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Feb 15: Kings Insider Josh Cooper on the Phaneuf trade
Originally aired February 15 2018
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Feb 15: Kings Insider Josh Cooper on the Phaneuf trade
February 15 2018
Ryan and Rory discuss where the Senators are headed in the wake of the Dion Phaneuf trade (1:38), muse about whether or not GMs will refuse to shell out for rental players (7:05) and assess the job GM Jim Benning has done in Vancouver (14:15). Also, L.A. Kings Insider Josh Cooper joins the show to break down the Phaneuf deal from the Kings' perspective (20:26).
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Feb. 8: Wheeler and the Jets
February 09 2018
Ryan and Rory chat with Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds (2:30) about Mark Scheifele's return and what to do with Blake Wheeler, the NY Rangers' (24:35) surprise admission, and if Travis Dermott's (29:15) play has changed the Leafs plans on deadline day.
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Feb. 1: Pens and Rangers heading in two separate directions.
February 01 2018
On this episode, Ryan and Rory talk about the rising Penguins (3:48) and which players the Rangers might jettison (11:21). They also deep dive on the Canadiens and Senators and decide which team should tear it down and which should hold strong (20:18).
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Tape to Tape - Jan 24, 2018
January 24 2018
Ryan and Rory chat about the possibility of moving William Nylander to C (3:48) and trades that could help Toronto's D (10:15). Then, Eric Francis joins the boys to discuss what's clicked for the Flames (26:02) and his mid-season Hart winner (34:32).
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Tape to Tape - Jan. 17, 2018
January 17 2018
Nick Alberga of Sirius XM Radio joins the boys to talk about what the U.S. (4:16) and Canadian (22:57) rosters would look like if NHLers were Olympics-bound. Then, Avs play-by-play man Marc Moser drops in (42:28) to discuss Colorado's success.
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Second Half Burning Questions
January 11 2018
On this episode, Producer Sam puts a bunch of second-half burning questions to Ryan and Rory: Where will Mike Hoffman and Max Pacioretty go? Which of the Hawks or Pens will miss the playoffs? And how many players will hit the 100-point barrier?
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World Junior look ahead ft. Gare Joyce
December 21 2017
Sportsnet's Gare Joyce joins the show on the eve of the world juniors to give his thoughts on who might win the tournament and which prospects will shine. Ryan and Rory also check in with each Canadian club as they head into the holiday break.
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High-flying Islanders ft. Arthur Staple
December 15 2017
Arthur Staple of Newsday speaks to Ryan and Rory about the offensively potent New York Islanders and the future of John Tavares. Then, Vegas director of hockey operations Misha Donskov joins the show to talk about the success of the Golden Knights.
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World Juniors around the corner ft. Sam Cosentino
December 06 2017
Ryan and Rory are joined by Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino to examine Canada’s World Junior Championship selection camp roster and check in with Sam’s 2018 draft rankings. The boys also give their up-to-the-minute thoughts on all seven Canadian clubs.
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Canada's Best team ft. Sean Reynolds
November 29 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory examine a handful of players who could return to action or pick up their play and have a huge impact in the second quarter of the season. Also, Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds joins the boys to talk about the surging Jets.
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Habs struggles continue ft. Eric Engels
November 23 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory are joined by Sportsnet’s Eric Engels to discuss the wilting Canadiens and what changes might be in store for the Habs. The boys also dissect the playoff picture and make fake trades for Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.
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Canucks hot start ft Iain MacIntyre
November 08 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory welcome Sportsnet's Iain MacIntyre to discuss a hot start for the Vancouver Canucks. The boys also weigh in on the Matt Duchene deal and offer up some fake trades of their own for Canada's Western Conference clubs.
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Breaking down the Bolts FT Erik Erlendsson
November 01 2017
In this episode, Ryan and Rory explain how the disappointing play of a couple individuals have impacted the Leafs, Flames and Canadiens. Also, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com joins the boys to explain Tampa's soaring start.
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Habs and Sens check in ft Andrew Berkshire
October 25 2017
On this episode, analytic-minded Andrew Berkshire joins Rory and Ryan to examine Alex Galchenyuk’s relationship with the Habs and Ottawa’s often-confounding results. The boys also weigh in on Vegas’s hot start and the re-invention of Steven Stamkos.
