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TFC's Beitashour on MLS Cup: Seattle Sounders are improved but Toronto 'so determined to get back'
Originally aired December 07 2017
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On Point
Jan 22, 2018
January 22 2018
Monday: (34:00) Danny Webster, NHL.com & SB Nation; (52:00) Eric Adelson, Yahoo! Sports; (1:15) John Molinaro, Sportsnet; (1:40) Brendan Batchelor, Canucks PxP
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Batchelor on Canucks: Scratching players a valuable tool for Travis Green
January 22 2018
SN650 play-by-play commentator Brendan Batchelor is back in Vancouver and calls in to talk with Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda about the Canucks back-to-back weekend games. Returning after injury, Bo Horvat got better as his first game back went on. Nic Dowd is proving valuable and has carved out a spot as the fourth-line centre. Jake Virtanen is still not meeting expectations. Alex Edler and Troy Stecher have chemistry. Scratching players is a valuable tool to teach players to play with urgency.
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All bets off: We must take the Vegas Golden Knights seriously
January 22 2018

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.

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Molinaro on Whitecaps, TFC, Herdman and that Premier swap
January 22 2018
Sportsnet's MLS analyst John Molinaro calls in from Toronto to talk about the pieces Whitecaps FC have acquired and how the team is taking shape. "Building around Reyna," he says, "Isn't the dumbest move in the world." He sees LAFC making noise in the Western Conference, doesn't believe TFC needs to make sweeping change to defend its title, and gets why the swap happened between Manchester United and Arsenal. For Canada, John Herdman has to earn players' trust.
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Adelson on Eagles: Philly fans like to make visitors uncomfortable
January 22 2018
Eric Adelson with Yahoo! Sports calls in to talk with Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda on SN650 to describe the scene in Philadelphia before and after the Eagles win over the Vikings. "It got to be on the edge of uncomfortable." He talks Nick Foles and sets up the Super Bowl match-up against the Patriots.
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Kenward: Sedins too valuable to remove, too hard to replace
January 19 2018
Sportsnet Canucks reporter Joey Kenward talks highway driving in a car that fits like a custom suit and what it was like to return to his high school. The Sedins are still a desired part of the Canucks organization, more as mentors than top-liners. "Take them out of the lineup -- who fills their spot?" Plans for Thomas Vanek and Erik Gudbranson also factor in the twins' future.
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Jan.19, 2018: Get excited, it's Rugby 7s
January 19 2018
Jamie Levchuk, Canada Rugby on the 7s tournry (25:25); Joey Kenward, Canucks insider talks future of the Sedins (48:03); Mark Spector, NHL insider on the Nugent-Hopkins injury (74:35).
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Spector: For all their youth, Canucks must keep Sedins in the room
January 19 2018
Sportsnet's Mark Spector talks about the struggle Edmonton Oilers and the news Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is on injured reserve plus what players have disappointed in meeting expectation. The Oilers can't simply clear house every time things fall apart. The agent for Henrik and Daniel Sedin commented today about the twins' contract, but Spector says the Canucks would be foolish not to keep such veteran experience around given all the youth on the roster. "Bring them along for the intangibles."
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Rugby 7s is non-stop action -- and then there's what's on the field
January 19 2018
Jamie Levchuk, the managing director for HSBC Canada Sevens, joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda in studio to preview Canada's men's 15s World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay on Jan. 27 at BC Place. The success of Rugby 7s in Vancouver includes "fancy dress," which means dressing up in costume, not formal wear. "We're very proud of our fans here." From the first game, the crowd is loud and present. The spin-off from these events support all Canadian rugby programs.
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Jan. 18, 2018: New Whitecap, TBT Canucks
January 18 2018
Thursday: (30:00) Iain MacIntyre, Sportsnet; (52:00) Efrain Juarez, Whitecaps; (78:30) Eric Francis, Sportsnet; (98:00) Curtis Sanford, Former Canuck
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Curtis Sanford on Luongo, Price, Lokomotiv and his goalie masks
January 18 2018
Former Canucks goalie and Utica Comets consultant, Curtis Sanford joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda for Throwback Thursday to talk about finding his own identity in the NHL and working behind Roberto Luongo. "I didn't play a lot but it helped me to become a better goalie." He joined Lokomotiv Yaroslavl a year after the KHL team was struck by tragedy. He couldn't resist the opportunity to help rebuild, and the country embraced the team. "It was almost like we played 60 home games."
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Efrain Juarez on bolstering the midfield for Whitecaps FC
January 18 2018
The latest addition to Whitecaps FC, Efrain Juarez joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to talk about his evolution from right back to midfield, a change that came with Mexico's national team. "I know I can be more useful for the team in the midfield," he says. And this is where he's been told he'll play in Vancouver. He could arrive in the city as soon as this weekend.
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Shane O'Brien on Gulutzan: 'Shows you how old-school hockey players still are'
January 17 2018
The former Canuck calls in from Austria to talk with Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda about his parents' visit to Linz to see him play with the Black Wings. He didn't have a bye week as an NHLer, but during the 2010 Olympic break, he didn't return to hockey all that fresh, he admits. Getting Bo Horvat back in the lineup will be a huge mental boost for the Canucks. He talks about the fates of Thomas Vanek, Erik Gudbranson and the Calgary Flames following their sudden surge after Glen Gulutzan's outburst.
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On Point - January 17, 2018
January 17 2018
Wednesday: (28:00) Daren Millard, Sportsnet; (52:00) Shane O'Brien, Former Canuck; (91:30) Brendan Morrison, Reel West Coast
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Brendan Morrison talks Brock Boeser, NCAA hockey, social media, fishing on TV
January 17 2018

