Danny Webster from SBNation.com talks about the Vegas Golden Knights and the mid-season reality that this team must be taken seriously since they play different games to win each night and impressively dispatched the Tampa Bay Lightning. But if any GM is looking to copy their success, it's hard to pinpoint the formula. He also discusses Sidney Crosby and the low-flying Pittsburgh Penguins.
<p>Brendan Morrison joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda in studio at SN650 to talk about being an athlete today under the microscope of social media and how communication has changed. "These guys are on all the time" It's nice to be able to turn the switch off, he says. He tells one amazing story about Marty Turco and a shooting contest. He talks NCAA hockey, Travis Green, plus Brock Boeser and how he's reminiscent of Markus Naslund. He launched a fishing TV show, Reel West Coast and is hanging out at the BC Boat Show at BC Place.</p>
Caroline Cameron with Sportsnet talks Australian Open with Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda, beginning with Roger Federer and his court-side interview with Ron Burgundy, we mean Will Ferrell. Milos Raonic looked unfit, but not injured. That may be a surprise but it's not necessarily bad news unless there's a bigger story. Genie Bouchard had an outlier year in 2014. Is Denis Shapovalov part of the "next next" generation to take over from the tour leaders like Federer? Maybe not if you consider bananas.
One of the world's all-time top female hockey players, Hayley Wickenheiser joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to talk about her efforts to support the growth of the sport around the world, including in India with the Ladakh Women Ice Hockey Foundation. She believes in empowering and educating women as a force for societal good. Sport is one avenue to do to that, says the trailblazer, and she has a lot of influential help in her efforts.
It was April, 1990 and on his first day on the job at the Park Lawn Cemetery in West Toronto, Jeff Marek buried Harold Ballard. He said of the former Toronto Maple Leafs owner, "Everybody in the city always complained about him but only one person in the city did something about it." He admits it was a little morbid. They also talk present-day hockey and his new podcast, 31 Thoughts, with Elliotte Friedman.