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Sept. 24: Jays injury scare, Eichel's future, Ryder Cup
September 24 2021
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Sept. 24: Jays injury scare, Eichel's future, Ryder Cup
September 24 2021
Ben Nicholson-Smith, co-host of "At The Letters" joins Brent Gunning and Justin Bourne to discuss Steven Matz's outing against the Twins, if Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will be slotted into the DH spot after injuring his hand, George Springer's potential return to the outfield, the approach to bringing back Teoscar Hernandez long-term, and if we will see Hyun-Jin Ryu pitch again for the Jays this year (19:21). Frank Seravalli, hockey insider for Daily Faceoff, weighs in on Jack Eichel's future with the Buffalo Sabres, the status of vaccinated and unvaccinated players in the NHL, the Ottawa Senators finding a resolution with Brady Tkachuk's contract, and if beat writers and reporters will return to covering their respective teams more closely (47:59). Plus, Luke Kerr-Dineen, editor for Golf.com, shares his thoughts on Team USA sitting Bryson DeChambeau from morning tee times to start the Ryder Cup and if home field advantage matters for this tournament (01:07:34). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Eichel's future, RFA talks, and Fleury's Vegas departure
September 24 2021
Frank Seravalli, hockey insider for Daily Faceoff and co-host of the "DFO Rundown" podcast, speaks about Jack Eichel's situation in Buffalo, the NHL's vaccinations holdouts and how team's are approaching these players, what's next for the crop of high profile RFAs including Brady Tkachuk, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, the hope for increased media coverage in the NHL this season, and details Marc-André Fleury's exit from Las Vegas.
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Sept. 23: Jays-Rays commotion, Leafs training camp opens
September 23 2021
Co-host of the "Spin Rate" podcast Drew Fairservice joins Brent Gunning and Justin Bourne to chat about Blue Jays' Ryan Borucki hitting Kevin Kiermaier in their finale vs. the Rays, Charlie Montoyo's approach to Borucki's ejection, how the team has used Nate Pearson since his return to the club, and the tight Wild Card race between the Yankees, Red Sox and Jays (19:31). Sportsnet.ca's Luke Fox weighs in on Ilya Mikheyev pushing the reported trade request under the rug, the prospects who has the chance to make the main roster, and his outlook on Nick Robertson and the top left-wing spot for the Leafs (47:45). Plus, The Ringer's Kaelen Jones discusses if he's buying into the Raiders this year, Sam Darnold settling in with the Panthers, and why the Broncos have surprised him through two weeks of the season (01:07:57). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Luke Fox's roster analysis and outlook of the 2021-22 Leafs
September 23 2021
Luke Fox, NHL writer for Sportsnet.ca, shares his first-hand reaction to the day one of Leafs training camp, before detailing the latest on Ilya Mikheyev, the progress made by Nick Robertson this off-season, who stands out amoung the Leafs new acquisitions this off-season, who fills out the top line in place of Zach Hyman, Mitch Marner's perception in Leafs Nation, Auston Matthews injury recovery process, and how large of a role we will see Rasmus Sandin play this season.
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