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March 14: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Filling in for Mike, Todd Hlushko along with Dave Bastl chat about James Reimer stepping in for Jonathan Bernier last night in LA and helping the Leafs end their West Coast trip on a winning note with Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire.

Audio:

Hour 1:

David Bastl and Todd Hlushko were joined by Josh Lewenberg to preview the Raptors game against Memphis. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave and Todd Hlushko were joined by Pierre McGuire and Darren Dreger to recap Leafs/Kings.. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave and Todd were joined by Dennis Seidenberg, Mark Zecchino and John Walton. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

6:30 Josh Lewenberg – TSN 1050 Raptors Analyst

The Raptors are faced with a difficult test tonight vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Toronto has a pretty good record against sub .500 teams & tonight’s game against the Grizzlies could be viewed as a “measuring stick.” Head coach Dwane Casey will definitely continue to monitor the minutes of key players such as DeMar DeRozan & Kyle Lowry however “the Raptors need as many points as they can get.” If the Raptors make the playoffs they will be faced with a “completely different animal” & the city is curious to see if this team can rise to the occasion.

7:15 Pierre McGuire – NHL on TSN Analyst

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Stamkos is gradually getting closer to 100% & might need another 4-5 days in order to get back up to speed. The Maple Leafs must be slightly concerned with the status of goaltender Jonathan Bernier & have to make sure they don’t let James Reimer get too burnt out. The Maple Leafs finally got some secondary scoring last night against Los Angeles which played a major role in their victory. The Maple Leafs decision to have seven defenseman in the lineup isn’t a bad idea because Toronto doesn’t have a set fourth line.

7:45 Leafs Breakfast: Darren Dreger – NHL Insider

The Maple Leafs will be able to survive without Jonathan Bernier provided they get quality goaltending from James Reimer down the stretch. Last night’s game was quite possibly one of Reimer’s best performances of the season especially when compared to how poorly he played vs. the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. It’s now up to James Reimer to seize the moment & prove to the rest of the NHL that he’s “more than just a backup goaltender.” Tim Gleason has been a welcome addition to the Maple Leafs defense corps, he doesn’t do anything fancy but his physical presence has been a welcome addition to the blue line & is willing to do anything for his teammates. Captain Dion Phaneuf must keep up his physical style of play in order to continue intimidating the opposition.

8:00 Dennis Seidenberg – Boston Bruins Defenseman

Rehab appears to be going well but it’s extremely boring/difficult watching games on the sideline. The initial prognosis was 6-8 months however here we are nine weeks later & things are progressing beautifully. Jarome Iginla has been a welcome addition to the Bruins & has provided lots of leadership/credibility to the locker room. Milan Lucic was very disappointed by the Team Canada snub & has used this as motivation in order to prove his critics wrong. Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel has matured into a prolific goal scoring forward & at this point is appears that “the sky’s the limit.” Last years game seven vs. Toronto was epic however the team has moved on & is focused on new challenges this season.

8:30 Mark Zecchino – Host Golf Talk Canada

The Valspar Tour Championship kicks off this weekend in Palm Harbour and should be a very intriguing tournament. Some of the big names at this tournament include Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, & Graham DeLaet. This golf course has a very “70’s throwback feel to it” & if you don’t have a lot of experience you can run into trouble.


8:45 John Walton – Washington Capitals Play-by-Play Voice John Walton

The Washington Capitals will be hard pressed to make the playoffs with only fifteen games left in the regular season. Washington has some difficult opponents on their upcoming western road swing & these are games that could make or break the season. There are many questions regarding the acquisition of goaltender Jaroslav Halak with many people wondering if he is indeed the long-term solution in goal.





March 13: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Mike and Dave Bastl chat with Pierre McGuire, Steve Simmons and Darren Dreger about the Leafs wrapping up their Western road trip versus Jonathan Bernier’s former team in LA, and discuss the impact of the Darrelle Revis signing with Scott Smith and Rob Ryan.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Mike and Dave recap the night that was in the NHL, preview the Leafs and Kings tonight and Bastl's Bytes. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Mike and Dave were joined in studio by Garrett Billings and the Toronto Rock Cheerleaders and talk with Pierre McGuire, Steve Simmons and Darren Dreger. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Mike and Dave were joined by Scott Smith and Bob Ryan. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