<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>

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Justin Morneau or Denis Shapovalov: Who is more recognizable to Canadians?
January 17 2018
On Point co-hosts Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda get into it over who is more recognizable in Canada and what it means to be recognizable. Is it a generational divide? Is it regional? Do we favour nostalgia and past success over promise and future wins? Does it matter if you're playing in a small market or on the international stage?
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On Point - January 16 - 3pm
January 16 2018
Tuesday, 3 pm: Kyle Bukauskas, Sportsnet
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Kyle Bukauskas on the Calder race, John Tavares and playoff picture
January 16 2018
Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas talks about the major and legitimate praise for Mathew Barzal. He looks like he's trying to make something happen every shift, a talent that is going noticed. In the Calder Trophy race, he's in tight with Brock Boeser but Barzal gets the edge for having more points at this stage of the season. Charlie McAvoy can't be ruled out. He talks Islanders, John Tavares and the trade deadline.
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On Point - January 16 - 2pm
January 16 2018
Tuesday, 2 pm: Travis Lulay, BC Lions; Caroline Cameron, Sportsnet
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Is Shapovalov part 'next next' generation to threaten tennis tour?
January 16 2018

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.

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Travis Lulay talks Case Keenum, play-calling and Jacksonville's chances
January 16 2018
B.C. Lions' Travis Lulay calls in to talk with Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to talk about transitioning to the CFL and three-down football. On the NFL divisional match-ups, speculating what it will take for the Jags to win and how they can slow down that Tom Brady-driven train. He talks play-calling by the Falcons and Steelers. He's a fan of Case Keenum, from his game management and pass efficiency.
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On Point - January 16 - 1pm
January 16 2018
Tuesday, 1 pm: Meghan Agosta, Hockey Canada
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To serve and fore check: Meghan Agosta tallks Olympic hockey and Vancouver police
January 16 2018
Olympic hockey player Meghan Agosta joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to talk about today's announcement about Canada's flag-bearers. On her two careers, she says Hockey Canada was supportive of her taking time to pursue her passion for policing. And likewise, the VPD has supported her Olympic ambitions. International women's hockey is becoming better and there is noticeable growth after an Olympic year. "It's about trying to inspire the younger generation."
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Case Keenum's poise and 'unflappableness' is like a young Tom Brady
January 15 2018
Eric Adelson with Yahoo! Sports calls in from Jacksonville to weigh the odds the Jaguars can pull off an upset in Foxborough. The biggest mysteries in the NFL are defending Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, so the Patriots have a couple advantages over the visitors. The New Orleans Saints felt heartbreak that will linger. He favours Case Keenum over the Eagles because his poise and "unflappableness" -- if that's a word, he says -- reminds him of a young Brady.
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Raptors rely on bench collective over star sixth-man
January 15 2018
Sportsnet's NBA editor Dave Zarum joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to debate who goes farther in the post-seasons: The Raptors or the Maple Leafs. He talks Kyle Lowry and how bench depth helps pull out wins despite a collective contribution rather than a star sixth-man. On the Cavaliers meeting with the Warriors, he says the game can't be taken out of the larger context.
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On Point - January 15 - 3pm
January 15 2018
Monday, 3 pm: Brendan Batchelor, Canucks PxP
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On Point - January 15 - 2pm
January 15 2018
Monday, 2 pm: Eric Adelson, Yahoo! Sports; Hayley Wickenheiser, Hockey Canada
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On Point - January 15 - 1pm
January 15 2018
Monday, 1 pm: Dave Zarum, Sportsnet
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What Hayley Wickenheiser is doing so more women around the world can play hockey
January 15 2018

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.

