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This week on the show that bombed out in the quarter-finals, sportswriter STEVE EWEN (PostMedia, The Province) stops by to wrap up the World Junior tournament that took over Vancouver to start the new year, and all that talk of junior talent leads to a discussion on the Vancouver Giants, and why you’re unlikely to see hockey ever return full-time to the Pacific Coliseum. PLUS: Lacrosse’s return to downtown! The rise of Vancouver’s basketball culture! And how the Canucks are failing Elias Pettersson.
This week on the show that has singlehandedly killed the UFC, CHICA bassist and Justin’s Top Marks co-host JOSH CUSTODIO stops by the show to make sense of the latest Jon Jones drug test mess and break down an eventful UFC 232 card that helped the company put a positive exclamation point on what had otherwise been a rocky 2018. PLUS: The search for UFC’s great babyface! Amanda Nunes and the future of women’s MMA! How Conor vs Khabib has become The Prestige! And we’re all enjoying dunking on Darren Rovell, but is there some level of truth to his perspective? Plus the boys dish on their favourite movies of the year.
This week on the show, it's the holiday season which means only one thing to the discerning hockey fan: it's time for the World Juniors! To break it all down, RGS World Juniors expert RYAN LAMBERT makes his fourth annual appearance on the program to talk up the tournament, the Flyers' firing Dave Hakstol, the rise of Carter Hart, and the way NHL teams waste the prime years of their young goalies. PLUS: We name our favourite movies of the year, and Justin goes on an unhinged rant against George Parros and the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
This week on the show, RGS isn’t the only three letter acronym coming back from the dead! We’re talking Vince McMahon’s XFL revival, as Deadspin’s DAVID ROTH joins the show for a discussion on the parallel lives of Donald Trump and Vince McMahon, the driving forces within their deranged rich guy brains, and whether a league brought back to capitalize on a political moment can succeed three years after that moment has passed. PLUS: The Brewers’ improbable playoff run, the Mariners’ ongoing locker room demolition, Crab Rangoon, and things of that nature.
This week, it’s the return. The show is back with brand new material, as CanucksArmy’s JACKSON McDONALD joins Justin to talk the Canucks’ deployment of Nikolay Goldobin, the on-going war over the Russian winger between rabid factions on either side, the maturation of Jake Virtanen, and more. But beyond Canucks talk, they also get into OHL’s hazing controversy, and what it reveals about labour needs and unionization in the CHL — and an article of Jackson’s that was read on the floor of Ontario’s provincial parliament.