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The Bob McCown Podcast
- 787 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & BRUCE GARRIOCH
Zeisberger and Garrioch join the podcast today for a good ol' fashioned NHL Roundtable.
50 years exactly have passed since Paul Henderson scored the goal that won Canada the Summit Series back in 1972 yet, he is still not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. We spend the first half of todays show debating on why Henderson has yet to be inducted into the HOF and question if he even should be in it before moving on to some current NHL news.
The four talk about Matt Murray and the Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending issues as we share our concerns about having Murray be the number one goalie for the Leafs before moving on to pick Bruces brain about all things Ottawa Senators to end the show.
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- 786 - KENNY ALBERT on Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees, MLB’s new playoff format & the NFL
Kenny Albert, the only 4 sport play by play announcer in the game joins the show today to have a chat with Bob and John.
In the midst of a series against the Toronto Blue Jays, Kenny, Bob and John talk about the New York Yankees and their record breaking slugger, Aaron Judge. We discuss the significance of Judge’s 61 home runs and what it means to the city of New York before moving over to MVP talk and speculate on the likelihood of Judge staying in New York as a Yankee once his contract is up. Before changing topics, the three pick Kenny’s brain about MLB’s playoff format and who he thinks we’ll see in the World Series come October.
After the break, the three get into some stories from Kenny’s career as we talk about the difficulties of calling games for 4 different professional sports leagues before ending the show with some NFL talk along with a brief discussion on the New York Rangers.
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- 785 - SCOTT MORRISON & HARRY SINDEN on the 1972 Summit Series
Who better to talk about one of the greatest events in hockey history than Harry Sinden?
Having coached the Canadians in the 8 game series all those 50 years ago, Harry joins the podcast today with Scott Morrison, author of "1972: The Series That Changed Hockey Forever".
Building off of our episode last month, Scott and Harry dig deep into the depths of their minds, pulling out forgotten facts and figures of the Summit Series while Harry gives us a unique POV as we get to see the intricacies of the series through the eyes of the coach who won it.
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- 784 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays & MLB's New Playoff Format.
Sportsnet's own Shi Davidi joins the show to end the week with some baseball talk with Bob and John.
With Shi in Tampa right now, the three talk about the Blue Jay's current series with the Tampa Bay Rays, going over the playoff implications this series brings, the shaky performance from some of the teams key players and the concerns we, along with the team, has with their pitching depth.
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- 783 - A Look Into The Life Of A Boston Sports Writer W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & BOB RYAN.
Both podcast regulars, both from the Boston Globe yet they have never done a show together. Today, we change that as we bring on Kevin Paul Dupont & Bob Ryan to talk about what it's like writing about sports in one of the most passionate sports cities in the world.
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- 782 - John Shannon's NHL Media Day W/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & SCOTT BURNSIDE
Bob McCown is out for today, leaving his hosting duties to none other than Mr. John Shannon. Taking this opportunity to talk some hockey, John brings on Eric Duhatschek and Scott Burnside for an impromptu NHL Media day.
We spend some time on the recent retirement announcements from Zdeno Chara & PK Subban as well as Nathan MacKinnon's massive contract extension before shifting focus to the rest of the NHL.
The three sift through the league, giving their opinions on their roster and analyzing each teams off-season performance and in season expectations heading into training camp.
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- 781 - CONNOR BROWN on adjusting to a new team, playing with superstars and his season expectations
Former Maple Leaf, Connor Brown joins the show today to chat with Bob and John.
We talk to Connor about his experience getting traded, acclimating himself with a new team and get his first impressions on the Washington Capitals' organization before spending some time talking about his experiences playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock and what it's like playing with some of the worlds best hockey players.
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- 780 - Bob & John on The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays
Bob and John start this week off riding solo as the two ask and answer some never-ending questions about Toronto’s hockey and baseball teams.
Focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bob brings up his favourite topic - What are the Leafs going to do about their goaltending? The conversation quickly shifts to their roster as we debate over who the team should trade if they want to have success in the playoffs. Before we move on to baseball, Bob and John wonder if this is Kyle Dubas’ last season, asking the question - How well do the Leafs have to do for us to see him back as their GM next year?
We end the show with some Jays talk, discussing the likelihood of a deep playoff run from the team and the possibility of a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. contract extension in the near future.
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- 779 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & STEVE SIMMONS on The Toronto Blue Jays
Dave Hodge and Steve Simmons on the podcast today as we discuss the final stretch of games for the Toronto Blue Jays before the start of Major League Baseball's playoffs.
We preview the Jay's series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend, discuss their roster issues and speculate on their pitching rotation for the playoffs as the team tries to solidify their Wild Card position in the standings.
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- 778 - DOUG GILMOUR on memories from his playing days, working in the front office and coaching junior hockey.
A man who needs no introduction.... Doug Gilmour joins the podcast today to catch up with Bob and John.
We get lots of info from Doug as he reminisces about his days playing hockey. We ask him about his thinking process that went into choosing his jersey numbers, the infamous missed call that stopped the Leafs from going to the Stanley Cup Final and other details fans may not know about the former Leafs Captain.
After the break, we dig in to Doug's time in the front office and his coaching stint with the Kingston Frontenacs.
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- 777 - SCOTT OAKE & KEN DANIELS on how to move forward after losing a loved one to drug abuse.
A powerful, personal show today with Scott Oake and Ken Daniels, who both tragically lost sons to drug abuse. The two talk to Bob and John about how they’ve managed the grief, channeled their inner strength and helped each other over the years in an effort to aid those in recovery, and reduce the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder.
If you or a loved one suffer from drug addiction, there are resources available to help. Visit https://www.bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca/ or https://jamiedanielsfoundation.org/ for more information on how you can help those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder.
Crisis Line: 1-888-322-3019
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- 776 - MATT DEVLIN on the Toronto Raptors, the Brooklyn Nets & the NBA
The voice of the Toronto Raptors, Matt Devlin, joins the show today for a long overdue NBA focused show.
The three talk about the Brooklyn Nets and review all of the drama that surrounded the team throughout the offseason. Bob, John and Matt debate on the coaching ability of Nets head coach, Steve Nash and question the impact some of the teams stars actually have on the team.
We also talk about the Raptors and their steady roster development. The three discuss the progression we have seen from some of their core players and speculate on their performance as we grow closer to another NBA season.
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- 775 - NICK KYPREOS on the Toronto Maple Leafs
After a summer spent focusing on just about every Canadian NHL except Toronto, we thought it was about time we brought Nick Kypreos back on to the podcast so we can chat some Maple Leafs hockey.
The three focus on the Leafs goaltending issues and try to predict how Kyle Dubas' Matt Murray experiment will pan out. We take a deep dive on Toronto's off-season moves and question why the teams front office didn't do more to improve heading into this season and end the podcast by making predictions and setting expectations for this Leafs team a month before the start of the NHL regular season.
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- 774 - The 50th Anniversary Of The Summit Series W/ SCOTT MORRISON
Scott Morrison, author of "1972: The Series That Changed Hockey Forever" joins the podcast today to look back on one of the most iconic hockey tournaments ever played.
