The Jeff Blair Show

With Jeff Blair

Monday to Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM

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The Jeff Blair Show
The NHL needs to change its concussion protocol
Originally aired February 04 2016
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 23, 2018
January 23 2018
George Rusic hosts: NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger on Monday's Leafs loss (2:11); Is it time for Mike Babcock to Release The Hounds? (26:29); Yahoo! Sports' Eric Adelson on Philly fans & the Super Bowl (49:58); "Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects" author Keegan Matheson on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s potential (68:56); Sportsnet.ca's Ryan Dixon on Golden Knights' playoff potential (83:15); Sportsnet's Leo Rautins on Raptors (97:25); How content are you with the Blue Jays' outfield? (117:12).
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The Jeff Blair Show
Coaches & players need to be more involved if they want the NHL to improve its rules
January 23 2018
George Rusic calls NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger to chat about the speed he witnessed at the Leafs-Avs match, Auston Matthews' no-goal, Andreas Borgman's poor night, if it's better for the organisation to get a veteran defenceman or to let one of their prospects get NHL minutes, the revised expectations for Toronto this year, and Mike Babcock's effort to make the club more defensive.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 22, 2018 featuring Joe Bowen, Mike Chambers, Brian Lawton
January 22 2018
Brad Fay guest hosts: Leafs radio voice Joe Bowen on Saturday's win in Ottawa (4:31); Calls on Leafs' recent stretch & surprising Golden Knights (28:17); SN's Shi Davidi on Blue Jays' getting Randal Grichuk & Josh Donaldson's weekend remarks (51:28); SN 590's Eric Smith on Raptors' weekend split (79:12); MMQB's Gary Gramling on Patriots & Eagles advancing to Super Bowl LII (100:54); Denver Post's Mike Chambers on the red-hot Avalanche (113:20); NHL Network's Brian Lawton on Golden Knights success, passing of USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson (126:59).
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Jim Johannson did it all for USA Hockey
January 22 2018
NHL Network's Brian Lawton discusses high school hockey in Minnesota, the sudden passing of former teammate & friend Jim Johannson, the challenge the late GM of USA Hockey had in putting together the 2018 Olympic squad, missing his chance to play in the 1984 Games, and the stunning success of the Golden Knights.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Can Foles deliver one more time for Eagles?
January 22 2018
Brad Fay places a call to Sports Illustrated's Gary Gramling to get his thoughts on the Patriots once again going to the Super Bowl, the Eagles winning the NFC title with Nick Foles at the QB position, the atmosphere in Philadelphia, to look ahead to February 4, and what happens to Foles in 2018.
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MacKinnon's MVP-calibre play bringing the buzz back to Denver
January 22 2018
The Denver Post's Mike Chambers chats with Brad Fay about what sparked the Avalanche's turnaround, Nathan MacKinnon's exceptional play over the past month, excitement returning to the fanbase, and Jonathan Bernier making a strong case to be the team's #1 goalie.
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Maple Leafs showed character, urgency in win over Senators
January 22 2018
Leafs radio voice Joe Bowen joins Brad Fay to discuss the club coming back in the 3rd to beat the Sens on Saturday night, Patrick Marleau rallying his teammates, the Avalanche's turnaround, the effect of the Matt Duchene trade, and what Lou Lamoriello may do before the trade deadline.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 19, 2018
January 19 2018
Jeff discusses another OT Leafs loss and Frederik Andersen's post-game remarks with Postmedia's Michael Traikos (5:25); The Great Peter Drury on the latest in the Premier League (31:01); MLB Network's Jon Morosi on Marco Estrada's 2017 and an MLB pitch clock (53:39); 97.5 The Fanatic's Anthony Gargano on the unlikely Eagles-Vikings NFL Championship match-up (82:18); NBA.com's John Schuhmann on the league-wide perception of the Raptors (104:57); Spurs radio voice Bill Schoening on San Antonio's injury-riddled season (117:45); Sportsnet's Arash Madani on the Vikings, and Tennis Canada's performance in Melbourne (131:30).
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All-Star trip for Casey would be much deserved after years of success
January 19 2018
NBA.com national writer John Schuhmann discusses the amount of respect the Raptors get from the U.S. media, Dwane Casey's performance, what the Cavaliers need to fix, how the 2017-18 edition of the Raps differ from the past few seasons, and where Kemba Walker may land after the trade deadline.
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The Jeff Blair Show
If Eagles get to the Super Bowl, it won't be because of Nick Foles
January 19 2018
97.5 The Fanatic's Anthony Gargano shares his thoughts on how the Eagles managed to get to the NFC title game without Carson Wentz, what Philadelphia must do to get by the Vikings, what the contest will likely come down to, and Minnesota stations putting out PSAs about Philly fans.
