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Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s JD Bunkis and Ben Ennis share their fearless and unique opinions on sports, pop culture and life in Toronto with a wide variety of interesting guests. Two guys who try not to take themselves too seriously and have fun every episode. Daily podcasts every weekday!

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    Hour 1: Moreno Time!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:16

    Ailish hosts alongside Justin Cuthbert! They discuss the Blue Jays' decision to promote Gabriel Moreno from Triple-A Buffalo and Yusei Kikuchi's struggles yesterday in Kansas City. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin share their thoughts on Ken Holland's comments about the Oilers' goaltending situation, the lack of true No. 1 goalies in the NHL, and what it means for the Leafs' off-season plans (21:56). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (34:46)!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.

    Hour 3: Ryu Concerns and Kirk's Ceiling w/ Shi Davidi + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 49:18

    Sportsnet's Shi Davidi stops by to discuss the level of concern surrounding Hyun-Jin Ryu's latest elbow ailment, Nate Pearson's potential timeline for a return to the big leagues, the Blue Jays' handling of Gabriel Moreno, and Alejandro Kirk's long-term. Later, Tim Micallef, host of Tim and Friends, joins JD and Ailish to discuss Canada Soccer's ongoing labour negotiations with the senior men's national team (24:52). He also sticks around for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The team tees up the betting lines for today's Blue Jays-Royals finale and Game 3 of the NBA Finals. They also assemble our daily Wake and Rake parlay (34:19)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 2: Wiggins Redemption Arc and Westbrook's Future w/ Seerat Sohi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 28:47

    Seerat Sohi, NBA columnist and podcast host for The Ringer, joins JD and Ailish to discuss her observations from Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, the ceiling for Steph Curry's legacy, Klay Thompson's inconsistency this post-season, Andrew Wiggins reigniting his career in Golden State, and new Lakers coach Darvin Ham publicly expressing confidence in Russell Westbrook. 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.

    Hour 1: Collins Over Moreno? + Adam Foote on Avs' Run and Makar's Greatness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 50:25

    JD and Ailish discuss Alek Manoah's dominant outing against the Royals, Hyun-Jin Ryu's “chronic” elbow issues, and Zack Collins being promoted from Triple-A to fill Danny Jansen's roster spot instead of Gabriel Moreno.. Afterwards, Adam Foote, former NHL defenceman and two-time Stanley Cup champion, discusses Colorado's sweep over the Oilers, his son Cal playing in his first post-season with Tampa, Cale Makar's dominance, and the upcoming E:60 documentary on the storied rivalry between the Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings (13:15). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (32:47)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: Oilers Outlook and Kane's Next Deal w/ Matthew Barnaby + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 48:05

    Matthew Barnaby, former NHL forward and host of the Unfiltered podcast, joins the show to discuss the Oilers' biggest off-season priorities, Cale Makar's unique skill set, the Avs' impressive lineup depth, the chances Evander Kane will land a long-term deal this summer, and lingering questions surrounding the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation. Later, Blake jumps in with JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The crew tees up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Royals matchup and Game 4 between the Lightning and Rangers. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (23:37)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 2: Early NBA Finals Takeaways and Curry's Legacy w/ Brian Scalabrine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 50:00

    Brian Scalabrine, former NBA forward, 2008 NBA champion, and current co-host of The Starting Lineup on SiriusXM NBA Radio, joins the show to discuss his takeaways from Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, Jordan Poole being a liability on defence, his experience being on the Warriors' coaching staff during the early days of Steph Curry's career, what an additional title would mean for Curry's legacy, and how Jayson Tatum can strike a better balance on the offensive end of the floor. Later, JD and Ailish react to breaking news surrounding Dustin Johnson's official resignation from the PGA Tour following his decision to join LIV Golf. They also field texts and questions from listeners (24:59)!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 affiliate.

    Hour 1: Mile High Sweep! + Did The Leafs Drop The Ball w/ Zach Hyman?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 51:00

    JD and Ailish discuss the Avalanche advancing to the Stanley Cup Final with a sweep over the Oilers, what comes next for Edmonton, Cale Makar's dominance on both ends of the ice, and whether the Leafs made a mistake moving on from Zach Hyman. Afterwards, JD and Ailish weigh in on the Blue Jays' 8-0 win over the Royals and Ross Stripling tossing five shutout innings in his return to the rotation. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (33:05)!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.