Five decades after the Summit Series, the three reflect on the games played between Russia & Canada as we look at what hockey meant to the country fifty years ago and what it means now. Scott talks to us about just how much the series changed the game of hockey while we look back and share memories we have of the players and the games as well.
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- 773 - An NFL Season Preview W/ PAT LEONARD
Another NFL season is upon us which means Pat Leonard is stopping by the podcast to get Bob and John up to date with all of the football news before Thursday nights season opener.
We preview the Buffalo Bills matchup against the Los Angeles Rams before moving on to what other teams Pat thinks are legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl. We talk about the impact Russell Wilson will have on the Denver Broncos roster, question if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will be able to stay competitive and highlight some teams we believe are being looked over all on todays episode.
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- 772 - DOUG ARMSTRONG on the the St. Louis Blues & their goals for the NHL's 2022/23 regular season.
Doug Armstrong, GM for the St. Louis Blues joins the show today to catch up with Bob and John.
We get Doug's opinion on his off-season this year and listen to his assessment on how he feels him and his staff did as they gear up for another season with it coming right around the corner. We talk to Doug about his expectations for his young players like Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou, his goaltending situation and whether or not this is the year Vladimir Tarasenko's trade request will finally be granted amongst other things on todays podcast.
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- 771 - JOE SIDDALL on the playoff race in the American League & the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won 5 games in a row and the playoff race in the American League is tighter than ever as we enter the final four weeks of Major League Baseball's regular season.
Today, we bring on Joe Siddall from Sportsnet to dissect the last bit of the season as we look at the teams standing in Toronto's way, their ever changing rotation and the troubling lack of fundamental skill still present on their roster.
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- 770 - ALLAN DAVIS on bringing the first all sports radio station to Canada.
It was 30 years ago today that Canadians were introduced to "The FAN". Canada's first all sports radio station, The FAN was responsible for kickstarting the careers of some of the countries most well known broadcasters, including our very own Bob McCown.
The brains behind the operation, Allan Davis, joins us today to talk to Bob and John and to look back on what made the station so successful and how it revolutionized the way we consume sports content.
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- 769 - RE-RUN - Super-Agent PAT BRISSON - Representative of Jack Eichel, Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes & the NHL‘s Biggest Stars.
Last day of re-runs for The Bob McCown Podcast! Tune in Monday for a brand new episode with Bob and John.
Arguably one of the most successful player agents in NHL history, Pat Brisson, joins the podcast to discuss one of his newest clients in Jack Eichel, his upcoming surgery and the idea of representing his son Brendan.
The three spend most of the podcast getting into the details of his client, Jack Eichel's, deal from Buffalo to Vegas, his surgery and some behind the scenes insight on how the whole Eichel vs. Buffalo saga unfolded.
Pat gives us information on Jack's relationship with the Sabres, how he was able to get the trade negotiations moving in the right direction and why the surgery Jack and his camp have been pushing for was so important to him.
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- 768 - RE-RUN - JOHN HERDMAN on coaching Canada‘s Women‘s & Mens National Soccer Teams & trying to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Head coach of Canada's Men's Soccer team, John Herdman, joins the show for a rare soccer podcast with Bob and John.
We talk about his experience coaching Canada's women's program and how he is going to translate his success with them to the men's side. We get some insight on the differences & the similarities he has noticed between the men and the women and his overall appreciation for our Canadian athletes.
With the MNT currently vying for a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, we talk to John about his team, their line up and the advantage his team has hosting games in Canada.
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- 767 - RE-RUN - Tales From a Sports Broadcaster's Past W/ KEITH OLBERMANN
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Our Good friend and legendary broadcaster, Keith Olbermann joins the podcast to catchup with Bob and John.
From George Steinbrenner to Walter Matthau, Keith has met some pretty interesting people and with that come some pretty interesting stories. On todays episode, we listen to some of Keith's favourite memories of some of the more interesting personalities he has met throughout his career.
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- 766 - RE-RUN - The Business Behind The Worlds Largest Sports Organizations W/ Dave Hopkinson
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Executive Vice President of MSG Sports & President of Team Business Operations, Dave Hopkinson, joins the podcast to talk with Bob and John.
From working with The Toronto Raptors and MLSE for over two decades to serving as Global Head of Partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol to now leading the commercial strategy for Madison Square Garden Sports Corp, it’s safe to say Dave knows a thing or two about the business of sports.
We talk about his career path and different experiences throughout the different organizations he’s worked for over the years and much more on todays episode.
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- 765 - RE-RUN - JEFF GORTON on the Montreal Canadiens.
Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, joins the show to talk about his team on todays episode.
With almost a year under his belt in Montreal, Bob and John talk to Jeff about his experience with the Habs so far, his comprehension of the French language and what his plans for the team are going forward. We get some insight on what Jeff brings to the table, having worked for two original 6 teams already, and learn the differences within the fan base and media in Montreal compared to markets like Boston and New York City.
The three discuss this years draft and their decision to select Slovakian power forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the number one overall pick. We find out where Jeff thinks the prospect should play next year and get his opinion on the alleged Shane Wright “stare down” on draft night.
We finish the show by addressing the discourse surrounding American born players and their hesitance to play in a Canadian market.
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- 764 - BRAD TRELIVING on the Calgary Flames and their busy off-season.
The busiest General Manager in the NHL this summer, Brad Treliving of the Calgray Flames, joins the podcast for todays show.
With the team looking much different than it did last year, we talk to Brad about the moves he made this summer, getting a look behind the scenes of one of the most chaotic off-seasons and NHL team has ever gone through.
We talk about the loss of Johnny Gaudreau and try to get some info on what led to the star forwards decision to leave. We also get some details on the deal that sent Matthew Tkachuk to Florida in exchange for Jonathon Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weeger. Brad gives us some insight on how he thinks the players will fit into the roster.
To end the show, we discuss the Nazem Kadri free agent signing, from how the negotiations progressed to whether the rumours of Kadri refusing a trade to Calgary from Toronto had any truth behind them.
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- 763 - RICHARD DEITSCH on the Toronto Blue Jays, Kevin Durant's decision to stay in Brooklyn & the Toronto Raptors.
Our good friend Richard Deitsch is back on the show to catch up with Bob and John.
The three talk about the Toronto Blue Jays Wild Card race, building off of some talking points from yesterdays show before discussing Kevin Durant and his decision to rescind his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets at the beginning of the NBA off-season. Before we go, the three share their opinions on the Toronto Raptors roster and what they think the Raps have to do to become legitimate title contenders.
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- 762 - JOHN GIBBONS on joining Twitter, the Toronto Blue Jays & some baseball talk.
Bob and John welcome John Gibbons back to the podcast for another baseball focused edition of the podcast.
You never know where the conversation is going to go when you have Gibby on and today is no different. With his recent emergence on Twitter, Bob and John get to the bottom of why the former Blue Jays Manager joined the app and find out how he has been enjoying the interactions with his followers.
