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The Jeff Blair Show
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Originally aired January 29 2018
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Feb. 23: Wunder Auf Eis
February 23 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Hockey Central's Nick Kypreos on the Leafs, the Trade Deadline, and the Canadian Olympic team (8:34); Own The Podium chair John Furlong on a record-breaking Winter Olympics for Canada (27:33); Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner ahead of the team's Grapefruit League opener (44:48); Sportsnet Olympics reporter Shi Davidi on Germany's upset hockey win over Canada (68:10); Bruins TV analyst Andy Brickley on Boston's surprising season (88:08); Sportsnet columnist Michael Grange on the Raptors ahead of their return from the All-Star break (112:08).
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Bruins may look to add experience for playoff run
February 23 2018
Bruins TV analyst Andy Brickley touches on the team's unanticipated success after stumbling out of the gate, what Don Sweeney may do before the trade deadline, the tough schedule to end the season, and Bruce Cassidy's candidacy for the Jack Adams.
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Lack of discipline, frustration got the best of Canada
February 23 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking ring up Shi Davidi in Pyeongchang to converse on Canada's loss to Germany in Olympic men's hockey, if the IOC will permit the Russian flag to fly at the closing ceremonies, and Kaetlyn Osmond capturing bronze in women's figure skating.
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Despite surprising stumbles, Team Canada has plenty to smile about
February 23 2018
Own The Podium Chair John Furlong joins Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking discusses Canada' great success at the Winter Games, Norway once again leading the medal standings, and the doping cloud surrounding Russian athletes.
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Jeff Blair: Can we hit the fast forward button?
February 23 2018
With the Maple Leafs and Raptors safely entrenched in a playoff position, and Spring Training Games starting today, it would be nice if Toronto fans can skip ahead to when games once again have significant meaning.
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Feb. 22: Corey Hirsch on Olympic Shootouts
February 22 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Canada falls to the USA in the women's Olympic gold medal hockey game (5:22); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on NHL Trade Deadline (9:12); Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford on Canada's hockey and curling losses to the USA (34:13); Sporting News' Sean Deveney on the controversies surrounding the Mavericks, prospect of a new NBA playoffs format (47:58); Sportsnet 650 Canucks radio analyst and 1994 Canadian Olympic goalie Corey Hirsch on the Olympic shootout, Canucks heading into trade deadline (77:46); At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith from Spring Training (91:39); Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann on the legal issues facing the Dallas Mavericks and the NCAA (116:33).
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Corey Hirsch still not a fan of shootouts determining hockey gold
February 22 2018
The Canucks radio analyst, who backstopped Canada to silver at the 1994 Winter Games, shares his thoughts about shootouts determining a championship, what Vancouver may do before the trade deadline, and the success of the Golden Knights.
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Americans end Canadian golden streak in women's Olympic hockey
February 22 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking gets Sportsnet scribe Kristina Rutherford on the line from Pyeongchang to discuss Canada falling to the US in the women's Olympic hockey final, Scott Moir's exuberance in the stands, and Jocelyne Larocque not wearing her silver medal during the ceremony.
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A lot of teams could use Evander Kane, but where would the chemistry work?
February 22 2018
TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie shares his takes on the USA beating Canada via the shootout in women's Olympic hockey, the Golden Knights setting an expansion points record, which teams may make a play for Evander Kane, and the likelihood of Erik Karlsson and/or Max Pacioretty changing jerseys.
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Jeff Blair: CAN-USA women's hockey a rivalry unlike any other
February 22 2018
There is currently no other sport in which there are only two legitimate contenders to be the best, which makes the atmosphere and intensity surrounding every Canada-USA game at a scale hard to match anywhere else.
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Feb. 21: Humphries and George and Olympic bronze
February 21 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Sportsnet Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston on Leafs’ win over Panthers, JVR (8:22); CBC Producer/Reporter Anson Henry on another pair of medals for Canada in PyeongChang (25:11); Canadian bobsledders Alysia Rissling & Heather Moyse on their 6th-place finish in PyeongChang (45:38); Spring Training report from Blue Jays Central's Jamie Campbell (57:32); Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin on Rays' fire sale (73:22); Canadian bobsledders Kaillie Humphries & Phylicia George on their bronze medal in PyeongChang (89:55); NHL on SN's Jeff Marek on Trade Deadline, “coincidence” of Flames bringing their players’ moms along on their Vegas trip (98:52); USA Today’s A.J. Perez on the reception the Olympics are receiving in the U.S. (121:06).
