The FAN Drive Time

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Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

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Ben and Stephen are joined by Arash Madani from Madrid, Spain as he’s covering The Davis Cup and a depleted Team Canada. They discuss the WTA speaking out about Peng Shuai and what happens next as we head into the Olympics, Asia's importance in the tennis economy and whether the CFL should change to four-down football (3:51). The guys are joined by Dan Primack, Business Editor for Axios, to chat Fenway Sports Group looking to add an NBA and NHL franchise to their already owned Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC (25:51). Ben and Stephen close out the show previewing Leafs/Sharks and discuss how San Jose will approach Evander Kane's return with his suspension coming to an end.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 27

49 min 24 sec

Ben and Stephen open with a live update of “The Match” and why Stephen could not be less interested. Over to World Cup Qualifying and how Italy and Portugal will have to go through one another for a ticket to Qatar 2022. Later, Damien Cox discusses being the chair of the Lou Marsh Award, the investigation into comments made from Lou Marsh that put into question his name being on the trophy and debating who will be the Canadian athlete of the year (26:18).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 26

49 min 9 sec

Ben and Stephen are joined by Adnan Virk as they chat his recent trip to Toronto and loading up on ketchup chips and poutine! The guys move on to the NFL and their Thanksgiving lineup of games, the NFC suddenly opening up again and how the Dallas Cowboys are following in the Buffalo Bills' footsteps in blowing the division lead (3:02). Justin Dunk from 3Down Nation chats the CFL playoffs starting this weekend, how losing a season to the pandemic has affected the sport, Canadians interest in the NFL over the CFL and whether relocation is the solution for the Toronto Argonauts (31:51).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 26

49 min 30 sec

Ben and Stephen open up with the breaking news that Canadian Men's National Team has selected Hamilton as their site for the January 30 WCQ game vs. the USMNT. The guys chat Thanksgiving football and why the Detroit Lions hold the title for the worst sports team in North America. Mike Futa, Sportsnet NHL analyst and current Hurricanes consultant discusses how teams assess themselves during the regular season and playoffs, how the Leafs have turned around their season and his thoughts on Jack Campbell and how well he's played in the blue and white (30:29).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 25

49 min 24 sec

Former MLB executive David Samson (1:23) joins Ben and Stephen to explain why the Cardinals overpaid for Steven Matz, his experience in management and how pitchers can fool you in free agency.  Later, Bob Bradley, new Head Coach and Sporting Director for Toronto FC (27:40) joins the show to discuss his new position and what it will be like coaching his son Michael Bradley. Finally, Howard Simon from WGR 550 Buffalo (37:10) describes the mood of the city heading into their Thanksgiving game in New Orleans.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 25

49 min 34 sec

Ben and Stephen open the show with Nick Kypreos from Real Kyper and Bourne (0:51) and they discuss the hot start from Jack Campbell, the Leafs' style of play, plus the NHLPA and why things have gone quiet since the Kyle Beach story. Then a look at the Steven Matz deal with the Cardinals and a lost opportunity for the Blue Jays (18:31).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 24

49 min 10 sec

Ben and Stephen are joined by Ren Lavoie from TVA Sports (1:38) to discuss how Montreal Canadiens' expectations have completely bottomed out and his recent chat with GM Marc Bergevin. Then to Vancouver with Iain Macintyre (16:16 ) to chat about how the Canucks were projected to be a team battling for a playoff spot and all the pressure has been on Elias Petterson. Finally, Joshua Kloke from The Athletic (28:01) weighs in on if Toronto or Edmonton will one day host the World Cup.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 24

49 min 40 sec

Ben and Stephen share their thoughts on Wander Franco's contract extension with the Tamp Bay Rays and how this will impact the Blue Jays. Later, a chat with Baseball Central's Jeff Blair (26:15) about his Hall of Fame vote and why he wants to include Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 24

49 min 23 sec

Ben and Stephen touch base with Doug Smith of The Toronto Star, who discusses Pascal Siakam being back to normal and Scottie Barnes learning the hard way the difference between the NCAA and the NBA (2:43). Later we learn the NBA has suspended Isiah Stewart (2 games) and LeBron James (1 game) after the altercation last night in Detroit. Then a chat about the return of John Tavares to New York and how he’s been treated by Islanders fans. Later, investigative journalist Christine Brennan from USA Today joins to discuss how the IOC is only interested in making China look good ahead of hosting the 2022 Winter Games and points out that the WTA has been the only organization to call out and demand answers after the disappearance of Peng Shuai (25:56). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 23

