February 20: Show In Review
Matt and Bob are joined by Bruce Arthur and Bill Guerin to discuss whether Canada can finally find its scoring touch against Phil Kessel and the high-powered Americans, and Josh Lewenberg checks in chat about what Masai Ujiri should do ahead of Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline.
Bruce Arthur, National Post:
With the Olympics, we look at the NHL players on the teams and evaluate from there. Canada has outshot its opponents by a huge margin, but the reality is, in a tournament like this, anything can happen. The officiating was brutal yesterday, and that took the wind out of Canada’s sails at some points.
Bill Guerin, Longtime NHLer, 3 x US Olympian, Member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame
Everyone thinks that bigger ice leads to more scoring, but that was never the case for him. It allows the defence to spread out and position themselves better. Phil Kessel has really emerged as a great player, and his confidence level has skyrocketed since he’s been in Toronto. Dan Bylsma has a unique personality and communicates very well with his players.
Josh Lewenberg, TSN 1050 Raptors Reporter
Kyle Lowry has been pretty consistent all year in dealing with the rumours and speculation, and he’s played well all through it. The Raptors are better off with Lowry long term, and he’s been a huge part of this team’s success.
February 18: Show In Review
Bob and Matt discuss the Blue Jays’ pitching staff options with Scott MacArthur, talk with Dan O’Toole about his experiences in Sochi, and chat with John Furlong about the challenges and benefits of hosting an Olympics.
Dan O’Toole, Fox Sports 1
Dan joined Bob and Matt live from Sochi to chat about his experiences at the Olympics, how he’s received by Americans and a story he’s working on about Tinder in the Olympic village.
Scotty MacArthur, TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter
Ervin Santana is going to need a job eventually, and the Blue Jays are definitely a suitor for him. At this point, the team and player are unable to agree on term and dollar. Doesn’t expect to see Marcus Stroman in the Majors to start the year. We could still see some prospects rise over the course of the season, as they have younger kids who are scratching at the ceiling. The Jays really need Brandon Morrow to be a stabilizer, as this team, and pitching staff in particular, has a lot of question marks.
John Furlong, Former President and CEO of VANOC 2010
The Olympic Games belong in places with ‘rough exteriors’ because they can really revitalize an area and helps to achieve a greater good. It seems as if these games are changing Russia as a whole, and that really embodies the Olympic spirit. Women’s hockey is a dicey situation, as two superpowers control the sport, but there have been instances in which huge upsets have occurred.
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