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Humphries & George on their Olympic podium finish
February 21 2018
Kaillie Humphries & Phylicia George chat with Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking a couple of hours after winning bronze in the two-woman event. The pair discuss how equipment factored in the results, the adjustments track athlete George had to make for her second sport, Humphries' friend capturing silver with the US team, and what's next for Humphries.
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If the Rays aren't tanking, what are they doing?
February 21 2018
The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin shares his thoughts on how the Rays' recent trades reflect on the team's drive for a new stadium, the atmosphere in the dressing room with some of the big names moving out, how competitive they can be, and what Tampa's approach at the plate will be with a new hitting coach.
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Social media took Rissling & Moyse to a top-10 finish in Pyeongchang
February 21 2018
Bobsledders Alysia Rissling & Heather Moyse join Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking shortly after their 6th place finish in the two-woman event, to discuss Rissling's journey getting into the sport, their partnership, Moyse's decision to return for another Olympics, and what's next for the pair.
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If the window is already open, why trade JVR?
February 21 2018
Sportsnet scribe Chris Johnston shares his takes on why the Leafs should hold on to James van Riemsdyk for the remainder of the season, the ice time Mike Babcock is giving to some of his top players, and the Olympic hockey tournaments.
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Feb. 20: Buck Martinez on Josh Donaldson situation
February 20 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Josh Donaldson appears headed to free agency (0:29); Sportsnet Blue Jays voice Buck Martinez on Donaldson’s remarks re: contract (10:05); What’s next for Donaldson and the Jays? (31:15); Leafs Nation host Gord Stellick on build-up to NHL Trade Deadline, Olympic hockey tournaments (45:48); Sportsnet Olympics insider Shi Davidi on a big day for Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, and a disappointing one for Canada’s short track team (76:17); WEEI Red Sox insider Rob Bradford on Boston’s signing of J.D. Martinez (93:38); Sportsnet chief soccer reporter John Molinaro on TFC ahead of tonight’s Champions League opener (119:59).
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TFC's quest for an international title starts tonight
February 20 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking ring up Sportsnet’s chief soccer reporter John Molinaro to set up the first leg of Toronto FC's CONCACAF Champions League match vs. the Rapids in Colorado.
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Martinez's deal with Red Sox the best play for both sides
February 20 2018
WEEI's Rob Bradford joins Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking to share his thoughts on what took so long for J. D. Martinez to find a team to sign with, how the outfielder will help the Red Sox, the impact new manager Alex Cora may have on the club, and the new rules to increase the pace of play.
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Virtue & Moir also beat the frustration of questionable judging
February 20 2018
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi, reporting from Pyeongchang, weighs in on the issues with judging in ice dancing, why Canada was disqualified in the women's short-track relay, and the men's & women's curling teams possibly not even making the playoffs.
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Josh Donaldson not in the same pot Jose Bautista was last year
February 20 2018
Blue Jays TV voice Buck Martinez provides his thoughts on Josh Donaldson's comments regarding his contract, the amount & type of work Troy Tulowitzki may get in Spring Training, what the batting order looks like, which player he'll be focusing on at the start of the season, where Joe Biagini will be come Opening Day.
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Jeff Blair: Despite Donaldson's comments, nothing's changed
February 20 2018
When Josh Donaldson stated that he and the Blue Jays weren't close to an extension and free agency was likely, it wasn't anything those following the situation would consider a surprise.
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Feb. 19: Kripps, Kopacz and Olympic gold
February 19 2018
Postmedia's Michael Traikos on Leafs' weekend (8:19); Denis Gibbons, author of 'My Door to Europe' (33:08); Spring Training report with At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith (45:58); NHL analyst Glenn Healy on goalie interference still being an issue (71:28); Olympic report with Sportsnet's Arash Madani (90:10); Alex Kopacz (102:36) & Justin Kripps (112:12) on winning Olympic gold in two-man bobsled; Forbes/The Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence on NBA All-Star Game (120:16).
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New look NBA All-Star format a success
February 19 2018
Forbes/The Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence weighs in on Fergie's rendition of the US anthem, an entertaining All-Star Game, whether playoff seedings should be reworked, and players & referees holding a meeting over All-Star weekend to improve relations.
