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Feb 16: More Stroman noise
February 16 2018
What to make of Marcus Stroman's comments about his arbitration process (30:29)?; Mike Wilner on the Blue Jays signing of Jaime Garcia (93:55); Elliotte Friedman on the Leafs return for Soshnikov (113:51); Blue Jays pitcher JA Happ joins from Dunedin (127:42); and TFC GM Tim Bezbatchenko before next week's game in Colorado (137:57).
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TFC GM: We're ready to start again
February 16 2018
Greg Brady & Elliott Price place a call to Tim Bezbatchenko to discuss the short offseason for Toronto FC as they face the Colorado Rapids in a Champions League match on Tuesday, the acquisition of Gregory van der Wiel, and heading into the 2018 MLS season as defending champs.
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Spring Training check-in with Blue Jays pitcher J. A. Happ
February 16 2018
The Blue Jays starter talks to Greg Brady & Elliott Price about his health, the moves his team made in the offseason, his elbow issues during the 2017 campaign, heading into Spring Training with plenty of familiar faces, and working with Russell Martin.
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Elliotte Friedman: Clock was counting down on Soshnikov
February 16 2018
The HNIC personality touches on the Maple Leafs' shipping Nikita Soshnikov to the Blues, if the acquisition of Dion Phaneuf means the Kings are less likely to retain Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson's future with the Senators, if the Bruins or Lightning are giving Rangers assets a serious look, and the chances of Henrik Lundqvist in another jersey.
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Febraury 15: The Leafs and Raptors are going streaking
February 15 2018
Nick Kypreos tells us why the Leafs could stand pat at the deadline (78:33); JD Bunkis talks about great drama in the NBA this season (94:09); and David Kaplan tells us why the Blackhawks are struggling this season (134:25).
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Don't point the finger at Quenneville for Blackhawks' poor season
February 15 2018
ESPN 1000's David Kaplan shares his takes on the Bulls 20-37 record, the Blackhawks occupying the Central Division basement, if it's come time to say farewell to Joel Quenneville, and the Cubs' acquisition of Yu Darvish.
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Feb 14: Raptors hang on for another win
February 14 2018
Raptors win their sixth in a row (34:38); Ben Nicholson-Smith joins us from Dunedin where Jays pitchers and catchers report today (83:42); three-time NBA Champion with the Bulls, BJ Armstrong, talking Eastern Conference predictions (94:00); we remember Jerry Howarth (116:31); Damien Cox break down the Phaneuf trade (137:29).
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B. J. Armstrong still sees the East as a race between Cavs & Celtics
February 14 2018
The three-time NBA champion with the Bulls, and current player agent, shares his takes on the current state of his former club, the roster remake by the Cavaliers before trade deadline, who he sees coming out of the East, Steve Kerr letting his players coach themselves, and playing on winning vs. losing teams.
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Feb. 13: Leafs showed spunk in holding off the Bolts
February 13 2018
Host of Leafs Nation Pre and Post Game Gord Stellick talks the big win over the Lightning despite blowing a lead (49:16); NHL veteran Matthew Barnaby talks more on the Leafs and other NHL headlines (106:52), Miami Radio host Josh Friedman talks the Raptors taking on his Heat down in South Beach (125:54).
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Young Maple Leafs showed resiliency in holding off Bolts
February 13 2018
Former NHL pest Matthew Barnaby shares his thoughts on what the Leafs can take away from their victory over the Lightning, some Leafs fans having a defeatist attitude when it comes to the Bruins, re-assessing the Patrick Marleau signing, the market value of Matt Martin, the tight Metro Division, and the future of the Blackhawks.
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February 12: The Raptors don't need to be a super-team to win the East
February 12 2018
The Cavs look like front runners in the East again (34:56). FOX Sports' Jon Morosi on Yu Darvish's deal with the Cubs, his vulnerability right now, andwhat free agents the Blue Jays could still be looking at (79:40). Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett on why the Raptors don’t need a super team to win the East, why he's not scared of the Celtics, and what he makes of the Cavaliers' moves (93:14). Doug Maclean on Subban vs. Gallagher, and the good and bad of P.K. (112:20) .
