Patrik Laine: On being named 1st star of the week. What does he like about his game right now? On playing with Mark Scheifele. On the matchup against Auston Matthews. On his and Matthews comparison like Crosby and Ovechkin. On the importance of tonight’s game. On what part of his game is better than Matthews? Is there anyone that he does measure himself against? What would a Calder Trophy mean to him? Does he feel like an underdog in the Calder race? Does he pay attention to what the other rookies are doing?
Blake Wheeler: On Scheifele’s emergence. On Scheifele not getting the accolades from around the league. On how coach Maurice is holding things together.
Josh Morrissey: On the missing pieces on the back end for the Jets. On importance coming into this season lighter, the way he used to be.
Mark Scheifele: On the praise he got from Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. On Dale Hawerchuk being a mentor. On the chemistry he has with Laine. His thoughts on Laine and Matthews. Difference in personalities. Has there been a common denominator on this road trip?
Coach Maurice: On Scheifele. On how Laine is handling the media exposure of the hype of this game? What does it mean for the NHL to have two teenagers on the cusp of 30 goals? Did Manitoba accept his apology? What is the level of difficulty coaching without Trouba? Assessing the rookie class of the NHL this year. On how kids this young are shooting this well. On Byfuglien becoming a defenceman whisperer? An update on Stafford? Any comment on the Trouba suspension? Does the Malkin hit factor into his disappointment? On Melchiori.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Via Mark Masters of TSN we get these projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie for the Leafs: