Leafs Hour

Every weekday, Ben Ennis and JD Bunkis take listeners inside the Toronto Maple Leafs with expert guests and no shortage of opinion.

Listen live weekdays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
Feb. 24: Tyson Barrie’s future, Leafs’ lack of synergy with Chris Johnston, Brian Burke and Colby Armstrong
Feb 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020
Feb. 24: Tyson Barrie’s future, Leafs’ lack of synergy with Chris Johnston, Brian Burke and Colby Armstrong

Airing from Sportsnet’s CBC studios, Ben and JD are joined by Justin Bourne for a special trade deadline edition of Leafs Hour! The guys parse over the Leafs’ loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday and Toronto’s inability to muster offence against emergency goalie David Ayres (2:28). Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston stops by to chat about Tyson Barrie’s trade market and the Hurricanes’ acquisition of Vincent Trocheck (45:43). Brian Burke, former NHL general manager and current Sportsnet analyst, weighs in on Ayres’ appearance against Toronto and Kyle Dubas’ frustration with his team’s recent play (1:13:51). Sportsnet’s Colby Armstrong joins the guys to chat about Chris Kreider’s contract extension (1:45:38) before making way for fellow NHL alumnus Anthony Stewart, who breaks Wayne Simmonds’ trade to Buffalo (2:00:14).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 21, 2020
Feb. 21: Colby Armstrong on the Leafs’ bounce back and Kris Versteeg on navigating the trade deadline

Sportsnet’s Colby Armstrong joins Ben and JD to chat about the Leafs’ bounce-back win over the Penguins and the team’s execution of their puck-possession style. Two-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Versteeg discusses his foray into media and his experience navigating the NHL trade deadline.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 20, 2020
Feb. 20: Andersen’s shortened leash, Leafs’ work ethic with Brian Burke and Tyler Kennedy

Former Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy joins Ben and JD to discuss Sidney Crosby’s leadership prowess, the culture of success in Pittsburgh, and Toronto’s employment of an offence-first style. Sportsnet’s Brian Burke chimes in on Toronto’s glaring defensive flaws, Andersen’s shortened leash, and Kyle Dubas’ strategy ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 19, 2020
Feb. 19: Steve Dangle on the Leafs’ lack of urgency and Andersen’s struggles

Steve Dangle, host of "The Steve Dangle Podcast" and co-host of Ice Surfing, joins Ben and JD to discuss Toronto’s loss in Pittsburgh and the team’s lack of urgency. Later, the guys address Sheldon Keefe’s post-game comments about Frederik Andersen and debate whether Jack Campbell should get the start on Thursday against the Penguins.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 18, 2020
Feb. 18: Muzzin’s contract, Leafs’ cap situation with Chris Johnston and Paul Bissonnette

Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston joins Ben and JD to discuss Jake Muzzin’s contract situation and Toronto’s plans ahead of the trade deadline. Paul Bissonnette, co-host of "Spittin’ Chiclets," weighs in on Toronto’s acquisition of Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles and the team’s current salary cap crunch.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.