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Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup
Sportsnet's Starting Lineup - November 10 - 8 am
Originally aired November 10 2017
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Canada's luge tandem Walker and Snith 'voluntold' to double up as juniors
February 16 2018
Olympic silver medallists with Canada's luge relay, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith, call in from Pyeongchang to talk about everything they did to get this far and redeem themselves from missing the podium four years ago when they were ranked second in the world. "One of the hardest things about Sochi was expecting that medal," says Walker. Both are "legacy babies" from Calgary 1988 and the trick to getting started is just trying it.
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Ron MacLean on Canucks: 'They've come to play every night'
February 16 2018
The veteran broadcaster jumps into the conversation with the Starting Lineup to talk about arbitration across sports leagues. Jim Benning is "through and through a hockey person" who has earned this contract extension with the Canucks. Despite injures and some limitations in net, "They've come to play every night. They seem to play for Travis." He talks healthy scratches, trades, free agent frenzy and why he doesn't like players being treated like chattel. But it'll happen again this year.
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Ty Ronning on Giants scoring milestone: 'I do have something to prove'
February 16 2018
Ty Ronning set a scoring milestone for the Vancouver Giants with 50 goals and the New York Rangers draft pick joins the Starting Lineup to talk about his successes. "I want to leave a little something." He returned to the juniors for a fifth year and is pushing to make the NHL at the next opportunity and is in talks with the Rangers. "They want to see what I can do in playoffs."
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Feb. 16: Calgary Olympic 'legacy babies' medal in Pyeongchang
February 16 2018
What the heck is luge relay? Well, we had two silver medallists to explain (36:00). Ron MacLean reminds us how he likes to party shirtless (60:00). Ty Ronning scored 50 goals. 50 GOALS! breaking a Vancouver Giants record (101:00).
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Shannon: In rebuild, Canucks have needed stability in Jim Benning
February 15 2018
NHL analyst John Shannon weighs in on the polarized Vancouver fanbase following Jim Benning's extension contract. "What any team needs in a rebuild is consistency." He may not be the most electric GM or be smooth with the media, but he's a hockey person that's put the club in a better position than when he started.
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Feb. 14: Who cares about love, it's game day!
February 14 2018
Work food thieves (00:00) Iain Macintyre's twitter picture is blurry but man he knows a lot about the Canucks (65:00). 1994 Olympic medalist Tom Hlushko is impressed with Slovenia. Ya that's right Slovenia, home of Iskra Avtoelektrika (108:00).
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Feb. 13: And there he goes, Jerry Howarth retires
February 14 2018
Happy Bertuesday, the real day of love. Women's Olympic hockey, should it stay or go? (65:00). Can two hockey teams have a romantic relationship? Dan Murphy knows (103:00). After 36 seasons Jerry Howarth, has left the building (114:00).
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Jerry Howarth on calling games in Vancouver at Nat Bailey Stadium
February 13 2018
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup on SN650 to discuss his retirement after more than 30 years and more than 7,500 baseball games across numerous leagues. He did not take his decision lightly but is prioritizing his health and the audience experience. "I didn't want to have the fans later say, 'Oh, I feel sorry for Jerry.' It was really the right call and I'm glad I made it." In 1978 he was calling games at Nat Bailey Stadium, his first foray into baseball in Canada.
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Molinaro talks Champions League, Harry Kane and teams you can't overlook
February 13 2018
Sportsnet's John Molinaro joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup to preview the UEFA Champions League, which kicks off with the Round of 16 today. Harry Kane is the best striker in the world right now, and Manchester City is on top but European success has always eluded them while Jose Mourinho still doesn't know who his best 11 are.
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Todd Bertuzzi on Canucks accountability and Jacob Markstrom calling himself out
February 13 2018
It's Bertuesday and the retired NHL vet and Olympian talks Pyeongchang 2018, plus the different competitive mindsets demanded of various sports. On women's hockey, it's a two-team race that doesn't garner attention until the final. Three-on-three hockey would be a good Olympic addition. Jacob Markstrom threw himself under the bus and there's nothing wrong with that. Otherwise, accountability belongs between the team in the room.
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Feb. 12: Time to play. What did Jacob Markstrom say?
February 12 2018
If I you had a nickel for every time Rick Knickle was traded, you would have 60 cents. If you need to know trade details he's got them (59:00). We won some medals at the writing event across the ocean in Pyeongchang..
