Canucks centre Bo Horvat joins Sportsnet 650 for a one-on-one interview to talk about Alex Biega's two-year deal and the effects, if any, of negativity in the marketplace. "I've extremely happy for Bulldog," says the presumed future captain. On Elliotte Friedman's comments that Vancouver negativity affects the club, he says about high expectations, "Obviously it comes with playing in the National Hockey League. It's going to be that way, especially in a Canadian market. We have to think positively." He talks about the new acquisitions and future growth. "Fans a media should be really excited about what we have coming here. We've got a lot of great prospects coming up, a lot of young talent. We're moving in the right direction."
Sportsnet's prospect analyst Ryan Biech joins Satiar Shah and Kelly Bates on The Playbook to talk about the speed of progress for young talent, specifically goaltenders. The curve is individual, but there's no harm in calling up a player for a single game to expose him to the bigs. They talk Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi and the curve that predicts when the Canucks can expect to be a winning team again.
Matt Waldman, an NFL draft and prospects analyst at MattWaldmanRSP.com, joins Satiar Shah and Kelly Bates to talk about the reasons Lamar Jackson would make a solid pro quarterback and is better than he is being characterized. "When I watch his tape... you see a player that has progressed quite a lot in the pocket." Certain techniques are better than Michael Vick's, plus he maintains "fight" stance. College players win because they are elite athletes, but NFLers must be the elite of the elite. He talks about all they ways Nick Chubb has the edge on Saquon Barkley. (Sacrilege!)