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Prime Time Sports - June 28 - 6pm
Originally aired June 28 2017
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February 16: Will the Raptors shorten their bench come playoff time?
February 16 2018
Bob takes your calls (4:23); Bob, John Shannon, Arden Zwelling and Sheri Forde on the Raptors being top seed in the East at the moment, their rotation, how they may fare come playoff time (47:34); on Steve Kerr allowing his players to coach (66:42); on the Blue Jays acquisition of Jaime Garcia, and the comments Marcus Stroman made on Twitter yesterday (70:58); on the Toronto Maple Leafs having won 11 of their last 12 games, how they stack up against the top teams in the league (91:13); on the Senators trading Dion Phaneuf, and the futures of Erik Karlsson and Matt Duchene in Ottawa (106:31); on the struggles of Rachel Homan in PeoyongChang, and the play of the Canadian hockey teams (124:10).
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February 15: Breaking down Marcus Stroman's arbitration comments
February 15 2018
Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith on Marcus Stroman's comments on arbitration, what to expect from Tulo and Justin Smoak, and how the Blue Jays will handle Aaron Sanchez (11:18); Raptors TV Voice Matt Devlin on the importance of Serge Ibaka raising his game, and the need for someone to step up with Kyle and DeMar in the post-season (35:02); Glenn Healy, NHL Alumni Association Executive Director, on goaltenders' workloads, and instability in the NHLPA (61:12); The Morning Read's Gary VanSickle on Tiger Woods' performance in the first round of the Genesis Open (78:45); The LA Times' Mike DiGiovanna on how the LA Angels plan on using Shoehie Ohtani (92:16); Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch on his 2018 sports media predicions (104:06).
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Goaltending is a different position today than it was many years ago
February 15 2018
Glenn Healy, the NHL Alumni Association's Executive Director, joins Prime Time Sports to discuss how much heavier the workload is for goaltenders now than it was before, the instability in the NHLPA, and what issues players are concerned about.
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Who's going to be the Raptors' third person in the playoffs?
February 15 2018
Toronto Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin discusses the upcoming All-Star Game, how Dwane Casey will use the weekend as a platform to explain his team's success, the need for Serge Ibaka to raise his game, and the importance of someone stepping up in the post-season to supplement DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
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Arbitration dispute just a "blip" in the Blue Jays' relationship with Marcus Stroman
February 15 2018
Ben Nicholson-Smith phones into Prime Time Sports to give his thoughts on Marcus Stroman's arbitration comments, Troy Tulowitzki's bone spur issue, reasonable expectations for Justin Smoak next season, and what would constitute a good season for Aaron Sanchez.
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Feb. 14: Pens GM, Gibby, and more!
February 14 2018
MLB Network's Robert Flores (13:00), Leo Rautins discusses the red-hot Raptors (32:07), Pittsburgh Penguins' GM Jim Rutherford (53:20), Sport Express' Slava Malamud on Russian athletes at the Olympics (76:14), Nick Kypreos (92:00), John Gibbons (112:00), Sportsnet's Iain McIntyre (124:00) talks Jim Benning's extension in VAN.
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Rutherford: "Confident that we'll add a player"
February 14 2018
Jim Rutherford, the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, joined on Prime Time Sports to discuss the trade deadline, his team playing a lot of hockey over the last few seasons, and the value of Sidney Crosby.
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Feb. 13: Jim Ralph on the surging Leafs and play of Frederik Andersen.
February 13 2018
Bob is joined for the first hour by Eric Thomas, then John Shannon jumps in the co-host chair from 5-7. First up, the guys chat with Michael Grange ahead of the Raptors hosting the Heat (13:35); then Jim Ralph hops on to chat about the red-hot Maple Leafs (31:15); the 2nd hour leads off with Billy Jaffe to chat some more hockey (58:05) and then we get an update on the Olympics from Sportsnet's Brad Fay (76:20); and in the final hour, it's some Canadian hockey talk as Bob Nicholson (93:15) and Eric Engels join the program (110:25), before Rob Becker wraps up the show (123:35).
