Real Kyper & Bourne

Sportsnet

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne talk all things Blue and White on The FAN’s daily Leafs podcast. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 3pm-5pm ET.

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Real Kyper & Bourne are joined alongside former NHL player and coach, and current TNT analyst Rick Tocchet to chat about his experience in the studio, share some stories from his playing career, and weighs in on the situation in Vancouver with the Canucks (01:35). The fellas are joined by Producer Sam to dive into the text-line to wrap up (24:18).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 affiliates. 

Nov 26

39 min 38 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kick off Friday's show looking ahead to Friday's 10:30p.m. puck drop in San Jose and share their expectations for the Leafs' new-look third line (00:21). Then, Sportsnet's Luke Fox discusses Jack Campbell's brilliance this season, Joseph Woll filling the back-up void, and shares his keys to success down South (17:45). The fellas then weigh-in on what Evander Kane's market may be as he is soon set to return from his suspension, before former NHler and current Sharks Scout & Development Coach Mike Ricci joins the show! He previews what to expect from the 2021-22 San Jose Sharks, what his multi-faceted role with the team entails, and how the Leafs should approach tonight's game (47:26).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 26

1 hr 3 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by Sportsnet senior columnist Eric Francis to discuss what's led to Calgary's rise this season, Head Coach Daryl Sutter's impact and Johnny Gaudreau, before sharing his Leafs thoughts and weighs Jack Campbell against Jacob Markstrom (02:45). Then, Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick reflects on Jack Campbell & Jake Muzzin's first time back on the ice in Los Angeles, Rasmus Sandin's three assist night, and highlights which Leafs have a chance to crack their country's Olympic roster (25:56). To wrap up, Producer Sam joins Nick and Justin to share what they are thankful for on American Thanksgiving, and debate if Olympic performance can affect NHL contracts (44:54).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

1 hr 3 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne are joined by Producer Sam to spread the love on the heels of the Leafs' 6-2 win in Los Angeles and reflect on the Auston Matthews mic'd up experience (00:08). Then, the fellas examine who cracks the "big six" in the NHL, Sheldon Keefe's post-game comments on Nick Richie, update David Kampf's injury status and look ahead to who fills the void on the third line (09:01).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 25

40 min 7 sec

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by three-time Olympic hockey Gold Medalist Jennifer Botterill to discuss which Canadian team is leading the pack so far this season and highlights her standouts across the country (01:54). After the break, former goalie and current Daily Faceoff analyst Mike McKenna shares his thoughts on Jack Campbell's return to Los Angeles Wednesday night, his growing confidence between the pipes, Petr Mrazek's status, and updates the goaltender report from around the NHL (16:33).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

50 min 27 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open the show by discussing Toronto's California trip and why the Leafs are still near the bottom of the league in goals scored per game, despite strong trends in their favour (03:02). Then, Rob Desveaux, director at “3 Zones Hockey School”, worked with Mitch Marner on the ice since he was four years old and speaks about the skills Mitch excelled at early on (16:15). Finally, “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky stops by the show to chat about his transition to the studio, the evolution he's seen in hockey equipment and skillsets, the similarities he sees between the Leafs and his Oilers, and why he used an artificial knob at the end of his stick (32:43).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

52 min 26 sec

Real Kyper and Bourne are joined by former Montreal Canadien PJ Stock to share the latest from Montreal, the impact of Joel Edmundson’s return to the ice, highlights the missing pieces since the Habs' Stanley Cup run, and shares what's next for General Manager Marc Bergevin (01:15). Finally, Nick and Justin are joined by Producer Sam to update you on the stories from around the NHL (28:54). 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 23

38 min 54 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition by looking ahead to the Maple Leafs' upcoming road trip to California and who's waiting on the Golden Coast, before discussing Nazem Kadri's four point night on Monday (00:20). The fellas then catch up with birthday boy Colby Armstrong before discussing the keys the Penguins' success, the trajectory of Pittsburgh's aging roster, the Leafs' West Coast trip, and more (16:00)! Following that, NHL analytics expert Mike Kelly joins the conversations to break down the areas where the Leafs can still improve, the next steps for the struggling Canucks, and outlines the over and under performers so far this season (41:53).  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 23

1 hr 4 min

Real Kyper and Bourne are joined by Jamal Mayers, former NHL winger, shares his thoughts on the Maple Leafs before pivoting to Alexander Ovechkin's pursuit of the history books, what's brewing in Alberta, and what's next for the Montreal Canadiens (00:41). Finally, the fellas are joined by Producer Sam to break down a fight in the NBA between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart and detail the rumours of Mike Babcock in Vancouver (19:21). 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 affiliates.

