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Back to Excited Episode 36: Wins come at a cost

We discuss the Leafs-Jets home and home, Matthews’ injury, and more.

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited.

Today, we discuss:

  • The Leafs winning two in a row against the Jets [1:40]
  • The HNIC commentators and how bad they are [3:40]
  • Auston Matthews’ injury [10:00]
  • William Nylander (again) [13:50]
  • Why sponsorship dollars for players like Nylander aren’t a difference maker [17:40]
  • How the Leafs will line up without Matthews [25:20]
  • Freddie Gauthier and the surprisingly competent Leafs fourth line [29:00]
  • Igor Ozhiganov making the 3RD spot his own [34:30]
  • Jake Gardiner is coming around [40:15]
  • Our cautious optimism about Rielly’s start [44:00]
  • The Toronto Raptors [49:00]
  • The myth of William Nylander faltering in the playoffs [53:01]
  • A quick visit to the rest of the league, including Habs and Vegas talk [1:00:00]

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