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Justin Kripps on being an Olympic champion
February 19 2018
The pilot for Canada's gold medal-winning bobsled squad joins Jeff Bair shortly after the podium finish to discuss his reaction to tying Germany for top spot, navigating a delay in the second heat, the relationship with the other Canadian entries, and mentally adapting to the Olympic format.
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Alex Kopacz: Sharing the gold medal is great
February 19 2018
Only moments after capturing gold in the two-man bobsled with Justin Kripps, the brakeman joins Jeff Blair to discuss tying Germany for the top spot, having to deal with a delay before their run, his development since the Sochi Games, and the significance of his bandana.
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The predictable happened: Canada vs. US for women's Olympic hockey gold
February 19 2018
Sportsnet reporter Arash Madani discusses yet another Canada-USA Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey, Russia failing a doping test in mixed curling, Canada tying Germany to collect gold in the two-man bobsled, and Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir being in contention for gold in pairs ice dance.
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Will Blue Jays open season with a couple of prospects on the roster?
February 19 2018
At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith touches on Justin Smoak's offseason routine, if Teoscar Hernandez would be better developed in MLB, how the Blue Jays improved from 2017, which batting spot Randal Grichuk occupies, Marcus Stroman adjusting his delivery, and if he expects Ross Atkins to add anyone else before Opening Day.
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McElhinney's play boosting Maple Leafs' confidence
February 19 2018
Postmedia's Michael Traikos provides his thoughts on the role of Curtis McElhinney in the Maple Leafs' success, Frederik Andersen's playing time, the loss to the Penguins, moves Lou Lamoriello may make ahead of trade deadline, and James van Riemsdyk's future with Toronto.
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Jeff Blair: Young Leafs adding resiliency to their arsenal
February 19 2018
The Maple Leafs' ability to bounce back after a loss and to stay away from long losing streaks is possibly the best sign of growth from Mike Babcock's side.
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Feb. 16: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Marcus Stroman
February 16 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Breaking down Marcus Stroman’s public reaction to his arbitration loss (0:34); At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith from Dunedin on Stroman’s arbitration, his ever-evolving on-mound approach, and the Blue Jays’ signing of Jaime Garcia (8:59); Canadian Olympic luge medalists Sam Edney (30:30) & Alex Gough (39:13) discuss their successful competition in PyeongChang; Leafs Nation's Todd Hlushko on the Nikita Soshnikov trade, tomorrow’s match-up vs. Penguins, and the Canadian Olympic teams thus far (49:39); Sportsnet Olympics reporter Kristina Rutherford on Rachel Homan & Patrick Chan’s days in PyeongChang (76:19); Sportsnet NBA analyst Alvin Williams from NBA All-Star Weekend (92:17); More on Stroman’s latest controversy (115:10).
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The Raptors have never looked better
February 16 2018
76ers' scout Alvin Williams discusses what he looks for when watching an All-Star Game, his favourite part of the weekend festivities, if the Raptors have ever been in a better spot to be the #1 seed in the East than right now, why he doesn't put much stock in the Warriors' recent losses, if Dwane Casey should stick with a long bench for the postseason, and Fred VanVleet's breakout season.
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Who saw an 0-3 start for Canada in women's curling? Nobody
February 16 2018
Sportsnet.ca's Kristina Rutherford joins Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking to converse on Rachel Homan's poor showing thus far at the Winter Games, the background of the Canadian skip, and Patrick Chan's approach to what's likely his final Olympics.
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Alex Gough on adding silver to her bronze in Pyeongchang
February 16 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking talk with the luger about the final moments of her team's silver medal run in the luge relay, when she realized she had what it took to compete with the elites, and battling nerves as she waited for her competitors to finish their runs in the relay & the women's singles.
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Edney & Co. didn't let Sochi disappointment weigh them down
February 16 2018
Sam Edney joins Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking the day after capturing silver in luge team relay with Alex Gough, Tristan Walker & Justin Snith. The Olympian touches on the team's history together, the importance of the podium finish, the celebration after, and controversially losing a Sochi medal to a Russian team under suspicion for doping.
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Jeff Blair: Stroman needs to take a breath
February 16 2018
Maybe Marcus Stroman's representatives should do a better job of helping their client handle his public profile.
