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Will moving the PGA Championship to May increase its prestige?
Originally aired August 12 2017
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - October 14- Saturday
October 14 2017
Rob Wong, Craig Battle, and Mark Boffo preview Leafs/Habs, and take a look around the NHL. The guys also breakdown the ALDS and NLDS, preview the Raptors' season, and talk Week 6 in the NFL!
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Can we buy into the Raptors culture change?
October 14 2017
Rob Wong, Craig Battle, and Mark Boffo discuss the Raptors' pre-season, expectations for the team's offence, this year, reasons to be encouraged by the team's recent showings, the play of C.J. Miles, whether he should be starting or not, and predictions for Serge Ibaka.
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Are the Astros too strong for the Yankees?
October 14 2017
Rob Wong, Craig Battle, and Mark Boffo recap last night's Astros/Yankees ALDS match-up, and discuss the Astros' incredible depth, their offensive firepower, ability to manufacture runs, and solid rotation.
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Can we expect a Canadiens' regression this season?
October 14 2017
Rob Wong, Craig Battle, and Mark Boffo take a look at the Montreal Canadiens and their sluggish offence, and talk about what they expect to see from the team this season. The guys also discuss whether or not the Leafs/Habs rivalry is still as special as it used to be.
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Too early to properly evaluate Leafs' defence?
October 14 2017
Rob Wong, Craig Battle, and Mark Boffo break down the Leafs' early defensive struggles, and debate whether or not it's too early to properly evaluate the defence. The guys also look ahead to the team's match-up against the Canadiens, and talk about how loose the team has been to start the season.
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Derek Sanderson talks Hometown Hockey, distaste for unkempt beards
October 07 2017
Derek Sanderson, former NHLer & Niagara Falls native, joins Rob Wong to look ahead to Rogers Hometown Hockey's stop in the Falls. He talks about his time as the highest played athlete in the world, and discusses how training has changed over the years, the various rule changes, and why he isn't a fan of some of the beards in the game.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - October 7- Saturday
October 07 2017
Rob Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Josh Goldberg break-down the first few games of the NHL season, talk MLB post-season, and weigh-in on Cam Newton's sexist comments. Former NHL-er Derek Sanderson joins the show to preview Hometown Hockey's stop in Niagara F
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The Hot Stove weighs in on Cam Newton's comments
October 07 2017
Rob Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Josh Goldberg give their thoughts Cam Newton's comments towards a female reporter, and discuss how they're a product of a toxic culture in sports.
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How's the Raptors' 'culture change' coming along?
October 07 2017
Rob Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Josh Goldberg recap the Raptors' first three pre-season games, and discuss how they've taken to changing their style of play, their struggles to hit three pointers, and realistic expectations for the season.
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The Hot Stove assesses the Leafs (very) early on
October 07 2017
Rob Wong, Josh Goldberg, and Donnovan Bennett break down the Toronto Maple Leafs' season opener, and discuss their surprising lack of discipline, the need for fans to temper their expectations, and the signing of Calvin Pickard.
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Connor McDavid is in a league of his own
October 07 2017
Rob, Wong, Donnovan Bennett, and Josh Goldberg discuss Connor McDavid's incredible opening night performance, and debate whether or not he is the greatest player in the NHL right now.
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Assessing the anthem protests in the NFL
September 30 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Johnston, and Rory Boylen give their takes on the anthem protests, and discuss how Colin Kaepernick's message has gotten lost along the way.
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Previewing the Blue Jays' off-season
September 30 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Johnston, and Rory Boylen explain why there is a reason to be optimistic about the Blue Jays' future with Ross Atkins & Mark Shapiro at the helm. They discussed who they think will leave in the off-season, what needs to be added, and what fans can expect for next season.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - September 30 - Saturday
September 30 2017
Rob Wong, Rory Boylen and Mike Johnston talk Leafs, Canadian NHL teams, Blue Jays and the NFL on this week's show!
