October 17: Show In Review
Dave and co-host Mike Hogan chat with Bob McKenzie about why a Ryan Miller-Edmonton Oilers deal is not likely to happen at this point and Darren Dreger checks in to explain why the Leafs wouldn’t do a James Reimer-for-Nail Yakupov deal.
Dave Naylor and Mike Hogan discuss the MLB Playoffs, the Leafs and chat with ESPN Business reporter Darren Rovell. Hour 1 Audio
4:40 – DARREN ROVELL, ESPN Business Reporter
ESPN Business Reporter Darren Rovell joined the program to talk about athletes endorsements. The rumoured $180 million deal from Adidas waiting for Andrew Wiggins once he leaves Kansas isn't very realistic in today's market and Wiggins will likely get between $7.5-10 million per year. Adidas is much more desperate to sign 'the next big thing' then Nike is, but there is no 'next Michael Jordan' when it comes to marketing potential. TMZ reported that the Peyton Manning's 25 Papa John's pizza places are selling more pizzas then the rest of the Papa John's franchises but that is likely due to other factors. Rovell also touches on the NFL's denial of plans to make Thursday Night Football a doubleheader, and what that would mean for television networks hoping to buy rights to those games.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie joined the program to discuss the Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek to Edmonton trade rumours. Miller has a modified no-trade clause and one of the teams on that list is Edmonton, so the talk of a deal is likely just a rumour. Edmonton did make some calls to Buffalo regarding Miller but are more likely to deal for either Michal Neuvirth, Jonas Hiller or Brian Elliott. If there is a market for Miller though now would be the time to trade the pending free agent. McKenzie also discusses Tim Thomas' first game versus his former Bruins tonight in Florida and whether there is a market for the eccentric Ilya Bryzgalov.
5:30 – BLAINE HOSHIZAKI, Ottawa Researcher
Director of Research at the University of Ottawa Neuro-Trama impact lab, joined the program to talk about concussions in hockey. The research done in the lab has proven that a punch creates a much higher risk of concussion then a body check. A punch to the chin creates the highest angular acceleration and this is what causes concussions. Hockey fights used to feature mostly wrestling with a couple punches thrown, but now hockey fighters are essentially skilled boxers. Hoshizaki's lab found that a punch creates over two times the high angular acceleration then a body check, and are continuing to find ways to avoid the concussions that are existing in hockey today.
6:00 – ANDREW BRANDT, NFL Business Analyst
NFL Business Analyst Andrew Brandt joined the program to talk about Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis this Sunday night. The Colts decision 18 months ago to release Manning, coming off four neck surgeries, led to the biggest free agent signing in NFL history. The Colts choice to release Manning was made because of the $28 million bonus coming his way and the fact the team could draft Andrew Luck first overall. Manning's decision to sign with Denver was due to a combination of factors including John Elway's influence, and affected up to 11 teams. Had he signed with Seattle or San Francisco we wouldn't have seen the emergence of Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick. Conversely if he signed with the Jets, Mark Sanchez likely never would have gotten his contract extension. Brandt also discusses the NFLPA filing a grievance over Aaron Hernandez guaranteed salary and the Rob Gronkowski situation with the Patriots.
6:15 – DARREN DREGER, TSN Hockey Insider
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joined the program to tee-up the Leafs versus Hurricanes tonight. James Reimer gets the start again for the club following Tuesday's strong performance. The Leafs will likely ride the hot hand in goal for as long as it works. Teams that have two strong goalies are hesitant to move one of them because it's difficult to choose which one to trade. Dreger doesn't think the Leafs would trade Reimer to Edmonton for Nail Yakupov, as nobody in the NHL, including Edmonton, is sold on Yakupov yet. He may one day be a superstar in the league but has a long way to go. Dreger also gives a James Van Riemsdyk injury update and comments on Mason Raymond's success thus far.