    Hour 3: Berrios' Bounce Back w/ LaTroy Hawkins + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 49:54

    LaTroy Hawkins, former MLB pitcher and current Twins TV analyst, joins the show to discuss Minnesota's game plan against Kevin Gausman on Sunday, why he's skeptical that Gausman was tipping pitches, and Jose Berrios' dominant 13-strikeout performance on Saturday. Later, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The team tees up the betting odds for tonight's Blue Jays-Royals series opener and Game 4 between the Oilers and Avalanche. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:31)!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 affiliate.

    Hour 2: Kirk's Breakout + Was Gausman Tipping Pitches? w/ Tim Leiper

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 47:23

    Former Blue Jays first base coach Tim Leiper joins JD and Ailish to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr. adjusting his approach after a sluggish start to the season, Alejandro Kirk's breakout, if Kevin Gausman was tipping his pitches during yesterday's start, and ex-Blue Jays Russell Martin and JA Happ announcing their retirement last week. Afterwards, Michael Peca, former NHL forward, two-time Selke Trophy winner, and current Rochester Americans assistant coach, stops by to chat about Patrice Bergeron winning the Selke Trophy, his experience being a part of the Oilers' 2006 Stanley Cup Final run, Colorado's impressive lineup depth, why the Leafs should run it back, and the goaltending battle between Andrei Vasilevskiy and Igor Shesterkin in the Eastern Conference Final (23:42). 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. 

    Hour 1: Vlad's Upswing, Tampa's Resolve, and Canada Soccer Standoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 51:51

    JD and Ailish discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr. beginning to find his stride at the plate, the Lightning's pivotal Game 3 win over New York on Sunday, how the Leafs' roster compares to the Rangers' personnel, the Oilers being on the brink of elimination, Canada Soccer's dispute with the senior men's national team, and the Warriors drawing even with the Celtics in the NBA Finals. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (36:19)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: What Has Fuelled The Jays' Offensive Turnaround? w/ Dan Shulman + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 47:51

    Blue Jays play-by-play voice Dan Shulman joins JD and Ailish to discuss Alek Manoah's impressive start to the season, his moxie on the mound and vibrant personality in the clubhouse, the biggest factors that have contributed to the Jays' offensive turnaround, and how Ross Stripling's reinsertion into the starting rotation impacts the team's bullpen depth. Later, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! The team tees up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Twins game and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:01). 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 affiliate. 

    Hour 2: Celtics Steal Game 1 w/ Blake Murphy + How Should The Jays Handle Ryu?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 47:32

    Blake Murphy, host of Jays Talk Plus and NBA scribe for Sportsnet.ca, joins the show to discuss the Celtics' thrilling comeback victory over the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Boston's fourth quarter barrage from beyond the arc, what a title would mean for Jayson Tatum's young career, and how this series could impact Steph Curry's legacy. Afterwards, Blake also weighs in on how the Blue Jays should handle Hyun-Jin Ryu's latest IL stint and what his role could be upon his return (28:19). Later, JD and Ailish chime in on Dustin Johnson's decision to join LIV Golf and his absence from the RBC Canadian Open (34:48). 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.

    Hour 1: 8 and Counting! Is This The Start of The Jays' 2022 "Movie"?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 53:05

    JD and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays extending their win streak to eight games, the team's improved plate discipline during this stretch, valuable depth contributions throughout the lineup, and Hyun-Jin Ryu being placed on the 15-day IL. Afterwards, JD and Ailish weigh in on Colorado's 4-0 win over Edmonton in Game 2 and Nazem Kadri jumpstarting the Avs' offence on Thursday (14:53). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (30:54)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: Is Kirk-Jansen The Best Catching Duo in MLB? w/ Caleb Joseph + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 43:38

    Caleb Joseph, former MLB catcher and current Blue Jays analyst for Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN, checks in to discuss Danny Jansen's pull-side approach at the plate, Alejandro Kirk's maturation as a hitter, Jansen and Kirk forming arguably the best catching tandem in baseball, the team's offensive surge over the past week, and Toronto's slew of one-run wins this season. Afterwards, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, brought to you by Unibet! The team tees up the betting lines for today's Blue Jays-White Sox series finale and Game 2 between the Oilers and Avalanche. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (19:39). 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.

