May 8: Was the Canadian Division a Success?
May 08 2021
Roger Lajoie hosts Sportsnet Today! Contributor for Maple Leafs Hot Stove Kevin Papetti discusses the Leafs' winning first place in their division for the second time in over 58 years, what to expect from Toronto in the first round of playoffs and how Rasmus Sandin has earned the trust of his teammates [7:00]. Senior writer for Habs Eyes On The Prize and co-host on Locked On Canadiens podcast examines what the Habs need to do to stay in 4th place for the division heading into playoffs, Cole Caufield becoming a dangerous offensive threat and when the Canadiens can expect Carey Price, Shea Weber and Brendan Gallagher back in the lineup [26:56]. Co-host of Sportsfeld podcast Andrew Zuber chats about how some of the Blue Jays injuries are affecting the rotation, the bullpen has been off the charts, and how the Jays plan to handle Springer's injury [49:21]. NBA editor for Sportsnet.ca Steven Loung debates the Raptors having a 1% chance of making the play-in tournament, how resting players for Toronto has affected their chances of trying to play in a playoff game, Siakam's struggles in game-winning situations and this strange season in Florida for the Raptors [1:36:49]. TheScore's John Matisz analyses what the relaxed COVID restrictions in the NHL does for American and Canadian teams, having fans at games will be a factor for some cities, the Rangers and Capitals drama and how the Canadian teams match up against the American teams in the third round [2:23:11]. Host of No Dunks podcast on The Athletic Leigh Ellis joins to talk about the Eastern and Western Conferences going into the play-in tournament and playoff series, which teams pose the biggest threat and the struggles the LA Lakers are facing with injuries plaguing the team [2:48:05].