Holy Mackinaw: It Looks Like Joe Bowen And Jim Ralph Are Back

Jul 7, 2023

The Toronto Maple Leafs are nearing deals with two very important pieces of the roster, who don’t exactly contribute on the ice, but off the ice and in your car or stereo. They make the game feel absolutely electric. Who am I talking about? It is the return of Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph to the radio broadcast booth for the 2023-2024 Maple Leafs season.

Both Bowen and Ralph provide some absolutely amazing calls, passion, yes that passion and insight into the game that not a lot of other broadcasters do. You see while every NHL team does have a dedicated radio team, The Maple Leafs lack a true broadcast team, as they share time between Sportsnet and TSN.

While every other Canadian team’s regional games are either on TSN or Sportsnet. The Leaf’s radio crew does air both on TSN 1050 and Sportsnet 590 the Fan and on both networks. One thing is a constant and that is Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph.

The two men being back is big news for Leafs Nation and fans who can’t watch the game.

The two bring insight, knowledge and in the case of Joe over 40 years experience.

I don’t think Leafs fans would want anyone else doing radio PxP for the team especially if they do ever climb to the mountaintop.

If you want to relive the 2023 playoff run with Bowen’s goals call I will leave you with this.




Griff Bordignon

Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.

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