49 min 35 sec

Ben and Stephen open the show with the news that the Blue Jays could be sold by Rogers to relieve debt ahead of the company’s deal to acquire Shaw. Then Shi Davidi joins the show to discuss the possible sale and if it will impact the Jays future plans (11:05). Nate Geary from WGR 550 talks about the Bills blowout loss to the Colts and why Sean McDermott is coaching “scared”, then takes a look at the rest from NFL Week #11 (29:53). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 23

49 min 28 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt chat with Ken Rosenthal about the Jose Berrios deal, how the pitcher left money on the table to stay in Toronto, and how it's now definitely in the middle of the conversation when it comes to desirable free agent destinations across Major League Baseball (1:07). Afterwards, they chat with MLB Network's Adnan Virk about the NL MVP race, Shohei Ohtani getting the unanimous vote in the AL race, and take a peek at the NFL and break down the Buffalo Bills season to date (31:07).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 20

49 min 30 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt break down the Leafs' 2-1 win over the Rangers, and how they continue to roll with Jack Campbell playing extremely well. They also discuss Pascal Siakam's recent struggles, and how the Raptors continue to be a poor defensive team during the losing streak. Afterwards, they're joined by Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins to discuss the José Berríos signing being made official, and look ahead with Ross to a busy offseason with a potential labour shortage on the horizon (25:58).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 19

49 min 33 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt break down tonight's Raptors - Jazz matchup with Amy Audibert, including the awful defence as the team continues to gel (1:41). Afterwards, they speak with Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli on how the Canucks can fix their continuing issues (10:54), and Sportsnet's Hazel Mae on Robbie Ray's Cy Young Award and impending free agency (29:29). Plus, Ben and Stephen react live to the AL MVP results, as Shohei Ohtani is named the unanimous winner.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 19

49 min 33 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt discuss the previous Blue Jays award winners, and also break down the José Berríos signing being made official earlier today. NESN Analyst Andrew Raycroft breaks down the Leafs - Rangers matchup going on later in the evening (18:30), and afterwards, Robbie Ray -  the 2021 AL Cy Young winner - discusses his amazing season, and looks ahead to free agency (29:01).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 18

49 min 31 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt continue to break down the big soccer win for Canada with OneSoccer's Kristian Jack, who just got off the plane from Edmonton, to discuss this being the most talented squad the country has ever had (6:47). Afterwards, Robbie Ray is confirmed to have won the 2021 AL Cy Young award, and Sportsnet's Dan Shulman joins to react to the news, and what Ray could do for an encore next season. Dan also briefly discusses winning his own award, the Jack Graney Award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (32:11).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 18

49 min 30 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt break down the historic 2-1 win for the Canadian men's soccer team over Mexico on a snowy night in Edmonton. They discuss the 'snow celebration', and the performance by Cyle Larin, who netted both goals. Former national team member Craig Forrest joins to break down the win (26:42), while Breakfast Television's Sid Seixeiro excitedly looks ahead to the World Cup itself (36:28).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 17

49 min 24 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt bring on former MLB executive David Samson, who discusses the Blue Jays and their place as a World Series contender within the larger MLB picture and breaks down what could happen with the Rays as the cities of Montreal and Tampa prepare to potentially share the franchise (3:24). Afterwards, OneSoccer's Andi Petrillo joins to set the stage from the newly-anointed 'Iceteca' out in Edmonton, where Canada will take on Mexico on a snowy pitch in World Cup Qualifying action (38:53).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 17

49 min 34 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt break down the massive contract that locked down Blue Jays RHP José Berríos for $131 million over seven years, and why he was a priority for the Jays front office this offseason. Sportsnet's Shi Davidi joins to discuss how Toronto was able to lock up Berríos well before the season started, and how it may impact the free agent market for someone like Robbie Ray (11:53). Afterwards, MLB Network's Jon Morosi breaks down the pitching depth chart and discusses how the next rotation move may have to come via trade (31:07).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 16

49 min 11 sec

MLB Insider Jeff Passan from ESPN dives into MLB free agency and where the Jays are looking, how Pete Walker will play a huge factor in Robbie Ray's decision, and why Toronto could be in the hunt for pitchers like Justin Verlander (5:42). Later, Head Coach of the Canadian men's national team, John Herdman joins us from Edmonton ahead of the big game against Mexico tomorrow night and talks about keeping the team focus even though Drake and PM Trudeau are among those reaching out (31:05).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 16