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February 15: Canadian lugers on their silver medal win
February 15 2018
Ashley Docking co-hosts: Sportsnet Senior Hockey Writer/Insider Chris Johnston on the Leafs’ 5th straight win (9:32); Own The Podium CEO Anne Merklinger on Canada’s performance at the PyeongChang Olympics thus far (31:34); SN590 Raptors analyst Paul Jones on the team’s 7th straight win into the All-Star break (46:21); Arkells vocalist/guitarist Max Kerman on his love of the NBA, and on their June 23rd show at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton (w/ special guests Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, and Ellevator) (58:21); Sportsnet Olympics insider Shi Davidi on Canada’s men’s hockey team and Canadian figure skating success (72:44); Canadian doubles lugers Tristan Walker & Justin Snith on their silver in the Team Relay competition in PyeongChang (11AM); MLB Network baseball insider Jon Paul Morosi on the start of Spring Training (90:08).
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Tristan Walker: "It's a win for Canada, a win for clean sport"
February 15 2018
Tristan Walker & Justin Snith joins Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking moments after capturing silver in the luge team relay with Alex Gough & Sam Edney. The duo share their thoughts on whether the podium finish means more after the Russian doping scandal, when they were first paired up, and the strategy required in the discipline.
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Men's Olympic hockey proving to be difficult to handicap
February 15 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking reach Sportsnet's Shi Davidi in Pyeongchang to discuss Canada's 5-1 win over Switzerland in men's hockey, the motivation for the non-NHLers at the tournament, the upsets on Wednesday, Eric Radford's inspirational story, and expectations for Patrick Chan.
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Max Kerman's first email address was an homage to VC
February 15 2018
The Arkells' vocalist/guitarist chats with Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking about the bands' passion for sports, the decision to hold a concert at Tim Horton's Field, what made him fall in love with basketball, and the plan for the group this year.
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Winter Games check-in with the Own The Podium CEO
February 15 2018
Anne Merklinger talks to Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking about things going as projected thus far for Canada when it comes to podium finishes, the atmosphere in Pyeongchang, the threats Kim Boutin received after her bronze in the 500-metre speed skate, and the development of Canada's sliding programs.
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Can Andersen lead these Maple Leafs to loftier heights in the East?
February 15 2018
Jeff Blair & Ashley Docking ring up SN's Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston to gather his thoughts on Frederik Andersen stopping 54 shots in the Leafs win over the Blue Jackets, Patrick Marleau's role in getting Mitch Marner & Nazem Kadri going, and the possibility of the Leafs getting the #2 seed in the East.
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Feb 14: Alexei Yashin on start of Olympic Men's Hockey
February 14 2018
Joey Vendetta hosts: It's Vendetta Valentine's Day! (0:38); Sportsnet's Paul Romanuk ahead of Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets (11:52); CBC Hockey Analyst & ex-Senator Alexei Yashin on the start of the men's Olympic tournament, Sens trading Dion Phaneuf to the Kings (52:33); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on Raptors after a tight win vs. the Heat (74:55); SN 590's Mike Wilner on the retirement of legendary Blue Jays voice Jerry Howarth, Jays camp getting underway (89:54); KING-5's Chris Daniels on Seattle officially submitting their NHL expansion application (117:03).
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Seattle another step closer in being the NHL's 32nd franchise
February 14 2018
KING-5 TV's Chris Daniels chats with Joey Vendetta about the progress of Seattle's bid for an NHL team, former MLSE head Tim Leiweke's role in advancing the process, the potential owners of the team, and the popularity of hockey in the state of Washington.
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Yes, the Blue Jays can contend in the tough AL East
February 14 2018
Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner talks to Joey Vendetta about Jerry Howarth retiring as the Blue Jays' radio voice, the offseason moves made by Ross Atkins, prospects who may make an appearance with the big club, the chances of John Axford being a Jay for Opening Day, and how Toronto stacks up to the Red Sox & Yankees.
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Alexei Yashin shares his first impressions of Olympic hockey at Pyeongchang
February 14 2018
The ex-NHLer serving as an Olympic hockey analyst for CBC, joins Joey Vendetta to discuss his transition to the broadcast booth, the Senators trading Dion Phaneuf to the Kings, the quality of hockey after the first games at the 2018 Winter Games, if the Olympic Athletes from Russia are still the favourites despite their loss to Slovakia, and the NHL not participating in the event.
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