November 8: Show In Review
Bob and Matt react to the latest news to come out in the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin controversy with Bruce Arthur and former NFL head coach Mike Mularkey and Jason Arnott joins the boys to reflect on some of the memorable moments of his NHL career.
Macko and Cauz were joined by Bruce Arthur. Hour 1 Audio
9:30 - Bruce Arthur, National Post:
There are reports that Jeff Ireland told Jonathan Martin to fight Richie Incognito if he had a problem. And the reality is, we don’t want to know how football goes down behind the scenes. But the more you learn about it, the more you realize that this isn’t a league that’s built to handle anyone with a mental illness or weakened mental state.
10:00 - Mike Mularkey, Former Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars:
As a head coach, you first try to find out who the main leadership of a team is. Social media has helped to blow the Incognito and Martin situation out of proportion. If Head Coach Joe Philbin felt like this was an issue, he would have addressed it. Mularkey did not allow hazing. There is a lot more information that needs to be absorbed by coaches than there used to be in order to win.
10:30 - Jason Arnott, 18 Year NHL Veteran, Officially Retired on Wednesday
Arnott said it took a while for scoring the Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime to sink in. He got a bloody nose from one of his teammates during the celebration, which was the first blood drawn during the tough series against Dallas. Scoring enough to win games is what counts. He would rather win than score lots of goals. His role changed in Nashville to help mentor Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.
11:00 - Sean Burke, Goaltending Coach with the Phoenix Coyotes
Ray Emery has done a great job of getting himself back into the NHL, and he was considered by the Coyotes to back up Mike Smith in the offseason. But the incident last week wasn’t good for hockey. He’s not sure if fighting has a place in the game, but it doesn’t have a place in an incident like Emery with Braden Holtby. With young goalies, there’s just a maturing process, you’re constantly under the microscope, but teams need to be more patient with goalies, and that’s having an adverse effect on young netminders constantly. Roberto Luongo, Carey Price would be on his Team Canada, but goaltending won’t be an issue for Team Canada.
11:15 – Michael Landsberg, Host of Off The Record
The guys chatted about Jonathan Bernier’s expected start tonight against the Devils and the Leafs return to Boston on Saturday night. They also discussed the Richie Incognito story and if the media has any basis in criticizing what goes on inside the closed doors of an NFL locker room.
November 7: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by James Mirtle to chat about the adjustment period David Clarkson has gone through since his arrival from New Jersey and new Coyotes owner Anthony LeBlanc joins the guys to discuss selling hockey in Phoenix and how the transition to ownership has gone.
Bob and Matt were joined by The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle.
Bob and Matt were joined by CEO, President and Co-Owner of the Phoenix Coyotes Anthony LeBlanc and Mitch Melnick of TSN 690 Montreal.
9:30 - James Mirtle, Globe and Mail
The break has allowed the Leafs to get some teaching and conditioning from the coaching staff, and it could be very beneficial for the long term prognosis for this team. Would expect Rielly to sit in place of Mark Fraser starting on Friday. The Devils were using David Clarkson on the 1st powerplay unit, and that simply won’t happen on the Maple Leafs.
10:00 - Anthony LeBlanc, CEO, President and Co-Owner of the Phoenix Coyotes:
LeBlanc discussed how he and his ownership team plan on growing the brand of hockey in Phoenix. LeBlanc is not a supporter of having NHLers go to the Olympics during the season, especially since it leaves Phoenix's building vacant during a key part of the calendar year. LeBlanc also mentioned the message of support Gary Bettman left him and his ownership team after closing the purchase of the Coyotes.
10:30 - Mitch Melnick, TSN 690 Montreal
The vast majority of fans and media are totally enamoured with P.K Subban, and are on his side against Michel Therrien. They haven't seen a talent like him since Chris Chelios in Montreal. Aside from P.K Subban recently, the only other player Therrien has called out publicly is Ryan White. Expects to see Subban sign a long-term deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
11:00 - LeRoy Butler, 4 x Pro Bowl Safety with the Green Bay Packers, Co-Author of "Packers Pride"
Would take Brett Favre if he had to choose between Rodgers and Favre in a big game. He never missed a game and helped win him a Super Bowl. There's two things you don't want in the league, for sure, you don't want guys who go for the head and guys that go for the knees. It's a difficult situation for defenders to be in, because if he doesn't bring down Gronk, he gets lambasted.
