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October 16, 2020
Mark Pysyk was the first ever bantam draft pick of the modern day Edmonton Oil Kings and he would go on to help them win a WHL Championship 5 years after they rejoined the league. He has spent 8 years in the NHL, split between Buffalo and Florida before signing with Dallas this odd off season. We discussed being a UFA for the first time, hockey and life in a bubble, the Florida hockey scene as well as his time with the Oil Kings. We also did word association with some of his teammates during his career. Mark is a great guy who always had time to chat as a player and it was great to catch up.
The Weekly Tribute is to Rob and Grace Zittlau who tragically lost their lives last weekend in an auto accident. Rob was the man behind ICU Video, a production company that had a massive impact on amateur sports in Edmonton and throughout the province and country. He was a tireless worker and a perfectionist of the best kind. His drive, ingenuity and spirit will be missed along with his beautiful wife Grace. The Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is about the 3 dumb things people do in horror movies. The UFFS poll question is your favourite Oil King memory and in Perfect Player it's horror villains!!!! Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with Mark Pysyk
I first met Mark Pysyk in a cold arena outside of Edmonton before the Oil Kings made him their first ever bantam draft pick. He was shy and quiet then and let his game do the talking. 14 years later he's an 8 year NHL veteran and joined me recently on Episode 60. I set him up for some One Timers about growing up in Edmonton cheering for the enemy, some of his favourite movies, music and memories as well as who would be in his dream golf foursome. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
October 5, 2020
AJ Jakubec is the voice of the Redblacks, 67's and Atletico in Ottawa and will be paying close attention to the draft where the Senators have picks three and five. Who they take at 3 depends on doesn't go ahead of them (Byfield or Stutzle) but at five they will have some choices and AJ thinks they'll be looking at a blueliner. We also discussed his very serious health scare and battle last winter, which he is thankfully on the mend from thanks to support from family, friends and frontline health care workers. We also chatted about the upcoming OHL season, if there is one and what the CFL will do moving forward. We ended with some name association about players and coaches he's been around and debated about long bus trips in the WHL vs OHL vs QMJHL.
The Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is about your favourite draft eligible players for the 2020 draft while the UFFS poll question is who would be the scariest when it comes to horror monsters if they were real and in Perfect Player it's 2020 draft eligible forwards. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with AJ Jakubec
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports And More the podcast. We ask about teams, athletes and sports they loved as kids as well as movies, music and who they'd like to have dinner and play golf with. AAJ Jakubec of TSN 1200 has seen some great events live and has some fun sports memories. I set him up for some One Timers to find out a little bit more about him. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
September 23, 2020
Andy Sutton spent 14 years in the NHL after a four year career at Michigan Tech. He played with 7 different teams and is now running a successful equipment company called Verbero. We chatted about the current Stanley Cup Final, hockey in a bubble and the future compact schedules. We also discussed the technology and products Verbero is developing and the future of hockey equipment. We also touched on his career and some of the amazing players he suited up with. It was a great and funny conversation. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is your Fantasy Football surprises through week 2. The UFFS Poll Question is your favourite Beatle and in Perfect Player we are talking Raider Running Backs. One Timers with Andy will come out in a couple of days. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with Andy Sutton
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports And More the podcast. We ask about teams, athletes and sports they loved as kids as well as movies, music and who they'd like to have dinner and play golf with. Andy Sutton payed over 670 NHL games and now owns a successful equipment company called Verbero. I set him up for some One Timers about sports, growing up and who he'd have dinner with if he could. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
September 15, 2020
Brady Leavold had a good junior career and turned pro playing the game he loved, but along the way was sidetracked by drugs like cocaine and heroin. He went from the ice to the streets and then behind bars. He's sober now and has launched the Puck Support Foundation for anyone in the game needing help. We discussed his life in an open and honest way and about how they are helping. Brady's own podcast Hockey to Heroin is a healing process for him also. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is about the best 3 players still in the bubble. Our UFFS poll question is about who had the best week one Fantasy Football outing and in Perfect Player we went with current MLB starting pitchers!!! Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with Brady Leavold
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports And More the podcast. We ask about teams, athletes and sports they loved as kids as well as movies, music and who they'd like to have dinner and play golf with.
