March 27: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Jeff O’Neill are joined by Dwane Casey to discuss how he is preparing his team for the playoffs, and Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie check in to discuss some of the changes that may lie ahead for the Leafs should they not make the post-season..


Hour 1:

Dave Naylor and Jeff O'Neill answer questions in another edition of "Ask the O'Dogg", and talk to Raptors coach Dwane Casey. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Jeff O'Neill are joined by Bob McKenzie and Toronto Star MLB Reporter Richard Griffin. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave Naylor and Jeff O'Neill are joined by Michael Farber, Darren Dreger and Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Hour 3 Audio


4:45 – Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors Head Coach

Toronto Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey speaks about expectations entering this season and how they changed as the season progressed. He provides his thoughts on what makes a successful fourth quarter team and believes the key to the Raptors success is finding an option to go to late in the game. He talks about Kyle Lowry’s emergence with the club and credits him along with DeMar DeRozan for the teams strong play. He discusses the importance of stressing team defence and believes the team has bought into that approach. He provides his thoughts on what to expect in the playoffs and the difference between the atmosphere and the way the game is called compared to the regular season.

5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider

Bob McKenzie speaks about Bobby Ryan’s season ending injury and provides his thoughts on why the sniper waited this long to have surgery. He discusses Jason Spezza’s contract situation and believes he will likely remain with the Senators next season. Should Mike Babcock be coach of the year and can the Pittsburgh Penguins compete with the Boston Bruins? He discusses why the Leafs will be hard pressed to obtain a No. 1 defenseman and believes Dion Phaneuf has shown cracks in his game because he's asked to do too much. /p>

5:30 – Richard Griffin, The Toronto Star MLB Columnist

Richard Griffin speaks about MLB’s takeover of the Montreal Expos and believes the MLB ran the organization into the ground to accelerate the organizations move. He discusses Dustin McGowan off season workout and believes it may be a mistake to put him back into the rotation after he found his niche in the bullpen. He touches on Anthony Gose’s future with the Jays and believes Toronto will likely use him as an insurance policy for Colby Rasmus. He suggests the Jays will be competitive and predicts them to finish fourth in the division with 84 wins.

6:00 – Michael Farber, The Reporters

Michael Farber speaks about the Montreal Expos and 2003 season where MLB did not increase the team’s payroll and recalls a situation where club needed a third catcher that would have cost less than a million dollars and was not made. He discusses the Mariners' 1995 season and believes their run to the playoffs likely helped keep the team in Seattle. He suggests MLB may have quit on the Expos and talks about the club’s fire sale after the 1994 strike. He discusses the idea of the Expos returning and suggests Montreal could be considered as a possible destination if MLB decides to relocate a team, but believes it would only take place under certain conditions.

6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider

Darren Dreger talks about the Leafs preparation for the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday and suggests that they have not played the kind of hockey that made them successful last season. He discusses what could happen if the Leafs fail to make the playoffs and suggests big changes could be made by President and CEO Tim Leiweke. Could the Nashville Predators move Shea Weber and his big contract? He speaks about the importance for the Leafs to sign unrestricted free agents Jay McClement and Dave Bolland, but believes the team will not pay Bolland more than five million dollars. Could the Leafs make a play for Eric Staal during the off season and could John Tavares handle the pressure of playing in Toronto?

6:30 – Mark Feinsand, The NY Daily News, Travels with the NY Yankees

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News speaks about the Yankees off season spending spree and believes their depth in the outfield will be one of their strengths this season. He believes the Yankees could have a strong foundation with in their rotation with three 25-year old pitchers and believes CC Sabathia should rebound after struggling last season. He provides his thoughts on Masahiro Tanaka and believes the right-hander could win 15 games. He talks about David Robertson’s new role as the club’s closer and believes the Yankees will have more trouble replacing his set-up role than Robertson replacing Mariano Rivera.

March 26: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by Dion Phaneuf to discuss the Leafs’ struggles and his decision to not speak to the media following Tuesday night’s loss, and John Kryk and Mark Gaughan check in to bedate the future of the Bills following the passing of Ralph Wilson.


Hour 1:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Leafs's captain Dion Phanuef, Mark Gaughan from Buffalo News and Tampa Bay Rays beat writer Bill Chastain. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Bob McKenzie and John Kryk of the Toronto Sun on the Buffalo Bills' future. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Sam Mitchell, Darren Dreger and Adrian Montgomery. Hour 3 Audio


4:15 – Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs Captain

The Leafs’ captain joined TSN Drive to discuss the latest slump the Maple Leafs are going through as the regular season draws to a close. It’s disappointing the team is not getting the results they want, especially at this time of the season. The only thing the team can do is pull themselves together and they will get the results. The reason Dion did not meet with the media last night after their game vs. the Blues was because he was very emotional and a lot had to do with his play. The only way to get out of the slump is to focus on one game at a time and getting their energy level back up.