    Hour 2: Wiggins' Resurgence and NBA Finals Primer w/ Andrew Bogut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 53:33

    Andrew Bogut, former NBA center and co-host of the Rogue Bogues podcast, joins the show to discuss the Warriors' dynastic run, Andrew Wiggins' career resurgence in Golden State, Steph Curry's greatness, and his experience being a member of the Warriors' 2015 title team. Later, Jackie Redmond, studio host for NHL and WWE Network, stops by to chat about if the Oilers should make a change in net for Game 2 against Colorado, Edmonton's defensive warts, and the Rangers' series-opening win over the Lightning (33:40). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 1: 7th Heaven! Vlad Comes Alive + Can The Jays Bullpen Hold Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 50:22

    JD and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays extending their winning streak to seven games with a 7-3 win over the White Sox, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. getting off the schneid with a two-run homer, Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk emerging as one of the best catching duos in baseball, Hyun-Jin Ryu's latest forearm injury, and the taxing workload on the Jays' bullpen. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (28:51)!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.

    Hour 3: Inside Teoscar's Early-Season Woes w/ Arden Zwelling + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 48:45

    Arden Zwelling, MLB columnist for Sportsnet.ca and co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins the show to discuss Kevin Gausman's outing on Tuesday, his latest article on Teoscar Hernandez's early-season struggles, and Alejandro Kirk's mature approach at the plate. Later, Blake Murphy joins JD and Ailish to chat about the OG Anunoby trade rumours before diving into the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet. The team tees up tonight's series opener between the Lightning and Rangers and the Blue Jays-White Sox game. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (25:12). 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.

    Hour 2: Will Kirk's Growth Impact Moreno's Timeline? w/ BNS + OG Anunoby Trade Buzz?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 49:10

    Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet MLB editor and co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins the show to discuss Alejandro Kirk's emergence as one of the Blue Jays' most dangerous hitters, Gabriel Moreno's potential fit on the big league roster, the team's holes in the bullpen, and Nate Pearson joining Triple-A Buffalo. Afterwards, JD and Ailish share their thoughts on Jake Fischer's report regarding OG Anunoby and his trade appeal around the NBA (19:45). Later, Nick Kypreos, co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, stops by to chat about the influx of offence in Game 1 of the Oilers-Avalanche series, if Mike Smith deserves to start Game 2, and the NHL's controversial ruling on Cale Makar's first period goal (32:03). 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.

    Hour 1: Mile High Barn Burner, Red-Hot Jays, and Kirk's Breakthrough

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 51:37

    JD and Ailish discuss Colorado's 8-6 win over the Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, why the abundance of goals didn't necessarily translate to quality hockey, Mike Smith's poor track record in Game 1s, and Cale Makar's controversial first period goal that was ruled onside. Afterwards, JD and Ailish weigh in on the Blue Jays' 6-5 win over the White Sox, the team's current six-game winning streak, Alejandro Kirk's two-homer night, and the team's lingering bullpen concerns (24:57). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (36:54)! 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: A.J. Pierzynski on Facing Gausman and Favourite Buehrle Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:44

    A.J. Pierzynski, former MLB catcher and current FOX MLB analyst, joins the show to discuss the Blue Jays' exciting young core, his admiration for the City of Toronto, his experience stepping into the batters' box against Kevin Gausman, the White Sox's start to the season, and his favourite Mark Buehrle story. Afterwards, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet. The crew tees up tonight's series opener between the Blue Jays and White Sox as well as Game 1 of the Western Conference Final between the Oilers and Avalanche. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:28). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 2: Vasilevskiy Clutch Factor and Oilers-Avs Star Power w/ Jeff Marek

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:40

    Jeff Marek, host of The Jeff Marek Show and co-host of 32 Thoughts: The Podcast, joins the show to discuss Mike Smith's strong post-season play, the plethora of marquee head-to-head matchups in the Oilers-Avs series, Cale Makar's greatness, and where Andrei Vasilevskiy fits on the Mount Rushmore of clutch playoff goaltenders. Later, JD and Ailish dive into the Castellanos curse and head to the text line to field comments and questions from listeners (26:39). 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.  

