January 17: Show In Review
Streaming live on TSN.ca, Bryan, Jamie and Jeff are joined by Pat Hickey to talk Habs/Leafs and PK Subban’s celebration, and Tyler Bozak checks in to discuss the Leafs’ shootout success and the reasons behind the team's inconsistency.
January 16: Show In Review
Bryan and Jamie break down another shootout win by the Leafs, and Bryan is joined by Sam Mitchell to discuss the Raptors’ recent turnaround.
Hour 2 (Leafs Lunch):
Bryan and Jamie recap the Leafs' win over the Sabres and are joined by TSN Hockey Analyst Ray Ferraro. Hour 2 Audio
12:45 – JASON STRUDWICK, TSN 1260
Former Oiler Jason Strudwick joins Bryan and Jamie on Leafs Lunch to give his take on the Oilers moves yesterday. Strudwick thinks both Scrivens and Bryzgalov will be gone by the start of next season and Edmonton will go after a #1 goalie like Cam Ward. MacTavish has said he would make a bold move early in the season and the fans are still waiting for it. He doesn't see Hall or Nugent-Hopkins being traded with Yakupov and thinks Eberle will be the most likely to be moved. Edmonton isn't in a position to trade for prospects or draft picks, they need to make a move that will improve them now.
1:05 – RAY FERRARO, TSN HOCKEY ANALYST
Ray calls in from Montreal to talk to the boys about the past. At first Bryan brings up an interesting quote from a 1998 Sports Illustrated article when Ray was on the LA Kings and how he dealt with “scratchathons.” Then Ray reflects on his playing days in Atlanta and how his team dealt with being absolutely awful with such a collection of misfits. The guys also get serious for a moment when they talk about guys that don’t get to, or never got to, play more than a handful of games in NHL and how they should deal with it. Finally, Ray examines the Edmonton trade and what that means for James Reimer’s value as well as the brutal performance by the Vancouver Canucks last night against the Kings.
2:30 TO 3:00 - SAM MITCHELL, TSN NBA ANALYST
Former Toronto Raptors Head Coach and current TSN NBA Analyst Sam Mitchell joins Bryan live in studio to talk about the impressive play we’re seeing from the Raptors and if they are for real. He compares them to the post-Melo-era Denver Nuggets and how their nerves can come into effect in the first round of the playoffs. Sam also looks into the Eastern Conference and if anyone can compete for a championship outside of Miami or Indiana. To conclude, Bryan and Sam talk about how Lebron James is our generation's Michael Jordan and the return of Greg Oden. Sam also dismisses the idea of Drake being able to lure LeBron to Toronto.
3:00 - MIKE FLORIO, PRO FOOTBALL TALK
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports discusses the Rex Ryan extension, and how it's creatively built in the Jets' favour. Furthermore, Mike explains why the Cleveland Browns still have a coaching vacancy and why the fans in Cleveland should calm down and let the team take their time in hiring a new coach. With the Superbowl just 2 weeks away, he also examines which matchup makes sense for the league from a marketing standpoint.
3:30pm – ROB DIBBLE, LONGTIME MLB PITCHER
Rob Dibble comes on with Bryan to examine the new replay rules that include a manager's challenge. They look at how the new system can work and how it can affect not only teams, but umpires as well. The guys also review the Clayton Kershaw contract and how teams pretty much have to overpay for great pitching, which they'll get from Kershaw who is in the prime of his career. Finally, Rob gives his take on the Bud Selig "farewell tour."
January 15: Show In Review
Bryan, Jamie and Jeff recap last night’s Leafs win over the Bruins with Ray Ferraro and discuss what the team has to do to get back on track starting with tonight's matchup versus the Sabres.