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Oilers Panic button ft Marc Spector
October 19 2017
On this episode, Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector joins Ryan and Rory to examine the Oilers’ awful start and figure out if the team is actually in trouble. The boys also play a game of buy or sell that involves the Leafs, Devils and Red Wings.
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October 11th: First week impressions
October 11 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory identify which early-season trends they think will hold and which are bound to change. Are the Leafs a contender? Is Montreal truly awful? Will the Jets ever get a goalie? The boys also weigh in on Ovie and Vegas.
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NHL Predictions
September 28 2017
We're counting down the days to the 2017-18 NHL season, so on this week's show, Ryan and Rory take a stab at a few bold predictions. How many of them will come true this season?
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Atlantic Division Preview ft. Luke Fox and Eric Engels
September 21 2017
On this episode, the boys wrap their division previews with a look at the Atlantic. Sportsnet's Luke Fox drops by to talk Leafs and Sens, then Sportsnet's Eric Engels jumps on the line to translate an interesting off-season for the Canadiens.
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Metro Division Preview ft Isabelle Khurshudyan
September 13 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory look back at the NHL rookie tournaments, focusing on one player from each Canadian club. Also, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post joins the boys to help preview the Metropolitan Division.
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Central Division Preview ft. Sean Reynolds
September 08 2017
On this episode, Ryan and Rory preview the Central Division, also known as the NHL's "Group of Death." Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds gives his in-depth take on the Winnipeg Jets and the boys agonize over which Central teams will make the playoffs.
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Pacific Division Preview ft. Mark Spector
August 30 2017
Ryan and Rory are back with a pacific divison preview featuring Sportsnet's senior hockey columnist Mark Spector.
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Mid-Summer Edition ft. Steve Carp
July 26 2017
With Rory on vacation, Sportsnet's Luke Fox joins Ryan to chat about the sorry Habs defence, leftovers in the UFA pile and Canada's no-NHLer Olympic squad. The boys also bring in Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to talk Golden Knights.
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NHL Free Agency Review
July 05 2017
Ryan and Rory break down all the moves in NHL free agency.
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NHL Draft Review ft. Sam Cosentino
June 24 2017
This week, Ryan and Rory dig into the NHL Draft with Sportsnet's prospect guru Sam Cosentino. How did the Canadian teams do and which club should leave Chicago the happiest? Also, the boys dissect the first big trades of the summer.
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The Tape-2-Tape Golden Knights
June 19 2017
Vegas, baby! On this episode, Rory and Ryan draft their version of the Vegas Golden Knights, going team by team to make their selections. Some players have long futures ahead of them in the desert, while many others will simply be passing through.
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Stanley Cup Final Wrap and Expansion Draft Talk ft. Luke Fox
June 14 2017
This week on Tape II Tape, the boys are joined by Sportsnet's Luke Fox to put a bow on the Cup final and look at the expansion draft through the lens of the Canadian clubs. Will Ottawa lose Marc Methot? And which young Leafs forward will Vegas snag?
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Stanley Cup Final Update
June 06 2017
With the Stanley Cup Final tied 2-2, Ryan and Rory dissect what's been going right and wrong for both the Penguins and Predators. Rory also shares his sharp take on whether it's cool for two players to share post-season MVP honours.
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Stanley Cup Final Preview ft. Justin Bradford
May 26 2017
And then there were two! Ryan and Rory preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and Predators and they are joined by Justin Bradford, author of The Making of Smashville, to talk specifically about what makes Nashville such a great market.
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Memorial Cup Preview ft. Sam Cosentino
May 18 2017
Ryan and Rory are joined by Sam Cosentino to preview the 99th Memorial Cup from Windsor, Ontario and the guys discuss the latest from the Stanley Cup Playoffs: which goalie should the Penguins turn to in Game 4? Is the 1-3-1 boring hockey? And more!
