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The Sportsnet Hot Stove
Sportsnet Hot Stove - August 12 - Saturday
Originally aired August 12 2017
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - August 19 - Saturday
August 19 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg and Donnovan Bennett talk Blue Jays, Draisaitl extension, athlete activism and more!
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How will Leon Draisaitl's extension affect the rest of the NHL?
August 19 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and John Grigg breakdown Leon Draisaitl's 8-year extension with the Oilers, and discuss if they think it's a fair deal. The guys also give their take on how it will affect the Toronto Maple Leafs' plans for their young stars.
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What role does activism play in sports?
August 19 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and John Grigg discuss Kevin Durant's latest comments in which he said he will not be going to the White House if invited. They talk about the role activism plays in sports, how athlete activism has evolved, and whether or not athletes have a duty to speak out.
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The Hot Stove takes on Kinsler vs. Hernandez
August 19 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and John Grigg discuss Ian Kinsler's comments on Angel Hernandez, and talk about whether or not they would support robot umps. The guys also talk about how robot umpires would impact the game- for better and worse.
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Is the future looking bright for Blue Jays' prospects?
August 19 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and John Grigg discuss the state of the Blue Jays' farm system, and debate whether or not the team has a bright future when it comes to prospects. They also talk about who they can see stepping in during the final stretch of the season.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - August 12 - Saturday
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Ryan Dixon look back on the week that was in the world of sports!
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Will moving the PGA Championship to May increase its prestige?
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Ryan Dixon discuss why it makes sense that the PGA Championship is moving to May, and talk about how it may become more prestigious with the move. They also discuss the personality that's lacking from the event.
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Imagine Neymar's record breaking transfer in another sport?
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Ryan Dixon take a look at Neymar's record-breaking transfer that became official this week, and talk about the added pressure that is now on him and Paris St-Germain.
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What has hampered the Blue Jays the most: a flawed roster or injuries?
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Ryan Dixon recap the Blue Jays' season up to this point and discuss whether or not injuries or a flawed roster have hurt the team the most. They also talk about the positives on this roster, and take a look at potential moves they could make.
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Was the Sochi Open an Olympics preview?
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Donnovan Bennett discuss Team Canada's performance at the "Sochi Open", and discuss whether or not we saw a preview of Canada's 2018 Olympic team. They also discuss whether or not people will be interested in the hockey at the Olympics.
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Is Denis Shapovalov the new face of Canadian tennis?
August 12 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Ryan Dixon break down Denis Shapovalov's incredible performances at the Rogers Cup so far, and discuss whether or not he's the new face of Canadian tennis. They also talk about Genie Bouchard, and her fall from grace.
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Have we put too much focus on Andre De Grasse?
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce discuss Andre De Grasse's injury, how serious a hamstring injury can be, and why we may be expecting too much out of him (and putting too much focus on him). The guys talk about how this injury has taken some of the "air" out of the World Track Championships, and take a look back on Usain Bolt's career.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - August 5 - Saturday
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle and Gare Joyce recap the week that was in the world of sports!
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Is TFC ready to seize the Toronto spotlight?
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce discuss whether or not they think TFC can take some of the spotlight away from the Toronto Blue Jays, Leafs, or Raptors, and talk about what kind of fans are interested in the team and league. The guys also take a look at what it would take to attract European soccer fans, and discuss the possibility of Michael Bradley leaving the organization.
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Were the Raptors short-changed in ESPN poll?
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce discuss ESPN's latest projections for the 2017-18 NBA season and talk about whether or not it was fair to rank the Raptors as 6th overall in the Eastern Conference. The guys also took a look at the team's off-season moves and how they will affect the team next season.
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Will Colin Kaepernick find an NFL job?
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce discuss Colin Kaepernick's chances of finding a job in the NFl, and talk about the hypocrisy in the NFL. They take a look at Kaepernick's history, and try to understand why owners won't take a chance on the QB.
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The Hot Stove breaks down the Blue Jays' deadline moves
August 05 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Gare Joyce assess the Blue Jays' deadline moves, and discuss whether or not they expect the team to make anymore moves before the end of the season. They also talk about how they think fans will handle a rebuild, and take a look at who Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins really are.
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Are People Still Fascinated By OJ Simpson?
July 22 2017
'The Juice' is loose...or at least he will be in October. The Sportsnet Hot Stove discusses the parole of the former NFL star turned infamous convict.
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Is Malkin the Greatest Russian Player of All-time?
July 22 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg, and Gare Joyce discuss and debate Sport-Express' list of the top Russian hockey players. Evgeni Malkin was named # 1 despite not even being named to the NHL's top 100 list.
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Kyrie Irving Wants Out!
July 22 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg, and Gare Joyce discuss Kyrie Irving's trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers and what it means for the rest of the NBA; notably the Raptors and the rest of the Eastern Conference.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - July 22 - Saturday
July 22 2017
Dan Riccio, John Grigg and Gare Joyce talk about the Blue Jays struggles, Kyrie Irving's trade request and the British Open!
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Where Do The Blue Jays Go From Here?
July 22 2017
On The Sportsnet Hot Stove, Dan Riccio, John Grigg and Gare Joyce discussed the continued struggles of the Toronto Blue Jays and what moves might need to be made at the trade deadline and beyond to return this team to its winning ways of 2015 and 2016.
