Podcast by Game Day
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to VSiN host Jonathan Von Tobel about Doc Rivers' post-game comments and who's to blame for the Sixers' demise. Then Matt is joined by Host of The Night Cap on VSiN, Shaun King, to discuss the best matchups on the NFL schedule and how the league has gotten so good at staying relevant during the offseason.
Host of The Night Cap on VSIN Shaun King joins the show to discuss the best matchups on the NFL schedule including game 1 between the Bills and Rams, how far ahead the NFL is in staying relevant throughout the off season, how much attention players pay to the schedule release, his take on the Lightning/Maple Leafs series, how mentally tough getting over the hurdle is as an athlete and his play of the night.
Host of the Edge on VSIN Jonathan Von Tobel joins the show to talk about Doc Rivers' comments being ridiculous, if he believes Harden has taken any responsibility for the last 2 years, how good Giannis has been in the playoffs, where he would potentially put money in the Boston/Milwaukee series, who could potentially come in out the Mavericks/Suns series and why the Grizzlies might have the Warriors number.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into where Leafs fans go from here and how you recover after your team plays well but still loses. Then Matt is joined by TSN Maple Leafs reporter Mark Masters to make sense of the Leafs' Game 6 loss and what to expect from what's sure to be a crazy Game 7 on Saturday.
In today's Opening Thought, Matt goes into the post game 6 feelings for the Leafs. Where do Leafs fans go from here? How do you recover after your team plays well but still loses? How do you look ahead to game 7? Everything you need to prep your mind for game 7, Matt has you covered.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Toronto Star Maple Leafs reporter Kevin McGran about what the biggest key will be for the Leafs as they try to put the Lightning away in Game 6 tonight. Then Matt is joined by TSN Edge betting analyst Wesley Cheng to discuss the disappointing results from the Celtics and Warriors last night and the evolution of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into how Alec Baldwin's speech in "Glengarry Glen Ross" compares to the Leafs' attempt to "close out" the Lightning tonight. Then Matt is joined by TSN MLB Insider Steve Phillips to discuss how hard it is for a team to break out of a RISP slump.
TSN Edge's NBA Betting Guru Wesley Cheng joins the show to discuss the disappointing results from the Celtics and Warriors from last night, the impressive performance from the Bucks and Grizzlies, the evolution of Giannis in the NBA, how close every series has been in the second round and his favourite stats for this round of playoffs.
The Toronto Star Leafs Reporter Kevin McGran joins the show to discuss what the biggest key for the Leafs in game 6 will be, the high number of penalties so far this post season, the mismatches that have become apparent in this series, how to get over the hill of winning and what the confidence levels could mean for this team.
In today's opening thought, Matt tries to recreate Alec Baldiwn's speech from Glengarry Glen Ross about closing. He compares the sales speech to what the Leafs are trying to do tonight and I close the deal. Don't forget folks, ABC. Always Be Closing.
Join Matthew Cauz and Producer Chris for another weekly installment of This or That. This week's edition features Matt and Chris going back and forth on some of the spiciest topics in the world of sports including whether Tom Brady will be a better broadcaster than Tony Romo, which Blue Jays pitcher has the most appealing Cy Young odds, and more.
Panthers Reporter for FloridaHockeyNow.com George Richards joins Game Play to tee up Game 5 between Florida and the Washington Capitals. Richards shares his thoughts on the pressure facing the Panthers to advance past the first round, why the Capitals' physical style has caused problems for Florida, Sergei Bobrovsky's performance thus far in the series, and more.
Senior NHL and Maple Leafs Writer for Yahoo Sports Justin Cuthbert joins Game Play to recap the Maple Leafs' huge Game 5 win over Tampa Bay. Cuthbert shares his thoughts on the stark contrast between the first period and the rest of the contest, John Tavares finally getting on the board in the series, Jason Spezza's passionate speech during the 1st intermission, how the Leafs can secure a series-clinching win in Game 6, and more.
Join Game Play for another daily installment of Matt's Opening Thought. For today's edition, Matt explains why fans of the Maple Leafs should allow themselves to express their unbridled joy after Toronto's Game 5 victory over Tampa Bay, and why there's absolutely nothing wrong with allowing yourself to get sucked back into believing in the Maple Leafs.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Florida Panthers reporter at Florida Hockey Now about the team's series against the Capitals and what to expect in Game 5 tonight. Then Matt makes some tough decisions with Producer Chris as he plays another edition of "This or That".
