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Lee Versage and AJ Jakubec bring their unique perspectives to the day in sports. All the big name guests and all the hot topics will be heard on The Drive.

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    • Jan 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 38m AVG DURATION
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    The Drive - January 4, 2022 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee are back from the break, and reflect on the holidays, such as they were. The guys also talk some NFL, and AJ has a few rants to start the year, including taking shots at a movie he watched.

    Liam Maguire - December 30th, 2021

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    NHL historian Liam Maguire joins AJ and CJ on the anniversary of Wayne Gretzky completing his 50 in 39 feat, some of his favourite memories from his career and that era, the current predicament in sports and society, and the cancellation of the 2022 World Juniors.

    Tyler Boucher - December 30th, 2021

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    Sens prospect Tyler Boucher joins AJ and CJ after signing his 3 year entry level deal, how tough the decision was to leave BU, excitement around joining the 67's, coming down with Covid, getting back to playing hockey, how he think the OHL will suit his play style, leaning on his dad's past experiences, and making the best decision for his future in hockey.

    The Drive - December 30th, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and CJ start off the final hour with some talk on the World Juniors cancellation, what could've been done differently in hindsight, re-scheduling both the U18's and Juniors, Sens talk, takeaways from the first bit of the season, top line shining, and prospect Tyler Boucher joins the show after signing his 3 year entry level deal with the club.

    The Drive - December 30th, 2021 - Hour 3

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    NHL historian Liam Maguire joins the show on the anniversary of 50 in 39, praising Gretzky's greatness, how he experienced that era, World Juniors talk after the cancellation, Pandemic as a whole, Tiger Woods' birthday, going over his legendary career, his most recent comeback, and a look at the weekend ahead on the station.

    The Drive - December 30th, 2021 - Hour 2

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    Sens vs Leafs tomorrow still on the slate, capacity limit reduced to 1,000 in Ontario, depleted rosters, Tyler Boucher entry level deal, reading texts, and sports stories of the year.

    The Drive - December 30th, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and CJ take a look back at the year in sports, Tiger Woods' birthday after a crazy injury and the early stages of his comeback, idea of sending out Canadian NHL teams on extended road trips in the states, World Juniors cancelled, Luc Tardif's comments, and the peculiar decision to not opt for a bubble.

    Dave Smart - December 29th, 2021

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    Dave Smart joins AJ and CJ to give his opinion on the rapid rise in cases, decisions not making sense, players from his Niagara River Lions ink deals in the NBA, what that does for CEBL as a whole, John Madden passes away, making hard work fun, and his own personal set of rules and guidelines for his players.

    Ray Ratto - December 29th, 2021

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    Longtime Bay Area sportswriter Ray Ratto joins AJ and CJ after the passing of the legendary John Madden, what kind of a person he was, his unique innovative mind, transitioning from the sideline to broadcast booth, his video game franchise that still goes strong to this day, and some more of his favourite John Madden stories.

    The Drive - December 29th, 2021 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 49:03

    Shawn Simpson joins AJ and CJ after the World Juniors gets cancelled, tough for the players, why the IIHF didn't opt for a bubble, and Dave Smart join The Drive for his weekly Wednesday hit.

    The Drive - December 29th, 2021 - Hour 2

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    2022 World Juniors called off, how each league is dealing with the rapid rise in cases, revenue loss, interest in going to a game without food or drinks, recapping the Canada's 2 games in the World Juniors, Owen Power and Connor Bedard shine, and what all this might mean for the Olympics.

    The Drive - December 29th, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and CJ are in on the 29th of December for a holiday edition of The Drive, Omicron variant continues to ramp up, getting boosted, the legendary John Madden dies, what they remember him most for, and longtime Bay Area sportswriter Ray Ratto to provide his thoughtful insight into the life and career of John Madden.

    Brian Boucher - December 28th, 2021

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    Lee and Dean are joined by Brian Boucher, former NHL goalie and father of Sens prospect Tyler Boucher after the team inked him to a 3 year entry level deal.