With little to no direction, the three bounce from topic to topic covering a wide range of baseball related topics as Gibby gives his opinion on how teams are managed today compared to when he was coaching.
Building from a question Bob heard on another program, we compare John's 2015 Jays team and get his opinion on which player from that roster would make the biggest impact on todays team before ending the show with some general MLB chatter and lots of laughs.
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- 761 - STEVE ARMITAGE on his historic broadcasting career at CBC
From covering events like Hockey Night in Canada, CFL football, Canadian Open golf, as well as numerous Olympic, Commonwealth, and Canada Games broadcasts covering a variety of sports and competitions, Steve Armitage has been a staple on the televisions of countless Canadians and now he joins Bob and John on the podcast to look back at his illustrious career.
From what got him into the business to his research methods when it comes to calling sports he isn't the most familiar with, we talk to Steve about his time working at the Olympic games, as he lets us know which of the 18 games he's worked at was his favourite as well as the athletes that have impressed him the most.
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- 760 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & SCOTT BURNSIDE
Burnside and Zeisberger checking into the podcast today to start the week off with some hockey.
With the recent signing of Nazem Kadri, the foursome focus on the Calgary Flames and Brad Treliving's busy off-season and debate on whether the addittion of Kadri to go along with MacKenzie Weeger and Jonathon Huberdeau make the Flames better than they were before.
Before the end of the show we cover Lou Lamoriello and the Islander's target with Kadri off the market, Vancouver's plan for J.T. Miller & Vegas' goaltending issues.
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- 759 - Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets RICK BOWNESS
From Dallas to Winnipeg... and now the Bob McCown Podcast, Rick Bowness joins the show today to talk about his move up north and his transition to become the newest Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
We focus on Rick's time in Dallas, and learn about what he expects to bring to Winnipeg in terms of leadership and coaching style. We talk about Rick's first impression of the Jets team and address the talk about the apparent "culture" or lack there of in Winnipeg and what his plans are to change that before ending the show by discussing Rick's expectations for his new team heading into the 2022-23 NHL season.
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- 758 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays start a pivotal series against the New York Yankees today as they try to hold on to the last AL Wild Card spot - we bring on Shi Davidi to talk about it.
We discuss the Jays roster, focusing on their shaky pitching rotation. The three also compare this years team to ones we've seen in the past, struggling to find similarities between their current roster to the World Series Champion's in the nineties or even the Bautista led Jays in the mid 2010's.
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- 757 - The end of Leafs TV & the Mt. Rushmore of Toronto athletes
No guest today as Bob and John are forced to chat amongst themselves.
We start with the recent decision from MLSE to discontinue Leafs TV, a program created 21 years ago by Mr. John Shannon himself. The two talk about the decision to take Leafs TV off the air and speculate on what's coming next.
We then move on to a topic which has been teased on the show a few times already - Who are the greatest athletes to ever play for a Toronto based professional sports team?
Bob and John share their opinions on who they would consider to be to best of the best when it comes to Toronto sports. Choosing four players from the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs, the two debate on who deserves to be on the Mt. Rushmore of athletes who have worn a Toronto jersey.
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- 756 - STEVE SIMMONS on the Canadian Football League's decline & the downfall of Hockey Canada
Steve Simmons from the Toronto Sun joins Bob and John for todays episode of the podcast.
The three spend some time on the CFL for the first half of the podcast, discussing the disparity between the leagues support in Western Canada compared to the Eastern part of the country. We look at the issues teams like the Toronto Argonauts are facing when it comes to fan interest and question why the elite play from a young Canadian QB like Nathan Rourke in BC hasn't garnered more media attention throughout the country.
We end the show by analyzing the sexual assault allegations surrounding the World Juniors and Hockey Canada. The three share their opinions on what actions should be taken within the organization & wonder what's next in terms of recourse and reparation.
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- 755 - JAMIE CAMPBELL on the Toronto Blue Jays' race for the Wild Card.
Jamie Campbell, host of Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet, joins the show to start the week off with so Major League Baseball.
Bob, John & Jamie have a lot to talk about regarding the fluttering Toronto Blue Jays. Jamie voices his concerns about the Blue Jays rotation and the inconsistence pitching from Jose Berrios as the three look into some of the reasons why John Schneider and the Toronto Blue Jays have been struggling.
We ask Jamie about the organizations performance at the trade deadline and wonder if the Blue Jays could have done more as they try to squeak into the playoffs in a season that everyone thought they'd dominate.
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- 754 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Should we be worried about the Toronto Blue Jays? Rob Longley and Dave Perkins join the show to talk about the team.
Before the Jays talk, the four review last nights second annual Field of Dreams game, giving their opinions on the game itself and our thoughts on the idea of making this a yearly occurrence.
We then shift focus to the Toronto Blue Jays noting our concerns surrounding the teams pitching, roster and overall performance as of late.
With some time to let the trade deadline sink in, the four also give their thoughts on Toronto's newest players and wonder if making moves at the deadline is even worth it after seeing how the Baltimore Orioles - who were sellers at the deadline - have been playing.
To end the show, we talk about the teams inability to live up to the hefty expectations set upon them at the start of the season and we analyze the underwhelming individual performances from the organizations top players.
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- 753 - Behind the scenes at the Field of Dreams W/ J.P. MOROSI
The Cincinnati Reds play the Chicago Cubs in the second edition of the MLB Field of Dreams Game tonight so who better than J.P. Morosi to join the show as he zooms in straight from the Field of Dream itself to talk with Bob and John.
Today, we get a behind the scenes look at how a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa turned into one of the most iconic playing fields in all of sports. J.P. gives Bob and John a miniature history lesson on everything we need to know about the Field of Dreams movie to the connections both the Red's and the Cubs have to Iowa and the field. We find out some little known facts about the famous field and why Major League Baseball wasn't able to build their ballpark on the original filming location.
With J.P. having to leave early, Bob and John end the show with some Blue Jays talk and a hearty debate on the importance of these specialized in-season games trending in professional sports.
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- 752 - JOHN DAVIDSON on trading for Johnny Gaudreau, re-signing Patrick Laine & the Columbus Blue Jackets
President of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and friend of the show John Davidson hops on the show, amidst an eventful off-season for his team, to talk to Bob and John.
Wasting no time at all, Bob and John ask about the somewhat surprising signing of Johnny Gaudreau. John give us some insight on how the deal went down from the Blue Jackets' point of view and gives us a behind the scenes look at the biggest free-agent signing this summer.
The three also get into Patrick Laine's contract extension, losing a key member of the team in Oliver Bjorkstrand and gives us a peak at the teams game plan going into next season before we finish the show by discussing the growing hockey culture in Columbus.
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- 751 - LORIE KANE on her retirement, the evolution of her golf game, the LPGA and the LIV Tour
Member of both the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and one of the countries greatest golfers to play the game, Lorie Kane, graces Bob and John with her presence on todays episode.
With Lorie set to compete in her 30th and final Canadian Women's Open Bob and John talk to her about her career and how her training has changed over three decades of professional golf.