Brady Leavold played junior and pro hockey but fell into a world of addiction, living on the streets and behind bars. He's turned his life around and is now helping other former players and coaches. I set him up for some One Timers about his life in sports and growing up. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
September 1, 2020
He spent 10 years in a league and with a team he had no idea about growing up, but AJ Gass made his mark on the CFL and in Edmonton as a player and now is continuing to do is a member of the coaching staff. We discussed his journey to Edmonton, his career and retirement, the season being cancelled and much more. We also did some word association with some of his former teammates. One Timers with AJ will come out in a few days. Our Top 3 presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is your top 3 individual accompaniments by athletes in honour of Terry Fox ending his Marathon of Hope on this day in 1980 and our UFFS poll question is what QB you would draft first in Fantasy Football. Plus our Perfect Player is Edmonton CFL Linebackers in honour of our guest. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with AJ Gass
AJ Gass spent 10 years as a linebacker in the CFL with Edmonton, but it wasn't always football that consumed him. We chatted about his favourite sports, athletes and teams growing up and it's amazing that both of us have the same favourite sports memory from when we were kids!!!! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
August 25, 2020
This week it was such a pleasure to welcome Grant Fuhr to the show. He was the backbone of the Oilers in the 80's, was a star for Canada and rightfully was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. However, Grant journey wasn't without adversity. From injuries to own goals to being railroaded by the NHL without a positive drug test. Through it all Fuhr has kept an incredibly positive attitude and is always the most gracious person in the room. It was great to spend time with him on the podcast where we went back to the beginning to when he started out having to wear wrong handed equipment to wearing the old face masks and the 1987 Canada Cup. We also did a little word association with some of his former goalie partners. The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy SportsTop 3 Topic is underrated super stars in honour of the recently passed Dale Hawerchuk. The UFFS poll question is about the play in series for the Stanley Cup and in Perfect Player I went with Oiler Goalies!! Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with Grant Fuhr
This week Hall of Fame goalie and five time Stanley Cup Champion Grant Fuhr joined me on Sports and More and I fired some One Timers at the goalie Wayne Gretzky says is the best of all time. From sports and memories as a kid to the 3 others he spend 4.5 hours on the golf course. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
August 11, 2020
Derek Van Diest of Post Media and NHL.com has always been a guy I have admired and respected. He's opinionated without being offensive and passionate about sports. He joined me to recap the NHL's draft lottery and how relieved the league must be that the Oilers or Penguins didn't win the Lafreniere Lottery. DVD told me what watching hockey in a near empty arena is like and we discussed the reasons the Edmonton Oilers are no longer in the bubble. What changes need/will be made for next year and if Jesse Puljujarvi fits in. What mistakes were made in the playoff series and what were some of the positives? We also went through every playoff series. Watch for One Timers later in the week with DVD. Our Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is your Conn Smythe Trophy candidates while the UFFS poll question is will Alexis Lafreniere put up 90 or more points next year. I give my reasons why he just might put up the most points by a Calder Trophy winner since Ovechkin. Perfect Player this episode is WHL. Take 3 players, past or present to make the Perfect Player.Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
One Timers with Derek Van Diest
Derek Van Diest writes for Post Media and NHL.com and is covering the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Edmonton right now. He joined me for One Timers as I asked about some of his sports memories, favourite band and who he'd like to spend 4.5 hours on a golf course with. It was a fun conversation. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
July 28, 2020
A fierce enforcer in his NHL days Louie DeBrusk is now one of the best and most respected analysts covering the NHL. He'll be part of the HNIC team that will bring you all the playoff action. We discussed what life in the NHL bubble will be like for players and if they as a family had concerns about their son Jake entering the bubble to play with the Boston Bruins. We went through every play in series with a big emphasis on the Oilers/Hawks. We also discussed what it was like getting traded for Mark Messier and playing as an Oiler after the dynasty. What is broadcasting a game like when his son is playing and we did a little word association with some of his former teammates. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is about teams making a cinderella run, while the UFFS poll question is which western conference Canadian team will go deepest in the playoffs and Perfect Player is NHL enforcers.
One Timers with Louie DeBrusk
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. Asking questions about their lives in sports and more. Louie DeBrusk played more than 400 NHL games and is now an analyst on HNIC. I set him up for some one timers about his life in sports growing up and more. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or her
July 23, 2020
This week Jamie Thomas of Jets TV joined me as we previewed the MLB season. Who will be the surprise teams? Will any of the usual suspects get knocked out. What teams will benefit from the short season? We also discussed what happens if someone hits .400 or sets an ERA or WHIP record? Jamie and I are planning a Fantasy Sports podcast and discussed some of the details while also touching on the NHL's Hart Trophy vote. Our Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is MLB surprise playoff teams while the UFFS Poll Question is about the DH. Perfect Player this week is Montreal Expos.
One Timers with Jamie Thomas
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. I know Jamie Thomas really well, in fact we were once roommates in Edmonton but there were still some surprise answers as I set him up for some One Timers. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
July 7, 2020
This week NHL agent Allain Roy dropped in to discuss the NHL's Return to Play plan and what life in a hub city might be like. We also discussed how the role of an agent has changed over the years and the discussions about mental health that are happening today. Plus a hilarious story about a Winnipeg Jets training camp and the 1994 Olympic Hockey Gold Medal game. Our top 3 presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is the best players to wear #19 as it is Joe Sakic's birthday this week. The UFFS poll question is if Covid19 will knock a team out of the playoffs because of quarantine and in Perfect Player it's Swedish forwards.
One Timers with Allain Roy
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the Podcast just a little more. Allan Roy has been an NHL agent since 2001 after he retired from the game as a goaltender. He was a member of the 1994 Silver Medal Olympic team. I ripped some One Timers at him to find out about his sports history.
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