February 18: Show In Review
Gareth Wheeler and Jeff O’Neill debate Mike Babcock’s lineup decisions and tee up Canada’s quarter-final matchup versus Lativa with Jonas Siegel, Ray Ferraro and Jamie McLennan, and the agent of Michael Sam, Cameron Weiss joins Gareth to discuss how his client is approaching the NFL Draft.
Hour 1 (Leafs Lunch):
Gareth Wheeler sits in for Bryan Hayes on Leafs Lunch and along with Jeff O'Neill break down Canada's roster decisions heading into their quarter-final matchup with Jonas Siegel. Hour 1 Audio
12:35 – Jonas Siegel; TSN 1050 Reporter (live from Sochi)
Jonas talks about Switzerland’s lack of scoring. He looks at the possibility of a Latvia/Canada matchup and how Canadians have been over-analyzing the lineup. Finally, he chats about the play of PK Subban and how he’s a much better defenseman than Dan Hamhuis even though PK’s not playing.
1:05 – Ray Ferraro; TSN Hockey Analyst
Ray calls in to examine the play of Russia this morning against Norway and how people shouldn’t discount them since they can be very deadly if they’re firing on all cylinders. He explains how one should adjust their game on an international ice surface and how he’s so surprised by the fact that Canada’s scoring so much from the back-end.
1:37 – Dmitry Chesnokov; Puck Daddy (live from Sochi)
Discusses the play of Russia and how they’re a tough team to read. Also delves into the mystery that is people’s opinion on Alexander Ovechkin, says that he always takes the blame no matter whether it’s for Russia or Washington.
2:35 – Steve Buffery; Toronto Sun (live from Sochi)
Talks about Charles Hamelin’s fall. Also explains how the Ice Dancing controversy is a bigger story this Olympics for Canada than Patrick Chan getting a disappointing Silver Medal.
2:50 – Ryan Wolstat; Toronto Sun
Wolstat explains the “Rajon Rondo to Toronto” rumours and what can possibly come of it. He feels the odds are low on the move happening, but the team is high on Rondo regardless.
3:10 – Cameron Weiss, Empire Athletes (Michael Sam’s Agent)
Michael Sam’s Agent discusses his client since the announcement that he is gay. He discusses how 99% of the reaction has been positive and is confident in the fact that his client will have a successful NFL career and that it will not affect his draft stock.
3:35 – Jamie McLennan, TSN Hockey Analyst (live in-studio)
Jamie previews the Canada/Latvia game and talks about the aggressive play of the Latvian goaltender. Doesn’t believe that Latvia stands a chance but will definitely come out and play a strong game.
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