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June 21: The Rayxpos?
1:26:00Jeff discusses the Canadians drafted to the NBA (0:29); Raptors TV analyst Leo Rautins on Mfiondu Kabengele's rise and potential and RJ Barrett's fit with the Knicks (3:33); Leafs Morning Skate's Anthony Stewart on the Mitch Marner contract situation, the new rule changes, and his NHL Draft experience (27:45); ESPN's Jeff Passan on the proposed Montreal/Tampa Bay Rays split, and the chances that Montreal gets a full-time team (46:42); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on the potential of an offer sheet for Mitch Marner, NHL video review & coach's challenge changes (1:13:52).
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June 20: NBA about to get more Canadian content
1:24:31Jeff Discusses the depth of Canadian basketball ahead of tonight's NBA Draft (0:36); Sportsnet NBA insider Michael Grange on the expectations for the NBA draft, RJ Barrett and what the Raptors need on their bench (4:46); Sportsnet chief soccer reporter John Molinaro on Canada's women's team being composed on their back line and the overall quality of play in women's soccer, in addition to the Canadian national men's team's Gold Cup loss to Mexico (25:12); Canadian country star and former Vancouver Canucks draft pick Chad Brownlee on going from being a hockey player to being a musician, what it was like to be drafted and similarities between being an artist and an athlete (41:45); Canadian NBA prospect and guard for Arizona State Luguentz Dort on his comparison to Russell Westbrook, and what got him into basketball (57:54); Co-host of Leafs Nation pre- and post-game Gord Stellick on the load management in the NHL and the Mitch Marner contract (1:04:43).
June 19: What's next for the Raptors?
1:26:55Jeff starts looking ahead to an uncertain off-season for the NBA Champion Raptors (0:53); Raptors radio analyst Paul Jones on the Raptors' summer (9:33); Toronto Police Service No. 52 Division Unit Commander Superintendent Michael Barsky on Monday's Raptors Championship Parade, and the criticism that followed (27:38); Hockey Central Saturday's Nick Alberga on what to expect ahead of the NHL Draft and free agency (46:00); CBS Sports HQ MLB analyst/Former Miami Marlins President David Samson on the MLB Umpires Association's public disappointment in the Manny Machado suspension, and Marcus Stroman's future with the Blue Jays (1:12:50).
June 18: Fallout from Raptors' parade
1:29:00Jeff discusses the poor planning surrounding the Raptors' championship parade (0:45); Raptors play-by-play voice Matt Devlin on the parade (and his role in de-escalating the tension following the shooting at Nathan Phillips Square, and how the Raptors should approach the off-season (8:46); We hear from attendees of the Parade, and their experiences Monday (23:48); Hockey Night In Canada's Elliotte Friedman on what to expect with Mitch Marner's restricted free agency, new contracts for Erik Karlsson and Braydon Coburn, and the Jacob Trouba trade (49:09); More reaction from the Raptors parade (1:01:58).
June 14: The Raptors did it!
2:16:02The Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions! (0:57); We check in with an assortment of guests and fans, including ESPN's Tim Legler (8:39), Sportsnet's Faizal Khamisa (52:34), Sportsnet's Michael Grange (56:58), The Carroll (Iowa) Daily Times Herald's Brandon Hurley on Nick Nurse's path to NBA glory (1:19:17), Tim & Sid's Sid Seixeiro (1:34:36), long-time Raptors play-by-play voice (and current Chicago Bulls voice) Chuck Swirsky (1:52:28), and SN 590's Paul Jones (2:01:17).
June 13: Is tonight the night?
2:55:35The Raptors have another shot at winning the NBA Finals tonight! (0:44); NBC Sports' Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman on Raptors-Warriors ahead of Game 6 (7:35); What's one word to describe how you're feeling ahead of Game 6? (17:42); Leafs Nation Pre- & Post-Game's Gord Stellick on the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and their Game 7 win over the Bruins (47:49); Truman State University head men's basketball coach Jeff Horner on his time playing for Nick Nurse, and what he learned from Nurse as a coach (1:13:51); "Inside the Green Room with Danny Green" co-host Harrison Sanford in-studio on The Finals (1:29:25); Bay Area News Group columnist Dieter Kurtenbach on the Warriors (2:01:20); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on Raptors-Warriors (2:13:38); The Associated Press' Tim Reynolds on The Finals (2:36:51).
June 12: Raptors Fever
2:10:25Jeff discusses the unprecedented amount of Canadian interest in the Raptors (0:53); Former Canadian national team member Dwight Walton on the NBA Finals, and how the Raptors fandom has made its way to Montreal (7:31); Former NBA guard Nick Van Exel on Kevin Durant's decision to play in Game 4 of Raptors-Warriors, and on the mentality of an NBA player to play through injuries (22:13); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie ahead of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues (37:45); Yahoo! Sports' Ben Rohrbach on the NBA Finals (51:36); Sportsnet's Shi Davidi on the Blue Jays, and the possibility of an imminent MLB debut for Bo Bichette (1:09:18); Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Director of Operations Scott Crawford discusses this weekend's upcoming induction ceremony (1:24:10); Basketball Central's Alvin Williams on The NBA Finals (1:35:32); The New York Times' Sopan Deb on The Finals, and what Kevin Durant's injury means for the Knicks, in light of the season-long rumours surrounding the two parties (1:58:48).
June 11: Back to Oakland
2:56:24Jeff discusses the Raptors' crowd's controversial reaction to Kevin Durant's injury in Monday's Game 5 win for the Warriors (0:30); SN590's Paul Jones on Game 5 (9:05); What stood out the most from Game 5? (33:41); Sportsnet's Leo Rautins on Raptors-Warriors (46:18); InStreetClothes' Jeff Stotts on the Durant injury (1:21:08); NBA Analyst/Former Assistant Coach Steve Jones Jr. on how Game 5 played out (1:31:45); Tim & Sid's Tim Micallef on Game 5 (2:04:41); Former Raptor Tracy Murray on the series thus far, and his memories of being on the original Raptors squad (2:20:55); What stood out the most from Game 5 (2:32:02)?
June 10: Kawh-One to go
2:11:29Jeff entertains the possibility of the Raptors ending the Warriors' dynasty on Monday night (0:37); SN590's Eric Smith on the Raptors and Warriors heading into Game 5 of The NBA Finals (7:17); How confident are you in the Raptors' chance of closing out the Finals in Game 5 (26:52); Basketball Central's Sherman Hamilton on The Finals (47:03); Sportsnet 650's Corey Hirsch on the Bruins topping the Blues in Game 6 to push the Stanley Cup Final to a Game 7 on Wednesday (1:19:59); Warriors TV analyst Jim Barnett on the Warriors heading into Game 5, and Kawhi Leonard's future after The Finals (1:33:17); ESPN Radio Finals voice Marc Kestecher on the Raptors & Warriors ahead of Game 5 (1:52:12).