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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Sportsnet Hot Stove - May 13 - Saturday
Originally aired May 13 2017
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - May 13 - Saturday
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett and Dave Zarum talk about what moves the Raptors might make this summer, the NHL conference finals and the Blue Jays turnaround
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Blue Jays keep on rolling despite injuries
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum discuss the surprisingly solid play of the Blue Jays as of late, and debate whether or not the team should make some moves- even if they continue to play relatively well.
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The Hot Stove takes a look at the Capitals and Oilers
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum reflect on the Washington Capitals' playoff failures, and discuss what (if any) big changes could be coming to the team. The guys also take a look at the Oilers and discuss whether or not the organization can take the next step.
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P.K. and the Predators are the "feel good" story of the playoffs
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum take a look at the Nashville Predators' post-season so far, and talk about how fun it is to see P.K. Subban thrive in Nashville.
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Are 'super-teams' good for the NBA?
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum break down the good and bad of having super-teams in the NBA, and explain why overall it's good for the league and the game.
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How do the Raptors change their style of play?
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum take a look at the Raptors' offensive struggles in the post-season, and discuss what the team needs to do to be able to contend with the top teams in the league. They also debate whether or not the current core can change it's style of play.
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Will a Raptors' reset include Kyle Lowry?
May 13 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Dave Zarum broke down the Raptors' disappointing playoff performance, and discussed whether or not they think Kyle Lowry will return. The guys also talked about what they think the team should do in the off-season.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - May 6 - Saturday
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon and Jordan Heath Rawlings recap the week that was in the world of sports!
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How Do The Oilers Move On From Last Night's Collapse?
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon & Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed how the Edmonton Oilers collapsed in Anaheim last night, if the NHL needs to fine tune its replay review system on goalie interference and how the Ottawa Senators can rebound from dropping Games 3 & 4 to the New York Rangers.
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EE Makes His Return To Toronto
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon & Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed if Marcus Stroman should have gone for an MRI to assess his arm tightness and size up Edwin Encarnacion's return to Toronto on Monday with the Cleveland Indians and whether the Blue Jays would be better off if EE had re-signed.
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A Test Of The Blue Jays Resolve
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon & Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed the Toronto Blue Jays' inability to get on a consistent run, the injuries that are bogging them down, the bullpen's continued struggles & the ways this team can climb out of this early hole they've dug themselves.
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Assessing The Niskanen Hit On Sidney Crosby
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon and Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed Matt Niskanen's crosscheck on Sidney Crosby, Crosby's lengthy concussion history and what a Pens series win would do to the Washington Capitals future plans.
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Time For The Raptors To Hit The Reset Button?
May 06 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon & Jordan Heath-Rawlings discussed the Toronto Raptors 3-0 series deficit to the Cleveland Cavaliers and whether a sweep will lead to wide spread changes in the offseason, namely if Kyle Lowry or Serge Ibaka will be re-signed.
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Have the Blue Jays' hit rock bottom?
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce, and David Singh discuss the Blue Jays' brutal start to the season, and explain how surprising some of the losses have been. They also take a look at possible moves the Blue Jays could make, and debate what needs to be done with the bullpen.
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Looking ahead to the Leafs' off-season
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce, and David Singh discuss the off-season moves they think the Leafs need to make so that the club can improve upon last season's success. They talk about the forward help that is needed, the importance of shoring up their blueline, and the physical growth they need to see from Mitch Marner.
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Where would the Senators be without Erik Karlsson?
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Garey Joyce, and David Singh discuss the excellent play and leadership of Senators' defenceman Erik Karlsson, and wonder what kind of team the Sens would be without his services. They also break down the attendance issues that have been plaguing the organization this season.
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Oilers are getting it done as a team
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce, and David Singh discuss how the Oilers- as a team-have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Ducks in the second-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They take a look at how Connor McDavid's lack of offense hasn't hurt the team, and break down the various heroes who have stepped up for Edmonton.
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Second time's the charm for the Raptors?
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce, and David Singh debate whether or not the Raptors are good enough this year to finish the Cavaliers off in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. They discuss the P.J. Tucker factor, Kyle Lowry's less than stellar play this post-season, and what starting lineup they expect to see.
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The Hot Stove recaps Raptors vs. Bucks
April 29 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce, and David Singh recap the Toronto Raptors' first-round series win over the Milwaukee Bucks and discuss Dwane Casey's coaching throughout the series, DeMar DeRozan's ability to step-up, and what they learned about the Raptors in those six games.
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Will last night's win help the Blue Jays find their form?
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo break down the Blue Jays' struggles and discuss whether or not last night's extra innings win over the Angels will be enough to help this team get back on track. Will Jose be able to find his form after his three run homer?
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Raptors need to make lineup changes ahead of Game 4
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo discuss whether or not they think Dwane Casey has been out-coached by Jason Kidd, and break down the important roster lineup changes that need to be made before Game 4. They talk about why Casey needs to start the game with his most reliable players- not his default starting five.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - April 22 - Saturday
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett and Gary Melo talk Leafs Caps Game 5, The Raps Game 3 Struggles and if Bautista can get on track for the Jays!
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Is this Raptors team reaching the end of its run?
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo break down the Toronto Raptors' post-season struggles, and talk about why the organization may need to make some changes to the core. The guys also discuss Dwane Casey's coaching, and whether or not the team's struggles are on him at all.