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CFL commissioner on Eskimos: 'Serious name' represented with dignity
February 09 2018
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup to talk about B.C. Lions leadership and how they're setting themselves up for success. He talks David Braley, how to win interest and the future of BC Place with possibilities for a new fan experience. On the topic of Cleveland's baseball team and Washington's football team, is it time to change the name of the Edmonton Eskimos? The advice he got from the Prime Minister was to be respectful and communicative with the community. "It's a serious name and has always been represented with dignity and respect."
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Ron MacLean talks Olympics, wood hockey sticks and Canmore
February 09 2018
Olympic fever is not hitting its high quite yet, but Ron MacLean takes a trip down memory lane to talk about Vancouver 2010, the role of volunteers and the torch relay. It was a "party that never stopped." The New York Rangers are throwing in the towel, and the NHLPA won't be thrilled to see older players pushed out as teams chase speed and youth and affordability. He previews Hometown Hockey, which visits Canmore, Alta. this weekend.
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20 years later, Ross Rebagliati talks pot, sport and stigma
February 09 2018
Olympian snowboarder and now pot advocate and entrepreneur Ross Rebagliati remembers the "nightmare" that was losing his gold medal on an enormous public stage given he'd committed to compete clean. "It was a traumatic experience," he says. "I had to dig deep for self-preservation." He took responsibility, put on a brave face and today talks about the ways the plant benefits his life and what it can do for athletes and their performance since WADA approved small amounts of one kind of cannabinoid.
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Feb. 9: It's Pizza Day. What flavor is your favorite player?
February 09 2018
Ross Rebagliati tries not to remember the Olympics, which should be easy now that he is selling Ross' Gold (37:00). Hockey insider John Garrett is really excited about the Canucks game tonight because there is a Five Guys near the arena (96:00).
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Does Maple Leafs' road to the Stanley Cup include Gudbranson?
February 08 2018
NHL analyst John Shannon joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup on SN650 to talk about potential moves between the Canucks and Maple Leafs, a team that has stockpiled what Vancouver needs: picks. "If you're in a rebuild... you want as many young players as possible." Toronto will likely have to go through Boston to reach the Stanley Cup Final, so what do they need to topple the Bruins? Maybe a gritty blue-liner from Vancouver?
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Shorthouse talks Canucks' assets, d-men and potential trades
February 08 2018
The voice of the Canucks television broadcast, John Shorthouse, calls in from Florida before Vancouver plays the Tampa Bay Lightning. They talk about the added grit Darren Archibald brings to the lineup, and what assets the Canucks have to trade away at the deadline, including the possibility of Erik Gudbranson heading to Toronto.
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Marek on Lightning's depth and making an example of Burrows
February 08 2018
Sportsnet's Jeff Marek and one of the voices on the 31 Thoughts podcast joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup to talk about the stacked lines and impressive scoring output of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Alex Burrows did something on the ice that's never been seen in the NHL and should be disciplined accordingly and made an example of. "The UFC doesn't allow this move."
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Feb. 8: Sluge, the newest Olympic sport.
February 08 2018
The only 31 thing on this show is the number of bad dad jokes per day, but Jeff Marek of the 31 Thoughts Podcast talks Canucks VS Bolts (22:00). What makes a person pick Skeleton as their sport? Olympic ace Cassie Hawrysh tells her story (88:00).
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Commodore on Burrows: 'If you had chance to lay lumber on him, you would'
February 07 2018
Retired NHLer and Stanley Cup champ Mike Commodore calls in to talk about the "cup shot" that hit Markus Granlund between the legs as he scored against the Florida Panthers. He calls it "offside" and definitely on the dirtier side. There are lots of nasty plays, most of them illegal now, like the "can opener." He played against Alex Burrows and describes him as irritating. "If you had a chance to pop him, you would." The knee shots to Taylor Hall's head were blatant and deliberate.
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La Canfora on Josh McDaniels: Next in line after Bill Belichick
February 07 2018
Jason La Canfora with the NFL Network calls in to revisit "the great spectacle" of Super Bowl LII and remembers some of the recent classics. Making sense of the Josh McDaniels move and non-move to Indianapolis, Robert Kraft made a push to keep him and gave every indication he's next in line after Bill Belichick. "I don't think Josh is every leaving New England at this point." Besides, he's toxic across the league now.
