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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
The Raptors are playing without fear
Originally aired January 13 2018
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Taking a look around the MLB off-season with the Hot Stove
January 13 2018
Roger Lajoie, Ryan Dixon, and Mark Boffo take a look around the MLB off-season, and discuss the Blue Jays' deal with Donaldson, why it was a smart move, his future with the club, the team going to arbitration with Marcus Stroman and Roberto Osuna, and their lackluster outfield.
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It won't take much for fans to get caught up in the Olympics
January 13 2018
The Hot Stove panel discusses Team Canada's men's hockey team roster, what it will take for fans to get excited about the tournament, the different stories that will emerge at the games, and how this will be such a different viewing experience for fans.
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The Canadiens are at a crossroads
January 13 2018
Roger Lajoie, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon give their thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens' struggles, how they can turn it around, and the good that can come with tanking. The guys also take a look at the moves and decisions that got the team to this point.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - January 13- Saturday
January 13 2018
Roger Lajoie, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon discuss the Leafs' play as of late, the Raptors' dominance, the Blue Jays' recent deals, and more!
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Should we be reading into the Leafs' recent losses?
January 13 2018
The Hot Stove Crew weighs in on the Leafs' last stretch heading into their bye week, their up and down season as a whole, Frederik Andersen's workload, and the possibility of a deadline move.
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Are bye weeks a good idea?
January 13 2018
Roger Lajoie, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon debate the good and the bad of the NHL's bye weeks.
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The Raptors are playing without fear
January 13 2018
The Hot Stove breaks down the Raptors' solid play, their win over the Cavs, and discus how their depth sets them apart, how they're viewed around the league, and how hard it is to compare the regular season to the playoffs.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove -January 6 - Saturday
January 06 2018
Rob Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Brent Gunning talk Leafs, World Junior's, Raptors, and Wild-Card Weekend in the NFL!
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Previewing Wild-Card Weekend with the Hot Stove
January 06 2018
Rob Wong, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett look ahead to a busy weekend in the NFL, and preview the Bills match-up vs the Jaguars. The guys also discuss the drama in New England, who they think are the teams to beat, and Jon Gruden's (reproted) 100 million dollar contract.
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Story-lines abound with this Raptors' squad
January 06 2018
Rob Wong, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett discuss the Toronto Raptors' recent success, and give their thoughts on DeMar DeRozan's place among the all-time Raptors' greats, how he's separated himself from Kyle Lowry and possible deadline moves the team might make.
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Where has the interest in the World Junior Championship gone?
January 06 2018
The Hot Stove touches on Team Canada's gold medal win at the WJC, and discusses how changing viewing habits have impacted interest in the tournament. They also weigh-in on Lias Andersson throwing away his silver medal.
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Golden Knights' success something to be envious about
January 06 2018
Rob Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Rob Wong break down the Vegas Golden Knights' surprising success, and discuss how it may affect struggling teams in the league.
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What are realistic expectations for this Leafs team?
January 06 2018
The Hot Stove assesses the Maple Leafs' play as of late, and discusses the little things that the team is doing right, what they've seen from Auston Matthews, and what reasonable expectations for the team would be.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove -December 16 - Saturday
December 16 2017
Rob Wong, Ryan Dixon, and Mark Boffo discuss the Leafs' struggles, the turmoil in Ottawa, the Raptors' great play, Week 15 in the NFL, and recap the MLB Winter Meetings!
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Most intriguing Week 15 storylines?
December 16 2017
The Hot Stove hosts break down what NFL game they're most interested in this weekend, and discuss Aaron Rodgers' return, the major Steelers/Patriots match-up, whether or not the Steelers can take advantage of the Pats' leaky defence, how the Eagles will fare without Carson Wentz, and weigh-in on Chargers/Chiefs.
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The Hot Stove recaps the MLB Winter Meetings
December 16 2017
Rob Wong, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon look back on the week that was at the MLB Winter Meetings in Florida, and give their thoughts on what they think the Blue Jays' should do with Josh Donaldson. The guys also take a look ahead to next season and discuss what it will take for the Jays to become contenders.
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Is this Raptors team better equipped for the post-season?
December 16 2017
Rob Wong, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon discuss the Raptors' recent strong play, and debate whether this team can make a deep playoff run. The guys also weigh-in on Serge Ibaka's "resurgence", and take a look at other bright spots on the roster.
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Are the Senators as bad as their last ten games indicate?
December 16 2017
The Hot Stove crew gives their thoughts on the Ottawa Senators' struggles, Erik Karlsson's free-agency comments, Karlsson's less than-stellar-play, and Eugene Melnyk's plans for the future.
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The Leafs' offence continues to sputter
December 16 2017
Rob Wong, Mark Boffo, and Ryan Dixon break down the Maple Leafs' offensive woes, and discuss the possible lineup changes, how Auston Matthews' absence has impacted the team, and why some players are given more leeway than others.
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Who are the true contenders in the NFL?
December 09 2017
With Week 14 already underway in the National Football League George, Gare, and Josh preview this weekend's marquee matchups and discuss some of the candidates for league MVP.
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Is Frederik Andersen the Maple Leafs' MVP?
December 09 2017
After another impressive performance in a shootout win over the Calgary Flames, the Hot Stove debates where the Toronto Maple Leafs would be without the services of Frederik Andersen.
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Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders: The Rematch
December 09 2017
George Rusic, Gare Joyce, and Josh Goldberg preview today's MLS Cup Final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders. How would a title impact TFC in comparison to the other teams in the city? Will they be able to keep the momentum after adding many new fans?
