4:00 – Bruce Arthur co-hosts with Dave and are joined by Dave Feschuk
Converse about the Brad Richards hit from behind. They discuss the severity and seriousness of hits from behind where in minor hockey and pick-up hockey, hits from behind have paralyzed players. Suspensions are determined after the hit is committed. Players that are more skilled than others, such as Brad Richards, aren't protected against hits that can hurt them and their careers. Paul Kariya once said that star players have to be protected and that reckless play has to be stopped.
4:15 – Mike Brown is headed to Edmonton now because the Maple Leafs have other guys who are willing to fight and keep the physicality of the team. He isn't the type of player that makes or breaks a team. The Leafs aren't better this season because of the fighting, they're better because their penalty kill has improved and their goalies have been outstanding. Fights and standing up for teammates mean something to players in terms of being part of a team, but when looking at fights and statistics, they don't impact teams' wins or goals.
4:30 – The Raptors have to develop their players right now. Terrence Ross has to play minutes because there is no immediate future of this team. In order to improve the franchise, there has to be standards. Dwane Casey wants to win every game possible to further his coaching career, it's not always as simple as to play their young players. Coaches and GM's should be hired at the same time so that they can come and go at the same time. The Raptors aren't famous outside of Toronto, which isn't a great record.
4:45 – In the "Nayled It or Failed It" segment they debate whether or Magic Johnson's decision to put up $1 million will entice LeBron James to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest. Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco signed the biggest contract in NFL history signing $20.6 million over six years, did the Ravens nail it or did Flacco nail the Ravens? Continuing with the topic of contracts, the LA Angels renewed Mike Trout's contract for $510,000...Nayled or Failed?