Nov 22

37 min 52 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open up the show by analyzing how the Maple Leafs ended up on both sides of a shutout this weekend, share their key takeaways from Sunday's win over the Islanders, and break down the impact of Sheldon Keefe's line shakeups (00:14). Then former NHL player, agent and general manager Brian Lawton reflects on the Leafs' win Sunday in Long Island, the stellar play of backup goaltender Joseph Woll to earn his first NHL shutout, the Pittsburgh Penguins changing hands, and the future of betting within the game of hockey (42:20).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 22

1 hr 6 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by Producer Sam to dive into the text-line to respond to your Leafs questions and concerns before JD Bunkis, co-host of the FAN Morning Show, joins the show! He shares a hot take on Leafs' Head Coach Sheldon Keefe and gets into the expectations of him going into this season (30:57).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

40 min 42 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne rejoice as Producer Sam is a believer in the Leafs once again! They discuss Thursday night's win over the New York Rangers, what to make of Nick Ritchie, why Jack Campbell has the perfect personality for Leafs nation, and discuss who should get the start against the Penguins Saturday (01:22). Following that, four-time Stanley Cup Champion Clark "Jethro" Gillies joins to discuss his thoughts on the New York Islanders start to the season, the different mentality of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz, and shares some stories from his playing career (40:35).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.

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Nov 19

1 hr 2 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by Mark Messier, former NHLer, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee & current ESPN NHL analyst, to discuss his transition from the ice to the studio, the differences he notices between his era and the current NHL, and shares his expectations of the 2021-22 New York Rangers ahead of their trip to Scotiabank Arena (00:06). Next up, Sportsnet 650's Jason Brough updates the state of the Vancouver Canucks and if it's too late to right the ship, the latest from Jim Benning's press conference, and breaks down Elias Pettersson's struggles this season (24:35). The fellas are then joined by Producer Sam to add to the Canucks conversation, weigh in on John Tortorella's comments about Connor McDavid's playstyle, and much more!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

1 hr 2 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open the show with a discussion surrounding the Maple Leafs backup goaltending situation and what the future holds for Michael Hutchinson (04:56) before welcoming in Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick! The group discuss Thursday's game against the New York Rangers, highlight the standouts from New York's roster, and take a deep dive into the Leafs' lineup management (16:56).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 affiliates.

Nov 18

41 min 26 sec

Real Kyper and Bourne are joined by former NHL defenceman Al Iafrate to share some stories from his playing career, his unique wardrobe choice to pair with a Harley Davidson, and his thoughts on today's NHL (02:10). Finally, former NHLer Mike Rupp, current analyst for the NHL Network, discusses the advanced talks between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Fenway Sports Group, the success the group has had with Liverpool F.C. and the Boston Red Sox, and Mario Lemieux's role with the Pens moving forward (21:40).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

36 min 46 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kickoff the show by discussing the Leafs' win in Nashville Tuesday night, Jack Campbell's shutout performance, Ondrej Kase's work ethic, and how Morgan Rielly's contract extension has positively impacted his play (04:42). Then, Aaron Ward, former NHL player and current NHL EDGE Tracking analyst, speaks about the development of the Leafs' third line, Toronto's Atlantic Division competition, the keys to their effective penalty kill, why William Nylander would be the "ultimate ball hockey player", and the player-referee relationship (40:37).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