4:30 – Mark Gaughan, The Buffalo News

Mark Gaughan from the Buffalo News joined TSN Drive to discuss on what the future holds for the Buffalo Bills, now that Ralph Wilson passed away. Mark discussed what the process will look like once the franchise is put up for sale by Wilson’s estate. If a group of investors in Toronto bought the team, the reception from fans wouldn’t be great, knowing they could potentially move them to Toronto.

4:45 – Bill Chastain,, Travels with the Tampa Bay Rays

Bill follows the Tampa Bay Rays and joined TSN Drive to look at the upcoming season for the team. Bill discussed as to whether or not the Rays pitching staff is considered one of the best in MLB. One of the reasons Joe Maddon is so successful and consistent with the Rays is because he’s an intelligent, creative, approachable manager.

5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider

No doubt the Blues are a legit contender, but it will be interesting if they go deep in the playoffs because they will likely have to get through the reigning Cup champions, the Blackhawks. Bob weighed on the controversial goal in the Blue Jackets, Red Wings game being allowed, despite the net coming off its mooring. He also discussed whether of not there is an issue with Leafs’ leadership group, being they are collapsing towards the end of the season.

5:30 – John Kryk, The Toronto Sun from the NFL Owners Meetings

John Kryk NFL Columnist for the Toronto Sun was a guest on TSN Drive to talk about his latest story, which stated that if the Bills were to get a new owner, the owner cannot relocate the team anytime over the next nine years during their lease agreement. Ralph Wilson left a large legacy in the NFL and was respected by many NFL owners. A lot of the owners were very emotional when they heard he passed away.

6:00 – Sam Mitchell, NCAA and Raptors Analyst

Sam Mitchell, a Mercer Alum discussed their upset victory over Duke during March Madness and what it meant for the school. He also discussed what we have seen so far in the tournament and looked ahead to the Sweet 16 matchups. He also looked at Andrew Wiggins’ performance at the tournament and what this experience will do for him going forward. Sam also talked about Iowa State player and Canadian, Melvin Ejim’s performance so far.

6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider

Darren talked about the future of Ryan Miller and whether or not he will re-sign in St.Louis. The Blues would love to keep Miller, but Anaheim is a team to keep an eye on as Miller’s wife works in California, so it’s something to keep an eye on. Darren also weighed on the futures on upcoming Free Agents, Jarome Iginla, Ales Hemsky and Thomas Vanek. He also looked at possible coach of the year candidates, including Craig Berube, John Cooper and Mike Babcock, if the Red Wings were to make the playoffs considering the amount of injuries they went through.

6:30 – Adrian Montgomery, Founder of the Bills in Toronto Series (Introduced Ralph Wilson to Ted Rogers)

Adrian discussed the impact Ralph Wilson made in the NFL and his desire to keep the Bills in Buffalo. The team will no doubt be sold and believes there is interest from Canadian investors to buy the franchise. Hard to imagine Roger Goodell, a western New York native, approving a deal that would see the Bills leaving Buffalo. The Bills in Toronto series was not an indication of interest of the NFL bringing a franchise to Toronto, but rather a yearly event. Adrian also shared his story meeting Ralph Wilson and the type of person he was.

March 25: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Dave Hodge discuss the impact Ralph Wilson’s death will have on the future of the Bills with Tim Graham and Scott MacArthur checks in to debate whether J.A. Happ’s spring struggles have cost him a rotation spot.


Hour 1:

Dave Naylor and co-host Dave Hodge chat about the passing of Ralf Wilson and are joined by Nick Cafardo and Scott MacArthur. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Bob McKenzie, Darren Pang, Tim Graham, and Dwayne De Rosario. Hour 2 Audio


4:30 – Nick Cafardo, The Boston Globe

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe speaks about the changes that the Boston Red Sox have made this off season and discusses the strong spring that Grady Sizemore has had. He talks about the slow spring that David Ortiz has had and believes Jackie Bradley Jr. will likely begin the season in Triple-A. He discusses Jon Lester’s contract situation and believes the lefty will likely sign for more than $100 million over five years.

4:45 – Scott MacArthur, TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter

Scott MacArthur speaks about J.A Happ’s tough spring and discusses the possibility of Dustin McGowan starting the Blue Jays’ home opener. He touches on Jose Reyes’ MRI that revealed a slight hamstring strain and believes if he’s healthy enough to play that he could be the Jays’ designated hitter.

