Rink Wide: Toronto

Rink Wide: Toronto

Rink Wide: Toronto will be the destination for the most comprehensive coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

David Alter will be at the rink for all Toronto games, home and away, covering the team, providing pre and post game podcasts for all 82 plus playoffs. Every big story, big game and big moment will be covered in great depth by David Alter and a collection of co-hosts. 

Make Rink Wide Toronto your go-to podcast for all things Toronto Maple Leafs.

Recent Episodes


🏒POST-GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (Mar 26, 2023)

March 27, 2023

Joseph Woll stands tall, John Tavares picks up a pair of goals and two assists and the Leafs hang on to edge the Predators to wrap up a 5-game road trip. Final Score: Maple Leafs: 3 (Shots 34) Nashville Predators: 2 (Shots 2…

Guest: Paul Hendrink

🏒POST-GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Mar 25, 2023)

March 26, 2023

The Leafs fall short despite a big night from Auston Matthews. Calle Jarnkrok has made himself unmovable on the top line, and a look at Matt Murray’s game. Final Score: Maple Leafs: 3 (Shots 44) Hurricanes: 5 (Shots 28) See …


🏒POST-GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers (Mar 23, 2023)

March 24, 2023

Auston Matthews scores twice, William Nylander breaks a points slump with a goal, Morgan Rielly sits this one out and finally, a 5-on-3 for Toronto this season, as the Leafs respond well following their worst loss of the sea…


🏒POST-GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders (Mar 21, 2023)

March 22, 2023

The Leafs commit some unforced errors and give up a season-high seven goals to the Islanders. William Nylander is unhappy with his game and are the mistakes piling up? Final Score: Maple Leafs: 2 (Shots 27) Islanders: 7 (Sho…


🏒POST-GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators (Mar 18, 2023)

March 19, 2023

Matt Murray stands tall on a busy night in his return to Ottawa, Calle Jarnkrok is on fire and what to make of yet another new look on defence as Toronto picks up their first shootout win of the season. Final Score/SO: Maple…


🏒POST-GAME: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Mar 17, 2023)

March 18, 2023

Concern brews for Noel Acciari as he leaves the game after an awkward hit to the head. Morgan Rielly gets in the groove, Zach Aston-Reese pots two and the Leafs batten down the hatches while keeping the Hurricanes at the per…

Guest: Paul Hendrink

About the Host

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David Alter


David Alter is the Publisher and Reporter for 'Inside the Maple Leafs', a new vertical from the Sports Illustrated Media Group. A resident of the Midtown Toronto area, David has spent the last 16 years working as a reporter and editor in various roles in sports media.

In Sept. 2011, David became the Maple Leafs reporter at Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Canada's first all-sports radio station. He has since covered for the team for the National Post, theScore, The Canadian Press The Hockey News and The Nation Network.

In 2016, David was on the launch team for The Athletic in Toronto and helped the startup establish a footprint in the market with his Maple Leafs coverage. In the same year, he helped Twitter launch their news curation platform in Canada.

During the 2021-22 season, David was present for all 82 of the Maple Leafs' regular season games in addition to seven playoff games, an extraordinary feat given the state of COVID-19 pandemic at the time. He was the only reporter to attend every game and provided a unique perspective in his team coverage.

Outside of hockey, David served as a reporter at the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympics as part of Canada's National Broadcast Media Consortium. He is a big U2 fan and has supported the Detroit Lions fans for decades. We will not hold either of these decisions against him.