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Plan the Parade Podcast
85 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 41: A not-so perfect Seattle Mock Expansion Draft; Leafs make a trade
David Morassutti, Austin Owens, Jake Middleton and special guest Chris Okrainetz are back to discuss an exciting week for the NHL as the Seattle Kraken will build their roster through the expansion draft. They look at all the trades teams made as they try to avoid losing a player for nothing in some cases. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jared McCann as a potential replacement for Alexander Kerfoot if he gets taken by Seattle. Did the Leafs make the right move going with the 4-4-1 format which means McCann, Kerfoot and Travis Dermott are available instead of Justin Holl? To end the podcast, they do a mock expansion draft by selecting the best available option while considering some of the rules they have to follow.
70 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Episode 40: Should the Raptors trade Siakam? Maple Leafs bring back Simmonds
The Stanley Cup Final is just getting started but the off-season is still in full force with some juicy NBA rumours and the Toronto Maple Leafs making some moves. Jake Middleton (@JakeMiddleton12), David Morassutti (@d_morassutti) and Austin Owens (@_AustinOwens) discuss the idea of the Golden State Warriors being interested in Pascal Siakam and whether it would make sense for the Toronto Raptors. They move on to the Stanley Cup Final and why the Tampa Bay Lightning remain a force to be reckoned with especially with their performance in Game 1. To end the podcast, the guys talk about the Maple Leafs and what the Simmonds move means for the team and the report that Frederik Andersen is interested in a return with the team.
103 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 39: Raptors get lottery luck, MLB's latest blunder
The Toronto Raptors got some good news with the NBA Draft Lottery and David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton discuss what this means for the team. They move on to the MLB's decision to inspect pitchers and why it's already become a problem with players reaction to it. They end the podcast to discuss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and why the NHL shouldn't be thrilled with the officiating and style of play especially in the Conference Finals.
104 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 38: Unraveling another Maple Leafs debacle
Well it's that time of year as David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton dissect another crushing first-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What went wrong in the series and who is to blame? They discuss the aftermath and dialogue since the team's Game 7 loss. They also give their thoughts on which players should return next season and which pending free agents should be a priority. To end the podcast, they throw out some potential targets in free agency and on the trade market that would make sense for the team.
58 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 37: Maple Leafs have Canadiens on ropes in first round
The Toronto Maple Leafs are one win away from moving on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-1 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens. David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton go over the storylines and players on the Leafs that have stood out so far in this series. They discuss the impact of having no fans in attendance is having on the Canadian playoff games in comparison to watching the U.S. teams playing. What do the Maple Leafs need to do to close out the series.
111 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 36: 2021 NFL Mock Draft
It is that time of the year as fans prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft we provide our preview and breakdown of how we think the first round will go. David Morassutti, Jake Middleton and Austin Owens are joined by Nick Raponi and Chris Okrainetz as they try to figure out where the quarterbacks go in the top 15, if there are any potential surprises and which teams could be looking to trade up. Let us know what you think about our selections and any observations you have heading into Thursday.
68 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 35: Finding solutions for the Maple Leafs during tough stretch
The Toronto Maple Leafs are on a five-game losing streak which is their worst stretch of the season. David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton try to figure out what is going on with the team. They go over the last two games against the Vancouver Canucks and look at the team's biggest problems including the power play and goaltending. They also discuss William Nylander showing up late for a meeting and whether the Leafs took the right approach with it. To end the podcast, David, Austin and Jake call out the ridiculous takes about Patrick Marleau passing Gordie Howe on the all-time games played list and give their thoughts on the Derek Chauvin trial.
81 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Episode 34: What is the Maple Leafs biggest trade deadline need?
David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton look at the Toronto Maple Leafs biggest needs ahead of the trade deadline and which players would be an ideal target. They also revisit the goaltending situation with Jack Campbell's dominant play and what should happen when Frederik Andersen is healthy. They also discuss why Zach Hyman being considered for Team Canada likely won't happen and take a look around the league to see which teams will be the toughest challenge in a potential playoff matchup. Make sure you like and subscribe to the podcast and leave a comment with any questions or suggestions.
84 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 33: Raptors on clock to move Lowry Powell, Maple Leafs need to ride with Campbell
David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton discuss how the Toronto Raptors don't have much time left to figure out what they will do with Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell and why they should be looking to get something in return for both in order to move forward as a team. They move on to the Toronto Maple Leafs to discuss the ongoing issue with Frederik Andersen and why Jack Campbell should get every opportunity to play and there should be no rush to make Andersen the starter again. They also discuss what the priority should be for the Leafs ahead of the trade deadline.
40 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 32: Can the Maple Leafs rely on Frederik Andersen?
The Toronto Maple Leafs finally found a way to get past Connor Hellebuyck as they ended their three-game losing streak. David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton discuss the challenge the Leafs have faced against opposing goaltenders and why there should be more pressure on Frederik Andersen to perform. Should the Leafs be giving Jack Campbell the opportunity to earn more starts and push Andersen? They also discuss Auston Matthews' wrist injury and how it has impacted his play.
107 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Episode 31: Nylander breaks through for Leafs, Babcock speaks out
William Nylander broke out of his slump in a big way as he played the hero for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Calgary Flames. David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton discuss Nylander's slump, the criticism he's faced and whether he can do anything to win over people. They also talk about the Leafs' biggest need on the roster and whether the Nashville Predators would be the ideal trading partner. They continue the jam-packed show to talk about the Montreal Canadiens firing Claude Julien and trying to make sense of where the Habs are going. To end the show, David, Austin and Jake give their thoughts on Mike Babcock's latest media appearances and some of the overreaction to it. They also give their thoughts on the Tiger Woods accident and how close we were to losing another sports icon.
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