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Back to Excited Episode 37: Lightning and Leafs, with Alan Wells

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The Raw Charge boss joins us to talk hockey

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. Today, we’re delighted to have Alan from Raw Charge (@loserpoints) on Twitter on the show, and we talk about a lot of stuff, including:

  • 1:08 - How have the lightning been?
  • 3:08 - How are the leafs relative to them?
  • 4:15 - How does this lightning team compare to last years
  • 5:40 - How do you deal with the banality of the regular season when you’re a good team
  • 8:20 - Fan psychology
  • 16:45 - the frustration that exists in the leafs fanbase despite their success
  • 19:00 - The Yanni Gourde signing, and what it means for the Lightning’s cap situation
  • 29:00 - How good is Brayden Point
  • 33:29 - How does this affect the Leafs (i.e. Nylander)
  • 43:00 - What can we learn from how the Lightning dealt with Nikita Kucherov
  • 52:00 - The Jake Dotchin situation
  • 59:00 - Are the Habs good?
  • 1:05:00 - Talking about the Isles, Anders Lee, the Ducks, and the Canucks