7:15 Pierre McGuire – NHL on NBC Analyst

The Vancouver Canucks remain a dysfunctional bunch despite last night’s shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets. The main problem in Vancouver is that “it’s pretty obvious that all of the players aren’t on the same page.” General manager Mike Gillis must determine “who is part of the problem, & who wants to be part of the solution.” The most disturbing aspect regarding the Canucks is their staggering fall from grace over the past three seasons. Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, & Jonathan Quick have played major roles in the Kings recent hot streak & it’s quite possible that the Olympics brought out the best in each player. One area of concern is Marian Gaborik (who has yet to score a goal) & will be relied upon in order for Los Angeles to make it out of the Western Conference. The Pittsburgh Penguins should be an interesting team to watch once they get back to 100% health. The Boston Bruins are peaking at the right time & are a very formidable team (four lines deep, best third period record in the NHL, extremely physical) The scary thing is that the Bruins haven’t even reached their full potential.

7:45 Leafs Breakfast: Darren Dreger & Steve Simmons

The Maple Leafs will be in tough tonight & will probably use tonight’s game vs. the Kings as a “measuring stick.” Jonathan Bernier makes his long-awaited return to Los Angeles & will be determined to prove his old team wrong. At this point in the season the Maple Leafs MVP award would probably be shared between Bernier/Kessel. Let’s give the slight edge to Jonathan Bernier due to the fact that Toronto is outshot on a nightly basis.

8:15 Scott Smith – Senior Writer/Insider at Buccaneers.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decision to cut Darrelle Revis was perplexing but this type of move comes down to how a team is constructed. Newly appointed head coach Lovie Smith thought this was a “poorly constructed team” hence his trade to the New England Patriots. The NFC South is one of the most competitive divisions however it’s worth noting that no team has won this division in back to back seasons. At this point all signs indicate that Josh McCown will begin the season at Tampa Bay’s number one quarterback.

8:45 Bob Ryan – Sports Columnist Boston Globe

The New England Patriots acquisition of Darrelle Revis is the number one story today in Boston. The Patriots are expected to build their defense around Revis & should help offset the loss of Aqib Talib. Revis has talent however his effort has come into question from time to time. The Boston Red Sox appear to have interest in Giancarlo Stanton however the Florida Marlins haven’t exactly indicated what direction they want to take with the young star. The New York Yankees spent more money on aging veterans (Beltran) which isn’t surprising consider the pressure management was facing from the fans. The American League East Division could look something like this: Tampa Bay, Red Sox, Baltimore, Yankees, & Jays…could it be possible that we see a legitimate five team horse race in this division? The Boston Bruins are trending upwards & are coming off a very successful week (especially last night vs. Montreal) but might be hindered by the loss of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.





March 12: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Mike and Dave Bastl chat with Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire about the Leafs falling flat in San Jose last night, and Scott Ferguson checks in to discuss the Jays losing out on the Ervin Santana sweepstakes.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Mike and Dave recap the Leafs game against San Jose, look at the Blue Jays midway through spring training and another edition of Bastl's Bytes, Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Mike and Dave were joined by Pierre McGuire and Darren Dreger to talk hockey and talk NFL free agency. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Mike and Dave discuss the Ervin Santana signing with Scott Ferguson and talk hockey with John Buccigross. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

7:15 Pierre McGuire – NHL on NBC Analyst

The Washington Capitals still aren’t sure of what style of hockey they want to play. Do the Capitals want to be a highly skilled offensive team or play more of a defensive trap style of game. Every team in the NHL has an identity except for Washington which is what makes them so frustrating to watch. The Dallas Stars & Columbus Blue Jackets were both able to earn quality wins last night & took another step towards increasing their post-season chances. Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill & owner Tom Gaglardi have completely changed the culture in Dallas & should be commended for a job well done. Jakub Voracek was at the centre of controversy last night as Philadelphia had a late third period goal waved off. The referees have been told to pay special attention to goaltender interference & how about “the ageless wonder” Jaromir Jagr who scored his 702nd career goal last night. Another team that seems to be trending upwards is the Columbus Blue Jackets. John Davidson/Jarmo Kekalainen have finally added credibility to this ounce floundering franchise & deserve a big kudos. The Maple Leafs fell to the San Jose Sharks last night however Toronto is currently on one of the toughest road trips in the NHL. Fatigue was definitely a factor last night & Leafs faithful shouldn’t be too quick to hit the panic button. On a side note tonight’s Bruins at Canadiens game should be a treat to watch!