    Hour 1: Game 7 Debacle? + McDavid vs. MacKinnon Intrigue

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:39

    JD and Ailish discuss the Rangers' dominant Game 7 win over the Hurricanes, the lack of drama in last night's win-or-go-home matchup, the star power in the Oilers-Avalanche series, and the widespread intrigue surrounding McDavid vs. MacKinnon. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (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.

    Hour 3: Russell Martin on Retirement, Jays Memories, and The Art of Game-Calling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 50:11

    Russell Martin, former MLB catcher, four-time All-Star, and founder of Cruise Hard Seltzer, joins the show to discuss his formal retirement from baseball, his memories from the Blue Jays' thrilling 2015 playoff run, the team's infamous rivalry with the Texas Rangers, his prowess as a game caller behind the plate, the potential of transitioning into coaching, and his new seltzer company. Later, Blake joins JD and Ailish for the Wake and Rake, brought to you by Unibet! The crew tees up tonight's Game 7 between the Rangers and Hurricanes. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (26:02). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 2: Berrios Concerns w/ Ben Ennis + Celtics' DNA w/ Stan Van Gundy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 46:38

    Ben Ennis, co-host of The FAN Drive Time, joins JD and Ailish to discuss the Blue Jays offence coming alive in Los Angeles, Jose Berrios' rough outing on Sunday, concerns about Berrios' struggles in May, Alejandro Kirk establishing himself as one of the Jays' most trusted hitters, and why it might be wise to temper expectations for Gabriel Moreno. Later, Stan Van Gundy, former NBA head coach and current NBA on TNT analyst, weighs in on the Celtics' Game 7 win over the Heat, Ime Udoka leading Boston the NBA Finals in his first year at the helm, and the slew of injuries across the league during the post-season (32:27). 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.

    Hour 1: Jays Statement Weekend + Spezza Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 52:20

    JD and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays' four-game sweep of the Angels, the team's offensive resurgence and depth contributions, concerns about the viability of Ryan Borucki and Julian Merryweather in the bullpen, Jason Spezza's retirement and foray into the Leafs' front office, and the Celtics advancing to the NBA Finals with a thrilling Game 7 win over the Heat. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (34:40)!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 affiliate.  

    Hour 4: Vlad vs. Shohei Appeal w/ Xavier Scruggs + McDavid Validation w/ Rick Tocchet

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 48:52

    Xavier Scruggs, former MLB first baseman and current analyst for ESPN and MLB Network, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss the lack of hype from national media surrounding Vlad vs. Shohei, Guerrero Jr.'s recent adjustments at the plate, and the Blue Jays' right-handed-heavy lineup. Later, Rick Tocchet, former NHL forward, head coach, and current NHL on TNT analyst, stops by to chat about Blake Coleman's disallowed goal, Connor McDavid elevating his game to new heights this post-season, the evolution of hockey culture south of the border, the Flames' lack of defensive urgency throughout their series against Edmonton, and the pressure facing Colorado to close out the Blues on Friday night (24:07). 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.

    Hour 3: McDavid's Jordan-Esque Run w/ Nick Kypreos + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 47:07

    Nick Kypreos, former NHL forward and co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, joins the show to discuss Connor McDavid's historic playoff run, the comparison between McDavid and Michael Jordan, and what comes next for the Flames after bowing out in Round 2. Later, it's time for the Wake and Rake, brought to you by Unibet! JD, Blake and Ailish tee up the betting odds for tonight's Blue Jays-Angels game and Celtics-Heat matchup (22:04). 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 affiliate.  