Hour 1 (Leafs Lunch):
Bryan, Jeff, and Jamie recap Leafs/Bruins and tee up Sabres/Leafs tonight. Hour 1 Audio
1:00 – Ray Ferraro, TSN Hockey Analyst
Ray joins the boys to talk some Eastern Conference hockey. Everyone thought the Tampa Bay Lightning would be struggling after Stamkos went down, but Ray explains why Valtteri Filppula and Ben Bishop are the big reason for their success. He also examines the recent success of the Ottawa Senators and the jam-packed Wild Card chase in the East. Finally, Ray recaps the Leafs’ victory last night and how it seems that they “exorcised” their demons with that "W."
1:30 – Rob Ray, Buffalo Sabres Colour Analyst
Former NHL Tough Guy and Buffalo Sabres Colour Commentator, Rob Ray, comes on to talk about the Sabres’ struggles as of late. Rob also looks at what it will take for Ryan Miller to stay in Buffalo and what the overall feeling is about the new management team spearheaded by Pat LaFontaine.
2:20 – Rich Levine, Columnist for Comcast Sportsnet New England
Rich Levine joins Bryan to talk about Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer’s cheap shots at some of the big name ball players in Boston. He also looks at the AFC Championship game that’s coming up this weekend between the Patriots and Broncos and if they’re serious about their underdog mentality.
2:35 – Ariel Helwani, Fox Sports and MMAFIGHTING.COM
Fox Sport’s UFC Analyst Ariel Helwani comes on to talk about Georges St. Pierre’s comments in regards to testing for Performance Enhancing Drugs in the UFC. He talks about how he’s surprised that GSP was so open about this considering how guarded of a personality he has. Ariel also discusses how Dana White should deal with this situation and if GSP’s comments will affect their relationship.
3:00 – Jim Trotter, Sports Illustrated
Jim Trotter, of Sports Illustrated, looks at the Patriots and the season that they’ve had as well as if there’s any coach in the league right now that can be “the next Bill Belichick.” The guys also delve into the comments made regarding Saints DC Rob Ryan, and how a lot of people think he should cut his hair before becoming a Head Coach.
3:30 to 4- James Duthie, NHL on TSN
TSN’s James Duthie is live in studio talking hockey and football. James offers his opinion on the Ottawa Senators and how they’re finally playing up to their expectations and how it looks like the Wild Card might come down to them and Toronto. He also talks a little football and the perfect matchup for championship weekend. Finally, he examines the Edmonton trades from today and what that can mean for the Leafs and James Reimer.
January 14: Show In Review
Bryan and Jeff tee up tonight’s Leafs/Bruins matchup with Jonas Siegel, and Bryan is joined by Eric Macramalla to break down the latest with the NFL’s concussion lawsuit and A-Rod’s lawsuit with the MLBPA.
Hour 1 (Leafs Lunch):
Bryan and Jeff tee up tonight's Leafs game versus the Bruins and are joined by Jonas Siegel. Hour 1 Audio
1:00 - DAVE RANDORF, TSN HOCKEY BROADCASTER
TSN's Dave Randorf joined Leafs Lunch to talk about calling tonight’s Montreal Canadiens-New Jersey Devils game with Jamie "Noodles" McLennan, who's making his analyst debut tonight. Dave also examined the possibility of Martin Brodeur playing his final game in his hometown and addresses the Andrei Markov contract rumours.
2:15 - ERIC MACRAMALLA, TSN LEGAL ANALYST
TSN Legal Analyst Eric Macramalla joined the show to talk about a judge's decision to denying the proposed settlement between the NFL and former players in the concussion case. He also looks into Alex Rodriguez and the legal battles he's taking on against the MLBPA.
2:30 - KEN CROSINA, TSN 1050 TENNIS ANALYST
With the Australian Open in full swing, TSN 1050 Tennis Analyst Ken Crosina gave us his take on the hot temperatures at the Open, which Canadian Tennis Player Frank Dancevic deemed as “inhumane.” Ken and Bryan examined the possibility of Milos Raonic becoming a Grand Slam Champion, and what sort of timetable fans should give him before those become realistic expectations.