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into why it's good to get emotionally invested in this Maple Leafs team after last night's Game 5 victory. Then Matt is joined by Yahoo! Sports senior NHL writer Justin Cuthbert to discuss how the Leafs carry over their momentum from Game 5 to try and finish off Tampa Bay in Game 6 on Thursday.
Join Matthew Cauz for another edition of his Opening Thought. With the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery scheduled for tonight, Matt takes the time to reflect on why Leafs fans should be happy they aren't tracking ping pong balls and just how far they've come since winning the draft lottery back in 2016.
TSN Hockey Analyst Cheryl Pounder joins Game Play to chat about the pressure facing the Leafs ahead of Game 5 against the Lightning. Pounder shares her thoughts on why it's important for the Leafs to block out external pressure and focus on internal pressure, why it is a privilege to be in a situation involving pressure, the keys to success for Toronto's blue-line in Game 5, and more.
Covers.com Betting Analyst Josh Inglis joins Game Play to tee up the most interesting betting angles ahead of Game 5 between the Leafs and Lightning. Inglis shares his thoughts on why he is expecting a bounceback performance from the Leafs, why he is looking at a handful of Morgan Rielly props, how he expects the game to play out and more.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to TSN hockey analyst Cheryl Pounder about how Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner can quiet the outside noise and handle the pressure heading into tonight's Game 5. Then Matt and Producer Chris rank the "Top Bets in Sports Tonight" in this week's edition of the "Tuesday Top-Five".
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into the fine line between negativity and positivity, optimism, and everything in between that has come out of the Leafs' series against the Lightning so far. Then Matt is joined by Covers.com betting analyst Josh Inglis to discuss how he'd approach betting on Game 5 tonight and who he likes to win the series.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Covers.com senior industry analyst Jason Logan about the impact of Joel Embiid's return in the midst of so many injuries. Then Matt is joined by The Athletic's Julian McKenzie to discuss Barry Trotz being fired by the New York Islanders.
Julian McKenzie, Hockey contributor on the Athletic & Co-Host of The CJ Show, joins Matt Cauz on Game Play to get another perspective on the Leafs-Lightning series, wanting to see new teams like the Rangers make the jump into the second round of the playoffs, and Barry Trotz being fired by the Islanders today!
Covers.com senior betting analyst Jason Logan joins Game Play to break down the impact of Embiid's return in the midst of so many injuries, on the must-win feeling for the Celtics tonight against the Bucks, & a proper look at why the Warriors are such heavy favourites against the Grizzlies for the series.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz recaps an exhilarating weekend of sports in the NHL and NBA playoffs. Then Matt is joined by TSN 1050 Maple Leafs colour analyst Jim Ralph to discuss the Leafs' disastrous Game 4 performance against the Lightning and what to expect now that the series has become a best-of-three.
TSN1050 Maple Leafs Colour Analyst joins Cauz on Game Play to breakdown the disastrous game 4 performance from the Leafs, the games being decided handily in the last few games, and what to expect now that it's become a best-of-three series.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to TSN 1050 hockey analyst Frank Corrado about Game 3 tonight between the Leafs and Lightning. Then Matt is joined by The Athletic Blue Jays writer Kaitlyn McGrath to discuss why the team has struggled so much when hitting with runners in scoring position as of late.
The Athletic's Blue Jays reporter Kaitlyn McGrath joins the show to discuss the rising cases of umpires being the storyline, the Gausman vs Beiber matchup tonight, how exciting a pitcher's duel can be and when we might see Hernandez.
Former Maple Leaf Defenceman and current TSN hockey analyst Frank Corrado joins the show to discuss what it will take for the Leafs to take the next step, the reunion of Tavares and Nylander, dumbest pregame meal he ever had, if the game tonight will still be filled with penalties, how thin the line is between being heavy and taking penalties
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into what the playoffs have given us so far and why he misses Joel Embiid. Then Matt is joined by Covers.com senior betting analyst Andrew Caley to discuss how to bet on the Jays-Guardians game and avoiding the trap game tonight in Game 3 between the Sixers and Heat.
Covers.com Senior betting analyst Andrew Caley joins the show to talk where to bet on the Jays/Guardians game, how to avoid the trap game that is the 76ers vs. the Heat, where the smart money is going in tonights Mavericks/Suns game and who you should be hedging as well.