1 hr 7 min

Real Kyper & Bourne react to today's breaking news surrounding Kyle Clifford's trade to the Maple Leafs, before welcoming former NHLer and current executive for the Florida Panthers Shawn Thornton to the show. Thornton reminisces about his career in the NHL, his signature style of play, never getting the chance to play for Toronto, and breaks down his current role with the Panthers (01:30). Finally, Terry Crisp, former NHL player and coach, shares what to expect from the Nashville Predators ahead of the Leafs' trip to Music City, how Roman Josi found his role on the Preds, & much more (15:59)!  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 16

36 min 15 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne share their thoughts on Dion Phaneuf after the defenceman officially announced his retirement today (00:15). Former NHLer and current Sportsnet NHL analyst Jason York shares a story about Phaneuf, before breaking down the impact of the Ottawa Senators' COVID-19 outbreak, and his standouts from the Toronto Maple Leafs early on (20:37). The guys are then joined by Producer Sam to share their thoughts on the future of sports gambling, Sheldon Keefe's comments, and ideas for the IIHF to alter the game of hockey (41:00).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 16

1 hr 8 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined alongside Maple Leafs Colour Analyst for Sportsnet 590 The FAN Jim Ralph, to look back on the Leafs' weekend and dive into Toronto's defining wins of the season, Joseph Woll's start Saturday with his family in attendance, and touches on William Nylander's flashes of brilliance and Mitch Marner's progression this season (01:10). The fellas are then joined by Producer Sam to discuss Alex Ovechkin's evolution as a passer, reflects on the Leafs' difference makers, and if the Ottawa Senators' COVID-19 outbreak and altered schedule could impact the NHL's participation in the Olympics (21:47).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 15

37 min 46 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open today's show by recapping a successful weekend for the Maple Leafs, earning wins over the Sabres & Flames, before getting into the issues that still persist. The guys discuss the lack of depth scoring beyond the top line, Sheldon Keefe's post-game comments, Nick Ritchie's role as a stop-gap, and react to Joseph Woll getting the start on Saturday (04:30). Then, former NHL referee Tim Peel speaks about his transition from the ice to the studio, recounts his infamous call in Nashville, shares why he's against star players receiving preferential treatment, and chats about the new wave of NHL referees (42:47).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 15

1 hr 5 min

Real Kyper and Bourne are joined by Peter Loubardias, Calgary Flames colour analyst for Sportsnet 960 The FAN, to chat about Calgary's hot start and Andrew Mangiapane's impact early on, before sharing some Jarome Iginla memories ahead of his Hall of Fame induction this weekend (01:10). Then, former NHLer and HHOF inductee Kevin Lowe, opens up about his upcoming induction, discusses Connor McDavid's highlight reel goals, and looks back on what defined his style of play and the unsung heroes during his Stanley Cup run in Edmonton (25:09). Finally, the guys discuss if there's any truth behind John Tortorella's comments on Connor McDavid and analyze the Leafs' turnover problem (44:30). 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.

Nov 13

1 hr 4 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition by previewing the Leafs' matchup Friday against the Flames, the adjustments Toronto has made to the powerplay, and much more (02:48)! Then, former NHLer Steve "Stumpy" Thomas shares his thoughts on this weekend's Hockey Hall of Fame induction and shares his criteria for induction, before touching on his views on the Maple Leafs and reminisces about his on-ice scrap with Kyper (16:04).   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 12

38 min 4 sec

Kyper and Bourne are joined by NHL analyst Anthony Stewart to look back on the Leafs’ up and down start to the season, Justin Holl’s poised return to the lineup, and highlights his standouts from the Flames and what to expect as they head to Toronto Friday (00:45). Then, the guys wrap up the show by discussing Bob Murray’s resignation in Anaheim, the impact of the NHL’s hotline, and take a look around the 11 games Thursday night in the NHL (22:15). 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.

Nov 11

41 min 16 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kickoff this edition by looking back on the Leafs’ 3-0 win over the Flyers, Ondrej Kase finally providing secondary scoring, and the strong showing from the blue line, before looking ahead to Toronto’s upcoming schedule (00:51). Then, Leafs Nation’s Gord Stellick recaps Wednesday’s shutout in Philadelphia, Justin Holl’s solid performance in his return to the lineup, how to balance the Leafs’ top line talent, Jack Campbell’s accountability, and the impact of physicality on the ice (40:15). 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.