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Get Used to Seeing Sponsors on Jerseys
July 08 2017
The Toronto Raptors are just one of several NBA teams introducing advertising on their jerseys for the 2017-2018 season. Will this become the norm for professional sports in North America?
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Raptors Bring Back Lowry and Ibaka
July 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gare Joyce discuss the Raptors' decision to retain Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka in free agency to three-year contracts. Is keeping the core together the right move in weakened Eastern Conference?
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Will McDavid's "Discount" Set A Trend For Other Players?
July 08 2017
Connor McDavid's $12.5M cap-hit is now the highest in NHL history. Will other superstars leave some money on the table to keep their respective teams competitive?
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What Should the Jays Do At the Deadline?
July 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Donnovan Bennett, and Gare Joyce look ahead to MLB's July 31st non-waiver trade deadline - what do Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro have in store for the present and the future?
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - July 8 - Saturday
July 08 2017
Dan Riccio, Gare Joyce and Donnovan Bennett recap the week that was in the world of sports!
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Sportsnet Hot Stove -July 1 - Saturday
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Craig Battle discuss NHL & NBA free agency, Connor McDavid's new contract, and break down the Blue Jays's struggles.
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Is it time for the Blue Jays to start selling?
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Ryan Dixon discuss the Blue Jays' struggles, and debate whether or not it's time for the organization to start selling. They also talk about what a tear down would do the team's fan base.
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Hot Stove talks Paul George, weak East
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Ryan Dixon give their thoughts on the Paul George/OKC signing, and discuss how weak the East is right now in the NBA. They also talked about the unique situation the Celtics are in, and question why they didn't cash-in on Paul George.
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Where do the Oilers go from here?
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Craig Battle discuss Connor McDavid's contract, and explain why it leaves the Oilers with very little room for error. They also give their takes on how the team should build around McDavid.
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Should the Leafs just sign "anybody" to short-term contracts?
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Craig Battle, and Ryan Dixon take a look at potential Toronto Maple Leafs' free agent targets, and discuss why it may be a good idea for the team to sign players to short-term deals- as they'll be dealing with a cap crunch in a few years.
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The Hot Stove takes a look at NHL Free Agency
July 01 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Craig Battle break down this year's NHL free agency class, and discuss how many major free agent signings haven't necessary lived up to their promise. They also talked about why team's shouldn't sign a player just for the sake of making a deal.
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Blue Jays still trying to find some consistency
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg, and Mike Johnston discuss the Blue Jays' up-and-down season, and compare their record to previous seasons'. They also take a look at how injuries have affected the team, and weigh-in on their post-season chances.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - June 17 - Saturday
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg and Mike Johnston recap the Pens and Warriors titles and look ahead to the NBA and NHL offseasons!
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Don't fault players for wanting to join Golden State
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg, and Mike Johnston discuss the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors, and whether or not they're capable of pulling off three or four straight Championships. They also explain why you can't fault the Warriors for being a desirable place to play, and why players can't be faulted either for wanting to join the organization.
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Will Mayweather-McGregor be a total sideshow?
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg, and Mike Johnston discuss the upcoming McGregor/Mayweather fight, and explain why it would be doing Conor McGregor a disservice to completely write him off...though it's hard to see how he could defeat Floyd Mayweather in his element.
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The Hot Stove weighs in on the Drouin trade
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg, and Mike Johnston weigh in on the Drouin/Sergachev deal and discuss whether or not the Canadiens made the right decision by not getting a center. They also break down what else the Canadiens need to do to become serious contenders, and they also talk about whether or not we can expect a busy off-season.
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Can the Penguins three-peat?
June 17 2017
Roger Lajoie, John Grigg, and Mike Johnston debate the meaning of the word "dynasty" and discuss the Penguins' chances of pulling off a third straight Stanley Cup win. They also take a look at some off-season moves that would help remain contenders, and talk about Sidney Crosby's legacy.
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Who are your top 40 Blue Jays' of all-time?
June 10 2017
Rob Wong, Dan Robson, and Gary Melo discuss who their top Blue Jay of all time is, and discuss who would make the "Top 40" list and who wouldn't.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - June 10 - Saturday
June 10 2017
Rob Wong, Dan Robson and Gary Melo talk NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and the Blue Jays trip to Seattle!
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The Hot Stove breaks down the Conn Smythe race
June 10 2017
Evgeni Malkin? Sidney Crosby? Rob Wong, Dan Robson, and Gary Melo discuss who their Conn Smythe pick is, and talk about what another Stanley Cup would do for Sidney Crosby's legacy.
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Will home be just what the Preds need to get back on track?
June 10 2017
Rob Wong, Dan Robson, and Gary Melo discuss what kind of effort they expect to see from the Nashville Predators in Game 6, and explain why Game 5 should be easy enough for the team to shake off.
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The Hot Stove takes a look at the Blue Jays
June 10 2017
Rob Wong, Dan Robson, and Gary Melo and discuss whether or not they see Joe Biagini staying in the rotation, and break down Devon Travis' latest injury woes. They also take a look at Justin Smoak's great season so far.
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Is this Warriors team the best of all-time?
June 10 2017
They missed the chance to go 16-0 in the post-season, but is this Warriors team the greatest of all time? Rob Wong, Gary Melo, and Dan Robson break it all down, and discuss where they would rank the team all-time.
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