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The Hockey News Podcast: Who is to blame for the Maple Leafs' slump?

Are Toronto's defensive struggles a problem than can be fixed with the existing roster? Has Kucherov finally sealed up the MVP? And more.

This week on The Hockey News Podcast:

- The Toronto Maple Leafs just endured a nightmarish week in which they allowed 23 goals in four games. Who or what deserves blame for the skid: players, coaching, management, injuries or goaltending?

- Can the Arizona Coyotes complete their quest to make the playoffs?

- Has Nikita Kucherov finally done enough to lock up the Hart Trophy? Who else deserves consideration?

- Fantasy pickups: David Perron, Ryan Donato, Brendan Perlini

- Future Watch: Ville Heinola, Jason Robertson

- From the Magazine: Matt Larkin on his interview with Rangers GM Jeff Gorton for Future Watch 2019

- Hot Take: Maybe the NHL's current divisional playoff format is just fine

- Mailbag: What new award should the NHL consider introducing?

And more!

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