February 13: Show In Review
Dave and James Mirtle break down Canada’s opener and discuss Mike Babcock’s lineup decisions with Jonas Siegel, Bob McKenzie, Steve Simmons and Darren Dreger.
4:15 – Jonas Siegel, LIVE from Sochi with Team Canada
Jonas Siegel speaks about Canada’s 3-1 win over Norway and provides his thoughts on why the game was much closer than expected. Could nerves have been a factor in Canada’s first game? He discusses what a close game against Canada could mean for Norway’s hockey program, whether Canada will continue to be patient with their line combinations if they’re unable to get quick results.
4:30 – Scott MacArthur, TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter
Scott MacArthur provides his thoughts on what went wrong with the Blue Jays last season and looks ahead to what we can expect this season. He believes the Jays will be strong offensively but could have issues with their starting rotation. He touches on the signing of catcher Dioner Navarro and the possibility of Ryan Goings opening the season as the Jays’ second baseman. He discusses how much it could take for the Jays to sign Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana and why the club has been hesitant to make a commitment to either player.
5:00 – Steve Simmons, Sun Media / The Reporters
Steve Simmons provides his thoughts on Canada’s 3-1 win over Norway and why he expects Canada to continue to improve as the tournament progresses. He touches on why Christine Nesbitt was not expected to compete for a medal and why he believes her career is nearing an end. He discusses Denny Morrison’s remarkable story.
5:45 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob McKenzie discusses Canada’s 3-1 victory over Norway and why he feels the score was a little disappointing. He touches on the type of game Canada is looking to play and believes Canada will likely use similar line combinations on Friday against Austria. He provides his thoughts on Carey Price’s performance and remains unsure who will be Canada’s No. 1 goalie.
6:00 – Rod Black, TSN/CTV Commentator, Figure Skating Specialist
Rod Black speaks about Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and why the 19-year old could be in tough by being the last to skate. He touches on Patrick Chan’s performance and believes Chan is in a favourable spot going into his final skate. Is there a new rivalry brewing between Chan and Hanyu? Evegeni Plushenko’s withdrawal.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Darren Dreger speaks about the reaction to Canada’s 3-1 victory over Norway and provides his thoughts on why Canada got off to a slow start. Could Matt Duchene and PK Subban make their way into the lineup on Friday against Austria? He discusses why the juggling of lines should not be heavily scrutinized at this point and Russia’s showing against Slovenia.
6:30 – Jeff Giles, McMaster University Athletic Director
Director of Athletics Jeff Giles speaks about McMaster's success and what they need to do to improve their program. He discusses the methods that the university has been doing to help close the gap with other programs and why an imbalance of funds could affect competition across the league. He provides his thoughts on how universities are impacted regionally by funding and why awarding lower scholarships to students has resulted in losing their athletes to other schools.
Tomorrow: Joannie Rochette, 2010 Figure Skating Bronze Medalist, Darren Rovell, ESPN, Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press, Christine Brennan, USA Today
February 12: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge are joined in studio by bronze medal winner Mark McMorris to discuss performing despite a serious rib injury, ad Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger check in to tee up day two of men’s hockey, including Canada’s matchup versus Norway.
4:30 – Mark McMorris, Bronze Medalist in Sochi, IN STUDIO
Mark said he competed with broken ribs and it was one of the biggest adversities he has been through. He’s been lucky with all the success he has had early on and none of it compares to the Olympics. Hard to look at the Olympics as another contest, as the emotions were running high and knew he had one shot to earn a medal. He also weighed on Shaun White not competing in the slopestyle.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob discussed the decision by the Czech Republic team not to dress Ondrei Pavelec and questioned some of the player selections made by the team. Bob discussed the decision by Mike Babcock to start Carey Price in Canada’s first game against Norway. Bob also looked at the lineups and said we may see a lot of line juggling in Canada’s first three games like we saw back in 2010.
5:15 – Steve Simmons, The Toronto Sun, Live from Sochi
Steve talked about the story of Gilmore Junio and Denny Morrison, where Junio gave up his spot in the 1000-metre speed skating final to Morrison. He discussed Canada’s victory over the United States in Women’s hockey and how big this win was for Kevin Dineen and Canada. Steve also discussed about the NHL players embracing the Olympic experience, and looked ahead to Patrick Chan’s performance.
5:30 – Matt Devlin, The Voice of the Toronto Raptors
Matt talked about the rumors of the New York Knicks looking to acquire Kyle Lowry once again. If the Raps were to trade Lowry, based on where the Raptors are in the standings and the performance by the team and Lowry, the sense he gets is the team will wait and see based on the performance.
6:00 – Chris Rudge, Argos CEO and Former CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee
Chris Rudge, former CEO of Canadian Olympic Committee looked back at his time at the COC and their goals leading up to the Olympics in Vancouver. The success in Sochi is a continuation built from Vancouver and Canada has built a solid foundation across Sports federations. Chris discussed the different the strategies the COC took for the Summer & Winter games. Chris also discussed about the reports of the possible Argos’ ownership change. If Toronto were to have an NFL team, it would be very difficult for the Argos to compete with.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Don’t think we will learn much about Team Canada until they play opponents like USA, Russia, etc. Darren discussed about the format for the Men’s Hockey and facing off against countries like Norway. Darren looked at the rosters for both Slovakia and the Czech Republic and how they will manage in the Games.