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Brad Fay with an Olympics update on Prime Time
February 13 2018
Sportsnet's Brad Fay joined Bob McCown and John Shannon in-studio to provide an update on all things Olympics. He touched on the weather, the skiing events and some of the great stories of Canadian Olympians.
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Jim Ralph joins Prime Time as the Leafs keep the good times rolling
February 13 2018
Colour analyst for the Leafs broadcasts on Sportsnet590 The FAN, Jim Ralph, joined Bob McCown and Eric Thomas to talk about the Leafs as they extended their winning streak to 4 games with a 4-3 win over the Lightning Monday night.
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Grange on the Raptors taking on the Heat
February 13 2018
Sportsnet Raptors analyst Michael Grange joined Bob McCown and Eric Thomas to chat about the Raptors and Heat game, as well as why the Raptors struggled against them last time out and what it will take for the Raptors to get more recognition down south.
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Mikaël Kingsbury on track to become an all time great
February 12 2018
Arash Madani joins Bob McCown from the 2018 games to discuss Canada's performance so far, a chance at a mixed curling gold and the controversy surrounding the slopestyle course.
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Feb. 12: The Raptors' young guys will keep the starters fresh for the playoffs
February 12 2018
Boston Globe's Bob Ryan talks the Celtics, LeBron James still being the best player in the world, and Johnny Manziel's recent comeback bid (12:21); Sportsnet's Buck Martinez gives a quick preview from Spring Training (29:40); NHL on Sportsnet's Jim Hughson talks some Oilers, Senators, and the trade deadline (55:27); Forbes' Maury Brown talks the latest on the CBA between the MLB and MLBPA (78:44); Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey talks his 300th win with the team, plus some more on the young guns being good so quickly (90:37); Sportsnet Reporter Arash Madani joins PTS from the future, and tells us the latest on what's going on in South Korea (119:20).
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Raptors Coach Dwane Casey on his 300th win, the young guns
February 12 2018
Dwane Casey, head coach of the Toronto Raptors, joined Bob McCown and John Shannon to discuss his 300th win on the bench for Toronto, being grateful to Masai Ujiri not changing coaches when he came onboard, the second unit being on fire, and always bouncing back after a bad game, giving Lowry and DeRozan less minutes to keep them fresher for the playoffs, and JV potentially becoming one of the better shooting big men in the league.
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February 9: How do the Raptors stack up in the East post-deadline?
February 09 2018
Bob takes your calls (2:10); Bob McCown, Arden Zwelling, Ian Leggatt, and Matt Barnaby on where Nick Foles may end up, the question marks surrounding his capabilities, and Jimmy Garoppolo's big deal (47:44); on the Raptors' win over the Knicks, the team's lack of a major deadline move, and the Cavs' moves (65:31); on PK Subban's return to Montreal, the Canadiens' struggles, and the Vegas Golden Knights' success (90:53); on the Blue Jays' minor league deals, and who they may be targeting as spring training gets closer (120:29).
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February 8: Are the Cavaliers a better team post- trade deadline?
February 08 2018
Toronto Star's Doug Smith on the Cavs' big deadline moves, why they are a better team now, the Raptors moving Bruno Caboclo, and why Bruno didn't work out in Toronto (11:53); The MMQB's Andrew Brandt on Jimmy Garoppolo's reported 5-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers, the possibility of it turning into a Matt Cassel situation, and how the deal impacts Kirk Cousins' worth (32:21); NHL Alumni Association Executive Director Glenn Healy on Kyle Turris' return to Ottawa, and Frederik Andersen's play(55:25); Winnipeg Jets F Mark Scheifele on his return from injury, and the team's success this season (77:57); Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch on the Cavaliers' deadline moves, LeBron's greatness, and NBC's Super Bowl broadcast (91:54); LA Time's Bill Shaikin on disgruntled MLB players and the slow free agent market (120:57).