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Jeff Marek buried this former Maple Leafs owner: 'I peaked early'
January 12 2018

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.

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On Point - January 12 - 2pm
January 12 2018
Friday, 2 pm: Joey Kenward,Canucks Insider
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On Point - January 12 - 1pm
January 12 2018
Friday, 1 pm: Jeff Marek, Sportsnet Hockey Insider
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On Point - January 11 - 3pm
January 11 2018
Thursday, 3 pm: Sven Butenschön, UBC Hockey
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On Point - January 11 - 2pm
January 11 2018
Thursday, 2 pm: Harry Lyles, SB Nation; Jordan Harvey, LAFC
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On Point - January 11 - 1pm
January 11 2018
Thursday, 1 pm: Andrew Ebbett, Hockey Canada
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Jordan Harvey on signing with expansion LAFC: 'They have their stuff together'
January 11 2018
California-born Jordan Harvey talks about leaving Vancouver and the Whitecaps for LAFC. He discussed staying in B.C. but didn't land a deal as he went into free agency. When he got an offer from LAFC, he couldn't refuse. He likes the grassroots culture the expansion club is building. And gushes he loves the branding, training facilities and all of it. "I couldn't be happier," he says. "They have their stuff together."
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Ex-Canuck Andrew Ebbett on repping Canada, reuniting with Mason Raymond
January 11 2018
Newly named Canadian Olympian Andrew Ebbett joins Perry Solkowski and Randip Janda to talk about the selection process towards wearing the Maple Leaf. This selection ranks up there with his first NHL game and two Swiss league championships. "I didn't even think it was possible a few years ago." He and former Canucks teammate Mason Raymond had code text messages at the ready when each one got the call. "We still have a lot of juice left."
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On Point - January 10 - 3pm
January 10 2018
Wednesday, 3 pm: Corey Hirsch, Canucks Analyst
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On Point - January 10 - 2pm
January 10 2018
Wednesday, 2 pm: Danny O'Neil, 710 ESPN Seattle; Shane O'Brien, Linz Black Wings
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On Point - January 10 - 1pm
January 10 2018
Wednesday, 1 pm: Jonah Gadjovich, Owen Sound Attack; Jordan Schroeder, Columbus Blue Jackets
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Shane O'Brien on the fright of fighting, 'greasy' wins and bonding with refs
January 10 2018
Shane O'Brien calls in from Linz where the Black Wing is hosting his parents for a visit to Austria. He says the Canucks need to cling to hope, play for each other, their contract and their family while they fight for the "greasy" win. The character will float to the top, just like cream. "Being a fighter in hockey is one of the scariest things in the world," he says, but your teammates appreciate it." Playing in MSG during his first year in Vancouver, he yapped a ref and paid the price. He drew four penalties and learned officials are humans, too, so better to be buddies.
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Seahawks dumped Tom Cable because many resources yielded few results
January 10 2018
Danny O'Neil with 710 ESPN Seattle talks about the Seahawks coaching changes and why so little came of so many resources. Does Russell Wilson have too much control? "His most exceptional skill is to be able to create on the move." He makes teams pay because he's unpredictable. The criticism is that he's not making the pass when it's available early in the sequence.
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Blue Jackets' Schroeder on Tortorella: 'It's good to know the honest truth'
January 10 2018
Jordan Schroeder, former Vancouver Canuck and current Columbus Blue Jacket, talks about finding his niche and why he fits in well with his latest club. He likes John Tortorella's honesty "Some things you don't want to hear," he says, but those things are usually worth hearing. "As a player, you want feedback." He's grown up since playing in Vancouver. "I would have loved to have stayed there," he says about the club that drafted him. "I needed some development in the minors, looking back on it."
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Jonah Gadjovich on celebrating WJC gold, Buffalo crowds, life's biggest lessons
January 10 2018
Jonah Gadjovich, left winger with the Owen Sound Attack and Canucks second-round pick, talks about celebrating his World Junior Championship gold medal with Team Canada. The most important thing he learned was how to be present, not looking back or ahead but "taking a breath and being there." He takes pride in being essential to Canada's penalty kill and dishes about fan celebrations involving beer poured into his mouth. He gets the frustration of losing the final, but "I definitely wouldn't have thrown my medal in the stands."
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On Point - January 9 - 2pm
January 09 2018
Tuesday, 2 pm: Craig Forresst, Sportsnet; Cam Robinson, Dobber Hockey
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