June 17, 2016
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.