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Being in trade talks detrimentally affected Marco Estrada last season
January 19 2018
MLB Network's Jon Morosi discusses his interview with Marco Estrada which revealed how possibly being traded affected the pitcher's 2017 campaign, the MLBPA opposing rule changes Commissioner Rob Manfred wanted to implement to increase the pace of play, and how much longer some of the bigger name free agents will go unsigned.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Carroll, Crouch chatter shows how desperate Chelsea is
January 19 2018
Premier League play-by-play voice Peter Drury opines on Chelsea chasing Andy Carroll & Peter Crouch, their next match vs. Brighton, the lack of playing time Antonio Conte is giving Willian, how Alexis Sanchez would help Manchester United, if Liverpool exposed anything about Manchester City in their 4-3 win, and the recent play of Roberto Firmino.
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Jeff Blair: Babcock's words came out of Andersen
January 19 2018
When Frederik Andersen criticised his teammates for their recent play, it was probably exactly what Mike Babcock wanted to hear.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 18, 2018
January 18 2018
Sportsnet's Stephen Brunt checks in from Corner Brook, NL (3:08); SN NBA columnist Michael Grange on Raptors getting tested physically (29:59); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on the Habs' loss (52:34); We discuss the polarizing Eric Lindros (81:59); Blue Jays OF Anthony Alford (103:42); Fangraph's Craig Edwards on MLB's arbitration process (119:45); The Boston Globe's Ben Volin on the Pats (136:19).
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The Jeff Blair Show
Anthony Alford not one for taking it easy in the offseason
January 18 2018
The Blue Jays outfield prospect discusses the importance of partaking in the Blue Jays' Winter Fest, how he views his situation with the club, being a leader while competing with teammates for promotion, and playing in the Mexican Winter League.
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The Jeff Blair Show
A big night for Julien was one he'd like to forget
January 18 2018
TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie weighs in on the Canadiens disappointing performance vs. the Bruins in Claude Julien's return to Boston, how far Bruce Cassidy's club can go this season, Cassidy's vs. Julien's handling of the Bruins, and if it's the end of an era with the Blackhawks.
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Pistons, Heat provided Raptors with good playoff prep
January 18 2018
Sportsnet NBA columnist Michael Grange talks about how teams like the Pistons & Heat are using their physicality to trouble the Raptors, C. J. Miles' role for the remainder of the season, the amount of heated interactions around the league recently, and what he makes of Dwane Casey's side at the halfway mark of the season.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 17, 2018
January 17 2018
NHL on Sportsnet's Jeff Marek on Leafs’ struggles (3:33); Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan on possibility of MLB collusion (52:08); Leafs' radio analyst Jim Ralph on team's slump (83:17); Jaguars Radio Network's J.P. Shadrick on AFC title game vs. Pats (124:39).
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Tumbleweeds continue to roll in MLB offseason. Is it collusion?
January 17 2018
Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan to discuss his article which helps explain why MLB's free agency period has been quiet, and why many players are still trying to find a team willing to pay a salary they feel they deserve.
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Where have the fun gone with these Maple Leafs?
January 17 2018
NHL on Sportsnet's Jeff Marek weighs in on the Maple Leafs' disappointing performance of late, if Mike Babcock is still trying to figure out his squad, Toronto's trouble with lighting the red lamp, and if Connor Brown should be given a bigger role.
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Jeff Blair: Young Guns have gone silent
January 17 2018
These Maple Leafs aren't going to be among the top when it comes to defence, but weren't they supposed to be an offensive dynamo?
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 16, 2018
January 16 2018
SN's Chris Johnston on Leafs' return (5:17); Raptors radio's Paul Jones on NBA getting heated (29:08); SN's Arden Zwelling on Jays & Curtis Granderson (50:06); Jeff's Baseball HoF ballot (126:06); Ex-MLBer Chris Dickerson on league's off-season (131:32).
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The Jeff Blair Show
An early peak at what may happen before the NHL trade deadline
January 16 2018
ESPN's Greg Wyshynski weighs in on whether reputation should matter when it comes to suspensions, the price to obtain Jack Johnson, whether Marc Bergevin should be the one to decide what happens to Max Pacioretty, how the Golden Knights may approach the trade deadline, what explains the success of Vegas, and if Lou Lamoriello has decided what he'll do before February 26.
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Marner & Nylander, Maple Leafs need to step it up for second half
January 16 2018
SN Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston provides his thoughts regarding what Mike Babcock's priorities are before the All-Star break, what's been troubling Mitch Marner & William Nylander, Lou Lamoriello's approach to the trade deadline, whether James van Riemsdyk and/or Tyler Bozak will be in a Leafs jersey next season, and why Roman Polak gets significant ice time.
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Jeff Blair: Don't get overworked about this Granderson deal
January 16 2018
A one-year deal worth $5 million doesn't preclude the Blue Jays from making other significant moves, and while fans may be annoyed Toronto failed to land Andrew McCutchen, remember that you need a willing dance partner.
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Canada looking good sliding into Winter Games
January 15 2018
Todd Hays Head Bobsleigh Coach, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton talks to Jeff Blair about the national team qualifying three women sleds to Pyeongchang for the first time, the composition of his squads, and how Canada maintained its competitiveness in the sport.