We talk about the evolution of not only Lorie's game but the equipment she uses. Bob and John get some lessons on the right clubs to use and get some tips to help their putting game before the three move the discussion to the LIV Tour.
Lorie gives her opinion on what the Saudi backed tour is doing to the game of golf and get some insight on if we are going to see LIV implement a women's tour anytime soon.
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- 750 - DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry & the tradition of retiring jersey numbers.
Doug Smith on the podcast today to talk some NBA basketball in the middle of the summer with Bob & John.
We go over the teams roster as of right now, touching on Pascal Siakam's development into an elite player as well as questioning OG Anunoby's ceiling and ability to bring his game to the next level. We also talk about the significance Kyle Lowry has had on the franchise before moving on.
The three talk about Doug's experience at Nick Nurse's charity golf tournament over the weekend. Doug lets us know who he saw and who he talked to at the event.
With the passing of the great Bill Russell comes the conversation of whether the NBA should retire the number 6. Doug, Bob and John give their opinion on the tradition of retiring players numbers and debate on its relevance in not only the NBA but all pro leagues.
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- 749 - BUCK MARTINEZ on his recovery, the Toronto Blue Jays & a the trade deadline.
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays and longtime friend of the podcast, Buck Martinez, makes his welcomed return to the show to catch up with Bob and John.
We get an update on Buck's recovery and talk about the overwhelming amount of support he has gotten from Canadians and Blue Jays fans around the world.
The three transition into some baseball talk and give their first impressions of the Toronto Blue Jays post trade deadline roster. We talk about the Jays' wild card race and set expectations for the playoffs before analyzing some of the other moves made on deadline day throughout Major League Baseball.
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- 748 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DARREN PANG & BRIAN LAWTON on NHL Free Agency & the future of the Arizona Coyotes
Darren Pang and Brian Lawton on todays NHL roundtable with Bob and John.
The four talk about all of the moves that have happened during the NHL's off-season and debate on which team won the deal that sent Matthew Tkachuk from the Calgary Flames to the Florida Panthers.
We also get into a heated discussion on the future of the Arizona Coyotes. The four go back and forth on the idea of the NHL keeping a team in Arizona and discuss the teams home ice accommodations for next year before moving on to Nazem Kadri as we wonder why the Stanley Cup Champion has yet to sign a contract with a team.
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- 747 - Remembering Vin Scully & Reviewing MLB's Trade Deadline W/ DAVE HODGE
Before we get into the baseball talk, Dave, Bob and John spend the first half of the show talking about the legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. A voice recognized by baseball fans everywhere, the three share some of their fondest memories of the late broadcasting icon in wake of his passing Tuesday evening.
After the break, we get into some of the moves made throughout the league, focusing on the new additions to the Toronto Blue Jays roster. Did they get better? We talk about it on todays podcast.
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- 746 - BRIAN BURKE on the Pittsburgh Penguins
President of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins and friend of the podcast, Brian Burke takes some time out of his summer to talk with Bob and John.
On todays show, the three discuss the Penguins off-season and the moves they have made so far. Bob and John pick Brian's brain about the salary cap and how to stay under it. We discuss the idea of teams "trading cap space" and how the hard cap influences trades and free agent signings, and Brian shares his opinion on handing out incentives during contract negotiations.
We also get into the deal that brought Jeff Petry to Pittsburgh as Brian talks about the process it took to get him before moving on to his philosophy when it comes to building a team, his relationship with the Pens current GM Ron Hextall and the nuances of working with a former player in the front office.
Before we go we talk to Brian about the shelf-life of NHL coaches and his time in Calgary, getting his opinion on the growing discourse aboutAmerican players not wanting to play for a Canadian organization.
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- 745 - NELSON MILLMAN on the death of sports radio.
Former Vice President, General Manager and Program Director of Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Nelson Millman joins the show to catch up with some of his former employees, Bob and John.
Given Nelson's accomplishments and experience in the field, the three discuss the decline in quality sports talk radio and ask the question - Are we witnessing the end of sports radio?
We talk about the differences we see in todays media compared to what it once was and look at the ways sport talk radio has changed for the worse. The three also compare talk radio to podcasting, exploring the similarities and the differences in structure and content the two forms of media have.
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- 744 - RICHARD ZOKOL & IAN LEGGATT on the FedEx Cup & the battle between the PGA & the LIV Tour.
Two former tour members, Ian Leggatt & Richard Zokol join the show today to talk some golf and discuss the ongoing saga that is the PGA vs. LIV tour with Bob and John.
The foursome start the conversation with the upcoming FedEx Cup, questioning the amount of revisions the Tour has made for the tournament and debate on whether the new format has made it better or worse for both the golfers competing and the fans watching.
We also discuss the never-ending drama in the golf world that started when the LIV Tour began earlier this year. The four talk at length about the future of golf as more and more PGA members switch over to the Saudi-backed league.
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- 743 - BILL SHAIKIN on Mike Trout's back injury, the LA Dodgers and the value of trading for Juan Soto
Bill Shaikin from the LA Times hops on the podcast for a quick chat to catch Bob and John up on some Los Angeles Baseball.
The three cover a lot in a little amount of time as Bill tells us what he knows about Mike Trout's injury and his potential return to the Angels lineup. We also discuss the LA Dodgers and their chances of landing Juan Soto from the Nationals. The three also discuss the value of trading for a player like soto, who is only 23 with 2 years left on his current contract.
With Bill having to get out of here early, Bob and John finish the show by addressing the positive reception MLB's Allstar game got in the media & look into why they think the Tampa Bay Rays still have a Major League Baseball team.
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- 742 - JIM RUTHERFORD on the Vancouver Canucks
Jim Rutherford, the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks stops by to catch up with Bob and John.
Jim talks to us about his team, the Vancouver Canucks, and gives us some insight on the organizations goals this offseason. Jim addresses the drama surrounding his head coach, Bruce Boudreau, and the potential of him signing a contract extension.
The three also get into Vancouver's roster and find out if there is any merit to the trade rumours involving J.T. Miller.
Before we go, we talk about Jim's philosophy on drafting and signing American players in a Canadian market - Does the nationality of a player influence the teams interest in bringing them to Vancouver?
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- 741 - BOB RYAN on the Boston Red Sox, Juan Soto trade talks & the potential of the Boston Celtics trading for Kevin Durant.
