EPISODE 73 - NELSON MILLMAN, former Program Director of the Fan (and Bob's old boss) joins to talk about the history of the Fan, and sports talk radio. Also, the changing landscape of sports talk and how live games influenced a radio station. Also, he reminisces about deep, meaningful talks with Bob.
EPISODE 73 - RON MACLEAN from Hockey Night in Canada joins to talk about the upcoming NHL season. What can we expect with a shortened schedule and an All-Canadian division? How will COVID affect the schedule? And what is his relationship like with Don Cherry today?
EPISODE 72 - NHL PREVIEW ROUNDTABLE with ERIC DUHATSCHEK and PJ STOCK join to talk about the challenges of the upcoming season and does COVID make it a hard season to handicap. Should the All-Canadian division be permanent? What Canadian teams will surprise? Have the Leafs and Habs done enough to upgrade their teams? What is the best team in Canada? An entertaining episode to start the week.
EPISODE 71 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PAUL JONES and DOUG SMITH talking the Raptors poor start to the season. What is wrong with the Raptors? Is it the roster construction, or is the team just playing poorly? What can Nick do fix the rotation? Who is underperforming? What is happening with Masai's contract? And is there help on the way?
EPISODE 70 - Comedian GERRY DEE joins to talk about Family Feud and being a game show host. Also, his sitcom makes its debut in the US. Also, his passion for the game of hockey and his opinions on the Hall of Fame!
EPISODE 69 - NHL Deputy Commish BILL DALY joins the show to talk about the upcoming season, and the challenges that COVID presents. How will teams manage player movement? What happens to the AHL players? Is there a threshold for cancelling games or shutting down teams? What are the current hotspots across North America? The season is only 2 weeks away!
EPISODE 68 - DONALD FEHR, Executive Director of the NHLPA joins to talk about the upcoming season and why both sides were motivated to make it happen. Also, what lessons have been learned by the league and the players ahead of the season? What was involved in the latest round of negotiations to get the season started?
EPISODE 67 - FOX NFL SUNDAY HOST CURT MENEFEE joins to talk about the NFL season. Are the Steelers in a slump or have they come back down to earth? What teams have surprised and disappointed? Are we in a new era of running vs passing game? Who are the Super Bowl favourites at this point? Can anyone beat the Chiefs? And why does Curt love the Expos?
EPISODE 66 - A special MONDAY ROUNDTABLE featuring BRUCE GARRIOCH and SCOTT BURNSIDE talking about the latest news concerning the NHL season. What do we know at this point? Will the Canadian teams stay in Canada? What teams may have to move? How will the divisions work? What arenas may have fans in the stands? And what happens if there is a COVID outbreak on a team? Answers to these questions and more.
EPISODE 65 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with MIKE HARRINGTON and BILLY JAFFE. On today's show, we discuss the Bills and if they are serious Super Bowl contenders? And is it a good thing that we don't have the Patriots to worry about (or hate) this year? Are Dynasties in sports a necessary evil? Leadership in a locker room, is it overrated and how much value does one guy wearing the 'C' have to a team? And the upcoming NHL is facing major hurdles as the pandemic worsens, what is the current update? Will the season slide into February? And Bob offers his opinion on what the league should do.
EPISODE 64 - Raptors reporter DOUG SMITH joins to talk about the fallout from Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signing with the Milwaukee Bucks. Is there a chance the Raptors could still get him? What does this mean for the Raptors roster? Does Masai have a plan B? Could there be a re-build on the way? Would they consider trading Kyle Lowry in mid-season?
EPISODE 63 - Raptors analyst JACK ARMSTRONG joins to talk about the Raptors rookies and challenges of a shortened season. How Nick Nurse may approach this season and the "advantage" of being in Tampa? Also, who are the teams to beat in the East? And will Steve Nash be able to keep the peace in Brooklyn? And are Jack's beloved Bills for real?
EPISODE 62 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRIAN LAWTON and SCOTT BURNSIDE talking about the new NHL season and the challenges it presents. How COVID will dictate each market, and the challenges of introducing fans back into the building. Also, escrow and the deal between the players and owners.
EPISODE 61 - TSN's BOB MCKENZIE reunites with Bob and talks about his new book and the process of writing. Also, what he misses about being a hockey dad. And how can we make hockey more inclusive? Also, why handicapping this year's World Juniors will be so difficult? And this Sunday is an important date for teams and the tournament overall. The NHL is rumoured to start January 13th, but what about the teams who don't want to play. Does Bettman have the votes and is there a chance this date slides?
EPISODE 60 - JP MOROSI of MLB Network joins to talk about the Blue Jays free agent targets? Infield or outfield? Who should they target for starting pitching? Also, should they sacrifice any young players to make the jump to the next level? And what is the status of the DH in the National League? An entertaining podcast with one of our favourite guests.