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Dubas gets his running mates, with the old ones departing

2016 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Another two weeks, another podcast for you! The Leafs make a promotion, hire an AGM, and see two high level front office members depart. Also, there’s hockey going on! The Marlies are kicking ass and taking names. Fulemin and I talk about all that and more.

Topics include:

[1:24] We discuss the hiring of Laurence Gilman and the promotion of Brandon Pridham

[3:07] What did Brandon Pridham do, exactly?

[12:49] We parse the public profile of Laurence Gilman

[15:16] The departures of Lou and Hunter

[23:30] What do we know about Mark Hunter’s draft record?

[26:45] Mark Hunter’s large adult sons, revisited

[32:00] Arvind briefly rants about positional drafting vs BPA

[34:19] The difficulties of evaluating draft success, since we only have results, rather than process

[36:30] Are ‘tiny scoring wingers’ overvalued by hockey twitter?

[41:00] How much responsibility to GMs have with regard to the draft record under their watch

[45:46] The insanity of NHL teams not having control over development in post-draft years

[47:01] I anger Carolina listeners again by making fun of Haydn Fleury

[51:05] Shanahan’s most interesting quote about Dubas

[56:01] Do nerds like us project onto someone like Dubas

[58:00] We discuss the Leafs’ biggest mistakes, and whether they can get out of them

[1:03:00] Ranting about how the Marleau deal isn’t inescapable

[1:08:00] What Lou’s Leafs legacy will be

[1:10:30] We finish up with 15 minutes of Marlies!

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