49 min 33 sec

Ben welcomes back Stephen who was away last week fishing in Mexico. While he was gone the Leafs can't seem to lose and the Raptors can't seem to win. Later a chat with James Sharman from Edmonton where Canada is set to host Mexico in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday (33:41).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 16

49 min 28 sec

Ben is joined by Amy Trask (0:48), former Raiders CEO and current analyst for CBS Sports to explain how she was not surprised that Jon Gruden launched a lawsuit against the NFL. Later on Dwayne DeRosario (14:56), Team Canada’s all time leading scorer checks in on the WCQ game vs. Costa Rica in Edmonton. Finally, a visit in the studio with Gene Principe (26:07), SN Edmonton reporter who discusses how big Alphonso Davies is in Edmonton and the advantage Canada has at Commonwealth Stadium.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 13

49 min 35 sec

Ben opens up the show with Nick Kypreos (0:22) to look at the Leafs recent games, how they have jumped ahead of the Bruins in the division, and trade rumours surrounding Toronto's defensive core. Later, Michael Grange (22:19) joins to discuss the rise of Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes and looks back at covering the Raptors when they played games at Maple Leafs Gardens. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 13

49 min 34 sec

Ben Ennis kicks off the second hour with some thoughts on Team Canada’s men’s soccer team, and Alphonso Davies getting a chance to play in front of his family. NFL Network’s Marc Ross joins to break down the Los Angeles Rams signing Odell Beckham Jr. as they load up for a Super Bowl run (12:00). Afterwards, Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams previews the Raptors – 76ers game with no Pascal Siakam in the lineup (26:36). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 12

49 min 52 sec

Ben Ennis breaks down the latest from the GM Meetings with Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith (2:39). The Raptors Show co-host and producer Alex Wong joins to discuss the NBA season so far, and his new book ‘Cover Story’ (10:42). The Flames are coming to town on Friday, so GM Brad Treliving stops by to give his take on the team so far (27:53), while Philadelphia radio host Al Morganti shares some updates on the Ben Simmons situation with the 76ers ahead of their game vs. the Raptors (39:21). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 11

49 min 41 sec

Ben is joined by Bernie Lee (1:30), a Toronto-born NBA agent who represents Jimmy Butler, to chat the Jokic v Morris incident, how the rules being called differently has impacted this season, the growth of the NBA and the future of basketball in Toronto. Later on, a chat with Shi Davidi (16:14) from the GM Meetings this week, Scott Boras and the impact to the Jays now that he reps Marcus Semien. Finally, Eno Sarris (32:41), analytics writer for The Athletic examines “Who is the Robbie Ray of 2022”? Jays are among the teams that would be interested in a veteran to add to their rotation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 11

49 min 35 sec

Ben opens the show with Arash Madani (0:56) and they react to the Scott Boras media avail today which was full of bad dad jokes and puns. Arash discusses why all news and rumours mentioned during these meetings can’t be taken 100% seriously, why Charlie Montoyo was snubbed for AL Manager of the Year finalists. Later, Bruce Boudreau (28:00) talks about whether appearing on HBO 24/7 changed him and how he perceived, why he feels Alex Ovechkin is likely the greatest goal scorer of all time and his take on the news that Bob Murray has been removed after an investigation in Anaheim. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 10

49 min 35 sec

Ben is joined by Ren Lavoie (4:47) from TVA Sports to discuss the return of Carey Price to the team who joined them at practice. He also looks at the Leafs, how the rest of the league views them, Dubas and especially names on the market like Dermott and Holl. Next, Mitch Lawrence (27:32) of SiriusXM NBA radio on the Jokic fight with Morris, the rise of the Warriors again and why Lowry is such a perfect fit for Miami. Finally, Greg Wyshynski (41:19) on the news out of Anaheim that EVP/GM Bob Murray is on administrative leave after an investigation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 10

49 min 39 sec

Ben opens the show with Adnan Virk (5:51) from MLB Network and they look at annoying rules in sports and why the salary cap only helps owners. Plus, was Charlie Montoyo snubbed for Manager of the Year contention? Over to football, the taunting rule, Aaron Rodgers and OBJ. Later, we head to California where Jon Morosi (26:33) checks in from the MLB GM Meetings. The Jays are a true contender with likely one of the best starting pitching staffs in all of baseball. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 9