    Hour 2: "Sho"time Jays + Michael Bartlett on Canada's New SMNT Model

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 47:49

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Angels on Thursday, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. taking Shohei Ohtani deep for his second homer in as many games, George Springer setting the tone with a leadoff dinger, and Teoscar Hernandez's absence from the lineup. Then, the team weighs in on the Golden State Warriors returning to the NBA Finals and Andrew Wiggins' redemptive career arc (17:58). Afterwards, Canada Basketball CEO Michael Bartlett stops by to chat about the organization's vision for the senior men's national team and Wiggins' relationship with the program. Bartlett also reveals the preliminary list of athletes that have committed to Canada's U-23 men's and women's teams for this summer's GLOBL JAM tournament (26:51). 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.  

    Hour 1: No Goal? Flames Game 5 Robbery + Oilers March On

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 54:09

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the Oilers' series-clinching OT win over the Flames in Game 5, Blake Coleman's disallowed goal late in the third period for a “distinct kicking motion,” and Edmonton's dominance throughout the series. Then, the team makes a special announcement about the launch of Blake's new show, Jays Talk Plus (37:17). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (41:58)!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 affiliate.  

    Hour 4: Jays' Offensive Game Plan and Roster Pivot Point w/ Dan Shulman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 49:09

    Blue Jays play-by-play voice Dan Shulman joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss the Blue Jays' aggressive approach at the plate, how opposing teams are attacking Toronto's lineup, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. going head-to-head against Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, and the point in the schedule where the Jays might need to consider making roster changes. Craig MacTavish, former NHL forward, head coach and front office executive, stops by to chat about Connor McDavid elevating his game against Calgary, his growth as a leader, the pressure facing the Flames after their historic regular season, and Mike Smith's success between the pipes (24:29). 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.

    Hour 3: McDavid's Moxie, Leafs Lessons w/ Mark Messier + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 48:43

    Mark Messier, Hockey Hall of Famer, six-time Stanley Cup champion, and current ESPN analyst, joins the show to discuss the Oilers being on the brink of a berth in the conference finals, his personal experience competing in the Battle of Alberta, Connor McDavid's torrid playoff production and his broader influence on the sport of hockey, and what lessons the Leafs can derive from their first round playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Later, it's time for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet! JD, Blake and Ailish tee up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Angels series opener and Game 5 between the Oilers and Flames. They also assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:20)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 affiliate. 

    Hour 2: Jays' Lineup Imbalance + Jalen Harris On Seeking NBA Return

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 49:29

    MLB Network Insider Jon Morosi joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss MLB's approach when it comes to marketing their top stars, the Blue Jays' lack of balance within their lineup, why a seismic trade might not be in the cards for Toronto this season, and Charlie Montoyo's job security. Afterwards, Jalen Harris, former Raptors second round pick and current guard for the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the CEBL, stops by to chat about his experience being teammates with J Cole, his journey back to the NBA, and his relationship with the Raptors (24:00)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 affiliate.

    Hour 1: Leafs-Celtics Parallels, Vlad Pressure, and Avs Playoff Ghosts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 50:28

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the St. Louis Blues' thrilling 5-4 OT win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday and why Colorado might be susceptible to a series collapse. Afterwards, the team chats about the Celtics taking a 3-2 series lead over the Miami Heat, what lessons the Maple Leafs can take from Boston's roster construct, and the pressure facing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. heading into this weekend's four-game series against the Angels (18:42). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (35:58). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 4: Moreno's Timeline and Teoscar's Woes w/ Arden Zwelling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 48:49

    Arden Zwelling, MLB columnist for Sportsnet.ca and co-host of the At The Letters podcast, stops by to discuss Teoscar Hernandez's struggles since returning from the IL, Danny Jansen's renewed confidence at the plate, and Gabriel Moreno's timeline for a potential big league call up. Afterwards, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and current Sportsnet and ESPN analyst,  joins JD, Blake and Ailish to chat about Connor McDavid elevating his game to another level during the playoffs and the vibe in Calgary with the Flames on the brink of elimination (30:36). 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.

    Hour 3: Mighty McDavid, Smith vs. Markstrom w/ Joaquin Gage + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 48:14

    Joaquin Gage, former NHL goalie and co-host of the 2 Guys and a Goalie podcast, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss the Oilers' Game 4 win over the Flames, Edmonton squandering a 3-0 lead, Mike Smith's viral gaffe, Jacob Markstrom's regression after an outstanding first round against Dallas, and Connor McDavid's dominance throughout the post-season. Later, the team tees up the betting lines for Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals between Miami and Boston and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (27:56). 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.