Nov 11

59 min 21 sec

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by Brian Lawton, former NHL player, executive and current NHL Network analyst, discusses tonight’s Leafs-Flyers game and how both teams started the season, the ways the NHL has evolved both on and off the ice, and reflects on the Seattle Kraken’s subpar start to the season (01:08). To wrap up, the fellas are joined by Producer Sam for contract talk before sharing some trends ahead of Toronto’s trip to Philadelphia (23:14). 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

37 min 4 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this episode by discussing the developing story in Anaheim as General Manager Bob Murray was placed on administrative leave for improper professional conduct, and react to Carey Price’s statement and prospective return to the Habs (01:30). The guys then chat about Wednesday’s Leafs-Flyers matchup, if the bottom-six forwards can finally produce, and look back on the history of Toronto’s trouble at the Wells Fargo Center (16:00). Then, former Flyer Chris Therien weighs in on the Philadelphia home ice advantage, looks back on Claude Giroux’s legacy with the Flyers, the impact of the offseason additions, Carter Hart’s strong start to the season, and more (39:22)! 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

1 hr 6 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by former NHLer and Colby Armstrong to break down Crosby & Malkin’s legacy in Pittsburgh, if there may be an end in sight, the secret to Alexander Ovechkin’s continued production, and much more (00:08). To wrap up, the fellas carry on the conversation before discussing Nick Ritchie’s value on the Leafs’ 4th line and get into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ settlement Tuesday (19:00). 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

42 min 17 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition with their takeaways from the Leafs’ 5-1 loss Monday night to the Kings, why the Leafs’ continue to “play down” to their opponent’s level, finds the positives including their powerplay potency, before updating the injury report (00:39)! Then, former NHLer Scott Hartnell stops by to discuss why the Leafs need physicality, before diving into the state of the Flyers, Claude Giroux’s legacy, and if Carter Hart deserves an opportunity to start with Team Canada (41:30). 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.

Nov 9

1 hr 1 min

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined alongside former NHL player and head coach Bruce Boudreau to discuss Sheldon Keefe’s comfortability with the media, and looks back on the overreactions to the Leafs’ poor start, before pivoting to Edmonton and if they have enough to contend and shares stories from his coaching career (00:14). Then, Rick Tocchet, coach and former NHLer, chats about the importance of goaltending depth, the Leafs’ bottom six forwards, how Connor McDavid stacks up against other NHL legends, and shares some coaching wisdom from his years behind the bench (16:59). 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 8

38 min 42 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne take a look back on what led to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ five-game win streak, their defensive resurgence of late and if Justin Holl is the odd-man out of the blue line rotation. They share their takeaways from the Leafs’ 5-2 win over Boston, Jack Campbell’s brilliance in clutch time, and debate how the Leafs’ stack up in the Atlantic division (01:32). Then, former NHLer and voice of Hockey Night in Canada Craig Simpson, joins to weigh in on how the Leafs have found their footing, the impact of Sheldon Keefe’s blue line shakeup, if Toronto relies too heavily on their top forwards, and how Petr Mrazek’s recent injury impacts Jack Campbell’s workload (40:59). 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 8

1 hr 4 min

Kyper & Bourne are joined by Bruins analyst Billy Jaffe to share the state of the Bruins ahead of the B’s trip to Toronto Saturday night, what he believes Boston’s roster still lacks after their 5-3-0 start, an the value Charlie McAvoy provides (00:42). Next up, Sportsnet’s Luke Fox chats about Jack Campbell standing on his head Thursday night, Petr Mrazek’s role within the Leafs’ tandem, and addresses the Leafs’ defensive core and bottom six forward depth (21:42). To wrap up, the guys add to the Jack Campbell conversation before Producer Sam joins the airwaves to dive into the text-line and read your comments on everything Leafs (39:02)! 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

