MT: So do you have any sort of prediction for the night and how it might go?
SD: Yeah, I’m sorry, that was unfair earlier to say that Richard Panik was going to score three goals. He’s actually going to score four and the Blackhawks probably will win a tight one. Let’s give them the 4-3 win, and in the shootout. Leafs finally find a way to get to the shootout and still lose.
MT: So it will be another game where the Leafs still pick up a point?
SD: Yeah. Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t mind that but at some point you have to start racking up the wins. I mean one of the things profiled about Auston Matthews is that he really, really hates to lose, and the losses have not been his fault, so I hope that doesn’t start eating at him. And Blackhawks fans should hope for that too because he’s an American and part of your future internationally.
MT: Yeah I can’t wait to see him in, well maybe or maybe not the next Olympics, but when the next World Cup rolls around.
SD: Yeah he is a treat to watch. Watch him stick-lift the crap out of guys, it’s really fun to watch.
MT: Definitely will have to keep my eye on that on Saturday night. Steve Dangle of Sportsnet.ca, thank you for your time looking into the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and what the Blackhawks have coming to town Saturday night. We should do this again some time.
SD: For sure! Thank you.