    The Drive - December 28th, 2021 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 67:18

    Lee and Dean talk Tyler Boucher, Matt Murray, they read and react to some texts, Matt Murray's media availability from earlier today, Carson Wentz enters Covid protocol, quarantine period changing, Sens vs Pens scheduled for the 31st gets moved, USA forced to forfeit in World Juniors,

    The Drive - December 28th, 2021 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 47:45

    Lee and Dean recap a great interview with Brian Boucher, NFL schedule winding down, Carson Wentz unvaccinated, reducing quarantine time, a look at the playoff picture, Pierre Dorion addressing the media from this morning, and New year's eve game postponed.

    The Drive - December 28th, 2021 - Hour 1

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    Lee Versage and Dean Brown are in for a holiday edition of The Drive, Sens ink Tyler Boucher to 3 year entry level deal, what's next for him, Matt Murray recalled, USA forced to forfeit in World Juniors , and Brian Boucher joins the show to provide insight into his son's current situation.

    The Drive - December 23, 2021 - Hour 4

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    The guys wrap up their final show of 2021 with some more Christmas stories, including a visit from CTV's Jeremie Charron. The guys also talk a bit of NFL, and have a quick Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 23, 2021 - Hour 3

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    CTV's Matt Skube pops by to join in on the Christmas talk. The guys also talk about some of their favourite gifts, and take your texts

    The Drive - December 23, 2021 - Hour 2

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    The fellas talk about some of their Christmas traditions, and share memories of some of their favourite Christmas games and toys.

    The Drive - December 23, 2021 - Hour 1

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    It's the last edition of The Drive of 2021, and AJ and Lee reflect on some positives from the year. AJ also relates a story about losing his glasses

    The Drive - December 22, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and Lee talk about which team should step in at the Gator Bowl, then wrap things up with the Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 22, 2021 - Hour 3

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    AJ and Lee talk about how Covid might affect the NCAA's Football Championship, and wrap up the week that was in the NFL. Then they're joined by Mike Morreale to talk about the hiring of Shawn Burke, as well as the upcoming CEBL season

    Morreale: Burke was a great hire. He's paid his dues, and it's his time to spread his wings

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021

    CEBL commissioner and former CFLer Mike Morreale joins The Drive to talk about the REDBLACKS hiring his former colleague Shawn Burke. He also talks about the state of the CFL, as well as what's next for the CEBL

    The Drive - December 22, 2021 - Hour 2

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    AJ and Lee are joined by Dave Smart, who makes his weekly visit to the show. Then the guys try to solve a Christmas problem for one of their listeners

    Smart: The fact of the matter is, the best players are treated differently

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021

    Dave Smart joins The Drive for his weekly visit, and talks Olympics vs World Championships, building a championship caliber best-on-best team, and more

    The Drive - December 22, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee are asking for your Christmas gift disasters, as the boys get ready for Christmas. The fellas also talk about last night's NFL games, including a loss for AJ's Washington Football Team.

    The Drive - December 21, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and Lee start the hour by talking about the NHL and the Olympics, and the importance of holding a best-on-best tournament in hockey. Then they wrap things up with the Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 21, 2021 - Hour 3

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    AJ goes on a bit of a Covid rant to start the hour, then the fellas dive into some CFL neg list talk, and update the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The guys also talk World Juniors, with Jake Sanderson officially named captain of Team USA, and discuss Tyler Boucher not making the tournament.

    The Drive - December 21, 2021 - Hour 2

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    Lots of Sens talk in hour 2 of the show, as Lee and AJ are joined by The Athletic's Ian Mendes. The fellas also lament the lack of another best-on-best tournament as NHLers are set to pull out of Olympic participation. There's also some Famous Idaho Potato Bowl talk, and some thoughts (and a lesson) on the Carabao Cup

    Mendes: I think we're just starting to scratch the surface of what Tim Stützle can be

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021

    The Athletic's Ian Mendes joins The Drive to talk about NHLers pulling out of the Olympics, Tim Stützle's development, the state of the Sens, and more

    The Drive - December 21, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee are joined by REDBLACKS punter Richie Leone. The guys also talk about engagement etiquette, and AJ breaks down a conundrum when it comes to his facial hair

    Leone: The CFL needs to make it more beneficial for us to sign multiyear deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021

    REDBLACKS punter Richie Leone joins The Drive to talk about staying in Ottawa during his offseason, the direction of the team, and more

    The Drive - December 20, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and Lee talk some football to start the final hour, updating this afternoon's game, and some injury news from around the NFL. Then they wrap up the show with the Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 20, 2021 - Hour 3