Tomorrow: Football Friday Including: Chris Schultz, Jesse Palmer, Pat Johnson, Doug Whaley, Buffalo Bills GM, Jerome Pathon, Fmr Colts WR drafted the same year as Peyton Manning
October 16: Show In Review
Dave and co-host Dave Hodge discuss Patrick Roy’s perfect start in Colorado and whether Patrick Kaleta can learn from Matt Cooke and change his ways with Bob McKenzie, and Matt Devlin checks in to talk about the Raptors’ expectations this season.
Dave and Dave Hodge were joined by Guiness Book of Records Adjudicator Philip Robertson.
Dave and Dave Hodge were joined by the Creator of Football Outsiders / NFL Analytics Aaron Schatz.
4:30 – Philip Robertson, Guiness Book of Records Adjudicator
Philip Robertson shared with us how Guiness chose Kansas City as there destination to brake the record. Philip said that they didn't brake the record till about 40 seconds left in the game. Philip told us that chants don't bring the crowed noise up it's mostly high pitch screams, he also went on to explain what type of strategies the fans used to brake the record.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob McKenzie explained the process of Patrick Kaleta's appeal on his 10-game suspension. Mckenzie also told us that Kaleta is seeking help from Matt Cook to help change his game, this chat lead Bob to talk about the transformation of Stan Mikita's career. Bob said that he's never seen this type of disparity this early in the season. Bob also thinks that Patrick Roy is a huge reason why the Avalanche are having such a good start because of his line changes.
5:15 – Russ Howard, 2013 Inductee in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
Russ Howard talked about how he changed the game saying that he just told a major event his idea and the rest of the world just liked it. Russ thought that Curling use to be boring to watch on TV before he suggested the rule change, but thinks it's very exciting now. Russ today is a real estate in New Brunswick.
5:30 – Skip Prince, Commissioner of the USHL (United States Hockey League)
5:45 – Matt Devlin, The Voice of the Toronto Raptors
Matt Devlin talked about the fall of the Celtics and how there old star studded roster was depleted. Matt also talked Raptors expectations for this season, adding that he thinks the Raptors need to play out the start of the season to see where Masai Ujiri wants to take it.
6:00 – Aaron Schatz, Creator of Football Outsiders / NFL Analytics
Aaron Schatz talked about what the Saints could have done to avoid giving the ball back to Brady in last Sundays Patriots comeback. Aaron Schatz said that Jacksonville is the worst team he's ever tracked through six weeks, they are 51% worse then average offensively according to Aaron Schatz calculations.
Tomorrow: Andrew Brandt, ESPN, Richard Griffin from the ALCS
October 15: Show In Review
Dave along with guest co-host Mike Hogan chat with Bob McKenzie about some early trade candidates in the NHL, Herm Edwards drops by to weigh in on the Houston Texans fans booing Matt Schaub and former Dodger great Orel Hershiser joins the show to reminisce about Kirk Gibson’s memorable World Series home run.
4:30 – Herm Edwards, ESPN NFL Analyst
Things have gotten ugly in Houston and fans cheering in favour of a Matt Schaub injury is uncalled for. Brady might not score every time but if given chances late, he will beat you like he did the Saints. Sean Payton will be criticized for calling so many running plays late when Brees usually finds a way to close the game.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob discusses the Edmonton Oilers need for a goalie and their league wide search. While the Sabres are in no rush to trade Vanek, someone like Ryan Miller could go much sooner and the Oilers are interested. Buffalo does not historically do a lot of ceremonies no some people were not surprised about Jason Pominville. All that being said, he did not leave the team like Drury and Briere through free agency. They traded him, he was a captain and they should have acknowledged it.
6:00 – Orel Hershiser, Former Dodgers Pitcher, World Series MVP in 1988
Hershiser recalls this night 25 years ago and joined us while sitting in the Dodgers dugout. Tells the story behind Gibson’s motivation to get into Game #1 and how he helped him prepare and hid in a hallway so that Tony LaRussa would not know he was available to face the A’s
He also discusses living in Toronto when he was just 12 and ending up playing hockey in the GTHL before being forced to quit because of baseball.
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