we look back on the first 21 games of the season and discuss who we think the most valuable players have been. Then, we ask if Leaf fans spend too much time focusing on the salary...

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Episode: 7
  Nov 15, 2018   2309

Episode #7: What to do with Willy?

We're up late this week while the Leafs are out west and start the show with a break down of a decisive win in LA. We preview the rest of the Western road trip and what we hope to see from Garret Sparks on Friday night. Then, with the deadline quickly approaching, we discuss the...

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Episode: 6
  Nov 07, 2018   3954

Episode #6: Struggles at Scotiabank

The Buds are back with episode 6. We break down a much needed 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights at Scotiabank Arena and try to figure out why it's been such a struggle at home so far this season. We discuss the stellar play of Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner and Freddy Andersen and explain...

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Episode: 5
  Oct 30, 2018   3270

Episode #5: A month without Matthews

The Buds are back! In this week's episode, we discuss Auston Matthews' shoulder injury and what it means for him and the rest of the team. We review the week that was including back-to-back wins over the Winnipeg Jets, followed by an underwhelming performance against the Calgary Flames. Plus, our weekly segments: "Who's a bum...

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Episode: 4
  Oct 23, 2018   2702

Episode #4: Sky is Falling

In this episode we analyze the week that was for the Toronto Maple Leafs. We continue to give our opinion on the contract of William Nylander, discuss Babcock and also look forward to the Toronto Maple Leaf upcoming schedule. We hit on our weekly segments BUMS AND BEAUTIES and our TOTALLY UNQUALIFIED TAKES! Enjoy!

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Episode: 3
  Oct 16, 2018   3289

Episode #3: Red Hot Maple Leafs

In this episode we analyze the hot start to the Toronto Maple Leaf season. We give our opinions on the contracts of William Nylander and Auston Matthews. We also look forward to the Toronto Maple Leaf schedule and so much more! Enjoy!

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Episode: 1
  Oct 10, 2018   3093

Welcome to the Podcast

In this episode of the Talkin Buds Podcast we analyze the preseason, William Nylander's contract, the backup goalie situation, the front office and their star players. We also look ahead and make predictions for 2018-2019 regular season. This episode also includes our weekly segment Totally Unqualified Takes. Enjoy!

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Episode: 2
  Oct 10, 2018   2417

First week of the season

In this episode of the Talkin Buds Podcast give our opinions on the first week of the season. We also debut a new segment and hit our Totally Unqualified Takes. Enjoy!