The Boston Globes very own Bob Ryan joins the show to catch up with Bob and John. From the POV of a man who saw it live, Mr.Ryan talks about the beatdown handed to the Boston Red Sox by the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. The three talk about the issues Boston’s baseball club is facing before shifting the conversation to Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals. We discuss potential trade destinations for the all star outfielder and wonder if the Blue Jays would be willing to make an offer for him. We also discuss the recent trade rumours swirling in the NBA but more specifically - Are the Boston Celtics now frontrunners to land Kevin Durant? The three talk about who the Celtics would have to give up to get KD and find out who Bob would be willing to part ways with to ensure that would happen. Before we go, we get Mr. Ryan’s opinion on who he thinks the greatest athlete to play for a Boston team could be and find out why he can’t simply choose just one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 26 Jul 2022
- 740 - BOB & JOHN on the Toronto Blue Jays, NHL Free Agency & Brooke Henderson
BOB & JOHN on the Toronto Blue Jays, NHL Free Agency & Brooke Henderson No guest to start the week off as Bob and John cover some of the latest sport headlines over the weekend. Has Charlie Montoyo’s departure made the Blue Jays better? Bob and John discuss the Jays record setting weekend and their recent hot play. We also talk about the idea of trading for Nationals superstar Juan Soto before moving onto the NHL. The two talk about the big names still without a contract and speculate as to why that is before ending the podcast with some golf talk, discussing Brooke Henderson’s win over the See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 25 Jul 2022
- 739 - GEORGE OFFMAN on the sad state of Chicago sports
48 year sports media vet & friend to Bob and John, George Offman, stops by to give us an update on the dumpster fire that is going on with all of Chicago's professional sports teams. Looking at the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs and White Sox the three answer the question - Who's got it the worst? We discuss the puzzling moves made by the Chicago Blackhawks this offseason & what the team has planned for their star players, Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane before moving on to the underperforming Chicago White Sox and the disappointing Chicago Cubs. Before we say goodbye, the three also talk about the Chicago Bears, focusing on all the things the front office has done to make sure the NFL team has a hard time staying competitive for years to come. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 22 Jul 2022
- 738 - FRED GAUDELLI on producing Thursday Night Football
The man behind Thursday Night Football, the legendary Fred Gaudelli stops by the show to catch up with Bob and John. Fred talks about NBC’s partnership with Amazon Prime Video and what he is trying to do to provide a unique experience for viewers on the streaming service. Exploring both sides of the argument when it comes to watching sports via a subscription based service, Fred talks to Bob and John about the opportunity he has to create new ways to watch football with Amazon. Fred also gives his opinion on the money new broadcasters are getting as the three discuss the in’s and out’s behind the scenes of live sport events. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 21 Jul 2022
- 737 - JEFF GORTON on the Montreal Canadiens.
Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, joins the show to talk about his team on todays episode. With almost a year under his belt in Montreal, Bob and John talk to Jeff about his experience with the Habs so far, his comprehension of the French language and what his plans for the team are going forward. We get some insight on what Jeff brings to the table, having worked for two original 6 teams already, and learn the differences within the fan base and media in Montreal compared to markets like Boston and New York City. The three discuss this years draft and their decision to select Slovakian power forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the number one overall pick. We find out where Jeff thinks the prospect should play next year and get his opinion on the alleged Shane Wright “stare down” on draft night. We finish the show by addressing the discourse surrounding American born players and their hesitance to play in a Canadian market. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 20 Jul 2022
- 736 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & STEVE SIMMONS on the All-Star Game, Toronto Blue Jays & Juan Soto
Dave Hodge and Steve Simmons join the podcast today to chat with Bob and John. The four discuss this years MLB All-Star Game and its growing sense of redundancy and debate on what the league can do to make it better. The four also spend some time on the Toronto Blue Jays as they discuss what they feel like the team needs to do in order to compete for the World Series this year and wonder whether trading for Juan Soto is a realistic option for the team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 19 Jul 2022
- 735 - Head Coach of the Vegas Golden Knights - BRUCE CASSIDY
Former bench boss for the Boston Bruins and current head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, Bruce Cassidy, Joins the show to chat with Bob and John. The three talk about Bruce's departure from Boston after being connected to the franchise for so long and get his first thoughts on his new team in Vegas. We talk to Bruce about the events that transpired up until his dismissal with the Bruins, the philosophy's he plans on bringing to Las Vegas and find out what his expectations are for his new club heading into next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 18 Jul 2022
- 734 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays & their decision to fire Charlie Montoyo
To cap off the week with some Jays talk, Shi Davidi joins Bob and John on the podcast. The three discuss the Toronto Blue Jays recent move to fire Charlie Montoyo amidst a rather underwhelming stretch of play from Canada's only MLB team. We question what kind of leadership the organization needs to push them into this years playoffs and mull over the options they have at the trade deadline with it only two weeks away. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 15 Jul 2022
- 733 - NHL FREE AGENCY ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic & Mike Zeisberger from NHL.com join us for todays episode to chat with Bob and John. With barely a day gone by since NHL free agency opened up, the foursome focus all of their energy on the deals that have transpired and the ones they expect to come. We spend a lot of time on Johnny Gaudreau’s decision to leave Calgary and sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets before moving on to the other teams that have been active in the market so far. To end the show, we discuss potential landing spots for Nazim Kadri and talk about whether or not the moves Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs are making will end up helping the team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 15 Jul 2022
- 732 - J.P. MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays, MLB's All-Star Game & the Trade Deadline.
J.P. Morosi on the show today, catching up with Bob and John & talking some baseball. Having recorded the interview before the Blue Jays fired their manager, Charlie Montoyo, Bob and John spend the first part of the episode discussing the Jays decision to let Montoyo go. We then bring J.P. in and talk about the tough stretch the Toronto Blue Jays have been in lately. The three discuss the options the team has with the deadline nearing before getting into the never ending debate on how to make Major League Baseball's All-Star Game more enjoyable for viewers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 13 Jul 2022
- 731 - MATT DEVLIN on The Toronto Raptors and the price they’d have to pay for Kevin Durant.
After demanding a trade earlier this month, Kevin Durant is still a Brooklyn Net and the Toronto Raptors look to be one of the frontrunners to get him. On todays podcast we talk to the Raps play by play announcer, Matt Devlin and get his perspective on the matter. Matt talks to us Brooklyns high asking price, comparing it to the Rudy Robert trade to the Timberwolves, and explains to us why he thinks the return for Durant will be lower than expected… and it might not happen any time soon. The three debate on who they would trade for the 34 year old superstar and question how close the team is to another championship with or without Kevin Durant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 12 Jul 2022
- 730 - Bob and John on The Wimbledon Final, The Toronto Blue Jays & NHL Free Agency
No guest on todays episode, with John back from his vacation, Bob wanted Mr.Shannon all to himself so the two can catch us up on all the headlines that made the news in the sports world this weekend. The two talk about the Wimbledon's Men's final & have a debate over the tournaments traditions after this years runner up, Nick Kyrgios, wore a red hat (rather than a white one) during the trophy ceremony. We then move on to the Toronto Blue Jays, Charlie Montoyo's job security and their three all-stars before ending the show with some hockey talk. To end the show, the two discuss Shane Wrights apparent "stare down" on draft night, Toronto's desperation for a goaltender, Evander Kane's asking price and more in John Shannon's return to the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 11 Jul 2022
- 729 - IAN EAGLE on Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets & the NFL
Ian Eagle, who calls games for the NBA, NFL and College hoops for TBS, TNT and TBS and the voice of the Brooklyn Nets, joins the podcast to finish off the week with Bob and Richard. The three spend time discussing Kevin Durant's trade request from the Brooklyn Nets as Ian is able to give us a unique perspective on the matter from within the organization before we move over to the NFL. The three end the podcast talking about the Buffalo Bills and their odds of winning next years Super Bowl & the legal issues surrounding Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 08 Jul 2022
- 728 - DAN SHULMAN on the struggling Toronto Blue Jays.