1 hr

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open up this edition of Real Kyper & Bourne by taking a look back at John Tavares’ last-minute heroics to force Thursday’s game into overtime, William Nylander’s shot to complete comeback, but also the Leafs’ shortcoming on display through 59 minutes (00:50). Then, the guys chat about Jack Campbell’s stellar performance last night, share an update on where Campbell’s contract negotiations stand (32:42), & more! 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

42 min 51 sec

On this edition of Real Kyper and Bourne, the duo are joined by Dave Andreychuk, former NHLer and Stanley Cup Champion with the Lightning, to share a snapshot of Tampa Bay, weigh-in on what make a great powerplay, and preview tonight’s matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs (00:12). After that, Leafs Nation’s own Gord Stellick’s […]

Nov 4

57 min 48 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne kick off today’s show with the breaking news of the day as Jack Eichel is shipped off to Las Vegas, detail Buffalo’s return in the deal, and why the Leafs may be interested in Vegas’ Rielly Smith (00:54). Next, former NHLer and co-host of “After The Whistle” Andrew Peters, joins […]

Nov 4

46 min 4 sec

Kyper and Bourne are joined by Scottie Upshall, former NHLer and co-host of the “Missin’ Curfew” podcast, to chat about PK Subban’s bad habits repeating themselves on the ice, what he believes the Leafs are still missing, and potential trade destinations for Jack Eichel (02:35). To wrap up the show, Producer Sam joins the conversation […]

Nov 3

40 min 39 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open up today’s edition by sharing their thoughts and takeaways on Mark Chipman and Kevin Cheveldayoff’s press conference Tuesday afternoon and Robin Lehner’s post-game comments on the matter after the Leafs’ 4-0 win over Las Vegas (01:32). Then, the fellas chat about Mitch Marner rediscovering his joy playing hockey, Jack […]

Nov 3

1 hr 2 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne are joined by Allan Walsh, co-managing director of Octagon-Hockey, sports agent & lawyer, speaks about the lack of empathy and remorse shown by Gary Bettman during the NHL’s media availability Monday afternoon, the need for systemic change from the top down at the NHL and what the future holds for […]

Nov 2

41 min 25 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition with a discussion about the Penguins facing a lawsuit over allegations of sexual assault, the next steps the NHL needs to make, and more reaction from the NHL’s press conference yesterday (00:45). Then the guys pivot to tonight’s Leafs-Knights matchup, Sheldon Keefe’s line management, and much more […]

Nov 2

1 hr

Kyper and Bourne are joined alongside Aaron Ward, former NHL player & broadcaster and current NHL EDGE tracking analyst, analyzes the Leafs’ start to the season, Morgan Rielly’s value, and the areas to improve as the Leafs’ continue to search for an identity (03:02). The fellas continue the conversation with Producer Sam to dive into […]

Nov 1

39 min 55 sec

On this edition of Kyper and Bourne, the guys further the conversation from Chicago after Commissioner Gary Bettman’s press conference Monday afternoon, and what the future holds for Donald Fehr within the NHLPA (01:29). The fellas shift gears to discuss the Leafs’ win Saturday over Detroit, Sheldon Keefe’s favourite phrases, and the defensive concerns early […]

Nov 1

1 hr 2 min

Kyper and Bourne are joined alongside JD Bunkis, co-host of The FAN Morning Show, to dive into the cap concerns that Morgan Rielly’s contract extension arises, and why the deal may seal the fate of either Jake Muzzin or one of the “core-four” (00:14). Finally, Producer Sam joins the airwaves to sort through the text-line […]

Oct 29

39 min 28 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition by furthering the Chicago conversation as Joel Quenneville resigns from Florida, Kevin Cheveldayoff remains with the Jets, and discuss the other ripple effects of the report (00:11). After that, the guys transition to their thoughts on Morgan Rielly’s freshly minted contract extension and the defensive concerns for […]

Oct 29

1 hr 4 min

Kyper and Bourne are joined alongside Doug MacLean, former NHL president, general manager and head coach, to chat about what advice he would give the Toronto Maple Leafs, debate if the “core four” will find success, before sharing his take on what’s unfolded in Chicago (00:10). Following that, former NHLer Brad May speaks about the diminished role of the enforcer in the modern NHL, why he enjoyed the physical side of the game, before getting into the Leafs’ leadership and how the Buffalo Sabres have seemingly turned it around (24:30). Finally, Producer Sam joins the guys to take a look at the current NHL landscape and how the Leafs stack up against their Atlantic division competition (45:53). 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.

