February 6: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge discuss the news that Martin St. Louis will replace Steven Stamkos on the Canadian Olympic team and debate where he will slot into the lineup with Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie, and Mark Cohon joins the show to talk about the prospect of the Argos potential move to BMO Field.
Jay Feaster – Former Flames GM
This is a huge moment for Martin St. Louis and for his family as well. He is a very proud man that was at first quite distraught that he did not make the team. St. Louis competes as hard as anyone in the league, and much of that is a result of always being the underdog. He trains and prepares like no one else and is always expecting someone to tell him that he’s not good enough to make it. He has always done his best to work harder than every other player, and this is the cherry on the top of his career. It was unfortunate how his time in Calgary ended, but he always respects the wishes of ownership.
Mark Masters – TSN NHL Reporter
NHL on TSN reporter Mark Masters joined the program from Tampa Bay where he attended both the Martin St Louis and Steven Stamkos press conferences following the announcement that Stamkos would be replaced on Team Canada by his Tampa teammate. It was evident St Louis was still upset at the initial snub when the team was announce despite being on the team now. St Louis scoffed at the idea he might not make the team at the Summer Orientation camp as well, and has always been a player with a chip on his shoulder. With the Leafs only sending three players to the Olympics, there hasn't been much chatter about the upcoming tournament in the locker room. Following Tuesday's loss to Florida, Randy Carlyle plans to use their poor effort as motivation for a much better showing tonight against the Lightning.
Bob McKenzie – TSN Insider
Bob McKenzie speaks about the latest injury to impact team Sweden at the Olympics and injuries to other players that will affect additional countries. There could be a conflict brewing between Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings but it seems like Datsyuk is determined to play in Sochi. He also provides his thoughts on who might be the leading goal scorer for Canada and the latest on the Los Angeles Kings trying to acquire Sam Gagner prior to the Olympic trade freeze.
Mark Cohon – CFL Commissioner
Mark Cohon speaks about Ottawa returning to the CFL and why the Grey Cup game will be hosted in Ottawa. He touches on the potential of the Toronto Argos moving into BMO field and if an NFL franchise is granted to Toronto should they have the same owner? He provides his thoughts on the weather at the Super Bowl and why the CFL decided to remove marijuana from the league’s drugs policy.
Darren Dreger – TSN Insider
Darren Dreger speaks about where Martin St. Louis fits on Team Canada and why Claude Giroux was not chosen. Jeff Carter could now the favorite to play on the right side with Sidney Crosby and Duncan Keith and Shea Weber Canada’s will likely be the top defensive pairing. He provides his thoughts on Mikael Backlund replacing Henrik Sedin on the Swedish Olympic team and why the Leafs will continue to ride Jonathan Bernier.
Don Meehan – Newport Sports
Don Meehan provides his thoughts on why Steven Stamkos was left off the Canadian Olympic roster and why the Lightning team doctors waited so long to get a CT Scan completed. He touches on how the decision process was going to work had Stamkos played tonight against the Leafs.
February 5: Show In Review
Dave and Matthew Scianitti are joined by Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger to discuss the candidates to replace Steven Stamkos, and Don Garber checks in to talk about David Beckham’s Miami MLS franchise and Toronto FC’s big off-season.
Dave Naylor and co-host Matthew Scianitti talk Toronto Raptors, Olympics with Steve Simmons and weigh in on Steven Stamkos missing the Olympics. Hour 1 Audio
4:30 – Steve Simmons, The Toronto Sun, Live from Sochi
Steve has covered eight Olympics games and compared what he has seen so far in Sochi to his previous experience covering the games. Steve weighed in on the story of a Sochi officials hiring a company to kill stray dogs from the city’s streets. Steve also discussed how the Media accommodations in Sochi have been inconsistent.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob discussed the news of Steven Stamkos missing the Olympics games and it was shocking hearing he will be re-evaluated in two, three weeks despite hearing he has been progressing. Stamkos replacement will either be Claude Giroux, Eric Staal, James Neal or Marty St.Louis. The Stamkos news puts Steve Yzerman in a tough spot with Marty St.Louis being snubbed before. Bob looked at the pros and cons for each replacement for Stamkos.
5:30 – Don Garber, MLS Commissioner
Don joined TSN Drive to talk about the announcement of a new MLS franchise in Miami, owned by David Beckham. Don said there still needs to be a deal in place for a stadium, but believes it will get done. Bringing in a new franchise is part of the continuing growth of MLS in Canada and the United States. Don also weighed in on Tim Leiweke’s comments that the MLS will be as popular as the NHL in 10 years.
6:00 – Eric Erlendsson
Eric joined TSN Drive to discuss the news of Steven Stamkos missing the Olympics. Eric talked about covering Stamkos and his recovery process. He can’t imagine Steve Yzerman snub Martin St.Louis again. Eric looked at what may happen to the relationship of Steve Yzerman and Martin St.Louis if he was not selected as Stamkos replacement.