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Mark Scheifele on the Jets: I knew in training camp that we had a lot of promise
February 08 2018
The Winnipeg Jets forward joins Bob McCown and Ian Leggatt to discuss his imminent return to action, how hard it was to be sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Jets' success this season, and the importance of not getting too high or too low.
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The 49ers believe that Jimmy Garappolo is their saviour
February 08 2018
The MMQB's Andrew Brandt phones into Prime Time Sports to give his thoughts on the reported five-year, $137.5 million contract the San Francisco 49er's and Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to. He discusses why it's a no-risk move, the possibility of it turning into a Matt Cassel situation, and how this affects Kirk Cousins' worth.
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The Cavaliers are a better team today than they were last night
February 08 2018
Toronto Star's Doug Smith explains how the Cavaliers are a better team after their deadline moves, and discusses why it may be time for Isaiah Thomas to look inward, the role LeBron played in the moves, the reason the Raptors' moved Bruno Caboclo, why Bruno didn't work out in Toronto, and what can be expected from Malachi Richardson.
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Jamaal Magloire; OG Anunoby's upside is an asset
February 07 2018
Raptors Assistant Coach, Jamaal Magloire, joined Bob McCown and Ian Leggat to discuss last night's game against the Celtics, developing the young players, and the problems in Cleveland.
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Feb. 7: Raptors don't want to get too high or too low
February 07 2018
Raptors Assistant Coach Jamaal Magloire talks about his team's success and expectations for the rest of the season (91:50); Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin talks with Bob and Michael Grange about what sort of critera defines being "the best" in sports (13:24); Minnesota Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau talks about his coaching style and how he motivates his teams (33:19); Toronto Argonauts GM Jim Popp joins Bob and Ian Leggatt to discuss re-signing Ricky Ray and what his offseason priorities have been (67:28); Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke talks about his team's play so far this season and his team's needs at the NHL trade deadline (82:51); ESPN's Mike Sando goes over the Josh McDaniels fiasco (106:15); PGA Tour Caddy Brennan Little talks about the PGA season and who is playing well (123:07)
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The culture of the Raptors is one that just keeps getting better
February 07 2018
Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach and former player Jamaal Magloire talks with Bob McCown and Ian Leggatt about the teams style of play, their goals for the season, the dedication of All-Stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the culture of the team, and the potential of their young players.
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Calgary Flames won't be using draft picks for rental players
February 07 2018
Brian Burke, the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, talks about his team's success so far this season, how involved he is in personnel decisions, and what their needs are at the NHL trade deadline.
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Popp: Trying to keep as much of this team together as we can
February 07 2018
Toronto Argonauts General Manager Jim Popp talks about the team's off-season so far; re-signing QB Ricky Ray, trying to keep as much of the Grey Cup-winning team together as possible, his position on players leaving their CFL contracts early to pursue an NFL position, and Free Agent camps for the team. 
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Bruce Boudreau: If you care about players, they'll care back
February 07 2018
The Minnesota Wild Head Coach joins Bob and Michael Grange to talk about his coaching style, how he motivates players, his playing days, and the goalie interference issue around the NHL.
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Feb. 6: Leafs are looking like last year's team
February 06 2018
Don Banks, Contributor to The Athletic, Bleacher Report & Patriots.com, talks the Super Bowl (13:15); Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director Of The Institute For Diversity & Ethics In Sport, chats about the Buddy Young memo (35:25); Bruce Kidd, University Of Toronto-Scarborough VP & Former Canadian OIympian (56:21); Eric Smith, Raptors PxP for the FAN 590, talks tonight's potential playoff preview between the Raptors and the Celtics (77:07); Elliotte Friedman talks the Leafs' big win vs. the Ducks last night + what the Oilers are up to (91:26); Doug Kezirian, ESPN Anchor & Behind The Bets Podcast, talks the smallest win for Nevada sportsbooks on the Super Bowl since 2011 (110:11); KCBS' Steve Bitker comments on the San Francisco Giants retiring Barry Bonds' number (124:10).
