Episodes
Bruce Boudreau returns to the podcast to catch up with Bob and John. The three talk about Bruce's decision to stay in Vancouver as Head Coach for another year, his thoughts on the team and the Canucks late playoff push to end the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/20/22
Hockey analyst at ESPN, former Edmonton Oiler, New York Ranger and one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Mark Messier graces Bob and John with his presence on todays podcast. The three talk about Mark's new gig at ESPN and how he has adjusted to his new role before moving on the the Battle of Alberta.  Having played the Calgary Flames in the playoffs on 5 separate occasions as an Oiler, Mark brings his perspective on this years iteration of The Battle of Alberta as we break down...
Published 05/19/22
Published 05/19/22
NBA expert and legendary sports writer, Bob Ryan joins the podcast to chat some hoops with Bob and John. The three preview the NBA Conference Finals today, talking about each series and what we should expect as we approach the NBA Finals. We discuss Luka Doncic's dominance , the young Boston Celtics squad and more on todays episode with Bob Ryan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/18/22
Executive Vice President of MSG Sports & President of Team Business Operations, Dave Hopkinson, joins the podcast to talk with Bob and John.  From working with The Toronto Raptors and MLSE for over two decades to serving as Global Head of Partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol to now leading the commercial strategy for Madison Square Garden Sports Corp, it’s safe to say Dave knows a thing or two about the business of sports. We talk about his career path and different experiences...
Published 05/17/22
Two Hockey writers for teams on the wrong side of this weekends game 7 frenzy, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe and Steve Simmons from the Toronto Sun join the pod to talk about where their respective teams go from here and to preview round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What do the Leafs need to do to win a playoff series? Is Patrice Bergeron retiring? Just a couple of the questions answered on todays podcast as the foursome spend the first half discussing the state of both the Boston...
Published 05/16/22
Former player, broadcaster & NHL executive, Dale Tallon joins the show to chat with Bob and John. With golf talk out of the way the three discuss Dale's time in Chicago and pick his brain on what he thinks needs to happen in order to have a championship contending hockey club. We talk about the intricacies of the free agent market, how important scouting college hockey players is in a 7 round draft and get some info at the end of the show on whether we will see Dale in an NHL teams front...
Published 05/13/22
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-14, Vladdy is slumping and players are getting ejected for basically anything... whats wrong with Canada's only MLB team??   Dan Shulman comes on the podcast today to re-assure Bob and John that Jays fans should have nothing to worry about. We talk about their pitching, batting and fielding issues that have come up to start the season and Dan lets us know why he would be surprised if Toronto doesn't end up being one of the leagues best teams come September. See...
Published 05/12/22
NBC's Drew Remenda and Greg Millen from Hockey Night in Canada join the podcast to discuss the recent happenings in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Toronto Maple Leafs big win last night, The struggling Oilers and more on the docket today with Bob asking one of his best questions to date at the end of the show - Would you trade Auston Matthews for Connor McDavid? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/11/22
One of Canada's best golfers, Corey Conners, joins the show to chat with Bob and John. Having finished in the top 10 at Augusta National 3 years in a row, we talk to Corey about his consistent play at The Masters and what he has being doing to improve his game. We discuss the tours upcoming tournaments and what to expect from Corey as he gets set to play at both St.Georges and St. Andrews this summer for the first time in his career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/10/22
President of Hockey Operations for The Vegas Golden Knights, George McPhee, joins the show to talk with Bob and John. The three talk about the teams performance this year, having missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. We talk about the massive amount of injuries the team faced throughout the season and question how big of a part that played in the teams inability to reach the post season. We also get an idea of what goes on during players exit interviews, we talk about...
Published 05/09/22
It's the hockey pucks vs Bob today as we bring on Mike Zeisberger and Scott Burnside to talk about this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. The four debate whether "momentum" is actually a thing when it comes to this years playoffs, argue about the post season format and more in todays hockey roundtable as we gear up for a weekend of playoff hockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/06/22
Longley and Perkins join the show today for some baseball talk.  Almost a full month into MLB's 2022 regular season and the Blue Jays are not as advertised... or at least they haven't been living up to the expectations fans had for them this year and the gentlemen talk about it on todays episode. In what seems to be the opposite of the Blue Jays woes from last year, the foursome discuss Toronto's struggling bats and hot pitching, as we try to dissect why the offence is down from the year...