Longtime friend of the show, Dan Shulman joins Bob and Richard to catch us up on the Toronto Blue Jays. The three discuss the Jays recent five game losing streak & try to decipher what's going on with this baseball club. We talk about Kikuchi's struggles on the mound and asses their options on the market, questioning whether they would be willing to make a run for a big name player before the trade deadline. We also get into the status of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, why they haven't been playing as well as they were last year and ask a question not many Jays fans want to hear - If you can't re-sign them both, who are you keeping? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 07 Jul 2022
- 727 - Previewing the 2022 NHL Draft W/ PIERRE MCGUIRE
Pierre McGuire joins the podcast today so Bob and Richard can pick his brain on everything we need to know about this years NHL Draft. With experience in both the front office and in the broadcast booth throughout his career, Pierre provides a unique perspective on the process of preparing for a draft and gives us some insight on how an underwhelming talent pool could lead to a higher number of draft day trades. Pierre also gives us some info on whether Russia's invasion of Ukraine will effect the draft stock of Russian nationals, answers Bob's age old question of why we don't see more goalies drafted in the first round and discusses the philosophy of drafting for team need over talent on todays podcast before we end it with his analysis of who he thinks the Montreal Canadiens pick #1 overall. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 06 Jul 2022
- 726 - NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ DOUG SMITH & HOWARD BECK - The Kevin Durant Sweepstakes
Doug Smith from The Toronto Star & Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck join us for day two of The Week of Deitsch to discuss the ongoing drama surrounding Kevin Durant's trade request from the Brooklyn Nets. The foursome focus on the rumours involving Toronto and get some insight on how real these rumblings actually are. We discuss who the Raptors would be willing to part ways with to land Kevin Durant, and wonder if the Raptors FO would be willing to part ways with ROTY Scottie Barnes to get the 2 time Finals MVP in Canada. We also look at the potential deal from Brooklyn's perspective, what they need in return, OG Anunoby's trade value and briefly discuss the other headache the Nets have to deal with in Kyrie Irving on todays show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 05 Jul 2022
- 725 - Dissecting some of the most polarizing legal issues in the world of sports W/ MICHAEL MCCANN
While John is on vacation, enjoying his time away from Bob, Richard Deitsch has volunteered to fill John's role as co-host for the week. To kick off the week of Deitsch we bring on Michael McCann, a legal expert for Sportico, to talk to Bob and Richard. With many legal battles raging throughout the world of sports, Michael gives us some insight and helps us understand some of the most polarizing stories that hit our news feed. Whether it's UCLA and USC's decision to join the the Big Ten, the options the PGA has when it comes to disciplining the Golfers that have joined the LIV tour or how long the NFL should suspend Deshaun Watson, Michael dumbs down the information that Bob would've otherwise not understood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 04 Jul 2022
- 724 - BARRY TROTZ On The Future Of His NHL Coaching Career.
One of the most sought after Head Coaches in the NHL, Barry Trotz, pops by the podcast to talk with Bob and John. On todays episode, we find out just how much time Barry is planning on taking off before he decides to throw his hat back in the ring and find a job behind the bench again. We also learn about Barry's coaching philosophy, what he has learned throughout his long NHL career and hear some stories from his playing career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 01 Jul 2022
- 723 - CEO of The DP World Tour KEITH PELLEY, and his thoughts on the LIV Tour.
Amidst all of the drama in the golf world we bring in Keith Pelley, CEO of the DP World Tour (Formerly the European Tour), to chat with Bob and John. We talk with Keith about the emergence of the Saudi backed LIV Tour and get his perspective on the stir that has been caused by Golf's newest professional tour. We discuss whether Keith and the DP World Tour has an answer to the seemingly endless pockets of LIV, find out his opinion on the Golfers who have left the PGA and even ask about the possibility of Keith ever working alongside Greg Norman in a potential merger deal. All of that and more on todays podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 30 Jun 2022
- 722 - PAUL BEESTON on The Toronto Blue Jays & The Evolution Of Major League Baseball
Paul Beeston, Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball, President of the Toronto Blue Jays and current President Emeritus of Canada's only Major League team, joins the podcast today. After finding out what exactly a "President Emeritus" does, the three get Paul's perspective on the evolution of Major League Baseball. Beeston provides us with a wealth of knowledge from years in the game as he picks apart what he likes and dislikes about how the game has changed and gives his opinion on the direction the league should go in to further grow the sport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 29 Jun 2022
- 721 - NHL ROUNDTABLE WITH MIKE ZEISBERGER & KEVIN DUPONT - An End of The Year Wrap-Up.
With the Colorado Avalanche crowned Stanley Cup Champions and the longest NHL season in history finally over, Bob has questions and he's hoping Mike Zeisberger and Kevin Paul Dupont can answer them. Is the NHL regular season too long? What can the league do to better market their product and who's going where in free agency? We try to answer all of those burning questions and more on todays NHL Roundtable. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 28 Jun 2022
- 720 - JAMIE CAMPBELL on The Toronto Blue Jays
Sportsnet broadcaster and friend of the podcast, Jamie Campbell, joins the show to catch Bob and John up with the Toronto Blue Jays. Although many aspects of the Jays are touched upon today, the three focus heavily on Toronto's never ending problem at the pitchers mound. From Kikuchi's poor play to Nate Pearson's constant injury issues - Jamie lets us know if the Blue Jays will be looking to trade for a starter before the trade deadline. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 27 Jun 2022
- 719 - Head Coach of the Florida Panthers - PAUL MAURICE
Jobless no more, Paul Maurice joins the podcast to catch up with Bob and John, days after becoming the new head coach for the Florida Panthers. Paul gives us some insight on what an interview for a head coaching job might look like and walks us through the process he went through to get the job in Florida and why he thinks it's the best fit for him. We talk about the hurdles of joining a team fresh of off a President's Trophy win, what sort of role Paul will have within the community and much more on todays episode of the podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 24 Jun 2022
- 718 - BRIAN LAWTON on The Stanley Cup Final, Being a GM in Tampa, The NHL Draft & The Leagues Coaching Vacancies.
Brian Lawton joins the podcast for some hockey talk with Bob and John. The three discuss game 4 of The Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning & the Colorado Avalanche, whether we think Kadri's OT winner should have counted and discuss Tampa's chances at coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. Given the fact that Brian was once the General Manager of the Lightning, we get some stories from his time in Tampa Bay and hear about the backlash he got for drafting Victor Hedman 2nd overall in 2009. To end the show, we talk about the recent hirings and firings of head coaches around the NHL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 23 Jun 2022
- 717 - NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ DOUG SMITH AND PAUL JONES.