7:45 Leafs Breakfast: Darren Dreger – NHL Insider

The latest news on the James van Riemsdyk injury front is that he’s “ok” & will be re-evaluated later on today. Last night’s 6-2 loss vs. the San Jose Sharks was mildly predictable however the biggest reason for the loss was the Maple Leafs ineffectiveness. Toronto needs to take the positives from the Anaheim game & incorporate these components into Thursday night’s match up vs. the Los Angeles Kings. Forward David Clarkson continues to struggle to find a role in the lineup & his frustration was clearly evident last night vs. the Sharks. Clarkson is a gritty player & is probably resorting to fighting in an effort to spark his team.

8:00 Scott Ferguson – TSN 1050 MLB Analyst

The Atlanta Braves are “very close” to signing free agent pitcher Ervin Santana. Atlanta is a very desperate team that has been ravaged by injuries therefore this signing makes complete sense. Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow is still trying to “get the feel back” however he is healthy/optimistic for the upcoming season. Toronto only has two pitchers that are good for 200+ innings which is disturbing because most teams need three pitchers in order to avoid taxing the bullpen. Expect the Blue Jays to adopt a “wait & see approach” before making any adjustments to the pitching rotation. Another player worth keeping your eye on is Drew Hutchison who could be a wild card as we approach the halfway point of training camp. Toronto looks poised to win roughly 80 games this season & could potentially finish 3rd in the American League East division.

8:30 John Buccigross – ESPN SC Anchor

California has three teams that are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders (Kings, Sharks, Ducks) & let’s not forget about Chicago/St. Louis. The Kings should still be considered a front runner for the Stanley Cup because they are able to roll three solid lines after the addition of Marian Gaborik. The St. Louis Blues might be the most complete team in the NHL & should be considered a legitimate threat to come out of the West. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a “quite” team which makes you wonder if this is why they team seems to struggle during a grueling playoff series.





March 11: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Mike and Dave Bastl recap Jonathan Bernier’s standout performance in the opener of the Leafs Western trip with Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire, and chat with Tiger Woods’ former coach Hank Haney about the golfer’s stuggles to regain his former status.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Mike and Dave did Bastl's Bites, replayed the Stephen Harper interview, and talk about the Leafs lots. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Mike and Dave were joined by Pierre McGuire and Darren Dreger to talk hockey. They also talked golf with Hank Haney. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Mike and Dave were joined in studios by Dallas Smith. They also took calls about the Leafs game last night. They talked a bit of football as well. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

7:15 Pierre McGuire – NHL on NBC Analyst

The Maple Leafs appear to be trending upwards; JVR is developing into a premier power forward, Morgan Rielly is quickly becoming an elite puck moving defenseman, & the return of David Bolland appears to be imminent. Nazem Kadri isn’t quite “there yet” however he has made great strides over the past few seasons. The Maple Leafs aren’t in the clear yet & now must prepare for another difficult match up tonight vs. the San Jose Sharks.

7:30 Hank Haney - Professional Golf Instructor

Everyone has something wrong with their golf swing however the flight of the golf ball is the most important aspect to focus on when trying to achieve the “perfect swing.” Golf is actually a very physical sport (walking six miles per day, dealing with hills, etc…) & these types of demands take their toll on the body. Tiger Woods still has a great technique therefore it would be unfair to pin recent back spasms on his swing. It’s very possible that Tiger hurt himself while training in the gym & he isn’t exactly a “young” thirty eight. 2014 could be a very big year for Tiger & his slow start could be attributed to a lack of preparation. If Woods can get back to 100% health he might be able to do some damage on the tour this year.

7:45 Leafs Breakfast: Darren Dreger – NHL Insider

The NHL GM meetings usually have quite a bit of “substance” & some of the main talking points have included extended overtime, 3-on-3, coaches challenge, & what to do with the shoot out. The Rich Peverley scare in Dallas last night was extremely disturbing for all parties involved. The Jiri Fischer incident a few years ago has increased awareness regarding these types of situations & the NHL made the call by deciding to postpone the game. Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier is quickly establishing himself as an elite level goaltender. If Bernier is able to translate his regular success into playoffs success the Maple Leafs could surprise a few teams come spring time.





