BeLeaf In The Magic: A Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast – Kadri Out, Barrie In

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Neal Pionk #44 of the New York Rangers makes the second period save on Zach Hyman #11 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on February 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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 The Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast

July 1st was a busy day for the boys in blue and white. Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas managed to trade Nikita Zaitsev‘s albatross contract to the Senators in return for Cody Ceci. Then the young GM brought in the services of NHL veteran and hometown boy Jason Spezza. That seemed like a pretty decent day, right?

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Kyle Dubas did not give up on his daydream of bringing a Cup to the 6ix… at least, not yet. Dubas, in the search of happy days, made a move that would sadden, shock, and impress Leafs Nation all in one go. That move was trading longtime veteran and fan favourite Nazem Kadri to the Avs for a top-four right-handed defenceman by the name of Tyson Barrie.

With the boys still in shock and disbelief, they sit down and discuss the moves. They also touch on how much better the Leafs are and give their take on everything else they went down.

This is how the dominos will fall:

  • The boys talk about the Kadri trade
  • The boys “put over” the Maple Leafs free agent signings
  • They talk about the rest of the Leafs moves.
  • They give their take on the rest of the July 1 craziness.
  • And they talk about what’s to come next.

Although it may be hard right now, keep your sticks 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, 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.

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Christian Holmes is a senior writer for Grandstand Central, as well as an editor for Last Word On Hockey. Holmesy, as he is known by his peers, works to facilitate intimate one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting personalities in sports. Not to mention, Holmes does also have a keen eye for writing powerful and thought-provoking stories as proven by his story about his lifelong love affair with hockey being published in TSN Hockey Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie’s and sports writer Jim Lang’s new book entitled "Everyday Hockey Heroes: Inspirational Stories On and Off The Ice". If you’re looking for a good laugh or even to learn a thing or two about life, you can follow him on Twitter below.


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