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Feb. 5: What now for the co-ordinator-less Patriots?
February 05 2018
Bob McCown is joined by Michael Grange in the first hour and Arden Zwelling for the final two. They chat about the Superbowl with Ray Ratto (11:00); chat hoops with Tim Bontemps (33:45); check in with Bob Ryan after the Patriots loss (56:35); get the latest on the Raptors from Paul Jones (82:00); Jim Hughson weighs in on the Josh Leivo situation (90:40); Jon Morosi on a contentious MLB offseason (120:15).
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Jim Hughson on Leivo: "You gotta get yourself out of that situation"
February 05 2018
Sportsnet's Jim Hughson chatted with Bob McCown and Arden Zwelling on Prime Time Sports. He posited that Josh Leivo needs to get himself out of Toronto, considering he can be a serviceable NHL player. He also touched on some other topics from around the NHL.
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Jonesy chats about the Raps' playoff chances and Cleveland's mighty struggles
February 05 2018
Sportsnet's Paul Jones was on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and Arden Zwelling to chat about LeBron's pending free agency, as well as the Raptors' chances in the postseason.
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Bob Ryan joins Prime Time the day after the Patriots' loss
February 05 2018
The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan joined Bob McCown and Arden Zwelling to discuss the Patriots' loss in Superbowl LII. He also touched on the fact that the Pats will need to re-group quickly, as they have to find a new offensive, as well as defensive co-ordinator.
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Tim Bontemps on what to expect as we near the NBA trade deadline
February 05 2018
National NBA writer for the Washington Post, Tim Bontemps, joined Bob McCown and Michael Grange ahead of the trade deadline to chat about why teams may be hesitant to take on money this deadline, as well as why the Thunder need to make a move.
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Ray Ratto helps break down the Superbowl on Prime Time Sports
February 05 2018
NBC Sports' Ray Ratto joined Bob McCown and Michael Grange to help break down an eventful Superbowl!
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February 2: Should the Leafs worry about seeding in the East?
February 02 2018
Bob takes your calls (1:11); Bob, Eric Thomas, Scott Stinson, and Joey Vendetta discuss the Leafs' success, the importance of seeding in the Eastern Conference, their window of opportnity to win the Stanley Cup (45:32); on the Vegas Golden Knights' success (52:45); on John Tavares' future in New York (67:22); on NBA's new All-Star Game format (83:45); on Tom Brady's greatness, Super Bowl picks (95:31); on Alex Smith trade (106:26); on the Olympics, and interest in the Olympics (120:21).
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February 2: Gary Bettman thinks the best is yet to come for the NHL
February 01 2018
Toronto Star's Doug Smith on the Raptors' match-up against the Wizards, and their possible deadline plans (12:36); Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of the Sheepdogs on their new album "Changing Colours", the music making process, what they expect to see from the Blue Jays (29:31); NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reflects on 25 years with the league, his future as commissioner, and why he thinks the best is yet to come; (55:47) Glenn Healy, NHL Alumni Association Executive Director, on the All-Star Game, John Tavares' future in New York, Islanders relocation (77:06); Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated on the Thursday Night Football deal, what to expect from Super Bowl weekend broadcasts (90:57); Don Banks of The Athletic and Patriots.com on Thursday Night Football deal, Alex Smith trade, and the Super Bowl (121:54).
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The Sheepdogs on "Changing Colours", and the Blue Jays
February 01 2018
Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs join Bob McCown and Michael Grange in-studio to discuss their new album "Changing Colours", the album-making process, the love they receive in the United States, how touring can take it's toll, and what they expect to see from the Blue Jays next season. The guys also give their Super Bowl picks.
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Gary Bettman on the future of the NHL: The best is yet to come
February 01 2018
The NHL Commissioner phones into Prime Time Sports to reflect on 25 years with the league, and discuss what his focus is on right now, the strong place the league is in, the Golden Knights' success, why he doesn't plan on stepping down anytime soon, and the status of the potential Seattle expansion.
