Talkin Buds

Talkin Buds
Episode: 157
  Jan 04, 2023   2094

Toronto Maple Leafs – Auston Matthews hits 500, Michael Bunting, Ilya Samsonov and Connor Bedard

Is Auston Matthews the greatest Toronto Maple Leaf of all time? What does Michael Bunting's next contract look like? Is it time to load manage John Tavares? Are we concerned about Ilya Samsonov? We discuss all this and more on this week's episode of the Talkin' Buds Leafs Show.

0:00 - Intro

01:50 - Who's going to tank for Connor Bedard?

06:07 - Bunting's next contract and Tavares load management

11:16 - Ilya Samsonov's recent struggles

14:17 - Morgan Rielly returns

21:27 - Auston Matthews hits 500 career points

25:45 - William Nylander is the MVP

28:37 - Let Pontus be Pontus

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