Published 05/05/22
Glenn Healy stops by the podcast to chat with Bob and John. Having attended Guy Lafleur's memorial in Montreal on Tuesday we talk to Glenn about the service and listen to some stories Glenn shares about the legendary Hall of Famer.  We also take some time to discuss the current matchups in the playoffs, breaking down the triple overtime game between the Rangers and the Penguins, Calgary's 1-0 win over the stars, the likelihood of seeing another lob-sided victory in the Lighting/Leafs series...
Published 05/04/22
Friend of the podcast, current writer for Sportsnet and former co-host of Primetime Sports with Bob McCown joins the show to talk some Toronto Sports. The three break down game between the Toronto Maple Leafs & the Tampa Bay Lightning. We talk the loose whistles from the referees, the incredible defence from Toronto and what we should expect from this series after the 5-0 Leafs win in game 1. We also talk about the recent play from the Toronto Blue Jays as we note how they have yet to...
Published 05/03/22
Two legendary voices in Canadian broadcasting, Dave Hodge & Jim Hughson, join the podcast on opening day of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to talk some hockey and share some memories from their illustrious career. The four talk about their ideal playoff formats as we discuss our distaste towards the current set up the NHL has right now. We also debate what makes a team a "dynasty" and question what it will take for the Tampa Bay Lightning to deserve the title. We also get some stories...
Published 05/02/22
Eric Duhatschek from the Athletic & The Buffalo News' very own Mike Harrington join the show for our last NHL Roundtable of the regular season. The four talk about how long the season has actually been not only for the players but the reporters too. We discuss whether or not the NHL's playoff format needs to be re-thought before diving into some predictions for this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. Are we sleeping on the New York Rangers? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning still the best team in...
Published 04/29/22
2 wins away from making NBA history, the Toronto Raptors look to force a game 7 between the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at home & Doug Smith joins the show to talk about it. The three break down the rosters from both teams as Doug lets us know what needs to happen for the Raptors to successfully complete a comeback after going down 3-0 in this first round matchup. We focus on Joel Embiid and his injured thumb, James Harden's decline from a once lethal superstar and the massive improvement...
Published 04/28/22
No guest today as Bob and John talk about who they would put atop of their ballot if they had a vote for the NHL's Hart Trophy & Bob takes some time to air some grievances he has within the sports world. From the NHL's overtime format to the NBA's play-in game... there are a lot of things happening in the sports world that Bob simply doesn't like... on a show with no guest, when will there be a better time to talk about them? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/27/22
Matt Devlin joins the show to talk Raptors basketball with Bob and John as Toronto tries to become the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs. We discuss the changes Nick Nurse and the Raptors have made after losing three straight and why they haven't played their best basketball yet. With game 6 on thursday in Toronto, Matt, Bob and John break down what will need to happen to force a game 7 in Philly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/26/22
The Legendary Scotty Bowman joins the show today to chat some Hockey with Bob and John. The three preview the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs & Scotty gives his opinion on who he thinks the teams to beat are while breaking down some of the rosters for the leagues cup contenders. We also make sure to leave some time at the end of the show to get some of Scotty's favourite memories from his days coaching the iconic Guy Lafleur. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/25/22
Jon Paul Morosi comes back on the show to talk some baseball with Bob and John to end the week. However, it wouldn't be a Morosi show if we didn't spend some time talking hockey with the Michigander as we discuss the impact some former Michigan Wolverines have made so far, early on in their NHL careers. With the NHL out of the way, the three discuss all of the recent news in Major League Baseball. From the surprising play from the Guardians & Angels to division rivalries we try to cover...
Published 04/22/22
Our Good friend and legendary broadcaster, Keith Olbermann joins the podcast to catchup with Bob and John. From George Steinbrenner to Walter Matthau, Keith has met some pretty interesting people and with that come some pretty interesting stories. On todays episode, we listen to some of Keith's favourite memories of some of the more interesting personalities he has met throughout his career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/21/22
With the recent news of Russian and Belorussian athletes being banned from competing at this years Wimbledon we talk to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch as the three share opinions on how far organizations should go when it comes to the inclusion of athletes from Russia and Belarus. We also spend some time discussing a recent article on the late Ottawa Senators owner, Eugene Melnyk. The article sparks a conversation on our opinions on ethical journalism and whether there is a "right time" to...
Published 04/20/22
Sportsnet's very own Shi Davidi joins the show to talk some Jays Baseball today with Bob and John. The three "re-evaluate" their expectations for this Blue Jays roster, now 10 games into this regular season. We discuss their still shaky pitching rotation with injuries and poor play being a factor once again for the club. We talk about Cavan Biggio's slow start to the season and their in-field needs as well during the show as we get ready for their game against the Red Sox tonight. See...
Published 04/19/22