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NHL Playoffs Round 3 Preview
May 11 2017
And then there were four! On this week’s show, Ryan and Rory break down both the Eastern and Western Conference final. Do the Ottawa Senators have a real shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins? Are the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks—two healthy teams
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2nd Round Preview
April 25 2017
Ryan and Rory recap the Round 1 madness, including Nashville's shocking sweep of Chicago and the Leafs' strong showing versus the Caps. The guys preview the second-round matchups predicting who will advance to the final four and who to watch out for.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview
April 10 2017
Ryan and Rory re-visit some of their pre-season predictions and then do a series-by-series breakdown of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and pick their finalists and champion.
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April 6th ft. Adam Vingan
April 06 2017
Ryan and Rory chat with Nashville Predators beat writer Adam Vingan to discuss the Preds playoff history, P.K. Subban, and Jusse Saros over Pekka Rinne? They also talk Marchand suspension, the NHL not going to the Olympics, the death of the LA Kings.
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March 23rd - Canadian Teams Playoff Bound
March 23 2017
Ryan and Rory take a look around the NHL at the Canadian teams, who have turned it around in just one year. Producer Sam also joins the guys to ask them some burning questions, from "Are the Kings done" to "Should the Wings tear it all down" and more!
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March 17th ft. Ken Warren
March 17 2017
Ryan & Rory discuss the Leafs resilience, Bruins' & Isles' goaltending, and dream of an all-Alberta playoff series. Ken Warren (Ottawa Citizen) joins the show to talk about the surprising Sens, Karlsson's evolution, and the influence of Coach Boucher.
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March 9th ft. Dane Mizutani
March 09 2017
Ryan and Rory weigh in on the news—or lack thereof—coming out of the general managers meetings and make it clear they believe teams should be forced to reveal which players they make available in the June expansion draft. They also check in with Dane Mizu
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Trade Deadline Recap
March 02 2017
Ryan and Rory dissect the moves made by all seven Canadian teams and discuss a brave new world where the Vancouver Canucks appear to be rebuilding. They also zoom out on the entire league, picking winners and losers after the month-long madness.
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February 23rd ft. Mike Johnston
February 23 2017
Ryan and Rory look at a few teams on the playoff bubble (Canucks and Jets), and wonder what their plan of attack should be. The guys are also joined by Sportsnet staff writer Mike Johnston who breaks down this year's sellers/buyers on Deadline day.
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February 16th ft. Arpon Basu
February 16 2017
On this week’s show Ryan and Rory were joined by Arpon Basu of LNH.com to discuss the firing of Michel Therrien for Claude Julien and how the Canadiens are completely in “win now” mode. The guys also talk about the tightening Atlantic Division and what th
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February 9th ft. Kevin Paul Dupont
February 09 2017
Ryan and Rory discuss the depth in the Western Conference with the much improved Blues, the sneaky Wild, and a possible relocation (for the Islanders). Also, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe joins the guys to chat about the Claude Julien firing.
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February 2nd ft. Louie Korac
February 02 2017
Ryan and Rory wonder if it's time to move on from the Red Wings core, play another round of fake trades (trade Kadri for who?), and Blues beat writer for NHL.com Louie Korac joins the show to discuss the Ken Hitchcock firing.
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January 20th ft. Sean Reynolds
January 20 2017
Ryan and Rory wonder what the Bruins will do with Claude Julien, take a do-over on the 2003 draft and hit the panic button on a few teams and players. And Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds joins the guys to talk about the struggling Jets.
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January 12th ft. Luke Fox
January 12 2017
Sportsnet’s Luke Fox debates Ryan and Rory on the six active NHL players among the 100 Greatest players list that will be unveiled at the All-Star game and hand out some mid-season awards.
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January 4th ft. Aaron Portzline
January 04 2017
Ryan and Rory reflect on the Centennial Classic, talk Leafs and playoffs (!!!), make some bold 2017 predictions, and are joined by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch to discuss the history-chasing Blue Jackets.
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December 29th ft. Gare Joyce and Eric Engels
December 29 2016
Ryan and Rory are all-in on the World Juniors! The guys break it all down with Sportnet's Sr. writer Gare Joyce (Toronto bracket) and Sportnet's Eric Engels (Montreal bracket).
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