In today's Opening Thought, Matt looks at what the playoffs have given us so far as well as the game of the day being the Blue Jays against the Guardians. He talks about how he misses Embiid and what the mess is the Harden. He also talks about how no one likes to predict a sweep, but we all look back and know it should have been.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz plays "Start 'em, Sit 'em, Cut 'em" with Producer Nick. Then Matt is joined by TSN Edge's Wesley Cheng to discuss the disparity in the NBA playoff series betting lines and how the Dillon Brooks suspension will affect the lines moving forward.
TSN Edge's NBA betting guru Wesley Cheng joins the show to discuss the disparity in the playoff series betting lines, how Boston has dominated the superstars through two series, the Dillon Brooks suspension and how it will affect the lines moving forward and his player props.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into the rising anger in sports, with multiple players in the MLB and NBA playoffs getting into it with officials and umpires leading to ejections. Then Matt is joined by Toronto Star columnist Dave Feschuk to discuss the difference in special teams between Game 1 and 2 in the Leafs-Lightning series and the positives Leafs fans can take from the first two games.
The Toronto Star's Leafs reporter Dave Feschuk joins the show to discuss the lack of NBA games tonight, the difference in special team in game 1 and 2 in the Leafs/Lightning series, how the Lightning stars showed up, the positives to take from the first two games, if the push at the end is a big deal and the Ujiri summer coming up.
In today's Opening thought Matt decided to avoid his anger with the Leafs loss and breaks down the rising anger in sports, focusing on the MLB and NBA playoffs. With multiple players and umpires thrown out, Matt talks about the craziness that led to all of the ejections. He also talks about how Draymond Green's reaction fits into everything.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz tries to choose between topics such as Auston Mattews scoring seven-plus goals against the Lightning or the first goal in more than one game in "This or That". Then Matt is joined by TSN Maple Leafs reporter Mark Masters to discuss William Nylander's Game 1 illness, Michael Bunting's return to the lineup and expectations for Game 2 tonight.
TSN's Maple Leafs Reporter Mark Masters joins the show to talk about Nylander's game 1 illness, carryovers into game 2, the Lightning redemption, what would happen if the Leafs go up 2-0, the Leafs lineup with Bunting returning and expectations for the crowd for game 2.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz is all in on Star Wars Day and tries to provide some connection to the force with all his takes! Then Matt is joined by TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell to discuss how good Alek Manoah has been all year and the recent trend of the Jays' bats going cold.
TSN Blue Jays Reporter Scott Mitchell joins the show to discuss the heartwarming moment between a Jays and Yankees fan, how good Manoah has been all year, recent trend of the Jays bats, a medical update on the injured Blue Jays, players arguing balls and strikes and how good the Yankees actually are
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Dave Dameshek about the end of an era for the Penguins and the Steelers drafting Kenny Pickett. Then Matt and Producer Chris rank the "Sports-related Things We Want to See the New Premier of Ontario Do" in this week's "Tuesday Top-Five".
Another Tuesday can mean only one thing, and that is another edition of the Tuesday Top 5. This week, Matt and Producer Chris breakdown their lists of the top sports-related things we want to see implemented by Ontario's Premier after the June 2nd election. Find out how Matt suggests the Raptors should bring home Canada's best basketball players, and why Chris believes a new lakefront stadium could kill two birds with one stone, and more.
In the first hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz gets into why Leafs fans should allow themselves to bask in the joy Game 1 provided. Then Matt is joined by The Athletic's Joshua Kloke to recap last night's dominant performance by the Maple Leafs and take a look around the league at the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
The Athletic Staff Writer Joshua Kloke joins Game Play to recap the Maple Leafs' dominant Game 1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kloke shares his thoughts on why the Leafs were able to put forth such a complete effort against the defending champion Bolts, the referees from last night's game calling a multitude of penalties, Mitch Marner breaking his 18-game playoff goal-scoring drought, what to expect in Game 2, and more.
Join Matthew Cauz as he brings you another installment of his Opening Thought. Matt takes the time today to recap the Leafs' dominant Game 1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning and explain why fans should allow themselves to bask in the joy it provided.
In the second hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to The Athletic hockey analyst Dom Luszczyszyn about why his analytics model says the Leafs should be looked at as favourites against the Lightning and the Leafs opting to dress a heavier style fourth line. Then Matt is joined by NBC Sports EDGE Betting senior content creator Corey Parson to recap last night's action in the second round of the NBA Playoffs and his expectations for the Raptors next season.