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Feb. 7: The Burrows hit
February 07 2018
Bing bang bing bang boom Jason La Canfora says Josh McDaniels does not have a half life and is radioactive when it comes to coaches (24:00). Mike Commodore is a really good golfer (94:00).
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From Tallon to Luongo to Gudbranson, Panthers and Canucks keep recycling
February 06 2018
Bill Lindsay with the NHL Network calls in from Sunrise to preview the Canucks visit with the Florida Panthers. Aleksander Barkov is poised to break out as part of a "young nucleus" that will make them a threat over the long-term even if it's not quite being realized yet. The parallels with Vancouver are uncanny, and he also talks Jared McCann and Harri Sateri, a wily vet and competitor.
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Is Virtanen the Canucks' next, great power forward? Bertuzzi thinks so
February 06 2018
The eponymous guest of Bertuesday calls in from the Bahamas (must be rough) to talk about Rick Nash and what's brewing in Nashville. Max Domi and Thomas Vanek could also fit in with the Preds, he says. With the Canucks, Ben Hutton and Derrick Pouliot need to take advantage of their situation though it's difficult to be in and out of the lineup. "Get better, work harder, do the things you need to do." Jake Virtanen could be a lot more with the right coaching, a role Bertuzzi is open to. "Once a Canuck, always a Canuck."
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Feb. 6: It's Bertuesday let's talk about the hockey game tonight.
February 06 2018
Panthers analyst Bill Lindsay has a first name for a last name and looks ahead to tonight's game (24:00) It is what it is, is what it is Todd Bertuzzi is talking hole in ones (60:00)
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Luke Willson: No one could predict Brady would throw 505 yards and lose
February 05 2018
The Seattle Seahawks TE and Sportsnet NFL analyst joins the hosts of the Starting Lineup and has to defend his firm stance the Eagles would never beat the Pats. "I'm still sticking with my prediction," he says. However, no one could predict "Tom Brady was going to throw for over 500 yards.. and lose this game." He describes the Super Bowl as "college-ish" because it was busy and relatively fun but otherwise not his kind of football game.
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Don Cherry on Canucks: Dump Sedins, keep Gudbranson
February 05 2018
The veteran broadcaster has a hot take on global warming and shares his best advice for the Vancouver Canucks. Everyone is looking for big, tough, stay-at-home defencemem like Erik Gudbranson, so he'd re-sign him as quickly as possible. "I would never let him go." Since Travis Green has a touch with young talent, they need more youth. The Twins "have to go." The jury is still out on Max Domi being a good fit in Vancouver.
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Feb. 5: Super Bowl breakdown
February 05 2018
The youngest sounding person in sports radio Brad Gagnon takes you through the Super Bowl Highlights (23:00). Steve Gives Don Cherry a climate change lesson (58:00). Corey Hirsch previews the Canuck game from Tampa (80:00).
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NHL rules on goaltender interference have swung to extreme
February 02 2018
John Garrett, the Canucks broadcast colour commentator for Sportsnet, joins Mira Laurence and Steve Darling to talk goaltender interference and the over-correction swinging to "Ok, anything goes" in service of more goals. Brendan Gaunce may become a more meaningful contributor if his confidence climbs after chipping in twice against the Blackhawks. Travis Green is seeking consistency from net-minders.
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Sedins' future will influence Elias Pettersson's fate with Canucks
February 02 2018
Ron MacLean previews Hometown Hockey, which is in Lacombe, Alta. this weekend, and talks connections and memories tied to the region. "It just boggles the mind, how it's endlessly connected, the game." The Canadiens are going to blow the front office up if they don't do move players like Max Pacioretty. What influence does the Sedins' future have on prospect Elias Pettersson? "If you're not going to be playing for the Cup next year, what's one more year?" The Twins would mean a lot to the young Swede.
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Feb. 2: Previewing Super Bowl LII
February 02 2018
BC Lions Special teams coach Jeff Reinebold talks about the big game (24:00); The man, the myth, the shirtless legend, Ron MacLean talks Home Town Hockey (59:00); Probably eating a burger somewhere, John Garrett talks Canucks (95:00).
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Luke Willson on Thursday nighters: Don't tell us we're not at higher risk of injury
February 01 2018
Calling in from Minnesota before Super Bowl LII, Luke Willson talks about moving to a new role in front of the camera, "reporting, if you can call it that." Playing Thursday night puts players at risk and he'd rather hear the honest reason the NFL has committed to more Thursday nighters. Don't pretend to care about player safety and then sign up more games with shorter rest. Admit it's about the money, he says. "No medical professional would say we're not at higher risk." They also find time to talk about the big game this Sunday.