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    AJ and Lee start the hour by talking about the hiring of Shawn Burke, and what's next for the REDBLACKS after finding their GM. Then they delve into the Sens' OT loss on Saturday, and talk about Thomas Chabot's ice time

    The Drive - December 20, 2021 - Hour 2

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    Lots of football talk in hour 2 of the program, as the guys wrap up the weekend that was in the NFL, and try to figure out who is the league's best team. The guys also talk about some Bowl games, and look ahead to this afternoon's NFL game between the Raiders and Browns

    The Drive - December 20, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee break the news that the Sens have shut things down through the Christmas break, then talk to the new REDBLACKS GM Shawn Burke. The guys also talk Christmas Movies

    Burke: If you can impose your will in a football game, it goes a long way

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021

    New REDBLACKS GM Shawn Burke joins The Drive to talk about taking the job in Ottawa

    The Drive - December 17, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and Lee talk about Paul Maurice's resignation, and coaching in the NHL. Then they wrap things up with the Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 17, 2021 - Hour 3

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    AJ and Lee start the year by talking about Canada's Women's Soccer Player of the Year. They also touch on the crazy number of CFL Free Agents, then are joined by Andrew "Hustler" Paterson to discuss Paul Maurice's resignation in Winnipeg

    Paterson: This move means that it's all on the players to turn things around

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021

    Andrew "Hustler" Paterson joins The Drive to fill the guys in on what's going on in the Peg, after Paul Maurice's surprise resignation

    The Drive - December 17, 2021 - Hour 2

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    AJ and Lee wrap up last night's Sens game, and that morphs into a discussion about Thomas Chabot's chances of making Team Canada for the Olympics. AJ also rants against people who have Adam Pelech on Team Canada ahead of Chabot. Then Matt Skube pops by to update the guys on the latest Covid news

    The Drive - December 17, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee break down the Paul Maurice resignation in Winnipeg, and update you on the latest Covid changes in the world of sports. They also talk about traffic in Ottawa, and share stories of road rage

    Brent Sobleski - December 16th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021

    NFL Analyst Brent Sobleski joins Lee and AJ to touch on the Urban Meyer firing in Jacksonville, the playoff picture in both conferences, COVID hitting teams hard, big AFC West match-up on Thursday Night Football, and if the Chiefs have returned to old from or not.

    The Drive - December 16th, 2021 - Hour 2

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    Lee and AJ take a look at the NFL playoff picture, tonight's AFC West match-up between the Chiefs and Chargers, NFL Analyst Brent Sobleski joins the conversation to discuss the Urban Meyer firing, COVID outbreak in the NFL, if Mahomes and the Chiefs have sorted things out, and some wresting talk to close out the segment.

    The Drive - December 16th, 2021 - Hour 3

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    Lee and AJ start off the final hour by talking Sens on a gameday, Takeout Thursday, Sens ticket giveaway, and they wrap the show by touching on the NFL and the Vikings and Seahawks expanding their footprint in Canada.

    The Drive - December 16, 2021 - Hour 1

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    AJ and Lee start the show by talking about the firing of Urban Meyer in Jacksonville. The fellas also look at the pros and cons of the Ottawa REDBLACKS 2022 schedule, then get set for Sens/Lightning

    The Drive - December 15, 2021 - Hour 4

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    AJ and Lee start the hour by discussing the latest when it comes to new Covid protocols around the sports world. Then they bring some fun and frivolity to the mix with the Leftover 5

    The Drive - December 15, 2021 - Hour 3

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    AJ and Lee start the hour by talking about Canada's Soccer Player of the Year, and who got voting consideration from AJ. The guys also updated the latest Covid protocols that are being enacted in the NHL and Ontario, then get into some Sens talk, regarding Josh Norris

    The Drive - December 15, 2021 - Hour 2

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    AJ and Lee are joined by their regular Wednesday guest, Dave Smart, to talk some Sens, some coaching, and Steph Curry's NBA record.

    Smart: I don't believe there are "meaningless games" for developing players

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021

    Dave Smart joins The Drive to talk about the Sens' recent surge, some of his coaching philosophies, Steph Curry's accomplishments, and more

    Norris: Everyone's on the same page, and we know what we have to do every night

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021

    Josh Norris speaks to the media after Sens practice

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