6:30 – Ramogi Huma
Ramogi discussed the battle between the NCAA and amateur athletes and why the players are looking to join a labor union. Huma believes the players deserve labor protection and looks at what the Players Association will do to get it.
6:15 – Darren Dreger
Darren also talked about the news of Stamkos not taking part of the Olympics. Hockey Canada is not replacing Steven Stamkos, but adding a roster replacement, meaning the replacement does not have to take Stamkos’ spot, alongside Sidney Crosby. Stamkos has the speed to play alongside Sidney Crosby, who is not the easiest player to play with, which is why Chris Kunitz was selected. Darren also discussed the Leafs’ loss last night to Florida.
February 4: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by Bruce Arthur from Sochi to discuss the negative early impressions being made by the host city, and Darren Dreger checks in to explain why Dave Bolland may become available prior to the NHL’s trade deadline.
Dave Naylor and co-host Dave Hodge chat hockey, CFL, Super Bowl and are joined by Mark McKinnonof the Globe and Mail. Hour 1 Audio
4:15 – Mark MacKinnon, The Globe & Mail in Sochi, Russia
Mark McKinnon speaks about the security measures at the Olympics and the pressure on the Russians to do well at the games. He touches on the amount the Russians have spent on security and why locals are worried of possible terrorist attacks. Could gay or lesbian athletes make some type of gesture or protest should they win a medal.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob McKenzie speaks about John Tortorella and the state of the Vancouver Canucks. Are the Nashville Predators shopping David Legwand? He talks about pending free agents that will play in Sochi and why teams are hoping to have deals in place prior to the Olympics. He touches on Steven Stamkos, Pavel Datsyuk, and more.
5:30 – Bruce Arthur, The National Post, In Sochi
Bruce Arthur speaks about the number of problems with the state of accommodations for media at Sochi from lack of hot water and electricity, to non-functioning elevators, and shortages of shower curtains. He touches on the potential nightmare visitors and athletes could endure as preparations for the Olympics continue and more.
6:00 – Luke Willson, Seattle Seahawks TE
Luke Wilson speaks about the Seahawks dominant performance against the Broncos and provides his thoughts on playing for Pete Carroll. Could the Seahawks' offence become more dangerous next season? He touches on the crowd noise at the Super Bowl and what winning has meant to the city of Seattle. He discusses the Seahawks chances of continued success as well as Canadian players in the NFL.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Darren Dreger speaks about Dave Bolland’s potential return to the Leafs’ line up and his future with Toronto. Will Steven Stamkos be ready to return Saturday against the Red Wings and are the Islanders looking to move Thomas Vanek by Friday.
6:30 – Henry Burris, Ottawa REDBLACKS QB
Henry Burris speaks about his reason for signing with the Ottawa REDBLACKS over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and why his family played a large role with his decision. He discusses his anticipation of playing Hamilton next season and his relationship with Kevin Glenn. Could joining an expansion team extend his career and more.
Tomorrow: Brian Williams, Preview of Sochi Olympics, Ramogi Huma, National College Players Association
February 3: Show In Review
Mike Hogan and Dave Feschuk chat about the Leafs recent success and Phil Kessel’s hot streak with Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie and Jonas Siegel, and Herm Edwards checks in to discuss whether the loss in Super Bowl XLVIII will damage Peyton Manning’s legacy.
Mike Hogan and co-host Dave Feschuk chat about the Super Bowl, Leafs, and debate whether the Rogers Centre should install grass. Hour 1 Audio
Mike Hogan and Dave Feschuk chat with Bob McKenzie, discuss security at Sochi, and catch up with Dave Naylor. Hour 3 Audio
4:30 – Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Reporter
Jonas Siegel speaks about Phil Kessel’s hot streak and when he believes the turning point for the Leafs’ sniper began. He touches on the security concerns at the Sochi and why he feels the Olympics will be safe. Is there a clear cut number one goalie for team Canada?
5:00 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Darren Dreger speaks about John Tortorella’s apology for his actions against the Calgary Flames on Jan. 18 and the Vancouver Canucks' acquisition of Raphael Diaz from Montreal. Is Michel Therrien’s future with the Habs in jeopardy and what is Paul Maurice doing right in Winnipeg? He touches on the impact of Tim Gleason and the future of Paul Ranger with the Leafs. Is Ryan Callahan worth seven million per season and Dan Girardi’s future with the Rangers.
5:30 – Herm Edwards, ESPN NFL Analyst
Herm Edwards speaks about the Seattle Seahawks rout of the Denver Broncos and why Peyton Manning was unable to crack the Seahawks' defence. Does Manning’s 1-2 record in the Super Bowl hurt his legacy? He touches on what Denver needs to do to return to the Super Bowl, Derrick Brooks’ induction to the Hall of Fame, Russell Wilson’s future.
6:15 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob McKenzie speaks about Phil Kessel and the Leafs’ winning formula of out gunning their opposition. Have the Canadiens begun to tune out Michel Therrien? He talks about John Tortorella’s absence from the Canucks and the effect it has had on the club, the Raphael Diaz – Dale Weise trade, and Alexander Ovechkin.
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