Buds' Blueline Blueprint

Real Kyper & Bourne

Mar 27 2023 • 1 hr 43 mins

Justin Bourne, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee (back from Arizona) begin with the pair of Leafs' games over the weekend, Auston Matthews looking like himself, the play from Matt Murray and Joseph Woll, if Woll can be a factor this season and the defensive pairings looking more comfortable. They are joined by Sportsnet's Luke Fox (20:36), who discusses the Leafs' need for a 'shut-down pair' and if it's worth separating Morgan Rielly and TJ Brodie to achieve it, William Nylander's lull in production and why it's tough to find motivation at this point in the season. Then, Mike Kelly of NHL Network breaks down Tampa Bay's recent struggles and if that matters come playoff time, Tanner Jeanot's impact with the Lightning and shares his playoff picks (40:30). Finally, Kristen Shilton of ESPN weighs in on the Leafs' biggest weaknesses, which team she's likes to win the West and goes around the state of the Canadian teams (1:06:26).

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