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.

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.