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Jan. 31: Geddy Lee was very generous to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
January 31 2018
Alvin Williams talks the Raptors and Andrew Wiggins (14:40); Jim Ralph previews tonight's Leafs/Islanders game (30:10); Luke Willson expands on his comments from earlier today regarding Roger Goodell (56:30); Bob Kendrick gives a very fun chat on the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City (71:30); Jeff Passan discusses the MLB revenue sharing rules (91:05); Maury Brown talks FOX bidding hundreds of millions for Thursday Night Football (116:55); Corey Hirsch discusses mental health (126:30).
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Jeff Passan on the MLB's revenue sharing rules
January 31 2018
Jeff Passan, writer and MLB insider for Yahoo! Sports, joins Prime Time Sports to discuss his latest piece on potential violations regarding the MLB's revenue sharing rules.
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Geddy Lee has donated over 200 signed baseballs to the Negro Leagues Museum
January 31 2018
Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum, joins Bob McCown and Arden Zwelling in-studio on Prime Time Sports to discuss his trip to Toronto ahead of his appearance on Pitch Talks, the museum and its success, and the generosity of Rush lead vocalist Geddy Lee.
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Jan. 30: Guys like Vlad Jr. don't follow normal timelines
January 30 2018
Baseball America's Ben Badler details Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the rest of the Blue Jays prospects (123:59); Chris Johnston joins Bob McCown to start, with ESPN's Doug Kezirian breaking down the betting surrounding the Super Bowl (8:43); Grant Cohn of the Santa Rose Press Democrat discusses why he thinks Bill Belichick will always be a cheater, and has effectively ruined the NFL (34:13); TV voice of the Raptors Matt Devlin then gives all of his football thoughts to Bob and Joey Vendetta, before touching on the Raptors a little bit (58:37); NHL on Sportsnet's Doug McLean talks about Jaromir Jagr, and talks about the NHL's 2nd half (93:17); SI's Jon Tayler weighs in on the Cleveland Indians losing the Chief Wahoo logo (106:57)
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Jan. 29, 2018: Dwane Casey likes where the Raptors' organization is at
January 29 2018
Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard on Tiger Woods' performance at Torrey Pines, Jason Day's first win in almost 20 months (14:14); Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated on NCAA's role in the Nassar case and how it may impede it's punishment of MSU (32:38); USA Today's Bob Nightengale on MLB team's seeing the benefit of tanking (55:57); Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on organization's development, coaching the All-Star Game (74:42); Hockey Night in Canada's Jim Hughson on the All-Star Game, how the Jets will fair without Jacob Trouba, Brad Marchand's role as one of the most hated players in the NHL (90:11); Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on Blake Grififn deal, Super Bowl predictions, Cleveland getting rid of Chief Wahoo in 2019 (115:50).
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What role did the NCAA play in the Nassar case?
January 29 2018
Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann weighs in on the Larry Nassar case, and discusses whether or not the NCAA could have done more, and how the NCAA's previous knowledge of the situation may impede their punishment of MSU.
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The worst place to be for a baseball team is around .500
January 29 2018
USA Today's Bob Nightengale phones into Prime Time Sports to give his take on Scott Boras' comments on "non-competitive cancer" ruining baseball, and discuss why teams see the benefit in tanking, the issues that come with having a third of the league rebuilding, and what Josh Donaldson might fetch on the open market.
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Dwane Casey: Our program is on-time and on-track
January 29 2018
The Raptors head coach discusses how honoured he is to be a head coach at the All-Star Game, what this means for the Raptors' program's development, what it will take to attract star players to Toronto, and how well the bench unit has played this season.
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Jan. 26: Friday Roundtable!
January 26 2018
Bob takes your calls for the first hour and then it's the Friday Roundtable with Bob, John Shannon, Hugh Burrill and Arash Madani!
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