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Morosi: I'd be surprised if Jays didn't add another starter
February 12 2018
MLB Network's Jon Morosi touches on Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs, if the pitcher's best baseball is behind him, another season in which the Blue Jays enter Spring Training without a defined role for Joe Biagini, and why Toronto will obtain at least one more option at the starting pitching position.
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Feb 9: Are the Cavs the East favourites again?
February 09 2018
Emmett Golden tells us why the Cavs are favourites in the East again (86:15); Dwight Walton breaks down the Raptors win over the Knicks (98:56); Elliotte Friedman gives us the latest on the Leafs trade front (121:24); Raptors GM Bobby Webster discusses his NBA trade deadline decisions (143:06).
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Elliotte Friedman: Leivo may want out, but he may not be first Leaf moved
February 09 2018
The co-host of "31 Thoughts: The Podcast" shares his takes on how video replay can work better in the NHL, Matt Martin's lack of ice time, Josh Leivo's trade request, the Penguins' defensive liabilities, the unexpected success of the Bruins, the Rangers announcing they're going to rebuild, and John Tavares' situation with the Islanders.
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Raptors GM: Lack of moves a vote of confidence in team's bench
February 09 2018
Bobby Webster touches on how the East changed post trade deadline, the moves he was interested in making, the strength of the second unit, takeaways from the win over the Celtics, the decision to send Bruno Caboclo to Sacramento, the development of OG Anunoby, and Jonas Valanciunas being a three-point threat.
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Well, Isaiah Thomas won't be on All-Time Cavs team
February 09 2018
ESPN 850's Emmett Golden discusses if he anticipated any of the deals engineered by Koby Altman, Isaiah Thomas not finding his groove in Cleveland, if this new lineup makes the Cavaliers once again the favourite to win the East, and if LeBron James is now more likely to stay in Ohio.
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February 8: Leafs steal one from the Predators
February 08 2018
Andersen stands on his head for the Leafs last night (41:29); Mitch Lawrence tells us why the Raptors could make the NBA Finals (98:36; Nick Kypreos weighs in on Alex Burrows’ suspension (118:52); Jason Myrtetus joins us from the Eagles Super Bowl parade (140:53).
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A good reason for Ujiri to make a bit of noise before NBA trade deadline
February 08 2018
The Sporting News/Forbes' Mitch Lawrence weighs in on the possibility of the Raptors representing the East in the NBA Finals, why Masai Ujiri may be willing to give up one of his young bench players, the mess that is the Cavaliers, who in the West will likely be most active before today's 3pm trade deadline, and how damaging the Kristaps Porzingis injury is for the Knicks.
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Feb 7: Why the Raptors can make the NBA Finals
February 07 2018
Blake Murphy on the Raptors punishing the Celtics last night (85:10); Mike Giardi tells us why Josh McDaniels is staying with the Patriots (116:01); Sean Deveney gives us the latest NBA rumours (129:05); and Glenn Healy tees-up Leafs-Preds (140:33).
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Nothing but encouraging signs in Raptors win over Celtics
February 07 2018
Raptors Republic's Blake Murphy gives his takes on how important the team's victory over the Celtics was, the bench coming through again, Dwane Casey's goal of being the number one seed in the East, and the troubles in Cleveland.
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Can Raptors bench lift them over LeBron & Kyrie?
February 07 2018
The Sporting News' Sean Deveney discusses whether his assessment of the Raptors changed after their win over the Celtics, what Boston & Cleveland may do before the trade deadline, if there's a deal that can improve Toronto, and the Knicks losing Kristaps Porzingis for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL.
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Bill Belichick not only person to blame for Butler's benching
February 06 2018
WEEI's Lou Merloni discusses the confusion regarding Bill Belichick's decision to keep Malcolm Butler off the defensive side of the field, if Bostonians find this loss easier to accept than the defeats at the hands of the Giants, and the Celtics looking great in the NBA East.
