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Tape to Tape

Senior Writer Ryan Dixon and NHL Editor Rory Boylen always give it 110%, but never rely on clichés when it comes to podcasting. Instead, they use a mix of facts, fun and a varied group of hockey voices to offer their takes on Canada’s most beloved game.

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Sept. 27: Separating Truth From Fiction in the Preseason

On this episode, Ryan and Rory react to the news that Corey Perry will be out for much of the season (1:58) and determine how much we can read into the pre-season scoring exploits of Edmonton Oilers Ty Rattie and Jesse Puljujarvi (4:29), as well as Calgary’s Dillon Dubé (7:54) and Carolina’s Valentin Zykov (8:36). […]

27 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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June 24: Takeaways From The 2019 NHL Draft

On this episode of Tape to Tape, the boys go deep on everything that occurred from a busy draft floor in Vancouver. Ryan and Rory kick things off by discussing the P.K. Subban trade that clears some desperately needed salary cap space for the Nashville Predators, and also give their take on what’s next for […]

24 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Feb. 8: Auston Matthews Gets The RFA Ball Rolling

On this episode, Ryan and Rory are joined by Sportsnet’s Luke Fox to talk about the futures of Matt Duchene and Mark Stone in (or not in) Ottawa, and what Auston Matthews’ new contract means for next summer’s crop of RFAs. The boys also look at three former powerhouse clubs – Anaheim, Los Angeles and […]

8 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Jan. 25: A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and Ryan and Rory are joined by Sportsnet.ca Sr. Writer Gare Joyce to talk about the recent struggles of the Toronto Maple Leafs, if William Nylander will look more like his old self the rest of the way and how hard the Leafs […]

25 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Sept. 11: Vegas goes all-in on Max Pacioretty

On this episode, Ryan and Rory debate whether or not Vegas should push even more chips in the middle in the aftermath of the Max Pacioretty trade (3:54), discuss who will snag the sixth spot on the Leafs blue line (10:03) and touch on some other training camp battles around the league (14:08). SN.ca’s Eric […]

11 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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Sept. 18: The Preseason Begins

On this episode, Ryan and Rory break down the Erik Karlsson trade that sent the defenceman west to San Jose (2:53), and discuss whether or not they think Ottawa may have narrowed the field of dance partners by refusing to move Karlsson within the Eastern Conference. (7:15). The boys also examine Steve Yzerman’s long-term future […]

18 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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What Do You Remember Most About The 2010s?

From a Stanley Cup Final to a beer league final, Ryan and Rory say goodbye to the 2010s by counting down their 10 most memorable moments of the decade. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Rory Boylen and Ryan Dixon. Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM […]

44mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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July 30: Midsummer Signings and (Fake) Trades

With the NHL mostly on hiatus until training camp opens, Ryan and Rory take a look at Andrei Vasilevskiy’s new contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and analyze goaltender deals through the lens of…NFL running backs? After the break, Ryan throws out some fake trades for Rory to chew on, and in the final segment, […]

30 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Dec. 6: Trading Taylor Hall, The Leafs Under Keefe, And Putting The ‘D’ in Dallas

As the New Jersey Devils continue to struggle, the idea that Taylor Hall could be moving out the door gains steam by the day. Ryan and Luke Fox discuss potential destinations for the 2018 NHL MVP. Luke also offers his take on the Maple Leafs under new coach Sheldon Keefe ahead of a big road […]

41mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Trade Deadline Extravaganza

With the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline in the books, Ryan and Rory look around the league at the big winners and a couple losers. They are joined by Luke Fox, who re-lives the Maple Leafs’ crazy past few days and has a take on where GM Kyle Dubas’s head is at; Dan Murphy, who believes […]

39mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Oct. 23: The unstoppable Avs and Montreal’s special-teams dilemma

Two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche appeared lost in the woods. Now, they’re true Cup contenders. What happened? Meanwhile in Montreal, Eric Engels has witnessed some good and bad from the Habs this year. Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM 1500 Sport, built exclusively for Canadians. Make sure to sign up for the […]

37mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Dec. 20: Top Trade Targets And A World Juniors Check-In

Taylor Hall is on the move, but who else is out there and how do the seven Canadian teams factor into the market? Ryan and Rory discuss. Then Sportsnet’s prospect guru Sam Cosentino stops by. He talks about Canada’s chances at the World Junior Championship and highlights several draft-eligible guys to keep an eye on […]

34mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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July 2: Extra! Extra! Maple Leafs deal Nazem Kadri to Avalanche

With Leafs GM Kyle Dubas shaking up the roster, Ryan and Rory hop back in the studio for a quick reaction pod to Nazem Kadri’s tenure in Toronto coming to an end. The boys break down what the blue line will look like with new arrivals Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci occupying new roles, and […]

2 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Feb. 25: Deadline winners, losers and curious cases

Ryan and Rory go live on YouTube to break down the deadline. Who were the big winners and losers (Canadian fans won’t be happy)? Who made interesting tweaks? Who didn’t move people thought were destined to? And much more. This episode is produced by Joe Cervenka, Amil Delic, John Grigg, Dan Kim, Drew Livingstone and […]

26 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Nov. 8: The Canucks Are Rolling And Fake Trades Are Fun!

It’s time to talk about the New York Islanders, a team that has been completely transformed under coach Barry Trotz. Ryan and Rory also shine a light on some under-the-radar success stories, including the Arizona Coyotes and fast-rebounding Dallas Stars. After a round of tantalizing fake trades, Iain McIntyre joins the show to discuss the […]

43mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Dec. 13: Unrest In The West

Two teams viewed as Western Conference contenders before the season have dismissed their coach, though the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks took action for very different reasons. Will a new bench boss give the Sharks the jolt they need? As for the Stars, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic joins the show to offer his thoughts on […]

37mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Feb. 22: Breaking Down The Deadline With Doug MacLean

On this episode of Tape to Tape, the boys are joined by Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean. The former coach and GM talks about how stressful this time of year can be for the deal-makers and offers his thoughts on who we should be watching most closely leading up to Monday’s trade deadline. Ryan and Rory also […]

22 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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Oct. 1: Prescient Predictions

With the campaign about to start, Ryan and Rory offer their playoff teams out of the East and West, and crown their Stanley Cup champion. Hint: A California team is going deep (according to Ryan). This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Shoaib Alli. Audio Credits: KRLV, Sportsnet and WFED. Thanks to GMC and […]

2 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Nov. 22: Bye-Bye, Babs. A New Maple Leafs Era Begins.

Fewer than five years after he was hired to lead the grand Maple Leafs rebuild, Mike Babcock was replaced behind the bench with Sheldon Keefe. Luke Fox joins the show to give his take on Babs’ tenure and offer insight into how the Leafs will be a different team with GM Kyle Dubas’s handpicked man […]

48mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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March 8: Who Makes It In The East?

On this episode, a discussion on the wide-open Vezina Trophy race leads Rory to take a hard stance against Marc-Andre Fleury, while pumping the tires of Andrei Vasilevskiy and Frederik Andersen. The boys then turn their attention to the Eastern Conference playoff scene, discussing the inevitable first-round matchup between the Leafs and Bruins, applauding the […]

8 Mar 2019

Rank #20