November 7: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Feschuk chat with Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger about the upcoming NHL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and Randy Carlyle shuffling his lineup, and Sam Mitchell joins the show to discuss Dwane Casey’s controversial clock management.
Dave Naylor and Dave Feschuk discuss the Miami Dolphins bullying situation and are joined by Jeff O'Neill for 'Ask the O-Dogg.' Hour 1 Audio
5:15 – Darren Rovell, ESPN Business Reporter
ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell joined the program to talk about Rookie Initiation Dinners in the wake of the Miami Dolphins incident between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Financial Hazing in the NFL is based upon what round the rookie is drafted in, the higher the draft pick the higher the dinner bill will be. Dez Bryant was drafted in the first round and faced a dinner bill over $50 000. The infamous Minnesota Vikings 'Love Boat' cruise cost the rookies between $10 000 and $20 000 each. Ryan Leaf when drafted 2nd overall refused to pay the dinner so Junior Seau took matters into his own hands and ordered food off Leaf's credit card. Rovell also discusses how the NFLPA will handle the Martin-Incognito situation since both are members of the PA. Of the four major sports, the NFLPA is the worst about counseling players in money management and they need to take a stance for the future.
5:30 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie joined the program to talk about the prospective Hockey Hall-of-Fame Class for 2014. Only Dominik Hasek and Peter Forsberg look like locks for the Hall-of-Fame with the very difficult voting process. Rob Blake has a very strong resume and in McKenzie's mind is a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer. During a five-year span he was first or second team All-Star each year and also won a Norris Trophy. Add that to his Olympic Gold Medal and various World Championship appearances he should get in. McKenzie also discussed who should be the three goalies for Canada at the 2014 Olympics. Right now it would likely be Carey Price, Roberto Luongo and Mike Smith manning the nets. Is there a chance Martin Brodeur is traded to a contender by the New Jersey Devils? What is wrong with Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers?
6:00 – Sam Mitchell, Former Raptors Head Coach / TSN NBA Analyst
TSN NBA Analyst Sam Mitchell joined the program to talk about the start of the NBA season. Should the Raptors have fouled to try to extend last night's game against Charlotte? It's important for head coaches to have quality assistant coaches they can lean on because with all the key decisions a head coach makes during a game, they can lose track of certain plays. With such a deep draft coming up some teams look to be tanking for a quality picks, does Mitchell agree with that practice? Mitchell also says not to worry about first overall pick Anthony Bennett's slow start to the season. It's almost better that young player struggles to start his career as it encourages him to work harder. The Pacers are a force to be reckoned with and will likely be there at the end of the Eastern Conference play-offs, but provided Jason Kidd can manage his veterans minutes properly, they could be a factor as well.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider joined the program to discuss David Clarkson's role on the team through five games. It's not just offensive numbers you look at with a player like Clarkson, as the team added him for many more reasons then points. Injuries to Bozak and Bolland have forced Clarkson's role to be redefined. Fans need to avoid looking at Clarkson's salary and expecting massive offensive numbers. Mark Fraser is available for the team again on Friday giving the Leafs eight defenseman, what does that mean for Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner? The team getting off to a hot start was great but during those wins they were grossly outshot and the defense played porous. The work ethic the team showed last year has been missing thus far, but it's small problems as the start has been largely positive. Dreger also touches on the Edmonton Oilers getting Taylor Hall back in the lineup and what this means for the struggling club going forward.
6:30 – Tim Graham, The Buffalo News
Tim Graham, Bills reporter for the Buffalo News, joined the program to talk about the Bills as they head into Sunday's match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bills have been competitive each week and with the schedule getting easier the rest of the season, they could still contend for a playoff spot. EJ Manuel hasn't officially been announced as the starting quarterback, but barring a setback he will be back under center on Sunday which will add a great boost to the offense. The Steelers offensive line has been awful and with the aging defense under performing, they have looked overwhelmed in many situations. Bills have the talent to win and with the coaching much improved over last season it's just a matter of putting it all together. Graham, former beat reporter for the Miami Dolphins, also gives his take on the Johnathon Martin-Richie Incognito situation and says it's telling that numerous Dolphin players came out in support of Incognito despite being told not to speak about the matter in the media.
6:45 – Duane Forde, TSN CFL Analyst
Quick look at the playoff games this weekend and why he feels Cornish should beat Ray in the MOP voting
Tomorrow: Football Friday from 4-5pm, LIVE from the ACC prior to Leafs/Devils Hall of Fame Game.
November 6: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by Jonas Siegel and Darren Dreger to discuss the arrival of Jared Smithson and the return of Mark Fraser and Bob McKenzie checks in to break down the P.K. Subban/Michel Therrien controversy.
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie and Hamilton Ti-Cats Head Coach and GM Kent Austin.