49 min 33 sec

We head to Scotiabank Arena and connect with Gord Stellick (0:56) ahead of the Leafs hosting the Kings. The former Leafs GM gives us a history lesson regarding “optional” skates and now Sheldon Keefe will skip them as well. Then how the season has really turned in the last 5 games or so. Next up, David Samson (16:59), former MLB executive on the GMs meetings and how the Jays are a top three lineup in all of baseball when it comes to starting pitching and how overpaying for pitchers is the easiest way for teams to waste money. He also says free agency is too spread out and does not have a “frenzy” like other sports. Finally, Ty Dunne (31:55) from the Go Long newsletter looks at how long the Covid vaccine story will follow Aaron Rodgers and how it’s not yet time to panic in Buffalo, but something is wrong with Josh Allen and the Bills. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 9

49 min 28 sec

Ben opens the show with Justin Bourne (0:37) who looks at the Leafs’ winning streak and how the team was able to turn it around. Later, Donnovan Bennett (26:13) weighs in on the Raptors and how this team is Fred VanVleet’s to lead rather than Pascal Siakam, the emergence of Scottie Barnes as a near super-rookie and how he was also puzzled to see Siakam start in his first game back. Plus, a look at the Aaron Rodgers saga and how his lie will stick with him forever. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 8

49 min 33 sec

Ben Ennis is joined by “At the Letters” hosts Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling! The guys take a look at current players, when could be the qualifying offer deadline for Steven Matz and why BNS feels it’s best to skip the offer and let the market take shape. They delve deeper into free agency, the impact of the potential lockout and most appealing free agents like Michael Conforto. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 5

49 min 36 sec

Ben opens the show with William Lou (6:53) in-studio to discuss how the media expectations and reactions are so different between the Raptors and the Leafs. Later, former Leafs goalie and current Bruins analyst for NESN Andrew Raycroft (27:40) joins to chat early panic from Leafs Nation and their ability to turn things around and how he would like to see more out of Jack Campbell before considering a contract extension. Finally, Andrew Brandt (39:02), former Packers Executive and now an NFL front officer insider joins Ben to discuss the Aaron Rodgers saga. While in the past he hass defended the QB he drafted, Brandt says his vaccine stance is tough to agree with. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 5

49 min 35 sec

Dr. Michael Clarfield (0:59), former doctor for the Maple Leafs, explains the artificial disc surgery that Jack Eichel will undergo as a member of the Golden Knights. Later on, JD Bunkis (31:21) joins the show to discuss the Raptors’ hot start, why Nick Nurse might be the best coach in the NBA and The Manning […]

Nov 4

49 min 30 sec

Ben and Stephen open with the news of the day that Jack Eichel has been traded to Las Vegas. The Raptors’ winning streak continues and the Leafs are hosting the defending Stanley Cup champs. Later David Amber (29:28) from NHL on SN and Hockey Night in Canada joins the show to discuss the Eichel trade, […]

Nov 4

49 min 29 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt bring on John Gibbons to discuss winning the World Series as a member of the Braves organization, and chats working with Alex Anthopoulos again (1:20). Later, SN960’s Peter Loubardias joins to discuss the Jack Eichel-to-Calgary rumours that are heating up (28:15), and SN’s Michael Grange discusses tonight’s Raptors matchup vs. […]

Nov 3

49 min 47 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt discuss Atlanta winning the World Series, and Alex Anthopoulos becoming the first Canadian GM to win a championship in Major League Baseball. They also take a look at the announcement that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has contracted COVID-19, and that he was also unvaccinated. Afterwards, MLB Network’s Adnan Virk joins […]

Nov 3

49 min 56 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt continue the Jets discussion with Gary Lawless, Vegas Golden Knights Insider – and also a former reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press (3:48). Later, a look at Game 6 of the World Series, and if we’ll see a Game 7 in Houston. To wrap up, they chat some Raptors, including […]

Nov 2

49 min 50 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ press conference, featuring statements and a Q&A period from Jets Executive Chairman & Governor Mark Chipman and General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff (1:20). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers […]

Nov 2

53 min 58 sec

Ben and Stephen are joined by Brent Sopel, member of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks to discuss when he first heard about the Kyle Beach incident and how it was reported to Blackhawks’ management. He then shares with us a conversation that he had with Kyle earlier today (00:52). Later on, World Series play-by-play voice for […]