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Giancarlo Stanton is Bronx Bound
December 09 2017
The New York Yankees have acquired reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. George Rusic, Gare Joyce, and Josh Goldberg discuss the deal and it what it means for the Toronto Blue Jays and the rest of the American League East.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - December 9 - Saturday
December 09 2017
George Rusic, Gare Joyce, and Josh Goldberg discuss the Yankees' and Angels' newest acquisitions, preview the MLS Cup Final, and break down the latest across the NHL, NBA, and NFL!
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - December 12 - Saturday
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Donnovan Bennett, and Brent Gunning discuss the Leafs' recent play, Fred VanVleet's evolution, the Eli Manning situation in New York, Tiger Woods' return, and the Blue Jays' recent activity!
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Reasons to be optimistic about Tiger Woods?
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett discuss Tiger Woods' surprising performance so far at the Hero World Challenge, what would have to happen for Tiger to prove that he's "back", and where he ranks all-time among other golfers.
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Did the Giants mishandle the Manning situation?
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Donnovan Bennett, and Brent Gunning discuss the New York Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning, and whether it could have been handled better.
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Fred VanVleet continues to progress and evolve
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Brent Gunning, and Donnovan Bennett break down Fred VanVleet's play, and discuss the Raptors' large rotation, and who else has impressed them this season.
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The Hot Stove Debate: Matthews vs. Andersen
December 02 2017
George Rusic, Donnovan Bennett, and Brent Gunning debate who is more important to the Toronto Maple Leafs- Auston Matthews, or Frederik Andersen?
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Adam Graves on Hometown Hockey: It represents what Canada is all about
November 25 2017
Former NHL-er Adam Graves joins Rob Wong, Mike Wilner and Mark Boffo to discuss Hometown Hockey's stop in Oakville, what makes the event so special, his career highlights, and the growth of the game.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - November 25 - Saturday
November 25 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Wilner, and Mark Boffo take a look at the Leafs' play this week, the Raptors' recent struggles, and the Blue Jays' off-season plans!
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The Hot Stove previews an interesting Blue Jays' off-season
November 25 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Wilner, and Mark Boffo breakdown the Blue Jays' off-season plans, and discuss whether or not they can attract Shohei Ohtani, some players they could target, and whether the team is a few teaks away from being a playoff contender.
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Raptors still searching for consistency
November 25 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Wilner, and Mark Boffo weigh-in on the Raptors' last two games, and recap the season so far. They discuss whether or not they think the Raptors can at least make the Conference Finals, and take a look at areas they need to work on.
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Can the Leafs keep winning when they're getting out-shot?
November 25 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Wilner, and Mark Boffo discuss the Leafs' up and down week, Frederik Andersen's incredible play, and Nazem Kadri's growth. The guys also weigh-in on the Leafs' tendency to get out-shot, and question whether it's sustainable.
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Why are the Bills benching Tyrod Taylor?
November 18 2017
George Rusic, Josh Goldberg, and Ryan Dixon discuss Sean McDermott's decision to sit Tyrod Taylor and play Nathan Peterman this Sunday, expectations for Peterman, and the Bills' future QB situation. The guys also take a look around the NFL and discuss the Rams' play, and the Minnesota Vikings' play with Case Keenum.
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There's a lot to like about the Raptors' rotation
November 18 2017
George Rusic, Ryan Dixon, and Josh Goldberg recap the Raptors' big win over the New York Knicks, and discuss the great play of the bench, how deep the rotation really is, their solid performances despite injuries, and what we can expect come playoff time when it comes to style of play.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - November 18- Saturday
November 18 2017
George Rusic, Ryan Dixon, and Josh Goldberg take a look around the week that was in the world of sports- with a focus on the Leafs, Canadiens, MLB MVP awards, and the NFL season so far!
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Having Carey Price a blessing and a curse for the Canadiens?
November 18 2017
George Rusic, Ryan Dixon, and Josh Goldberg discuss Carey Price's concerning injury history, his playoff performances for the Canadiens, how he is a blessing and a curse for the team, and debate the good and bad of his contract. They also discuss the Canadien's poor drafting, and player evaluations as of late.
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Give Matthews more time off than he needs
November 18 2017
George Rusic, Ryan Dixon, and Josh Goldberg discuss the Maple Leafs' play without Auston Matthews, whether or not they would bring him back if he's only 95%, how he's going to be played when he returns, how they think Mike Babcock will use the young forward, and the secrecy around the team.
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Plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Raptors
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo discuss the Raptors' start to the season, the good and bad we've seen from the culture change, how the surging Celtics and deep East have changed the landscape of the conference., and the lack of "respect" the Raptors get in the league.
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Should Thursday Night Football be abolished?
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo discuss the issues with having Thursday night football games, why the NFL is being hypocritical by having those game, and the good and bad of having an active injured player in the broadcast booth.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - November 11 - Saturday
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo take a look around the NHL, and talk Leafs, Raptors, NFL, TFC and R.J. Barrett!
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The Hot Stove remembers Roy Halladay
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo reflect on Roy Halladay's life and career, and discuss the kind of man Halladay was, his competitiveness on the field, and how the Blue Jays should honour him.
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Veterans getting it done for the Leafs
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo discuss what Patrick Marleau and James van Riemsdyk bring to the table, and the importance of having veterans on a young team. The guys also weigh in on the struggles of Mitch Marner.
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Frederik Andersen making a case for Leafs' MVP
November 11 2017
Roger Lajoie, Brent Gunning, and Gary Melo discuss Auston Matthews' injury, how lucky the Leafs are that this is the first injury he's dealt with so far, how much he means to the team, and how the Leafs have fared without him. They also break down Frederik Andersen's play as of late, and ask if he's been their MVP so far.
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