December 11: Show In Review
Bryan, Jeff and Jamie are joined by Jonas Siegel and Ray Ferraro to talk Kings/Leafs and the surprising news that Ben Scrivens won’t be starting against his former team, and Bryan is joined by Dwane Casey to discuss the impact of the Rudy Gay trade.
December 10: Show In Review
Bryan, Jeff and Jamie discuss how the Leafs plan to cope with the loss of their captain with Claude Loiselle and Ray Ferraro checks in to chat about whether the Leafs should allow Morgan Rielly to play in the upcoming World Jr.’s.
12:35pm Claude Loiselle – Leafs Assistant General Manager
Loiselle spoke about the Phaneuf suspension and how the defence will have to step it up without their captain. He also addressed whether they would keep Morgan Rielly or send him to the World Junior tourney. It will be based on his play and the coaching staff will decide what happens. Loiselle added he likes Liles in the lineup as a veteran presence because he and he will help the team on the back end. Loiselle praised JVR stating that he is the best LW in the league right now and that his ceiling is much higher for player growth. When commenting on the Olympics Loiselle said that he’s scared to death that his players don’t get injured but added it’s great they play for their country but our main focus is the Maple Leafs.
1:05pm Ray Ferraro – TSN Hockey Analyst
Ferraro said based on his lack of playing time, it looks like Morgan Rielly is going to the World Junior Championships. It would be better to play some games than practice repeatedly. He commented on the Leafs back end saying they have to take a look at using some smaller, faster players who can move the puck quicker. At some point the Leafs have to realize that what they are doing defensively isn’t working and make changes. Ferraro said he doesn’t think PK Subban should sign a 1 year deal, it’s too much risk and he could get hurt and lower his chances of getting higher pay day. He said he should sign a 5 year deal for job stability and security with a good contract. The guys then debated who was a better d-man Drew Doughty or Subban.
2:35pm Clark Judge – NFL Insider
Judge said that at this point in his career, Romo’s reputation is at stake. He added that Romo has the reputation of not being able to win big games, can’t close out seasons, and as a guy that will find a way to screw things up. Judge said if the Cowboys can’t beat the Bears backup QB than how are they going to stop Foles and the Eagles in the season finale. On the Redskins situation with RGIII Judge said he’s unsure of the motivation behind possibly benching Griffin; his health or sticking it to Snyder?
3:05pm Jerry Cranick – ESPN Baseball
Crasnick remarked that there are still a lot of big name pitchers that are available through trade or free agency. He also commented on the Phillies looking to move Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee saying that it seems to be counter productive to everything else the team is doing. Crasnick said it ooks like the Phillies are trying to dump contracts and get younger while making one last run at things. He also noted that Alex Anthopoulos is looking for pitching and that Jimenez and Santana are guys that the Blue Jays might be in the mix for.
3:40pm Paul Maurice – TSN Hockey Analyst / Former NHL Head Coach
Maurice talked about the Leafs and said that he thinks they are where they should be right now. He added that he’s been really impressed with Dion Phaneuf’s play this season because his game has been very controlled and steady. On Iginla returning to Calgary, Maurice said the players enjoy being part of tributes like this for a player of Iginla’s stature and the Flames and their fans will get a good boost from it too.
Wednesday’s show: Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark, James Duthie, Bill Ranford (Kings goalie coach)
December 9: Show In Review
Bryan, Jamie and Jeff break down the Leafs’ weekend split and discuss the fallout from the Pens/Bruins matchup, and Bryan is joined by J.P. Ricciardi to reminisce about Roy Halladay’s time in Toronto.
Hour 1 (Leafs Lunch):
Bryan, Jamie and Jeff discuss the Leafs' weekend performance and the aftermath of Pens/Bruins. Hour 1 Audio
Hour 1 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Bryan is joined by Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1.
1:05pm Ray Ferraro – TSN Hockey Analyst
Ferraro said he had been knocked out on a play similar to the Orpik hit on Eriksson. Hitting is part of the game but if you don’t want to fight then you shouldn’t have to and Orpik had that right. He said there is no way to defend what Thornton did and he deserves a lengthy suspension. Ferraro said James Neal’s hit was sneaky, dirty and malicious. He should get 10 games and Thornton should get at least 15. He also said he didn’t like the Phaneuf hit.
2:35pm Alex Marvez – Fox Sports 1
Marvez addressed Peyton Manning’s play in the cold weather on Sunday and he also said if the Super Bowl is affected by snow it will be a black mark on Roger Goodell as the weather affects the integrity of the game. Marvez also spoke about Rob Gronkowski’s latest injuries and how big a blow it will be to the Patriots as he is their biggest weapon. He also spoke about the disaster in Washington and how RGIII is more and more like “RG-ME”
3:05pm Steve Conroy - Boston Herald
Conroy spoke about Shawn Thornton’s hit on Loui Eriksson and how he originally thought the hit was clean but the puck wasn’t in the area. He believes Thornton will get disciplined by the league in a big way.
3:10pm Josh Yohe – Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Yohe said you can’t treat another human being the way Thornton did to Orpik. Orpik plays on the edge and is physical but he isn’t a dirty player. He also mentioned that James Neal can be a dirty player and he got off lucky getting just a 5 game suspension. Yohe also said Orpik isn’t a fan of fighting and was one of just 15 players polled who wanted fighting out of the game.
3:15pm J.P. Riccardi – Fomrer Blue Jays Manager / Current mets Special Assistant to GM
Riccardi said everyone knows that Roy Halladay is a Blue Jay and this was a great move by the team to have him retire in a Blue Jays uniform. He said “Doc” was one of the most prepared baseball players he has ever seen. He is truly a throwback type of guy who cares about winning and pulling his weight. Riccardi said the team always kept Halladay in the loop for any trades or signings, that’s the kind of respect they had for him.
3:35pm Chris Sheridan – Sheridan Hoops
Sheridan said that Kyle Lowry is expendable now they have acquired Greivis Vasquez from the Kings. As for Rudy Gay, Sheridan said he is a one man show and is a good player for the right team but not worth $19 million per season. He said Masai Ujiri should be applauded for making the deal. He also thinks the Raptors would love Andrew Wiggins but it will be tough. He doesn’t think they are bad enough to get a Top 5 pick.
Tuesday’s Show: Dave Poulin (Leafs VP of Hockey Operations), Pierre LeBrun, Rick Welts (President of Golden State Warriors), Alex Marvez (Fox Sports 1)
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