Even with his internet down, Bob McCown will still get you the podcast. Zooming in from his phone, Bob and join welcome Doug Smith and Paul Jones to the show to talk everything basketball on todays podcast. Having yet to discuss the NBA Finals in full, the gentlemen talk about the Warriors run and what got them to their 4th championship in the span of 8 years. The three wonder what makes Steve Kerr so good and compare the coaching style of the Warriors bench boss with that of Nick Nurse. We also talks bout potential landing spots for a seemingly disgruntled Kyrie, Toronto's offseason plans and what they aim to do with the 33rd pick of this years NBA draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 22 Jun 2022
- 716 - JAMES SHARMAN on The Canadian Men's Soccer Team, Their Contract Negotiations & Their Chances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Our good friend and soccer expert, James Sharman joins the podcast today to discuss all the recent news surrounding the Mens National Soccer team. We talk about the players recent contract negotiations with Canada Soccer and why the two sides have failed to come to an agreement yet and dig into their draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, questioning whether they have what it takes to beat teams like Belgium and Croatia. Before the end of the show we also discuss Canada's part in hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup and figure out what needs to be done to get to FIFA level standards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 21 Jun 2022
- 715 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & STEVE SIMMONS - The Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Simmons and Dave Hodge on the podcast today for some Blue Jays talk with bob and John. The four discuss where the team is at coming out of a 1-2 weekend against the New York Yankees. We question whether Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is going to be the power hitter that was advertised upon arriving in Toronto. We also discuss the state of Toronto's pitching and wonder if we will see improvement anytime soon. To end the show, the four question whether Charlie Montoyo is the right manager for the job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 20 Jun 2022
- 714 - General Manager of The Atlanta Braves ALEX ANTHOPOULOS
World series Champion, former GM of the Toronto Blue Jays and current General Manager of the 2021 World Series Championship winning Atlanta Braves, Alex Anthopoulos joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John. In the midst of a 14 game winning streak during the time of recording, the three talk about what the Braves have been able to do after a slow start, the loss of Freddie Freeman, the Atlanta fanbase and the challenges a GM might face with the new DH rule set in place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 17 Jun 2022
- 713 - DARREN PANG on Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Final.
The Colorado Avalanche won game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Darren Pang stops by to talk about it. The three break down the events of the game and discuss the contrasting styles of play, the production from both teams star players and question how much the altitude effects Tampa's game play. We also get into a lengthy conversation about coaching as we ask Darren what kind of role an NHL Head Coach plays in their day-to-day coaching. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 16 Jun 2022
- 712 - The Stanley Cup Final, The Toronto Blue Jays & The LIV TOUR
No guest today as Bob and John are forced to chat amongst themselves about all of the sporting news circulating this week. The two spend a brief amount of time on the Stanley Cup Final, which starts today before moving on to the Toronto Blue Jays and their depth at the catcher position - We also discuss the reaction to the LIV Tour's first event last weekend and address some of the comments directed towards the Saudi backed tour from prominent members of the Golf community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 15 Jun 2022
- 711 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ GREG MILLEN & ERIC DUHATSCHEK - Previewing The Stanley Cup Final.
With the Stanley Cup Final starting tomorrow, Greg Millen and Eric Duhatschek join the podcast to preview the matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. The four dissect the matchup from goaltending to goalscoring, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of both teams before game one on Thursday, June 14th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 14 Jun 2022
- 710 - DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY on Gabriel Moreno & The Toronto Blue Jays, The RBC Canadian Open and the LIV Tour
Dave Perkins and Rob Longley join the show today to chat with Bob and John. The four discuss the Toronto Blue Jays' decision to call up their top catching prospect, Gabriel Moreno, his play and the teams depth at the catcher position. The four also discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr's slow start to the season before moving on to golf. The foursome talk about the recent Canadian Open held at St.George's and wonder... is this the best Open Canada has ever had? Before the two guests leave, the foursome also give their thoughts on the LIV Tour & the upcoming US Open. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 13 Jun 2022
- 709 - BOB RYAN on Bruce Cassidy, The Boston Celtics, The LIV Tour and his new book .
Our good friend Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe joins the show to catch up with Bob and John. The three cover a lot as we get a Bostonians perspective on Bruce Cassidy's involuntary exit from the Boston Bruins and the Celtics chances at winning the NBA finals. We also talk a little bit about the LIV tour and the potential legal issues surrounding the controversial new pro golf tour before dedicating the latter half of the show to Mr.Ryan's new book - In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 10 Jun 2022
- 708 - NICK KYPREOS on the off-season goals for each Canadian NHL team.
Sporstnet's own Nick Kypreos joins the podcast to chat with Bob and John. With no more Canadian teams in contention for The Stanley Cup, the three analyze the off-season wants, needs and goals for each of the 7 teams up North as many teams have some glaring holes that need to be filled this off-season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 09 Jun 2022
- 707 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN DUPONT & BRUCE GARRIOCH - The NHL's Coaching Carousel
6 NHL teams currently need a new coach and we wouldn't be surprised if that number grows over the course of the NHL off-season. Kevin Paul Dupont from the Boston Globe & Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun join the show to talk about all of the leagues recent firings, current job openings and the coaches who are looking to get back behind the bench. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 08 Jun 2022
- 706 - RANDY AMBROSIE on the CFL, their new CBA and the changes they've made to the league.
Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Randy Ambrosie, joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John. The three discuss the details behind the new CBA and Randy gives us some insight on the changes he and the CFL have made to ensure a more fun and exciting product for football fans across the country as we prepare for the start of the 2022 season this Thursday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 07 Jun 2022
- 705 - RICHARD ZOKOL on The Canadian Open, Dustin Johnson & The LIV Tour.
One of our resident Golf experts and former tour member, Richard Zokol joins the podcast to catch up with Bob and John. The three talk about Dustin Johnsons decision to accept a 125 million dollar offer to leave the PGA tour in favour of the Saudi Arabian "LIV Tour" and what that might mean for the future of the PGA and its members. We also discuss the effect Johnson's departure will have on the RBC Canadian Open, why Richard prefers St. George's over any other course he's played at and get some backstory behind Richard's famous Walkman playing days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 06 Jun 2022
- 704 - Talking Baseball W/ Former Blue Jays Manager JOHN GIBBONS
Friend of the podcast and former manager for the Toronto Blue Jays, John Gibbons joins the show to catch up with Bob & John. In a rather directionless episode, the three cover everything under the sun when it comes to Major League Baseball - from pitching & catching to getting fired in the middle of the regular season the three end off the week with some good conversation and many laughs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 03 Jun 2022
- 703 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays
Shi Davidi joins the show to talk some baseball with Bob and John. The three discuss the Toronto Blue Jays, where they're at right now and what Shi has liked and disliked from the team so far this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 02 Jun 2022
- 702 - NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ MATT DEVLIN AND PAUL JONES on the Toronto Raptors Trade Rumours and the NBA Finals.