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Hot Stove Canadian NHL Teams Preview- Part II
September 30 2017
Can the Canadiens make the playoffs despite being slow, and having spotty defence? How will the Senators fare in a more competitive East? What will the Canucks look like? Rob Wong, Mike Johnston, and Rory Boylen break it all down.
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Hot Stove Canadian NHL Teams Preview- Part I
September 30 2017
Do the Oilers deserve all of the hype they're getting? Will the Flames make the playoffs again? Are the Jets contenders? Rob Wong, Mike Johnston, and Rory Boylen break it all down!
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The Leafs look primed for a big 2017/18 season
September 30 2017
Rob Wong, Mike Johnston, and Rory Boylen look ahead to the Leafs' regular season, and discuss if they think the team can surpass expectations. They also talk about what their own expectations are for the club.
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What were the Ticats thinking with the Art Briles situation?
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, Ryan Dixon, and David Singh discuss the Ticats decision to hire Art Briles, talk about how prevalent situations like that are in the world of sports, and ask where we draw the line.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - September 2 - Saturday
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, Ryan Dixon and David Singh talk about the Blue Jays September Call Ups, Denis Shapovalov and the Tiger Cats Art Briles controversy!
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The summer of Shapo keeps on truckin'
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, Ryan Dixon, and David Singh breakdown Denis Shapovalov's incredible summer, and compare it to Genie Bouchard's rise and fall. They also discuss just how impressive Shapovalov's success has been, and talk about how great it is right now with different generations colliding in the sport.
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Where does Stanton's homerun pace rank among the all-time greats?
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, David Singh, and Ryan Dixon breakdown Giancarlo Stanton's incredible home run pace, and rank it among the all-time greats. The guys also look back on the steroid era, and talk about whether or not people care about Stanton's numbers.
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What will the Blue Jays do with Donaldson?
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, David Singh, and Ryan Dixon discuss why they think the Blue Jays should move Josh Donaldson if they plan on doing a major rebuild, and they talk about the progress of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. They also discuss what they would do with Donaldson if there isn't going to be a rebuild.
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Are the Blue Jays transitioning to more of a youth movement?
September 02 2017
Roger Lajoie, David Singh, and Ryan Dixon look ahead to the 2018-19 Blue Jays' season, and discuss what prospect they're most looking forward to seeing next year. The guys also talk about what they think Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins will do next year.
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The Hot Stove talks TFC's dominance, growth of MLS
August 26 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon, and Dan Robson discuss TFC's dominance this season, and look back on the team's struggles when it first came to be. The guys also talk about the growth of MLS, and how the on-field product has drastically improved.
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Sportsnet Hot Stove - August 26 - Saturday
August 26 2017
Dan Riccio, Ryan Dixon and Dan Robson preview Mayweather McGregor, talk Blue Jays top 40, Toronto FC's dominance and the Kyrie Irving trade!
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How does the (potential) Irving/Thomas trade impact the East & NBA as a whole?
August 26 2017
Dan Riccio, Dan Robson, and Ryan Dixon give their thoughts on the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to (potentially) send Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, and how they think Isaiah Thomas will fit in with the Cavs. They also discussed how this potential move will affect the East and the NBA as a whole, and they talked about Thomas' hip injury news.
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Who's the greatest Blue Jay of all-time?
August 26 2017
Ahead of Sunday's “40 in 40: Greatest Blue Jays” presentation, Dan Riccio, Dan Robson, and Ryan Dixon discuss why Roberto Alomar is one of the greatest Blue Jays' of all time (if not number one), and look back on other Jays' greats.
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Sizing up Mayweather-McGregor with the Hot Stove crew
August 26 2017
Dan Riccio, Dan Robson, and Ryan Dixon weigh-in on the the Mayweather-McGregor fight and discuss whether or not it will be able to live up to the hype. The guys talk about whether or not Conor McGregor really does stand a chance, and they discuss Mayweather's legacy.
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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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