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Planning The Parade: Draft w/Scott Wheeler, Toronto FC, Stamkos Toronto Bound?

Arslan & Mitchell were back after a week hiatus to talk about the NHL Draft and all the trades that happened on this week's Planning The Parade. They also welcomed Pension Plan Puppets' Scott Wheeler, who gave them his opinion on all the players the Leafs drafted, and his opinion on the Freddie Andersen deal. Last Word On Sports' draft guru, Ben Kerr, also joined the boys to talk about the draft and the trend of picking over agers this year. The Leafs drafted FIVE over agers this year; it is very rare that a team even drafts one over agers in the draft. Why did the Leafs take this route?

Ben and Scott both threw their opinions in on where Stamkos will sign. Is Steven Stamkos actually Toronto bound? Who is the favourite? Which is the best team for Stamkos to sign for? Where should he sign? Mitchell & Arslan offer polarizing views. 

Finally, Arslan & Mitchell moved on to talk about Toronto FC's recent loss last weekend. While this was a heartbreaking result, Toronto FC might have a mercurial talent on their hands. Find out who could be a top Canadian striker for the Reds for years to come. The Reds also travel to Vancouver to play the final of the Voyageurs Cup. Finally, this weekend. Seattle Sounders make a visit to BMO field to take on Toronto FC. 

Get the low-down on the opposition and what kind of result Toronto could expect.

Planning the Parade, all things Toronto. check it out.
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Planning The Parade: Penguins Cup Win, JVR Trade, Blue Jays Failure

This week’s “Planning the Parade” saw Mitchell Tierney and Arslan Siddiqui talk about Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup win. The Penguins have alarming topics to address this off-season. With starting netminder Marc-Andre Fleury in the backseat in the Penguins goaltending picture, and Matt Murray the cup-winning goalie, the boys discuss whether to trade the life-long Penguins goaltender.

 

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos recently brought up the idea of trading elite center Evgeni Malkin to evolve the Penguins and move them forward. Is strengthening on defense and deflecting the cap crunch important for the Penguins? Or should they hang on to the core and hope to win a cup again?

 

The Leafs gave up on Phil Kessel last year, which was the unanimously correct decision. But Arslan chose to ask the question, “Did Toronto really need to Trade Phil Kessel?” Why couldn’t he be a support piece in Toronto? He didn’t HAVE to be the core piece in Toronto, did he? How about James Van Riemsdyk? Various reports show the New York Islanders making their first round pick available, with JVR a target. Leafs fans, do you want him to be traded?

 

The boys welcomed special guest Neil Shyminsky, college professior at Cambrian College and big-time Baseball fan, to talk Toronto Blue Jays. Aaron Sanchez is poised to join the bullpen, the Jays are very much on fire, but Arslan brings out the ‘Debbie downer’ in him to talk about a problem in this organization. Do the Blue Jays really have winning aspirations? Comparing every move to the Sox, Yankees etc, the Jays simply haven’t showed as much aspirations as the rest of the MLB.

 

Toronto FC take on the LA Galaxy this weekend, a team they haven’t beat in five meetings. They’re winless in four games. With Bradley and Altidore out, facing a tough LA Galaxy team, Toronto are very much in tough. Can the Reds grab a point?

 

Also, find out more about Spider mating season and Steph Curry’s mouthguard.

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Last Word SC Radio: Chris Kamrani and Drew Epperley

Matt and Alec sit down with Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune to talk Joao Plata and all things Real Salt Lake. Then Alec and Ty hang out with Drew Epperley to talk about Mauro Diaz's absence and FC Dallas's big midweek win against Portland. In the Round Table, Matt and Alec go through their #MLSFantasy lineups and rant on the Nigel de Jong tackle on Darlington Nagbe. 

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Pablo Mastroeni Post Game 3-20-16 at D.C. United

Colorado Rapids Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni speaks to the media after a 1-1 on the road against D.C. United.

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Last Word SC Radio: MLS Week 2 and the Darren Mattocks Trade

Alec and Matt talk about the major storylines from the young MLS season. They analyze the Darren Mattocks trade and talk about why it isn't time for any team to celebrate or panic. Also, those new U.S. National Team kits are meh. 

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Last Word SC 27 November 2015

Matt sits down with Columbus Crew TV Host Neil Sika and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead before discussing the second legs of the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals with Joe Goldstein.

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Last Word SC 23 November 2015

Alec, Matt, & Russ join for a special edition of Last Word SC Radio to talk about the first leg of the Conference Finals in the 2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. The Columbus Crew lead the New York Red Bulls 2-0, while the Portland Timbers jumped out to a 3-2 win over FC Dallas.

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Last Word SC Radio 20 November 2015

Alec, Matt, and Ty preview the first leg of the 2015 MLS Playoff conference finals with Roscoe Myrick of the Portland Timbros & Mark Fishkin from Seeing Red and Empire of Soccer.

They also discussed the USMNT's performances in their first two World Cup Qualifiers.

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Last Word SC November 2nd, 2015: Conference Semi-Finals Leg 1

Matt and Alec run down all the action from Sunday's first leg match-ups of the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semi-Finals.

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Last Word SC Decision Day Podcast 27 October 2015

Join Matt Pollard and Alec Rivera as they discuss all of the insanity that was #DecisionDay in MLS and breakdown the MLS Cup Playoffs.

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