Tomorrow: Steve Simmons and Jonas Siegel from Sochi, Rod Black discusses Patrick Chan’s Short Program, Jeff Giles, McMaster Director of Athletics
February 11: Show In Review
Dave and Dave Hodge break down the early success of Quebec’s athletes in Sochi with Brian Williams, and break down the rosters of Canada's chief competition in men’s hockey with Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger.
Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by special guest Brian Williams for the final hour and chat with Darren Dreger. Hour 3 Audio
4:15 – Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Reporter in Sochi
Jonas Siegel speaks about team Canada’s up-tempo practice and the dangers of overreacting if the coaching staff does not see results quickly. He touches on some possible line combinations, how Martin St. Louis and Matt Duchene could be utilized.
4:30 – Bruce Arthur, The National Post, Live in Sochi
Bruce Arthur speaks about 19-year old Dara Howell’s gold medal performance in the women’s ski slopestyle event and the differences of recognition between athletes from Ontario and Quebec. He provides his thoughts on snowboarder Shaun White’s disappointing performance and why he believes his career might be in decline.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob McKenzie provides his thoughts on the countries that could challenge team Canada for the gold medal and what to expect from the Russians. He speaks about the Czech Republic’s decision to not dress Ondrej Pavelec, Finland’s strong trio of goaltending.
5:15 – Esera Tuaolo, Former NFL Player, Came Out After His Career
Erera Tuaolo, former NFL Player speaks about Michael Sam coming out on Sunday and provides his thoughts on the reaction of his decision. Could Sam’s draft stock be affected negatively or could a team view his coming out as positive? He recalls his personal experience of coming out and why he views Sam’s decision encouraging.
5:40 – Jamie Sale, 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist in Figure Skating
2002 Gold Medalist Jamie Sale speaks about judging at the Olympics and recalls the referring at the 1998 Salt Lake City gold medal woman’s game between Canada and the United States. She provides her thoughts on teams using the same coach and choreographers and why she disagrees with it. She touches on why Russian skaters have been able to be so dominant through the years, why she dislikes team events.
6:00 – Brian Williams, Legendary Olympic Host (IN STUDIO)
Brian discussed covering many Olympics from the past … the rise of Canada to the top of the medal standings … why there has been so much success with the athletes from Quebec … Sports and politics … favorite host cities … and the pros invading the amateur games.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Last preview of the Men’s Hockey Tournament … why Slovakia and Finland are teams to watch out for and whether or not this will be the last time the NHL participates in the Winter Olympics.
February 10: Show In Review
Dave and Mike Hogan are discuss Canada’s opening practice lines in Sochi and debate whether Carey Price has the inside track on the number one goaltending spot with Bob McKenzie, and Jonas Siegel and Darren Dreger check in to chat about the roles of Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk on Team USA.
Steve Simmons – Sun Media
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?
Bob McKenzie – TSN Insider
Bob speaks about Jeff Carter practicing with Sidney Crosby and why some players find it difficult to play alongside Crosby. He touches on why certain players tend to compliment elite players and the state of the Vancouver Canucks. Carey Price is the favorite to be Canada’s starting goaltender and Pavel Datsyuk will likely play in Sochi despite his knee that is likely arthritic.
Jack Armstrong – TSN NBA Analyst
Jack speaks about the importance of the next two games for the Toronto Raptors before they enter the All-Star break and what they need to do to make their home court more of an advantage. He provides his thoughts on Anthony Davis and why he believes he's on his way to becoming an elite player. The New Orleans Pelicans are a player or two from competing for a championship and Steve Nash could be a player contending teams might be willing to add.
Bev Smith – Author: Skating to Sochi
Bev speaks about her book: Skating to Sochi and why compulsory dancing was removed as an event at the Olympics. She touches on Meryl Davis and Charlie White's strong performance and provides her opinion on judging. The American and Russian judges might even be in cahoots and Evgeni Plushenko received favorable judging. There been a lot of pressure placed on Patrick Chan to win gold and expectations are high for the Canadian.
Darren Dreger – TSN Insider
Darren speaks about who Leaf forwards Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have been practicing with and the super line that the Russians could utilize. He provides his thoughts on Leo Komarov’s intent on returning the NHL and whether the Leafs will be able to bring him back. He offers a time frame on Dave Bolland’s potential return, team Canada’s potential line combinations.
Cyd Ziegler – OutSports.com
Cyd speaks about Michael Sam’s decision to come out and the factors for making his decision. He touches on some of the negative reaction as well as Sam's background as a child and the difficulties he’s endured. Cyd believes that all of Michael’s teammates will accept him and something that no one is talking about today is how good of a guy Michael his, never mind his sexual orientation – he is a great person.
Cheryl Pounder – TSN Women’s Hockey Analyst
This years women’s hockey team is slowly building towards the medal rounds where they will hopefully face the Americans once again. The Fins today did not allow many shots from in tight and Canada was forced to play a perimeter game. The highlight of her career was undoubtedly the Salt Lake City gold medal game.
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