BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast features Christian Holmes (better known as Christian Mingle or Holmesy) and Oscar Elieff talking about hockey and all things Toronto Maple Leafs. With their knowledge of hockey and comedic talents, Christian and Oscar will enlighten your ears to hard-hitting, truth speaking, uncensored, 100 % no bullshit Leafs talk. So get your chicken fingers and your Freedom 35 because it’s about to go down!
BeLeaf In Magic – Marleau Out?
After another disappointing season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the head honchos of the famed ice hockey club have a bunch of tough tasks on their hands. The first, and probably most important, is to re-sign their top winger Mitch Marner to a fair and just contract extension. Maybe while they are at it, convince unrestricted free agent Jake Gardiner that taking a pay cut to stay will bring him more riches when the team theoretically wins another Cup.
In order to do that, a ritual sacrifice will have to be offered to the vile and unforgiving salary cap gods. At the moment, according to reports, Papa Pat might get shown the door. Not forgetting to mention, Nikita Zaitsev.
In this episode, the boys will talk about:
- The Marleau/Zaitsev trade talks
- Defensemen trade rumours
- The Stanley Cup Finals so far
- The Toronto Raptors and the trends of officiating throughout major sports.
- Nintendo’s “Direct for E3”, because who doesn’t like the idea of a Breath of The Wild sequel? (And, no, kids, we weren’t kidding. If you want to game with us on the Switch, message us on our socials and we’ll pass along our friend codes. May the odds forever be in your favour!)
Until next time, keep your stick on the ice.
About your hosts
Christian Holmes is a journalism student at Humber College. Known as Christian Mingle and Holmesy, he spends most of his time living life, sipping on Budweiser, listening to The Hip, being a smart ass, and building his writing portfolio. He writes for Grandstand Central and has been featured in Artifact-News.com, and Last Word on Hockey. He has also contributed to Everyday Hockey Heroes: Inspirational Stories On and Off The Ice by Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang. In the future, Holmesy strives to be an NHL exec or report on the Leafs. Follow him on Twitter @HolmesyWrites.
Oscar Elieff is enrolled in Brock University’s Sports Management program. Elieff aspires to leave a major impact on the hockey industry. He is constantly trying to learn new analytics to help his own understanding of the sport. Working with the numbers is what he does best. Check out his work on Last Word on Hockey and follow him on Twitter @oscaelie_99.