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The Globe and Mail's Jeff Blair was given his own show because he apparently needed another outlet to vent about the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Buffalo Bills, Argonauts, and Toronto FC. The show originates from Toronto's sports leader, Sportsnet 590 The FAN!

The Globe and Mail's Jeff Blair was given his own show because he apparently needed another outlet to vent about the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Buffalo Bills, Argonauts, and Toronto FC. The show originates from Toronto's sports leader, Sportsnet 590 The FAN!
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The Globe and Mail's Jeff Blair was given his own show because he apparently needed another outlet to vent about the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Buffalo Bills, Argonauts, and Toronto FC. The show originates from Toronto's sports leader, Sportsnet 590 The FAN!






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Oct. 15: Auston does it again

Jeff discusses yet another impressive Maple Leafs win (00:54); NHL Alumni Association executive director Glenn Healy on the Leafs' continued hot start (5:41); LA Kings analyst Daryl Evans on tonight's Leafs' opposition (26:22); Raptors radio voice Eric Smith looks ahead to Wednesday's season opener (45:46); Sportsnet's Joe Siddall on the opening weekend of the League Championship Series, and whether David Price exorcised his Postseason demons on Sunday (1:09:54); The Leafs Morning Skate with...


Oct. 12: Those red-hot Maple Leafs

The Leafs keep making history with their hot start (40); Sportsnet's Doug MacLean on Thursday's Leafs win, and the season thus far (6:29); NBC Sports Washington's Alan May on the Capitals ahead of Saturday's match-up with the Leafs (27:38); The Bergen Record's Pete Caldera on how the Yankees move forward from their ALDS loss (44:36); NFL Analyst Bill Maas on the Chiefs' perfect start ahead of a marquee Sunday Night match-up with the Patriots (1:09:36); Sportsnet 650's Corey Hirsch on the...


Oct. 11: An offer sheet for Auston?

Red Wings play-by-play voice Ken Daniels on Detroit's rebuild, and Mike Babcock's work with this year's Maple Leafs team (3:39); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on a possible trade fit for William Nylander, and attendance struggles in Ottawa (29:33); Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Jim Souhan on Jimmy Butler's now-infamous appearance at Wednesday's Timberwolves practice (10AM); Sportsnet/MLB Network's Cliff Floyd on the ALCS and NLCS matchups (1:05:38); The Leafs Morning Skate with Anthony...


October 10th: Riled up

Jeff feels that the Maple Leafs' offensive firepower might be sustainable (0:52); Postmedia's Michael Traikos on another impressive Leafs outing in Dallas (7:20); How optimistic should we be about Morgan Rielly this year? (31:34); Fangraphs' Jay Jaffe on the end of the Yankees' season, and Aaron Boone's managing mishaps (46:42); Sportsnet's Matt Devlin on the Raptors ahead of their pre-season matchup with Brooklyn in Montreal (1:13:16); Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick on the the club's latest...


Oct. 9: Reach for the Stars

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston on the Leafs ahead of Tuesday night's game in Dallas (3:19); Raptors radio broadcaster Paul Jones on Nick Nurse's adjustment to the head coach's role thus far (26:50); Canada Soccer/Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Bayern Munich midfielder Alphonso Davies on his whirlwind season, and the national team ahead of their October 16th matchup against Dominica at BMO Field (44:51); Sportsnet's John Molinaro on the Canadian men's team and Toronto FC's official elimination from MLS...


Oct. 8: Plenty of goals

Jeff explains that he expected Mike Babcock to be more upset after a weekend where the Maple Leafs gave up tons of goals (0:50); NHL insider Glenn Healy says that the team will continue to play in more 7-6 games until the defence gets shored up (6:01); Jeff takes it to the phone lines to hear from fans after a busy weekend with two games (26:15); WEEI's Rob Bradford about Pedro Martinez' uncomfortable position of being both a broadcaster and a Red Sox employee (51:00);'s national...


Oct. 5: The Battle of Ontario

Rob Wong hosts: TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Thursday's wild Penguins-Capitals game, and the Leafs & Canadiens off of their opener (5:17); Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas on the Leafs' opener, and previewing Saturday's Leafs-Senators game (31:41); Canadian national men's soccer coach John Herdman joins Rob in-studio to discuss the latest with the program, and looks ahead to their CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against Dominica on October 16th at BMO Field (44:56); Rob previews Saturday's...


Oct. 4: Shanahan's right, but that's not the point

Jeff discusses Brendan Shanahan's remarks in regards to William Nylander and the financial sacrifices that might be required by the young Leafs to stay together (00:25); Sportsnet's Chris Johnston discusses Shanahan's thoughts, and Wednesday's season-opening win for the Leafs (30:56); SN590's Jim Ralph on the win (50:49); NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton on the Nylander situation, the NHL's suspension of Tom Wilson, and how it relates to last night's Brad Marchand incident (1:04:00);...


Oct. 3: Puck Drop

It's time for the Leafs to take the ice; Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos joins Jeff in-studio to discuss the Leafs at the start of the season (3:44); What to make of the William Nylander situation as the season gets underway?; The Montreal Gazette's Pat Hickey joins the show in-studio to discuss his new book, "If These Walls Could Talk: Montreal Canadiens", and this year's Habs squad (46:25); Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins on the team's managerial search (1:08:07); Hockey Night In Canada and...