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Dan Hamhuis on 1,000 NHL games: 'You look better when the team plays good'
January 31 2018
the former Vancouver Canucks d-man reached an NHL milestone last night with the Dallas Stars and talks to the hosts of the Starting Lineup about the career achievement. Oct. 9, 2003 marked his first game in the pros. "I was probably shaking in my boots," he remembers as Sergei Fedorov was on the ice taking a faceoff. He talks about advancements in sport science over 15 years in the league and if he'd ever return to play for Vancouver.
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Bertuzzi on his breakdown: 'I'm not supposed to be someone who goes through this'
January 31 2018
The retired NHL and former Canucks power forward opens up to the hosts of the Starting Lineup on SN650 about his first panic attack and the crippling depression that plagued him for years. He sought help. "It's something I hope and wish that people don’t have to go through. Unfortunately, pepple do go through stuff like this. It's up to everyone to reach out and look for the warning sings because life is so precious and so amazing."
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Jan. 30: Hamhuis reaches 1,000 NHL games
January 31 2018
Bing bang bing bang boom Jason La Canfora talking NFL (00:00) Iain MacIntyre has a blurry twitter picture but we don't hold that against him he's talking Canucks (84:00) Hockey stud Daniel Hamhuis played 1k games in the NHL so we ask him about it. (92:00)
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Jan. 30: Oh look sports
January 31 2018
Bing bang bing bang boom Jason La Canfora talking NFL (00:00) Iain MacIntyre has a blurry twitter picture but we don't hold that against him he's talking Canucks (84:00) Hockey stud Daniel Hamhuis played 1k games in the NHL so we ask him about it. (92:00)
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Paul Henderson on iconic goal: 'I've been celebrating that baby for a long time'
January 30 2018
Paul Henderson never gets tired of hearing the play call of his iconic, defining goal in the '72 summit against Russia. "I just knew I had to get out on the ice," he tells the hosts of the Starting Lineup. He talks 2018 PyeongChang and Canada's men's Olympic hockey roster and the "rag tag" players who'll wear the Maple Leaf. But he predicts greatness nonetheless. "The coach will have the easiest time in his life because he'll open the door, and those guys will go out like a bunch of banshees to prove they are hockey players."
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Todd Bertuzzi on racist mascots: 'Needs to change and go away'
January 30 2018
The retired NHLer makes this day Bertuesday and shows his woke politics by admonishing racists mascots. "There are enough names or logos that you can come up with out affecting other people. We have to pay respect to Native American heritage." That's woke, Bert. On Brock Boeser, he talks about the natural goal-scoring of the Flow and how Sidney Crosby may by sucking up to him.
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Jan. 30: Super Bowl audible
January 30 2018
Mira got a haircut and James has a moldy car. Irfaan Gaffar is down at Super Bowl media week. Hey that rhymed. It is Bertuesday, so we have the man himself on. The man the myth the hockey legend Paul Henderson tells some stories about his goal.
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Jan. 29: Brock rocks All-Stars
January 29 2018
What a weekend!! The NHL All-Star game happened and Brock Boeser was the star so we praise his talents. Thor from Breakfast Television recaps the Grammys. Mike Commodore talks hockey while hung over, and Patrick Johnston gets his rugby on.
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Jan. 26, 2018: Can the XFL succeed?
January 26 2018
It's time to talk about sports.
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The Starting Lineup - January 26 2018
January 26 2018
Its time to talk about sports.
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Jim Robson remembers his famous Canucks call in 1994, being honoured in Vancouver
January 26 2018
Jim Robson, who made the call that the Vancouver Canucks were heading to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994, joined Starting Lineup to talk about being honoured by having a lane named after him in the city.
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Ron MacLean says time to cut Sedin twins loose, doesn’t want to lose hockey’s edge
January 26 2018
Ron MacLean joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup to talk about the game of hockey potentially losing some of its battles, and why the Canucks should let the Sedin twins go as they rebuild.
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Jan. 25 2018: Sedins' agent talks twins
January 25 2018
Holy sport Batman. 31 thoughts should be the title of C-Ball's book, recounting the number of times he has actually had a thought in his life. But Jeff Marek from the 31 thoughts podcast is talking hockey. Also J.P Barry talking the future of the Sedins.
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