3:30 - ALEX MARVEZ, FOX SPORTS 1
Senior NFL Reporter Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1 joined Bryan to discuss the questionable hiring of Jim Caldwell by the Detroit Lions and the offense he has to work with and why it didn't work out for Jim Schwartz. Finally, Marvez looks at the issues Ken Whisenhunt will have as head coach of the Titans.
3:45 - RAY FERRARO, NHL ON TSN
With Jamie McLennan making his TV colour analyst debut tonight, Ray Ferraro offered up some tips to the ex-goalie. Ray also recapped the wild, penalty-filled Kings/Canucks game from Monday night.
January 13: Show In Review
Bryan, Jeff and Jamie discuss the Leafs ending their four-game losing streak last night versus the Devils and chat with Dave Poulin, Ray Ferraro and Jonas Siegel about what the club needs to do moving forward to regain a playoff spot.
Hour 2 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Bryan is joined by the Toronto Star's Cathal Kelly and TSN 1050 Leafs beat reporter Jonas Siegel.
12:35 - DAVE POULIN, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS V.P. OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS
Dave Poulin, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs, comes on to talk about his team's victory last night against the New Jersey Devils. Poulin discusses the expectations he has for this group and how two years ago they would have been happy being a middle-of-the-pack. He also examines David Clarkson's recent play and the style of play he expects from Jake Gardiner.
1:05 - RAY FERRARO, TSN HOCKEY ANALYST
Ray joins the guys to talk about the Paul Maurice hiring in Winnipeg and what fans can expect from the young, but experienced coach. He also goes into detail about the play of Dustin Byfuglien this year and where he expects Maurice to use him. Finally, Ray discusses the Anaheim Ducks' absolutely dominant play as well as the performance of some of the Toronto Maple Leafs "top" players.
1:30 - SARA ORLESKY, TSN WINNIPEG JETS REPORTER
TSN's Winnipeg Jets Reporter, Sara Orlesky, discusses how the Winnipeg Jets' defensive play is the main issue for new bench boss Paul Maurice. The fans are growing concerned and becoming frustrated with the team that still seems far off from being a playoff team. Sara also goes into detail about the pieces that are needed in Winnipeg to make them into a contending team.
2:15 - WALLACE MATTHEWS, ESPN NEW YORK
ESPN's Wally Matthews joins Bryan as they reflect on the "60 Minutes Special" involving Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch (Biogenesis). They discuss the bizarre interview with Bosch, who claimed he was great for the game of baseball, even in the midst of Bud Selig's crackdown on performance enhancing drugs. Matthews also says how there seems to be a lack of positive tests during this crackdown and how the MLB record books are pretty much tainted.
2:30 - TRENT DILFER, ESPN NFL ANALYST
Trent Dilfer chats conference championship week as there are only 2 games left before the Superbowl in which the NFL is seeing a dream matchup. Trent discusses Tom Brady's underdog mindset and how the Patriots have to approach the Broncos dominating offence. He also looks at the 49ers and how they're a completely revamped team that has undergone drastic improvement over the last 8 weeks, which is something that the Seahawks definitely have to be weary about. Finally, Trent and Bryan examine Andrew Luck's play this season and in the playoffs, and what he has to do to enjoy some success in Indianapolis.
3:00 - CATHAL KELLY, TORONTO STAR
Cathal Kelly, Writer for the Toronto Star, talks to Bryan about the big moves that MLSE has been making with Toronto FC and how Tim Leiweke's involvement seems to be a recipe for a success. Cathal examines Leiweke's possible involvement with the Toronto Maple Leafs and how Drake is becoming a closer for him in these big moves.
3:30 - JONAS SIEGEL, TSN 1050 LEAFS BEAT REPORTER
Jonas Siegel talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs sense of relief following a shootout win against the New Jersey Devils. He looks at what Toronto has to do to make a push for a playoff spot, should there be some changes made? Is there a lack of competitiveness with this team? Jonas also discusses the possibility of James Reimer being moved with Randy Carlyle clearly favoring Jonathan Bernier between the pipes.
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