December 9: Show In Review
Mike and Dave Bastl chat with Steve Simmons about last night’s Leafs loss to the Bruins and whether Dion Phaneuf will be facing any supplementary discipline, and Josh Lewenberg checks in to break down the trade of Rudy Gay to the Kings.
Maple Leafs fall to the Bruins, Josh Lewenberg weighs in on the Raptors trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, & NFL Power Rankings! Hour 1 Audio
Pierre McGuire and Steve Simmons discuss yesterday's loss vs. the Boston Bruins, & take a look at Saturday's incident between Shawn Thornton/Brooks Orpik. Hour 2 Audio
Chris Schultz recaps week 14 in the NFL & Scott MacArthur reports on the latest happenings from the MLB winter meetings. Hour 3 Audio
Josh Lewenberg – Raptors Reporter
Josh talked about the Rudy Gay trade to the Kings Sunday. Josh said it was a surprise and the Raptors will free up cap space with the move and will be one of possibly many trades. He feels Kyle Lowry could be the next player moved.
Pierre McGuire – NHL on NBC
Pierre talked about the Shawn Thornton/Brooks Orpik incident and he feels he will get a double digit suspension. Called the Penguins/Bruins game a very nasty game with dirty plays and bad injuries. Pierre says there is bad blood between these two teams. The Bruins are now a depleted team as they head west which will test them but could bring them together. Pierre feels Dion Phaneuf hit was missed by the officials and he feels he will get a couple of games. Pierre feels the Brian Burke ‘wrap up’ rule should be discussed because too many players are getting hurt along the boards.
Leafs Breakfast w/Steve Simmons
Steve talked about Dion Phaneuf’s hit that was missed by the refs last night but the league should look at these incidents. Steve gives two arguments why Phaneuf should be suspended and not suspended for his hit on Miller. Steve talked about the Leafs terrible penalty kill which could cost them a playoff spot.
Chris Schultz – NFL Analyst
Chris begins by talking about the art of tackling and guys are unsure what is the best way to tackle in light of the new harsh penalties intended to protect the players. Chris feels the game of football is more violent then ever before. Chris talked about the Rob Gronkowski hit and understands the defensive back hitting him low and doesn’t feel he targeted the knee. Chris talked about the shaky future surrounding Mike Shanahan and thinks this is the end of his coaching tenure in Washington. Chris feels that after the Packers win Sunday and with Aaron Rodgers returning next week that Green Bay has a legitimate chance of making the playoffs and winning their division.
Scott MacArthur – Winter Meetings Preview
Scott joined the show from the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Scott says Rays ace David Price will be a huge storyline of these meetings with a few teams interested. Scott is not sure if the Blue Jays will make a big splash in Orlando. The Jays need to solidify their starting pitching staff. Scott thinks second base will be another area that the Jays may upgrade but at what cost are the Jays willing to pay.
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