Two well known voices in the Raptors community, Matt Devlin and Paul Jones join the podcast to discuss the team and the start of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics & the Golden State Warriors. The foursome kick off the show by talking about the elephant in the room - Do these recent OG Anunoby trade rumours hold any weight? We discuss the prospect of trading away one of the teams most valuable assets and debate on what would be the best direction for Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors to go in this off-season before spending some time on the NBA finals matchup between the Celtics and the Warriors on todays roundtable. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 01 Jun 2022
- 701 - Previewing the NHL's Conference Finals W/ KEVIN WEEKES
Former NHL goalie and current analyst for ESPN, Kevin Weekes joins the show to talk with Bob & John. The three spend time discussing the final four matchups, from the elite goaltending in the East to the historic levels of point production in the West we break down all the details you need to know before the games begin this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 31 May 2022
- 700 - KEN HOLLAND on The Battle of Alberta, In-Season Coaching Changes & Roster Moves and Playing In The Conference Finals.
The President of Hockey Operations & General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Holland joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John about his teams series win over the Calgary Flames & what to expect in their matchup against the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Final. The three discuss the high scoring series against the Calgary Flames, the controversial no-goal in game 5 and the superstar performance from not only Connor McDavid, but a handful of his players. We also get a look at the thought process behind Ken's decision to fire Dave Tippett and hire Jay Woodcroft as head coach during the middle of the regular season before previewing the highly anticipated matchup against Nate MacKinnon @ the Colorado Avalanche starting on Tuesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 30 May 2022
- 699 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DAREN MILLARD & MIKE ZEISBERGER
Daren Millard and Mike Zeisberger stop by the podcast to talk some hockey to end off the week. The foursome spend some time discussing the controversial "no-call" that many are saying cost the Calgary Flames the series against the Edmonton Oilers. The four debate over what constitutes a "kicking motion" in the game of hockey and question whether the Flames had a chance of winning the best of 7 series even if the goal had counted. We also spend time talking about the other series currently underway, a potential matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference final and why everyone should be scared to play the Tampa Bay Lightning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 27 May 2022
- 698 - RAY RATTO on Colin Kaepernick's workout w/ the Raiders, All-NBA voting & Oakland sports
Zooming in from The Bay area, Ray Ratto joins the show to talk with Bob and John. On todays episode, the three talk about the likelihood of the Los Vegas Raiders signing the 34 year old QB, Colin Kaepernick, 6 years removed from his last start in the NFL, the Oakland Athletics shelf life in Oakland and the issues surrounding the All-NBA Team voting system. To end the show, the three briefly discuss Evander Kane's impact on the Oilers and the differences Ray has noticed from the forwards time in San Jose compared to Edmonton. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 26 May 2022
- 697 - J.P. MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays & MLB's Inconsistent Umpires
MLB analyst and the podcasts resident Detroit Red Wings expert, Jon Paul Morosi joins the podcast to chat with Bob and John. As per usual, we let Jon scratch his hockey itch at the beginning of the show to discuss the Detroit Red Wings coaching situation as the three throw out their theories about who they think will be behind the Red Wings bench come next season. Moving on to baseball, the three talk about the struggling Toronto Blue Jays offence, their red hot pitching rotation and debate about whether the umpires have actually gotten worse this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 25 May 2022
- 696 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & BILLY JAFFE.
Billy Jaffe from NESN & The Athletic's own Eric Duhatschek join the show to talk about the NHL's Conference Semi Finals. From the Tampa Bay Lightning's dominant 4 game sweep over the Florida Panthers to Connor McDavid's historic playoff production the foursome break down all of the hockey news as we analyze the 7 teams remaining in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 24 May 2022
- 695 - Bob & John on The Toronto Blue Jays Hitting Woes & The PGA Championship.
No guest on todays show as Bob and John talk about the poor offence coming from the Toronto Blue Jays' batters, The PGA Championship and question whether Tiger Woods should have even competed in the first place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 23 May 2022
- 694 - BRUCE BOUDREAU on his decision to return to Vancouver, the Canucks and playoff hockey.
Bruce Boudreau returns to the podcast to catch up with Bob and John. The three talk about Bruce's decision to stay in Vancouver as Head Coach for another year, his thoughts on the team and the Canucks late playoff push to end the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 20 May 2022
- 693 - MARK MESSIER on Working at ESPN & The Battle of Alberta.
Hockey analyst at ESPN, former Edmonton Oiler, New York Ranger and one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Mark Messier graces Bob and John with his presence on todays podcast. The three talk about Mark's new gig at ESPN and how he has adjusted to his new role before moving on the the Battle of Alberta. Having played the Calgary Flames in the playoffs on 5 separate occasions as an Oiler, Mark brings his perspective on this years iteration of The Battle of Alberta as we break down the high scoring game one and predict the outcome of the overall series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 19 May 2022
- 692 - The NBA Conference Finals W/ BOB RYAN.
NBA expert and legendary sports writer, Bob Ryan joins the podcast to chat some hoops with Bob and John. The three preview the NBA Conference Finals today, talking about each series and what we should expect as we approach the NBA Finals. We discuss Luka Doncic's dominance , the young Boston Celtics squad and more on todays episode with Bob Ryan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Wed, 18 May 2022
- 691 - The Business Behind The Worlds Largest Sports Organizations W/ Dave Hopkinson
Executive Vice President of MSG Sports & President of Team Business Operations, Dave Hopkinson, joins the podcast to talk with Bob and John. From working with The Toronto Raptors and MLSE for over two decades to serving as Global Head of Partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol to now leading the commercial strategy for Madison Square Garden Sports Corp, it’s safe to say Dave knows a thing or two about the business of sports. We talk about his career path and different experiences throughout the different organizations he’s worked for over the years and much more on todays episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 17 May 2022
- 690 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & STEVE SIMMONS - The Maple Leafs, Bruins & Previewing Round 2 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs
Two Hockey writers for teams on the wrong side of this weekends game 7 frenzy, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe and Steve Simmons from the Toronto Sun join the pod to talk about where their respective teams go from here and to preview round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What do the Leafs need to do to win a playoff series? Is Patrice Bergeron retiring? Just a couple of the questions answered on todays podcast as the foursome spend the first half discussing the state of both the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs before moving on to predicting the winners and losers of the 2nd round matchups in this years playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 16 May 2022
- 689 - DALE TALLON On Building A Championship Contender In The NHL
Former player, broadcaster & NHL executive, Dale Tallon joins the show to chat with Bob and John. With golf talk out of the way the three discuss Dale's time in Chicago and pick his brain on what he thinks needs to happen in order to have a championship contending hockey club. We talk about the intricacies of the free agent market, how important scouting college hockey players is in a 7 round draft and get some info at the end of the show on whether we will see Dale in an NHL teams front office again anytime soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 13 May 2022
- 688 - DAN SHULMAN on The Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-14, Vladdy is slumping and players are getting ejected for basically anything... whats wrong with Canada's only MLB team?? Dan Shulman comes on the podcast today to re-assure Bob and John that Jays fans should have nothing to worry about. We talk about their pitching, batting and fielding issues that have come up to start the season and Dan lets us know why he would be surprised if Toronto doesn't end up being one of the leagues best teams come September. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 12 May 2022
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