February 20: Show In Review
Mike and Dave Bastl chat with Pierre McGuire and Jonas Siegel about Canada’s struggles to find the net ahead of their semi-final matchup versus the US, and Andi Petrillo checks in to tee up the women’s gold medal matchup Thursday on TSN 1050.
Andi Petrillo – CBC Host
Andi talks about how nervous she is calling the Canadian/USA women’s gold medal game this morning for CBC Radio. She talks about the Russian hockey venues have been well attended for both the men’s and women’s games in Sochi. She talks how officiating will be the key tonight because she will allow Canada to be physical which works to their advantage and will slow down the speedy Americans.
Jonas Siegel – TSN 1050 Reporter
Jonas talked about how powerful the Americans have looked but have not faced a Canadian defense that has only yielded 3 goals in the entire tournament. Jonas talked about Drew Doughty saying the team knows that the media and Canadian fans are doubting them and are seen as the underdogs against the U.S. Jonas talked about how the Russians are incredibly disappointed that their hockey team was eliminated by Finland and will not medal. The Russians coaching staff pointed the finger at Ovechkin for having a bad tournament.
Pierre McGuire – NBC Hockey Analyst
Pierre talked about Canada’s tight win over Latvia in the quarterfinal. Canada’s defensively are playing great hockey but there is concern about their lack of offense especially against the Americans. Pierre said it is time for Canada to stop worrying about line combinations and ‘over coaching’ and just go a play hockey. Pierre says he predicted the Russians would have a bad tournament because the pressure on them was too big. Pierre says referee Joy Tottenham will be the key for the Canadian-US women’s gold medal game tonight because she usually let’s teams play which will help Canada who will be physical against the speedy Americans.
February 19: Show In Review
Mike and Dave Bastl are joined by Pierre McGuire and Jonas Siegel to tee up Wednesday’s quarter-final matchups and discuss whether Sidney Crosby and Canada’s forwards will finally be able to find some chemistry versus Latvia.
February 18: Show In Review
Mike and Dave Bastl are joined by snowboard cross silver medalist Dominique Maltais, and Darren Dreger checks in to discuss Sidney Crosby’s struggles to build chemistry with his wingers and how Phil Kessel has carried over his NHL dominance into Sochi.
Dominique Maltais – Canadian Silver Medalist in Snowboard Cross
Dominique talks about winning the silver medal and talked about her dad who is the mayor of her hometown which she expects a big reception. Dominique talked about her path to the silver medal and talked about the strategy she took to pass the competition. Dominque talked about her disappointment in Vancouver and spent 4 years how she could improve in every aspect of her sport to win a medal in Sochi.
Leafs Breakfast w/Darren Dreger
Darren talks about the Olympic tournament and patience and consitency is the key to win a medal. Darren talks about the Russian struggles and how everyone is waiting for them to breakout but Norway wants it just as much. Darren talks about Phil Kessel’s great tournament and he is becoming an ‘olympic story’. Darren feels the Americans are rock solid and they will be a very difficult team to beat. Darren talked about Sidney Crosby’s struggles in 2010 and 2014 and how he cannot find consistent line mates. Darren feels Canada is playing too much as a team and they don’t play individually and show off their skill.
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