5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider

Bob McKenzie speaks about the Maple Leafs as they host the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday and believes Jonathan Bernier will return to the Leafs’ net. He discusses Bernier’s injury and talks about the worst case scenario for the Leafs should he start the game, but is unable to finish. He touches on Evgeni Malkin’s injury and believes the sniper should be ready for the playoffs. He discusses Mike Smith’s knee injury that he suffered Monday against the New York Rangers and Trevor van Riemsdyk signing with the Chicago Blackhawks.

5:15 – Darren Pang, Color Analyst for the St Louis Blues & TSN

Darren Pang speaks about the adjustments that Ryan Miller has had to make since joining the St. Louis from the Buffalo Sabres and discusses why his save percentage as dropped. He talks about the impact that Miller’s acquisition has had on backup Brian Elliot and feels Elliot has handled the situation very well. He touches on the challenge for a goaltender to play through an injury and believes Johnathan Bernier will return to the Leafs’ net Tuesday when they host the Blues.

5:30 – Tim Graham, The Buffalo News

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News discusses the passing of Buffalo Bills’ owner Ralph Wilson and what it means to the city. He talks about the organization missing the playoffs for the past 14 seasons and suggests that some fans may have been looking forward to his death. He touches on the other recent losses of owners around the NFL and believes the organization will go into a trust and be sold to the highest bidder.

5:45 – Dwayne De Rosario, TFC Forward

A look at the hot start if TFC now 2-0 … how cold it was at BMO last weekend and the challenges of terrible turf.

March 24: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Bruce Arthur discuss the pressure facing the Leafs and Randy Carlyle with Jonas Siegel, Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, and Dyshawn Pierre and Leo Rautins check in to chat about the opening week of March Madness.


Hour 1:

Dave Naylor and Bruce Arthur discuss James Reimer and the state of the Leafs, and chat with Jonas Siegel. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Bruce Arthur chat with Bob McKenzie and Dyshawn Pierre. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave Naylor and Bruce Arthur chat with Leo Rautins and Darren Dreger,Darren Dreger, and are joined by two-time Canadian gold medalist Heather Moyse in studio. Hour 3 Audio


4:30 – Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Leafs Reporter

Jonas Siegel provides an update on Jonathan Bernier’s injury and believes he is questionable to play against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. He suggests Randy Carlyle will likely come back with James Reimer on Tuesday despite his recent struggles if Bernier cannot go and feels Drew MacIntyre will not get the start because of his inexperience. He suggests Reimer shouldn’t be the only one blamed for Toronto’s recent struggles and believes the Leafs are capable of turning things around. He discusses Carlyle’s handling of Reimer.

5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider

Bob McKenzie speaks about what might happen to the Leafs roster if they fail to make the playoffs. He believes Randy Carlyle could be fired and/or players such as Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner could be traded. He believes the Leafs can only go as far as their goaltending will take them because of their weak defensive play and compares the Leafs this year to the season the Ottawa Senators had last season. He discusses the future of GM Jim Rutherford with the Carolina Hurricanes and touches and the Calgary Flames and Bob Hartley’s future with this club.

5:30 – Dyshawn Pierre, Dayton Flyers Forward (Canadian)

Whitby, Ontario native Dyshawn Pierre speaks about what basketball means to Dayton and what their victories over Ohio State and Syracuse has meant to the town. He discusses the style of play that his team utilizes defensively and compares the atmosphere of playing in the NCAA tournament verses regular season games. He believes as long as his team continues to advance that it could help his own profile and provides his thoughts of playing Stanford on Thursday.

6:00 – Leo Rautins, NCAA and NBA Analyst for TSN

Leo Rautins provides his thoughts on Syracuse’s season and the issues that the team had despite finishing 27-5. He discusses Tyler Ennis and believes he is currently Canada’s best point guard. He believes Ennis might be better suited to enter the draft instead of returning to college for another year and discusses where Ennis is projected to be selected in the draft. He believes Andrew Wiggins will be an impact player a few years down the road. Are the Raptors better suited to play Washington, a team that’s similar to them or a more experienced team like Chicago or Brooklyn? He discusses Kyle Lowry’s game.

6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider

Darren Dreger speaks about the Toronto’s goaltending situation and believes the Leafs will likely start James Reimer against the Blues on Tuesday. He believes Randy Carlyle will not return to coach the Leafs next season if Toronto fails to make the playoffs and suggests management will address holes at centre and on defense. Has Reimer’s poor play affected his chances of being a No. 1 goalie with another organization and could Ron Francis be the next GM of the Carolina Hurricanes?

6:30 – Heather Moyse, 2X Gold Medalist in Bobsleigh

Two-time Canadian Bobsleigh gold medalist Heather Moyse shares a funny story at Sochi and discusses her experience at Sochi. She talks about how she recovered from her injuries and talks about her plans for the future.

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