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A look around the Stanley Cup playoffs with the Hot Stove crew
April 22 2017
Will the Canadiens be able to get going offensively? Can the Oilers get it done tonight? Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo take a look around the Stanley Cup playoffs, and discuss (among other things): Erik Karlsson's MVP-calibre play, the Canadiens' offensive struggles, and the Oilers' ability to advance to the second round after tonight's game.
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Leafs' defencemen keep stepping up
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo discuss the excellent play of Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, and the rest of the Leafs d corps in the playoffs,. They also talk about Frederik Andersen's play, and debate whether or not he's a "great" goaltender.
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Was Kadri's hit on Ovechkin dirty?
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo debate whether or not Nazem Kadri's hip check on Alex Ovechkin was dirty, and discuss his effectiveness this past season and in the playoffs. The guys also talk about his growth and development over the years.
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Powerplay ineffectiveness hurting the Leafs
April 22 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gary Melo discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs' less than effective post-season powerplay, and talk about how it may be costing them in their series against the Washington Capitals. They also discuss Mitch Marner's drop-off in performance, and the inability of fans to have complete faith in the team.
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Blue Jays keep digging themselves into a deeper hole
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson break down the Toronto Blue Jays' brutal start to the season, and discuss how a bad start could really hamper their playoff aspirations. The guys also talk about what Josh Donaldson's stint on the DL will mean to their anemic defense.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - April 15 - Saturday
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle and Dan Robson talk Leafs-Caps, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Raps-Bucks preview and What's up with the Jays?
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The Knicks & Carmelo heading for divorce court
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson discuss Phil Jackson's comments about Carmelo Anthony, and question if they were made to make Carmelo feel unwelcome. They talk about what Jackson has to gain from those comments, and take a look at the circus that the Knicks have become.
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How much trouble will the Bucks give the Raptors?
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson admit that on paper the Raptors should be able to handle the Bucks- but this Milwaukee team won't just rollover and give up. The guys tee up the series, discuss what it would take for the Bucks to beat the Raptors, and break down how Toronto's newest additions will be help the team in the post-season.
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Breaking down the Stanley Cup playoffs on the Hot Stove
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson break down an Ottawa Senators' Twitter gaffe, and discuss if they're in trouble against the Bruins. They also take a look at the Oilers series against the Sharks, Joe Thornton's legacy, and the showdown between Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist.
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Is this the Capitals' year?
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson discuss how the path to the Stanley Cup Finals should be clear for the Capitals thanks to Kris Letang's injury. They also talk about how the Leafs fared against the Capitals in Game 1, and look at the growth of Nazem Kadri.
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Revisiting the "Shattenkirk to the Leafs" possibility
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson discuss the kind of difference-maker that Kevin Shattenkirk is, and whether or not it's possible that he joins the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Did the Leafs miss their chance in Game 1?
April 15 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Dan Robson break down the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 OT loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their quarterfinal series, and debate whether or not it was a missed opportunity for the club.
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Key for Leafs' success vs. Pens? Stay loose
April 08 2017
NHL.com's Dave McCarthy believes the Leafs learned a valuable lesson from their loss to the Lightning, and if they can stay loose against the Penguins they should be able to give themselves a chance to win. McCarthy also talked about why he picks Frederik Andersen as the Leafs' MVP, and discussed how Auston Matthews has taken the pressure off of other Toronto rookies.
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Does Sergio Garcia have the confidence to take home the green jacket?
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Arden Zwelling and Ryan Dixon are joined by SB Nation's Kyle Robbins to discuss the solid play of Sergio Garcia at the Masters so far, and explain why it's a question of whether he can shake the cobwebs and believe in himself after all these years. Robbins also discussed Jordan Spieth's play so far, and why he thinks Thomas Pieters can win the tournament.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove -April 8 - Saturday
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Arden Zwelling, and Ryan Dixon talk Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays and Masters. They are also joined by Kyle Robbins to discuss who'll win the green jacket, and NHL.com's Dave McCarthy to preview Leafs/Pens.
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Early impressions of the 2017 Blue Jays
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling discuss the great impression Kendrys Morales has made so far with the Blue Jays, and the excellence of the starting rotation (for the most part). They talked about how the offense will still be the key to the Jays' success, and debated whether or not the bullpen needs to be lights-out for them to succeed.
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Raptors' playoff success rests on Kyle Lowry's shoulders
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling discuss what Kyle Lowry's return means to the Raptors and their playoff aspirations. They also broke down the Raptors' gritty win over the Miami Heat, and talked about the versatility of their lineup.
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Breaking down Stanley Cup favourites
April 08 2017
Which Canadian team will go farthest in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Who's ripe for an early upset? Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling answer those questions, and take a look at the entire playoff picture on the Sportsnet Hot Stove.
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Is this the beginning of something great for the Leafs?
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling debate whether or not this is the beginning of a prolonged period of success for the Maple Leafs. They discuss the moves the team needs to make to reach the next level, and talk about if those moves will/can be made sooner rather than later.
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Hard for Leafs fans to forget past failures
April 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Arden Zwelling discuss the panic that has been setting in among Leafs fans, and break down whether or not they see the team making the post-season. The guys also debate about whether or not it should be considered a failure if they don't clinch a playoff berth.
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Can Lowry find his way without a regular season return?
April 01 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg, and David Singh discuss whether or not they think Kyle Lowry can find his form if he isn't able to return before the post-season.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - April 1 - Saturday
April 01 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg and David Singh recap the week that was in the world of sports!
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