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The Jeff Blair Show
Jan. 15, 2018
January 15 2018
Raptors voice Eric Smith on NBA officiating (5:18); NHL insider Glenn Healy on expectations for Leafs (52:18); ESPN 1500’s Matthew Coller on Vikings' last second win (102:53); Canadian bobsleigh coach Todd Hays on big weekend for women’s team (131:20).
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Young arms helped prevent Cole from wearing pinstripes
January 15 2018
MLB .com's Mark Feinsand touches on why the Yankees didn't land Gerrit Cole, if Chance Adams or Justus Sheffield will see regular MLB action in 2018, and what may happen to some of the big name free agents.
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Guessing the rules seem to be part of the game in the NBA
January 15 2018
Raptors broadcaster Eric Smith provides his views when it comes to inconsistent officiating in the NBA, Toronto coming back to almost beat the Warriors, and the takeaways from how Dwane Casey's side played against Cleveland & Golden State.
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Jeff Blair: The real sign of disrespect for the Raptors
January 15 2018
While fans may bemoan the lack of U.S. national games for the Toronto Raptors, the real problem is that the league is full of officials who favour the big stars and big teams.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 12 - 11am
January 12 2018
SN MLB columnist Shi Davidi on the breaking news that Josh Donaldson signed a $23 million contract for 2018 with the Jays; USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on how rest of NBA views Raptors, Cavaliers poor defence.
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Blue Jays Bringer of Cash for Josh Donaldson
January 12 2018
Sportsnet MLB columnist Shi Davidi joins Jeff Blair shortly after the news broke regarding Josh Donaldson avoiding arbitration with the Blue Jays and signing a $23 million contract for 2018.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 12 - 10am
January 12 2018
Leafs Nation's Todd Hlushko on expectations for men's Olympic hockey team; Toronto Furies forward Jessica Platt on decision to publicly reveal she's transgender; Own The Podium Chair John Furlong on Canada's preparations for Pyeongchang Games.
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John Furlong expects Canada to collect its largest Olympic medal haul ever
January 12 2018
Own The Podium Chair discusses whether the political backdrop of this year's Olympics has affected how his organisation has prepared for the games, distractions presented by the Russian doping situation, and how athletes can advance "Brand Canada."
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Jessica Platt using CWHL exposure as opportunity to be a positive role model
January 12 2018
The Toronto Furies forward talks to Jeff Blair about her decision to publicly disclose her gender identity, the support & negativity she has received since the news was widely released, and when she decided to try out for the CWHL.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 12 - 9am
January 12 2018
Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin & listeners on the team's thrashing of the Cavaliers Thursday night.
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Thursday night thrashing shows Cavaliers still have much to figure out
January 12 2018
Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin shares his takes on the team's 133-99 beatdown of the Cavaliers, how Cleveland's style of play contributed to their loss, whether there's any takeaways Dwane Casey can use for the postseason, and to preview Saturday's match vs. the Warriors.
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Jeff Blair: Like that Raptors mascot said - I did not see this coming
January 12 2018
No one could have predicted an undermanned Raptors squad to thrash LeBron James & Co., and - as a bonus - get the Cavaliers to question themselves after the game.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 11 - 11am
January 11 2018
Gracenote Sports' Simon Gleave on how his company projected 33 medals for Canada at Pyeongchang Games; NFL divisional playoff preview with Nate Burleson; Setting up Cavs-Raps with WTAM's Nick Camino.
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Analytics firm predicts a top 3 finish for Canada at Olympics
January 11 2018
Simon Gleave, head of analysis for Gracenote Sports, talks to Jeff Blair about how his company projected 33 medals for Canada at the Pyeongchang Games, including how the Russian situation factored into the number.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 11 - 10am
January 11 2018
SN Sr. hockey writer Chris Johnston on Maple Leafs as they head into their bye week; At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith on MLB off-season moves.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 11 - 9am
January 11 2018
TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Leafs lacking sharpness lately, ceiling for Morgan Rielly, Anthony Duclair trade; Raptors TV's Leo Rautins on team facing Cavs & GSW without Kyle Lowry.
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Bye week couldn't come sooner for Maple Leafs
January 11 2018
TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie touches on the lack of sharpness by the Maple Leafs lately, Auston Matthews' power play minutes, how close Morgan Rielly is to being an elite defenceman, and the Blackhawks move to get Anthony Duclair from the Coyotes.
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Jeff Blair: Like Rielly, Maple Leafs have more room to grow
January 11 2018
It seems like as Morgan Rielly personifies his Maple Leafs club: Talented, young, exciting, but more fragile than expected.
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The Jeff Blair Show - January 10 - 11am
January 10 2018
NHL Alumni Association head Glenn Healy on Senators' disappointing season, Blackhawks possibly missing the postseason; Hurdler Phylicia George on finding success on the bobsleigh track.
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