    Hour 2: Is Vlad Jr. On The Verge Of Breaking Out? w/ Jeff Blair

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 48:38

    Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker and Jays Talk, joins the show to discuss the Blue Jays' offence erupting for 8 runs in St. Louis on Tuesday, the team's ongoing struggles with runners in scoring position, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s improved approach at the plate last night, his head-to-head matchup against Shohei Ohtani on Thursday, and Charlie Montoyo's job security. Afterwards, JD, Blake and Ailish weigh in on Canada Basketball unveiling a new three-pillar plan for the Canadian men's national team and the 14 athletes that have made a three-year commitment to the program (30:24). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 1: Jays' Bats Come Alive + Mike Smith Goes Viral

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 52:27

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the Oilers' 5-3 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Mike Smith's viral moment after surrendering a goal to Rasmus Andersson from the opposing blue line, the Blue Jays' bats coming alive against the Cardinals, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ending his 15-game homer-less slump. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (35:53)!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.

    Hour 4: Giordano Dominos and McDavid's Moment w/ Justin Bourne

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 48:28

    Justin Bourne, co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss Mark Giordano's team-friendly extension, his role heading into next season, potential trade chips on the blue line, Tampa's sweep of the Florida Panthers, and Connor McDavid's brilliance during the playoffs. Later, the team heads back to the text line to field more comments and questions from listeners (34:14). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: Dissecting Vlad Jr.'s Struggles w/ Carlos Pena + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 49:50

    Carlos Pena, former MLB first baseman and current MLB Network analyst, joins the show to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s recent struggles at the plate, the role of a hitting coach at the big league level, and his personal experience overcoming slumps during his playing career. Later, JD, Blake and Ailish tee up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Cardinals game and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (28:52). 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.

    Hour 2: How Big Is The Gap Between McDavid and Matthews?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 48:09

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss Connor McDavid imposing his will on the Flames, the definitive gap between McDavid and Auston Matthews, and Evander Kane's redemptive post-season run. Then, the crew chimes in on the Dallas Mavericks' roster construction and need for a secondary star and the fallout from Nazem Kadri's collision with Jordan Binnington (16:40). Later, the team heads to the text line to field comments and questions from listeners (36:52). 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.

    Hour 1: Giordano's Hometown Discount + Jays' Silent Bats

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 52:07

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the Blue Jays' 7-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday, the team's ongoing offensive woes, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s extended dry spell at the plate, Charlie Montoyo's management of the bullpen, and his decision to pull Alek Manoah after eight innings on Saturday. Afterwards, the crew weighs in on Mark Giordano signing a two-year extension with the Maple Leafs, his willingness to take a hometown discount, and the next domino to fall on the Leafs' blue line (25:12). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (37:53)! 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.

    Hour 4: Trap Series? Jays-Reds Caution and Votto's HOF Case w/ Dan Shulman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 48:56

    Blue Jays play-by-play voice Dan Shulman stops by to discuss how opposing teams have adjusted their approach against Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Joey Votto's level of resonance with Canadian baseball fans, his Hall of Fame candidacy, and why this weekend's matchup against Cincinnati could be a trap series for the Blue Jays. Later, Colby Armstrong, former NHL forward and current Sportsnet analyst, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to chat about the Penguins' off-season priorities, whether Evgeni Malkin or Kris Letang will re-sign in Pittsburgh, and the Leafs' ongoing search for a killer instinct (25:48). 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.

    Hour 3: Battle of Alberta Observations w/ Mike Commodore + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 49:27

    Mike Commodore, former NHL defenceman, 2006 Stanley Cup champion, and current hockey analyst for Sportsnet 960, joins the show to discuss the unique intensity and aura that comes with playing in the Battle of Alberta, Calgary's wild Game 1 win over Edmonton, the pressure and excitement that stems from playing in a Canadian market, and why Leafs fans should remain optimistic about the team's future. Later, JD, Blake and Ailish tee up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Reds game and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:10).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.