Oct. 2: NHL Eve

Sportsnet's Dan Shulman on the start of the MLB Postseason, which officially kicks off tonight in Chicago (4:53); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on the Raptors with the pre-season now underway (25:56); ESPN's Greg Wyshynski previews the NHL season (44:13); Sportsnet's Luke Fox on yesterday's Maple Leafs roster moves (1:10:26); Sportsnet 650's Corey Hirsch on the Leafs heading into the season, and what to expect from the Western Canadian squads (1:28:25).


Oct. 1: Getting ready for the Leafs

NHL Alumni Association executive director Glenn Healy on the Maple Leafs ahead of Wednesday's season opener (4:10); Who will lead the Leafs' offence in points this season (25:13)?; Sportsnet's Shi Davidi on the end of the Blue Jays' campaign (47:57); What can we expect from the Blue Jays' managerial search (1:12:23)?; The Leafs Morning Skate with Anthony Stewart (1:27:54)!'s Mike Zeisberger joins the Morning Skate to discuss the latest Leafs roster cuts (1:54:31)!


Sept. 28: It's almost hockey season

Leafs Nation Network's Bob McGill on the Leafs heading into the final weekend of the pre-season (5:49); MLB Network's Jon Paul Morosi on the pennant races heading into the season's final weekend, and on the Blue Jays' managerial search (25:30); Yahoo! Sports' Eric Adelson on the Los Angeles Rams' red-hot start and the Carolina Panthers' signing of free agent Eric Reid (47:02); The Guardian's Jamie Jackson on the turmoil surrounding Manchester United (1:13:37).


Sept. 27: The Blue Jays need a skipper

Jeff discusses the end of John Gibbons' run with the Blue Jays, and draws parallels to the great Felipe Alou (0:36); "The Lede" co-host Stephen Brunt on Gibbons' farewell, and where the Blue Jays go from here (5:57); What should the Blue Jays be looking for in their next manager (27:11)?; TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on the Maple Leafs and Canadiens off of last night's pre-season game (47:12); Canadian women's basketball centre Natalie Achonwa on the team's strong performance heading into...


Sept. 26: Gibby's goodbye

Jeff hopes John Gibbons receives a warm farewell in what's expected to be his final Blue Jays home game as manager (0:51); Sportsnet's Chris Johnston on the latest from the Maple Leafs' pre-season (6:45); Toronto defence lawyer Joseph Heller of Heller, Rubel on the resolution of the charges against Roberto Osuna (32:05); Sportsnet's Shi Davidi on his report that the Blue Jays will officially announce John Gibbons' looming departure as manager on Wednesday afternoon (47:12); How will Blue...


Sept. 25: Hello, Kawhi

What to make of Kawhi Leonard's introduction to Toronto? (0:29); Maple Leafs radio analyst Jim Ralph on Monday's Leafs loss (47:14); Buffalo Bills radio analyst Mark Kelso on the Bills' upset win over the Vikings, and what to make of Josh Allen's play thus far (1:07:25).


Sept. 24: The Monday Morning Skate (and Kawhi Speaks!!!)

The debut of The Monday Morning Skate, with guests Marc Savard and Anthony Stewart (1:08); We hear from Raptors head coach Nick Nurse (44:35) and President Masai Ujiri and trade acquisitions Kawhi Leonard & Danny Green (1:08:47) from Raptors Media Day.


Sept. 21: The 2018 Blue Jays highlight video

Jeff delves into a rare feel-good moment for the 2018 Blue Jays (1:13); Hockey Central's Doug MacLean on the Maple Leafs' pre-season thus far, and who he feels is driving the William Nylander contract negotiations (6:36); Sabres play-by-play voice Dan Dunleavy on this weekend's Maple Leafs opponent (31:19); Sportsnet's Buck Martinez on Thursday's Blue Jays comeback win (48:38); SN 590 Leafs voice Joe Bowen makes a Nylander joke that flies way over Jeff's head (1:10:33); NBA TV's Stu Jackson...


Sept. 20: The Leafs stay perfect

Jeff discusses the importance of players like Tyler Ennis to this year's Maple Leafs squad (0:36); TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on the Max Domi-Aaron Ekblad incident, and the William Nylander contract talks (7:42); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on his interview with Raptors President Masai Ujiri, and the wait for a Kawhi Leonard media availability (30:19); Blue Jays Central's Joe Siddall on the Jays and Rays heading into this weekend's series (49:44); Sportsnet's John Molinaro on Toronto FC's...


Sept. 19: Hi, Leafs haters

NHL on Sportsnet's David Amber on Tuesday's Maple Leafs-Senators pre-season opener in Lucan, ON (6:51); How should Leafs fans cope with the inevitable scorn they'll face from other fanbases this season? (32:01); Canada Basketball President/CEO Glen Grunwald on his new role, and on the possibility of Bryan Colangelo's coming in to help the program (48:24); Sportsnet's Chris Johnston on the Leafs' pre-season opener (1:09:36); Jerry Howarth discusses his induction as a member of the inaugural...


Sept. 18: Pumped for the pre-season

Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick looks ahead to the Maple Leafs' pre-season opener (5:03); What's the most intriguing Leafs storyline this pre-season? (19:42); Sportsnet's Shi Davidi on the Blue Jays' win in Baltimore, and the late Anthony Alford call-up and what it means for the outfielder's service time (48:05); WGR 550's Mike Schopp on the Bills' early struggles, Vontae Davis' in-game retirement, and pre-season expectations on the Sabres (1:09:39); Sportsnet 650's Corey Hirsch on the Canucks...