Ari Shapiro on Sportsnet 590 (Toronto) with Josh Goldberg (12-07)

My latest guest appearance on Sportsnet 590 The Fan radio in Toronto with host Josh Goldberg discussing all things Toronto Blue Jays.

A closer look at the future of Aaron Sanchez & Marcus Stroman, and why Russell Martin should still remain a fixture in the Toronto dugout heading into the transition year that will be 2019 Blue Jays baseball. #cognac

Ari Shapiro on TSN 1260 (Edmonton) – The Dave Jamieson Show (12-06)

My latest appearance (12-06) on TSN 1260 Radio (Edmonton) with host Davie Jamieson (@jamieson1260). We talked about the upcoming winter meetings and how the sport of baseball is facing an existential crises when it comes to fan treatment, quality of on-field product, and festering labor relations which could inevitably lead to another work stoppage. All of that and a series of Blue Jays rants that will please the purist and embolden the millennial.

Be sure to check out Dave’s excellent show on TSN radio (weekdays at noon) and be mindful that he once put out a raging barbecue fire with nothing more than an old dish towel and a steely glance.

Ari Shapiro on Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver) with Mira Laurence (12-05)

My latest guest appearance on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver (12-05) with brilliant host Mira Laurence (@laurence_mira).

We talked about finality and closure from the William Nylander saga; the fallout from his signing and why it didn’t happen sooner, how it affects Mike Babock’s decision-making/strategic lineup matches, and what it means to lose an important depth player like Josh Leivo while rationalizing his long-term value to the Vancouver Canucks during their vaunted rebuild.

2018 Toronto Blue Jays Player in Review: Russell Martin

2018 Toronto Blue Jays Player in Review: Russell Martin

Join podcast host Ari Shapiro as he takes a moment to reflect on the season that was for catcher Russell Martin and what fans should expect in the days ahead. Featuring article quotes from: Clayton Richer, Chris Henderson, Hayden Godfrey, and Steve Buffery.

Be sure to tune in regularly for new player reviews from the year that was, and check out the latest work from the writing crew over at Jays Journal (@JaysJournal).

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A conversation with John Matisz

My conversation with hockey writer John Matisz, whose fine work can be found at The Score Network where he provides national literary coverage of the sport from coast-to-coast.

We talked about his early impression on this NHL season and which team has surprised him the most, how Canadian teams have provided worthwhile narratives to keep fans satiated, if rebuilding pain is as much about perception as it is practical reality, why the average NHL contract is shrinking for anyone over the age of 25, how fear can be a powerful motivating factor for elite talent and their management groups, and why Gary Bettman chose the worst year to be honored for eternity.

Be sure to follow John (@MatiszJohn) on social media and check out his podcast (Puck Pursuit) at The Score and on Apple iTunes.

Ari Shapiro on Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver) with Mira Laurence (11-25)

My latest guest appearance on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver (11-25) with the always dynamic and indefatigable host Mira Laurence (@laurence_mira).

We discussed the glorious nostalgic romp that was Hockey Night in Canada this past weekend, the magic of those powder blue retro uniforms, the rise of young and talented draft picks throughout the league, the impending return of Auston Matthews, the current status of William Nylander, how the New York Yankees never change, and what the James Paxton trade means to the Blue Jays.

A conversation with Dom Luszczyszyn

My conversation with freelance hockey writer Dom Luszczyszyn, whose affiliations include the CBC, The Hockey News, Hockey Graphs, and The Nation Network. He is currently writing at The Athletic while offering the masses his daily fantasy hockey projections and is a highly respected analytics guru.

We discussed his thoughts on early NHL season predictions, the reality of Kyle Dubas and his efforts to sign all three of his budding young stars, the revolving door of coaching changes and GM justifications, his earliest experiences as a young journalist on the rise, and what inspired him to have a genuine passion for the game of hockey.

Be sure to follow Dom (@domluszczyszyn) on social media and check out his worthwhile perspectives at The Athletic NHL.

Heroes and Hosers: S01E04

Heroes & Hosers is a brand new hockey podcast that covers the latest news and exciting developments from the National Hockey League. Featuring hosts Eric Dinkelmann (@MaximusNhl) and Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro), tune in for your daily dose of NHL insights, observations, and self-deprecating humour to remind you of the existential nature of the greatest game on earth.

On this episode: Patrik Laine gets his groove back and revels in his sixth hat trick by the tender age of 20, Todd McLellan and Mike Yeo are the latest casualties of the NHL coaching fraternity, if the great coaching Poobah Ken Hitchcock can turn things around in Edmonton, and the surging Buffalo Sabres juxtaposed nicely by the melodrama that is the Ottawa Senators’ season.

Heroes and Hosers: S01E03

Heroes & Hosers is a brand new hockey podcast that covers the latest news and exciting developments from the National Hockey League. Featuring hosts Eric Dinkelmann (@MaximusNhl) and Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro), tune in for your daily dose of NHL insights, observations, and self-deprecating humour to remind you of the existential nature of the greatest game on earth.

On this episode: Reviewing the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 this past weekend, the ludicrous inclusion of commissioner and neo-globalist Gary Bettman, the atrociously belated addition of Willie O’Ree, how Martin Brodeur forever changed the game with more than just his prolific goaltending records, and the diminutive awesome sauce that was Martin St. Louis.

Mordecai Jones Chronicles – Episode 3

MORDECAI JONES CHRONICLES: FOOL ME ONCE- CHOOSING YOUR BANDWAGON CAREFULLY IN THE AGE OF WME

Jumping on the wrong bandwagon can be embarrassing. But showing up late to the party means you’ve missed out on the fish tacos. Join Mordecai Jones as he contemplates his 50/50 prognostications for UFC 230, delivers an apology to Israel Adesanya, and relishes an opportunity to make a Predator reference while strolling down a very hype-filled memory lane.

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