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Feb 6: Leafs win but lose Andersen
February 06 2018
The Leafs rebound to beat the Ducks (32:30); Luke Fox wonders if Josh Leivo will ever play for the Leafs again (87:28); Damien Cox is skeptical about 2018 Olympic hockey; and Lou Merloni gives reaction from Boston after a Super Bowl loss (150:53).
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Will Canadians tune into men's Olympic hockey?
February 06 2018
Sportsnet columnist Damien Cox talks to Greg Brady & Elliott Price about unattractive NHL cities, the possibility of only two Canadian cities being in the postseason, the next team north of the border to start rebuilding, how much the Leafs can take from their loss to the Bruins, and non-NHL Olympic hockey being days away.
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Feb. 5: Eagles win a Super Bowl to remember
February 05 2018
Brady hosts from Minnesota after attending the Super Bowl. Rob Wong is in for Hugh. Along with Elliott, they do the last NFL Blitz of the season (54:20); Doug MacLean recaps the Leafs loss in Boston (116:34); Tiki Barber discusses everything from Super Bowl commercials to Tom Brady's career (116:34); and Bruce Gradkowski debriefs calling the game with Greg Brady (141:24).
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Nick Foles approach + Doug Pederson's aggressiveness = Philly SB win
February 05 2018
11-year NFL vet Bruce Gradkowski, Greg Brady's partner for talkSPORT's broadcast of Super Bowl LII, talks about Nick Foles ability to stay calm & focused, Doug Pederson vs. Bill Belichick, the Eagles & Patriots' respective offenses having their way, and where this NFL championship rates vs. the previous 51.
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Recapping Super Bowl LII with Tiki Barber
February 05 2018
The three-time Pro Bowler provides his thoughts on the Eagles victory, what happens to Nick Foles in 2018, Bill Belichick's use of Malcolm Butler, a couple of questionable TD catches, the biggest AFC threat to the Patriots next season, Rob Gronkowski and/or Bill Belichick possibly retiring, and the chances of Philly repeating.
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The NFL Blitz: Eagles are Super Bowl Champions
February 05 2018
Rob Wong hosts the final NFL Blitz of the season with Greg Brady from Minnesota and Elliott Price from Toronto. The guys recap Super Bowl 52. Will MVP Sam Foles be back in Philadelphia next season?
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Feb 2: Is this the Maple Leafs best run of the season already?
February 02 2018
Is this the most impressive stretch of the Leafs season so far (31:10)?; Charles Davis gets us set for Super Bowl 52 (75:18); Dwight Walton recaps the Raptors loss in Washington (99:10); Elliotte Friedman gives a few of his 31 thoughts (120:40); and our Super Bowl Hateful 8 (140:14). Brady is hosting from Minnesota and George Rusic is subbing for Hugh.
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Elliotte Friedman: Travis Dermott may have changed Leafs trade deadline plans
February 02 2018
The hockey insider discusses a good candidate to become the newest NHL coach, if the Leafs still need to add a defenceman given how their call-ups have performed, the impact of Mike Babcock's line changes, if the Islanders are considering dealing John Tavares, why there's been a lack of trades so far, and the Flames' recent struggles.
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What can Eagles do to dethrone Tom Brady & the Pats?
February 02 2018
NFL on FOX's Charles Davis shares his thoughts on how different the Eagles are with Nick Foles as QB vs. Carson Wentz, the chances of Foles staying in Philadelphia next season, if coach Doug Pederson has been underestimated, what Philly must do to pull off the upset, and the Patriots' history of slow starts in Super Bowls.
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Feb 1: Do the Leafs even need deadline help?
February 01 2018
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Luke Willson: TNF a huge gamble with players' safety
February 01 2018
The Seahawks TE shares his thoughts regarding the injury concerns with playing Thursday night games, the difficulty some players have of watching the Super Bowl when they aren't in it, when he first realized they were going to win XLVIII, if he's the best baseball player on his squad, and which sports he's hopeless at.