Oct 28

1 hr

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition of Real Kyper and Bourne by addressing Kyle Beach’s courage and bravery for speaking out, what’s next for Joel Quenneville as he is set to meet with Commissioner Gary Bettman today, and what to make of Jonathan Toews’ comments on the situation (00:09). Then, the fellas move onto the Leafs’ big win Wednesday night, Jack Campbell’s brilliance between the pipes, and their glaring defensive struggles early on (29:06). 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 28

43 min 18 sec

Kyper and Bourne are joined by the co-host of the “Missin’ Curfew” podcast Shane O’Brien to chat about the meaning behind his podcast’s name, the pressure of Canadian media markets and their effect on team performance, before diagnosing the issues he sees in the Leafs’ early season play (09:01). The fellas then discuss Andrew Mangiapane’s breakout in Calgary as he currently leads the NHL in scoring (22:21), before getting you ready for tonight’s Leafs game with some score predictions. 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 27

33 min 52 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne continue the Chicago conversation surrounding the aftermath of the Jenner & Block report, and question Joel Quenneville’s future behind the bench in Florida (00:34). After that, the guys shift to Toronto Maple Leafs talk and discuss the sense of fragility within the lineup (19:57). To add to the conversation, former NHLer Colby Armstrong weighs in on Mitch Marner’s start to the season and the importance of taking your mind off of the game during downtime, the structural integrity of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, and looks ahead to the Leafs’ matchup Wednesday vs. Chicago (37:58). Finally, Producer Sam joins to dive into the text-line and respond to your hockey thoughts (01:00:35). 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 27

1 hr 9 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne open this edition of Real Kyper and Bourne with a discussion surrounding what came to light in Chicago today’s after a briefing detailing the results of an independent investigation into sexual assault allegations made by two former players against a former coach (00:29). Frank Seravalli, NHL insider for the DailyFaceoff.com, adds to the conversation and shares the latest out of Chicago, the implications of this investigation for the United States Olympic program, and what’s still to come as details continue to unfold (04:41). 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 affiliates.

Oct 26

26 min 27 sec

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne shares some thoughts and frustrations surrounding to the Leafs Monday night’s loss to Carolina (00:52), before Jim Ralph, colour commentator for Toronto Maple Leafs games on The FAN, shares his thoughts on the Leafs early season defensive woes, the lack of speed on display and his takeaways from what went wrong in Carolina’s 4-1 win (15:35). The fellas then weigh in on the powerplay concerns early on, Mitch Marner’s chipped tooth Monday, and tees up Wednesday night’s matchup in Chicago (32:13). Next up, NHL Analyst for NHL Network and Sportlogiq Mike Kelly, shares some of the main analytical surprises from the Leafs so far this season and the spark Auston Matthews provides in the lineup (42:14). Finally, the guys wrap up the analytics conversation and pivot to discuss what’s next for the team moving forward with Producer Sam (56:57). 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

1 hr 16 min

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne are joined alongside Sara Civian of The Athletic joins to discuss the Canes’ social media activity and Carolina’s goaltending situation featuring Freddy Andersen and David Ayres (00:27). Finally, the fellas are joined Producer Sam to read some of your texts and check the temperature of Leafs Nation (13:58) 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.

Oct 25

32 min 59 sec

On this edition of Real Kyper and Bourne, Justin and Nick recapture their inner peace before reacting to the Leafs dreadful weekend against the Sharks & Penguins (02:23). The fellas then dive into the grander scope of the Maple Leafs’ issues (06:12), how Sheldon Keefe plans to shake up the lines (15:49) and the defensive concerns on display early on (31:20). Finally, the guys discuss the NHL’s dress code and Lou Lamoriello’s thoughts on the matter (51:12) before looking ahead to Sheldon Keefe and Kyle Dubas’ future in Toronto (60:19). 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

1 hr 10 min