March 10: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Mike and Dave Bastl chat break down the Leafs win over the Flyers on Staurday and preview the team’s upcoming California road trip with Steve Simmons and Darren Dreger, and Jack Armstrong checks in to discuss the second game of the Raptors’ back-to-back tonight versus the Nets.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Bastl's Bytes, Werner Ladder NHL Power Rankings, Armstrong discuss last nights Raptors game, and Mike and Dave previewed Leafs and Ducks. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Mike and Dave discussed the GM Meetings and the upcoming Leafs road trip with Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Mike and Dave had a golf talk with Bob Weeks, discussed NFL free agency with John Kryk and the Leafs, Raptors, and Jays with Steve Simmons. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

6:30 Jack Armstrong – Toronto Raptors Analyst

The Raptors keep finding a way to win despite an injury list that seems to keep on growing. Toronto beat a very good Minnesota team last night & now find themselves three games over .500 on the road. Sixth man Patrick Patterson is supposed to be out for the next 7-10 days with an elbow injury however the Raptors do have a variety of options (Hansbrough/Novak, etc…) at their disposal. Kyle Lowry has played very well & has drawn comparisons to Ronnie Lott because “he’s in on every play.” The focus now shifts towards the long-term future of Dwane Casey & Kyle Lowry as we approach the last twenty one games of the regular season.

7:15 Pierre McGuire – NHL on NBC Analyst

The Toronto Maple Leafs should ask the Montreal Canadiens just how difficult their upcoming western road trip will be. Anaheim/San Jose/Los Angeles are very tough teams to play against & Toronto should use these games as a measuring stick. If the Leafs are able to play at least .500 on their western road swing the trip should be considered a success. New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist played very well during yesterday’s 3-0 shutout win vs. the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit was playing their fourth game in six days & didn’t seem to have much left in the tank. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault has done a great job & really changed the culture/identity of the Rangers. Backup goaltender Tim Thomas might find himself pressed into action after starting goalie Kari Lehtonen left Saturday’s game vs. Minnesota with a head injury. Thomas is a seasoned veteran & should be able to slide seamlessly into the lineup(a big reason why Dallas made the trade).

7:45 Leafs Breakfast: Darren Dreger – NHL Insider

The Maple Leafs upcoming western road trip might be one of the “defining moments of their season.” At this point it would seem that Jonathan Bernier would start tonight vs. the Anaheim Ducks however after that it’s anyone’s guess…. One topic that remains of interest at the GM meetings includes the extended overtime debate, additional video review, & implementation of a coaches’ challenge.

8:00 Bob Weeks – Host SCOREGolfTV/Radio

It was a real treat to spend some time at the WGC Cadillac Championship in South Florida over the weekend. Tiger Woods had another “back flare up” & it’s starting to appear that Jack Nickauls’ record of 18 majors is safe for the foreseeable future. The bottom line is that Tiger is thirty eight years old & starting to feel the grind of a long career. Woods is still capable of putting together a solid round (shot a 66 on Saturday) however his consistency remains questionable. Adam Hadwin did very well on the Web.com tour this weekend (the first big win for any Canadian golfer) Hadwin has taken a real “business approach to his career” & has been rewarded for his hard work & should be on the PGA Tour next year.

8:30 John Kryk – Toronto Sun NFL Columnist

The two biggest disappointments in the NFL last season were the Atlanta Falcons & Hoston Texans. Free agency is based on three key principles; philosophy, cap room, & free agency vs. entry draft. Most teams try to address specific needs via free agency & “fill in the rest as they feel appropriate.” Some intriguing free agent names worth keeping an eye on includle Michael Bennett, Michael Johnson, Jared Allen, & Antonio Cromartie, Mark Sanchez, & Michael Vick. The Buffalo Bills are rumoured to take an “aggressive approach” into this year’s free agency & will likely target specific areas in need of upgrade. The bottom line is that Buffalo will only go as far as quarterback E.J. Manuel will take them.

8:45 Steve Simmons – Sun Media & The Reporters

This weeks upcoming western road trip isn’t the “defining moment” in the Maple Leafs season however the team is faced with a very difficult task. This is a huge challenge for Toronto & no one is exactly quite sure how they will respond. If the Maple Leafs are able to pick up at least 2/6 points against the trio of California teams, the trip should be considered a success. Tonight’s game is very important for head coach Randy Carlyle because “you always want to prove your old team wrong.” The Blue Jays seem to have interest in Ervin Santana however he is a “middle of the rotation type of pitcher.” Brandon Morrow has struggled when trying to “take the next step” perhaps Santana is the better fit? The Santana signing shouldn’t really prevent the Jays from finishing 4th-5th in the American League East Division. The Toronto Raptors continue to turn heads & the team has really bought into Dwane Casey’s defensive approach. The Raptors have finally provided a winning product for the city of Toronto & the fans are reaping the benefits.



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