Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner appeared on former teammate Connor Carrick's podcast recently and made light of the list incident with former coach Mike Babcock that blew up following the dismissal of the veteran bench boss earlier this season.

Carrick asked Marner which moment he uses as a learning opportunity to this point of his career.

"Well, I think one is to never grade your teammates on their work ethic in practice," Marner joked. "That one is definitely the top."

In the week following Babcock's firing, it was reported the coach privately asked the forward to rank his teammates based on their work ethic during his rookie season. Babcock then shared the list with the players Marner categorized as the laziest without telling him.