    Hour 2: Vladdy's Regression and Votto's Legacy w/ Ben Ennis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 48:38

    Ben Ennis, co-host of The FAN Drive Time, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss Joey Votto's legacy and his place in Canadian baseball lore, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s lack of production despite his current 15-game hitting streak, concerns about the Blue Jays' bullpen depth, and Tiger Woods' struggles on Day 1 of the PGA Championship. Later, the team weighs in on the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Heat and what lessons the Raptors can derive from Boston's style of play (38:27).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.

    Hour 1: Jays Weekend Urgency + Cam Neely vs. Leafs Brass

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 51:01

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the level of urgency for the Blue Jays heading into their weekend series against the Reds and whether the Jays can capitalize on a golden opportunity to ignite their offence. Afterwards, the team chimes in on the Lightning claiming a 2-0 series lead over the Florida Panthers and the contrast in tone between Bruins President Cam Neely during his season-ending address and that of Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas (24:22). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, headlined by rapper J Cole joining the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the CEBL (38:20). 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 affiliate. 

    Hour 4: Would A Juan Soto Trade Be Feasible For The Jays? w/ David Samson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 48:17

    David Samson, former MLB executive and host of the Nothing Personal podcast, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss why Juan Soto isn't a likely trade candidate for the Blue Jays, how MLB front offices typically determine when to explore the trade market, potential left-handed bats that could become available this summer, and MLB's deadened ball theory. Later, the team breaks into a spirited debate about their favourite variety of apples, how the outcome of the Tampa-Florida series might impact fans' view of this year's Leafs playoff exit, and the most appealing Stanley Cup Final matchup (38:14). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 3: Jays' Stagnant Offence w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 49:09

    Ben Nicholson-Smith, MLB editor for Sportsnet and co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss the Blue Jays' early-season offensive woes, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s recent dip in extra-base hits, Teoscar Hernandez's struggles since returning to the lineup, Juan Soto's trade value around baseball, and the absence of swing-and-miss ability in the Jays' bullpen. Afterwards, Sam McKee, co-host of The Golf Show, stops by to offer his favourite bets for this weekend's PGA Championship. The team also assembles their daily Wake and Rake parlay (27:14). 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 affiliate. 

    Hour 2: Barn Burner In Calgary + Tiger Excitement and Phony Phil w/ Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 48:28

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the Flames' 9-6 win over the Oilers in Game 1 of their much-anticipated second round series, the lack of defensive structure from both teams, and the overall sloppiness in the game. Joe House, host of The Ringer's Fairway Rollin' podcast, joins the show to chat about the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods' chances this week at Southern Hills, Phil Mickelson's continued absence from the Tour and his tarnished reputation, Jordan Spieth's quest for the career grand slam, and his dream NBA Finals matchup (25:15). 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 affiliate.

    Hour 1: Could The Jays Be In The Mix For Juan Soto?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 51:46

    JD, Blake and Ailish discuss ESPN's Buster Olney reporting that the Blue Jays might be interested in trading for Juan Soto, the organization's continued desire to supplement their lineup with a quality left-handed bat, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s lack of meaningful production despite his career-best 15-game hit streak. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (31:47)!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 affiliate.

    Hour 4: Blue and White Disease and Off-Season Forecast w/ Justin Bourne

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 49:35

    Justin Bourne, co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, joins JD, Blake and Ailish for the hour to discuss the disconnect between the Leafs' front office and the fan base, the sense of apathy that was displayed by Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas during yesterday's season-ending press conference, and the notion that this year's playoff exit was “different.” Later, the crew weighs in on how Dubas should approach this off-season and what realistic changes can be made to the roster (38:12). 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.

    Hour 3: Berrios' Surge, Pete Walker Wizardry w/ Caleb Joseph + Wake and Rake!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:53

    Caleb Joseph, former MLB catcher and current Blue Jays radio analyst, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss Jose Berrios' effective use of his two-seam fastball on Tuesday night, the unique deception on his pitches, Alejandro Kirk's improvement as a game-caller behind the dish, Yusei Kikuchi's refined arsenal, and how Pete Walker's work with Robbie Ray has influenced Kikuchi's growth this season. Later, the team tees up the betting lines for tonight's Blue Jays-Mariners series finale and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (27:58). 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 affiliate.

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