Eric Balon, Matthew Johnson, Carter Boehm and Dhanush Bala bring the heat, providing their takes and opinions on the happenings within the world of sports, with a prairie flavour, while mixing in interviews with prominent athletes, media staples and a slew of local legends.
35. Chase Wouters & Connor Bedard
The boys bring a WHL-heavy episode, as we bring in two stars from Saskatchewan’s most prominent organizations and a mix of young and old. 20-year-old Saskatoon Blades captain Chase Wouters is set to partake in his final season in the league and his third wearing the ‘C’. for the Bridge City bunch. Chase makes his second appearance on the pod and we get into what this season is looking like, who to watch for and what life after this season looks like for him. (17:40)
We also bring on Regina Pats rookie forward Connor Bedard, who is set to make his debut in the WHL next week as a 15-year-old after receiving the league’s first-ever exceptional status. We chat with Connor about his impending debut, his time in Sweden earlier this year, getting a call from Wayne Gretzky, skating alongside top prospects and NHL stars, and more. (49:08)
The boys also breakdown some of the big rumblings within the NFL, Connor Zary’s hot start with the Stockton Heat, what’s new on the PGA Tour and Eric and Dhanush throw down their picks for UFC 259.
34. Darren Dreger & Victor Findlay
Mike Babcock to the Huskies is making noise across the province, so we brought in TSN’s Darren Dreger, who broke the news Saturday afternoon, to discuss his reaction, how long he thinks Mike stays at the U of S, what the reaction around the league is and his potential return to the NHL (8:23).
We also talked with U SPORTS hockey insider Victor Findlay to discuss his reaction to the hiring, what it means for the Huskies program, how the move is being viewed amongst recruits and what a U SPORTS season may look like in 2020-21 (46:45).
The boys also share our thoughts on the move, the Carson Wentz trade, the wild finish at Riviera, Dhanush’s pick for the WGC and a Scandinavian spa coming to the Willows?
33. Reese Johnson
The boys caught up with Reese Johnson, a Saskatoon native, to talk about his emergence into the Chicago Blackhawks lineup this season, playing alongside Patrick Kane, Laine getting socked, and living in the Windy City. (36:41)The boys also run down the Russel Wilson drama, discuss old Lorraine’s displeasure with the GOAT slinging Lombardi across the Bay and get into the Red Deer Rebels living in their arena.
32. Byron Bitz
Saskatoon native Byron Bitz comes on to talk to the boys about his career in the NHL with the Bruins, Panthers and Canucks, playing with the likes of Zdeno Chara and Phil Kessel in Boston, Bruce Cassidy, being teammates with Kevin Bieksa and the Sedin’s in Vancouver and more (19:19).
The boys also give their thoughts on the Super Bowl, talk about who they like for next year’s NFL season and give our Canadian Division power rankings (40:19).
Elk Ridge Resort Local Headlines:
Jashon Henry and the Bradley Braves (15:00)
Adam Beckman’s first AHL goal (16:14)
WHL Bubble (17:08)
31. Super Bowl
The boys tee-up the Super Bowl and provide our picks for the big game and do some prop talk. We also touch on the Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff trade (12:37), as well as Trevor Bauer landing in Los Angeles (25:23), before bringing on a long list of local legends to come talk shop as Ben Fairweather, Joe Marien, Zach Putters, Dallas Dahlseide and Connor Jay all deliver their hot takes for Super Bowl LV.
Ben Fairweather - 33:08
Joe Marien - 44:50
Zach Putters - 51:30
Dallas Dahlsiede - 55:28
Connor Jay - 1:01:00
30. Ryan Keller
Matt and Eric bring on Saskatoon native Ryan Keller to the pod, as the former pro discusses his lengthy career and his stops both as a player and coach with the Blades. Ryan also gets in to his stops along his journey including winning a Calder Cup in Binghamton, his NHL debut with Ottawa, representing Canada at the Spengler Cup, playing alongside Auston Matthews in Zurich, as well as against the likes of Patrick Kane and John Tavares in the Switzerland National League.
The boys also get in to the NFC and AFC championship games and touch on the Patrik Laine for Pierre-Luc Dubois trade.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Beauty show boys. Love the normal Prairie talk and sense of humour.
CoHost Eric Balon Pulls
Good stuff from the lads! Saskvegas boys putting on a clinic.
Fire boys GSTONE for life