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Matthew Barnaby: Tavares not in same situation as Stamkos
February 01 2018
Ex-NHL forward Matthew Barnaby weighs in on John Tavares' future, why the circumstances for him differs from Steven Stamkos, the possibility of the Islanders dealing him before the trade deadline, and the unforeseen success of the Bruins.
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Joe Theismann: Don't be surprised if Philly pulls off upset
February 01 2018
The Super Bowl-winning QB joins Greg Brady & Elliott Price to discuss his experiences participating in the big game, the Eagles chances against the daunting Patriots, and Tom Brady's legacy.
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Jan 31: what sports memory still makes you cringe?
January 31 2018
What Toronto sports play do you hate seeing when it comes on TV (55:49)?; Dick Vermeil tells us why the Eagles could win it all Sunday (100:39), JD Bunkis recaps the Raptors win (131:05), Bram Weinstein reacts to the Alex Smith trade in Washington (141:17).
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Dick Vermeil: Philly must overcome the mystique of Brady & Belichick
January 31 2018
The Super Bowl XXXIV-winning coach discusses why he's rooting for the Eagles, when he knew Kurt Warner was an elite QB, the excellent offence he had with the Rams in the late 1990s, the evolution of the championship game & the events surrounding it since his Eagles team went to XV, and what he expects from Nick Foles.
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What highlight still makes you cringe?
January 31 2018
Greg Brady, Elliott Price, and Hugh Burrill take calls on heartbreaking Toronto sports highlights that still make you turn away when they come on the screen.
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Jan. 30, 2018 - Chief Wahoo and Jaromir Jagr are out
January 30 2018
Cleveland is right to do away with the Chief Wahoo logo (57:33); Clark Judge recaps Super Bowl Media Night (86:03); Justin Termine breaks down the Blake Griffin trade (101:10); Damien Cox gets us set for the NHL's return (122:39); Phil Mackey joins us from Minneapolis (143:50).
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Jaromir Jagr's career full of ups-and-downs, many stages
January 30 2018
Sportsnet columnist Damien Cox weighs in on where Jaromir Jagr ranks all time among wingers, his lack of a defensive game, what the Maple Leafs should do before trade deadline, if Toronto has goaltending good enough to advance to go deep in the playoffs, and the possibility of John Tavares joining the Maple Leafs.
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Unexpected move provides Pistons with someone to market
January 30 2018
SiriusXM NBA Radio's Justin Termine provides his thoughts on Monday's blockbuster deal which saw Blake Griffin go to the Pistons, how far the Timberwolves can go in the spring, if the Raptors are currently good enough to win the East, and where LeBron James will play next season.
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Jan. 29, 2018: Raptor thump Lakers on NHL All-Star Weekend
January 29 2018
We recap the Raptors win over the Lakers; Ian Leggatt discusses Tiger's return to the PGA Tour (98:28); Tiki Barber gets us set for Super Bowl Week (119:45); Doug Maclean discusses NHL All-Star weekend (142:18).
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Tough VanVleet figured out his "size issue"
January 29 2018
Raptors TV analyst Leo Rautins shares his takes on the team letting Friday's game vs. the Jazz slip out of their hands, if the organisation expected Fred VanVleet to be this good, and whether Masai Ujiri will be able to afford to keep the point guard.
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Jan. 26, 2018: Goaltender interference controversy is not a good look for the NHL
January 26 2018
Elliotte Friedman weighs in on the goaltender interference calls at (96:19), and give his thoughts on John Tavares' future in New York, Connor McDavid's "gesture" that got him a penalty, and Nazem Kadri's success with Mitch Marner; the guys on the Leafs' win in Dallas, and theam's play in their last two games (33:39); Charles Davis tees up Super Bowl Week (77:53). John Ourand on the XFL, and how it will differ from it's original incarnation (128:36); Oilers' legend Ryan Smyth on being named to Order of Hockey in Canada (137:54).
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Ryan Smyth: I felt so honoured Hockey Canada kept calling me
January 26 2018
"Captain Canada" discusses being part of the 2002 gold medal Olympic team, the numerous times he represented the nation on the international stage, if he still has Oilers blood in him, the disappointing season his former club is going through, and the nickname.
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