Nov 1

49 min 19 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt discuss the press conference held by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman earlier today on the ongoing Blackhawks investigation. They also chat with Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek to examine how the Joel Quenneville situation in Florida played out, and further the conversation on what happens next (4:50). The views and opinions expressed in […]

Nov 1

49 min 41 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt turn their attention to the Raptors, as Scottie Barnes is set for his first career game vs. Jalen Suggs and the Orlando Magic. Barnes’ former college coach Leonard Hamilton joins to discuss the young phenom flourishing in the NBA, and his particular fit with the Raptors (1:49). Alvin Williams stops […]

Oct 29

49 min 57 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt chat with Sportsnet’s Justin Bourne on the Leafs signing defenceman Morgan Rielly to an eight-year extension with an AAV of 7.5 million dollars (0:52). Afterwards, NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth stops by to preview a busy Week 8 across the NFL (28:18). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are […]

Oct 29

49 min 52 sec

Jon Morosi (2:57) checks in from Atlanta ahead of Game 3 of the World Series and shares his thoughts on the Mets’ pursuit of Mark Shapiro and why he believes the Jays should qualify Steven Matz at the rate of $19M. Ben and Stephen discuss why new NBA rules could be helpful to the Raptors and Kevin Cheveldayoff’s meeting with the NHL being moved up from Monday to Friday. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Oct 28

49 min 44 sec

NHL Insider Frank Seravalli (6:38) joins the show to discuss today’s meeting between Joel Quenneville and Gary Bettman, the optics of having him behind the bench last night and why Brad Aldrich’s name hasn’t been stricken off the Stanley Cup yet. Later, Sportsnet’s Anthony Stewart (27:29) on the Leafs’ big win in Chicago and if the result means a change of direction going forward. Finally, we hear audio of Dave Tippett on his frustration with advanced analytics. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Oct 28

49 min 35 sec

Ben and Stephen look at how much of the blame for the slow start is on Kyle Dubas’ roster contruction. If this continues to go sour, what impact will this have on Dubas’ legacy? Next, Steve Wyche (25:10) from NFL Network on the massive Cards/Packers TNF game and why the Chiefs might be okay. Plus, thoughts that the NFL and Roger Goodell look like they are hiding information by not revealing details of the WFT investigation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Oct 27

49 min 32 sec

Ben and Stephen open the show with Jeff Marek to discuss the aftermath of the Blackhawks news and how it was learned today that Joel Quenneville will coach tonight and meet with Gary Bettman tomorrow. Later, Adnan Virk on the World Series and Charlie Morton finding a way to retire three batters with a broken leg. The 30 year anniversary of Jack Morris tossing 10 scoreless innings to win the World Series. Finally, the guys chat about the looming labour war and how a lockout could happen without any games missed. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Oct 27

49 min 14 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt chat with Dan Shulman – live from Houston ahead of Game 1 of the World Series – on Dusty Baker’s Hall of Fame case, plus why he had salad of all meals while he’s down in Texas (0:31). Afterwards, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie discusses the impact of the lost season on the league’s finances, the current CBA and how it relates to players getting vaccinated, and the opening day of Grey Cup tickets (29:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 26

49 min 44 sec

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt discuss the Leafs’ continuing woes to start the season with Nick Kypreos, after last night’s loss in Carolina (0:41). They bring on Elliotte Friedman to break down the news out of Chicago, including GM and President of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman stepping down after the conclusion of an investigation into sexual assault allegations made by two former players against a former assistant coach (17:18). Amy Audibert stops by to discuss the Raptors’ start to the year, including the play of top rookie Scottie Barnes (30:15). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 26

49 min 26 sec

Jon Sciambi from ESPN Radio discusses why the Astros have nothing to prove and don’t need a win to show they are no longer cheaters and why the MLB needs to award home field advantage to the team with more wins instead of the division (3:52). Later, Luke Fox from Raleigh, NC joins to discuss Leafs vs. Hurricanes, and David Ayres invitation to the game (27:30). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 25

49 min 32 sec

Mike Futa, NHL analyst for Sportsnet and senior consultant to the GM for the Carolina Hurricanes, speaks about Monday night’s matchup between the Canes and Leafs, the keys to the Canes hot start to the season, the importance of developing consistency, the Leafs’ history of “scapegoating” and how Mitch Marner can avoid that label (25:24). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 25

49 min 17 sec