4:30 – Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Maple Leafs Reporter
Siegel thinks that the Leafs can overcome these injuries and used last years Senators team as an example. Siegel says that Carlyle is is trying to get the team to play more physical and fast like they did last year. Siegel added that it's hard to get a team to change it's style of game when they are having success but doesn't think they can win with this style of play long term. Siegal knows that the Saturday game with Boston will definitely be emotional but says they can't look past the Devils.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
McKenzie talked about the Therrien/Subban situation more in depth from last night. Bob thinks he didn't play near the end of the game because he was on the power play for the last minute and a half before that. Bob also talked about possibly changing the rules when it comes to refs blowing the whistle to fast to allow more goals. Bob also reporterd the latest on Rick Nash's concision which lead to more conversations about hits and concussions.
5:30 – Kent Austin, Hamilton Ticats Head Coach and GM
Kent Austin said that the Tiger Cats have not made any excuses when it comes to playing in Guelph. Austin said that they don't have much time to throw the Football when we are facing the Montreal. Austin talked about how he dealt with all of his 96 injuries this season. Austin says that his staff has done a great job preparing his players for the playoffs, but when asked about a Hamilton Toronto East final he said that he doesn't think his players are thinking of it to much.
6:00 – Duron Carter (Montreal Als WR) and his father Cris Carter, ESPN and Pro Football Hall of Fame
Duron Carter says that he learned a lot from SJ Green and other receivers on the team and also admitted at the beginning he didn't know there was only three downs in the CFL. Duron Carter says that his dad was a great receiver but wasn't really that fast. Duron Carter also got an unexpected call from his dad Chris Carter who said he should pick up his phone more often.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Dreger says that Morgan Rielly may still play in Junior this year possibly close to the World Juniors. Tallon is looking to improve the Florida Panthers but isn't shopping any of his young players according to Dreger. Dreger said that the Oilers are reasonably concerned about Yakupov's development but they don't want to trade him just yet despite the reports between the Oilers and the Rangers lately. Dreger also discussed the possibility of trading Broduer.
6:30 – Don McPherson, NCAA, CFL and NFL QB / 1987 Heisman Runner-up
Don McPherson says we always blame the victim unless we are the victim, and said no one will side with Martin because as men we want to be on the stronger side. McPherson said the NFL is in a tough spot because they always want to promote the tough guy but also want to protect the little guy. McPherson also compared the Martin/Incognito story to an abusive relationship between a man and a women.
Tomorrow: Sam Mitchell, Dave Feschuk, Toronto Star
November 5: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by Jack Armstrong and Matt Devlin to break down the Raptors start to the season and Masai Ujiri checks in to discuss his thinking when it comes to either trading or keeping his current roster.
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by NBA on TSN Analyst Jack Armstrong.
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by The Voice of The Raptors Matt Devlin and Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri.
4:40 – Jack Armstrong – NBA on TSN Analyst
Armstrong says that bad teams usually beat good teams early in the season because it's like their Super Bowl. Armstrong says that the Raptors have definitely got better defensively and thinks they will only get better as the year goes on. Jack thinks sometimes DeRozan forces his shots and tries to hard sometimes and feels he needs to relax and let it come to him. Armstrong said that LeBron James is the ultimate teammate and it makes the Heat a great team.
5:30 – Darren Dreger – NHL on TSN
Dreger says the Leafs are keen on adding a centre, but not desperate. Dreger talked about the discussions about goalie fights and fights as a whole stating that there is no discussion to totally eliminate fighting. Dreger says the Oilers need help from there blue line and that MacTavish is actively looking.
5:45 - Josh Lewenberg – TSN 1050 Raptors Reporter
Lewenberg says that the Raptors are under a lot of pressure to stay around .500. Lewenberg thinks that DeRozan’s growth has been tremendous and is impressed with the elements he’s added to his game. Lewenberg thinks the Heat are still the best team in the NBA but feels the East will be more competitive this year. Lewenberg says that Valanciunas is still learning and needs to get more comfortable defensively in order to get more floor time.
6:00 – Matt Devlin – The Voice of The Raptors
Devlin compared LeBron’s passing to the Raptors lack of passing and feels that they need to get better, but said they are doing a great job re-bounding. Devlin talked about Anthony Bennett’s poor start saying that his shoulder injury may be a contributor but doesn’t feel like he’s going to be a failure. Devlin says that Lawrence Frank was a great hire for Jason Kidd because Kidd needs someone to bounce ideas off of, with the collection players the Nets have Devlin feels like Kidd will have success there. Devlin also talked about what the future may hold for Matt Devlin after this season.
6:30 – Masai Ujiri – Raptors General Manager
Masai says that he judges his team against every team he doesn’t pick and chose. Ujiri feels that he has to be very critical to his players in a respectful way because that’s the only way to improve. Masai says that they don’t have much cap room to make any moves.
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