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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 6: Ending The Drought
July 10 2018
Episode 6: Ending The Drought
July 10 2018
Despite decades of mismanagement and disappointment, the Toronto Maple Leafs remain the most important franchise in hockey. By landing John Tavares, the biggest free-agent signing of the salary-cap era, to add to an exciting young core, the Leafs look like they could contend for years to come. Jeff and Stephen are joined by former Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment president Tom Anselmi to discuss what it was like to lead an iconic franchise that always came up short, and by Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com, who draws on his experiences covering the team for 30 years to imagine what it would mean if the NHL's top draw finally ended its championship drought.
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Episode 5: No Apologies
July 03 2018
Atlanta Braves GM and executive VP Alex Anthopoulos joins Jeff and Stephen in studio to discuss his current contender, his time in Toronto and how he turned the Blue Jays into a powerhouse, the similarities running the two franchises, and how MLB front offices plan for the future. Audio credits to Xave Ruth, Fox Sports South and MLB TV.
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Episode 4: Concussions And Hockey
June 29 2018
Jeff and Stephen are joined in studio by Ken Dryden, author, Hall of Fame goaltender, former Toronto Maple Leafs president and past politician. They investigate ways to address concussions in hockey and opine on what the NHL and NHLPA can do to mitigate the problem for their players. Audio credit: CBC, HBO, NBC, ESPN and ABC.
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Episode 3: United Edition
June 19 2018
The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America, but what will it mean for Canadian soccer? Jeff and Stephen chat with former U.S. men's goalkeeper and current FOX soccer analyst Tony Meola about the impact the 1994 World Cup had on the game and the top players in the United States, and whether Canada's squad will be more prepared to compete on home soil than the U.S. was.
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