11:30 - Jason Brough, Pro Hockey Talk
It would take a miracle for the Oilers to make the playoffs in the division, and down the line, the Oilers need to make a bold move, and its possible Yakupov could be shipped out. It’s time that guys like Nugent-Hopkins, Hall and Eberle to take the next step. The Rangers definitely have problem scoring, so perhaps the Yakupov acquisition could make sense from their perspective.
November 6: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by Jeff O’Neill to discuss Randy Carlyle moving JVR to centre and promoting Joffrey Lupul to top line duties and Marc Stein checks in to shed light on the Steve Nash trade rumours and chat about whether Masai Ujiri will look to deal players like Rudy Gay, Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan.
9:32 - Jeff O’Neill, Co-Host of Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050:
James Van Riemsdyk played centre in college, and that’s an absolutely huge difference from what he’s going to encounter in the NHL. He is playing with Kessel and Lupul, which should help assuage some of the concerns offensively, but it’s definitely going to be an adjustment for JVR.
11:02 - Marc Stein, ESPN NBA Insider:
The Raptors aren’t close enough to contention to bring in Steve Nash. Nash could be a piece to help a good team get over the top, and the Raptors aren’t in that situation. If the Raptors were looking to acquire young talent and draft assets, guys like Gay, Lowry and even DeMar DeRozan would garner interest around the league. With Gay, his option in his contract is going to play a large role in whether or not he’s traded, because the acquiring team could lose him for nothing if Gay isn’t willing to opt-in, and if he does, he makes a ton of money.
November 5: Show In Review
Joe Haggerty, Comcast Boston:
Seguin is putting up a lot of points, but he’s among the worst at face-offs in the NHL, and is having some defensive struggles. The Bruins made a determination that Seguin wasn’t going to be a guy to work in all facets of the game, and help them win games on the defensive end.
Rowdy Roddy Piper, WWF Legend:
Fun, in-studio chat with WWF Legend Roddy Piper about his career, injuries he fought through and the Parkinson’s charity he’s working with now.
November 4: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by Jonas Siegel and James Duthie to discuss the Leafs hole in the middle of the ice, and Lance Zierlein and Nick Ferguson check in to discuss the scary incident involving Gary Kubiak and the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin situation.
9:15 - Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Leafs Reporter
David Bolland's injury creates a serious void at centre ice, especially with Tyler Bozak sidelined until the end of November. James van Riemsdyk has played centre in the past, and that's certainly an option for Randy Carlyle. They also have Jerred Smithson with the Marlies, although it's hard to see if he's a fit at the NHL level.
10:00 - James Duthie, NHL on TSN
It's a joke that the league didn't give Emery punishment for his role in the incident on Friday night. There is an aggressor rule, but here's another example between the gap with the media and how the players feel. In any other arena in the world, that's assault, but not in the NHL. We saw a few years ago that the NHL can change a rule quickly, and you have to imagine something will come along that precludes a goalie from doing what Emery did.
10:30 - Lance Zierlein, 790 Sports Talk Houston, SidelineView.com
From an X's and O's standpoint, Kubiak leads the charge at halftime with regards to playcalling. That posed a problem for the Texans, and they really had to process a lot at halftime, not knowing what was going on with Kubiak. It was a very surreal atmosphere around the locker room, and it was all compounded by their 6th consecutive loss. Being a football coach is a life of exhaustion and incredible stress, and Kubiak is a guy who's in good shape.
11:00 - Nick Ferguson, Longtime NFLer (NYJ, DEN, HOU) and CFLer (SASK, WIN), SKY Sports UK NFL Analyst
Football players like to have fun, but there is a point where you’ve gone too far. And that’s exactly what has happened with the Jonathan Martin situation. Offensive lineman are looked at as big, burly, tough characters, but not all players are the same. Andrew Luck has a huge future in the NFL, and they have a lot of skill players. T.Y Hilton can make you forget Reggie Wayne, but for the Texans, they have to be demoralized, both emotionally and physically.
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