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Real Kyper & Bourne

Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne talk all things Blue and White on The FAN’s daily Leafs podcast. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 3-5pm ET.

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Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne talk all things Blue and White on The FAN’s daily Leafs podcast. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 3-5pm ET.

Matthews and Marner Under the Microscope

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee kick off the show with a deep dive into the Leafs struggles to start the season headlined by their blueline. Is there a trade incoming? Are changes behind the bench on the horizon? Next, Rick Tocchet (43:15) joins the show to discuss the relationship between superstar players and their coaches, the importance of a strong bottom-six, the mood in an NHL locker room when a team is struggling, and more. After that, former NHL goaltender Andrew Raycroft (01:07:30) joins the show to discuss the Bruins early success, what it is like playing in Toronto, David Pastrňák’s contract status, and more.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 31 2022

1hr 44mins

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Are the Leafs in Need of a Shakeup?

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Nick Kypreos, Sam McKee, and Gord Stellick, kick off the show breaking down the Leafs 4-3 OT loss to the San Jose Sharks last night, what to make of the Leafs defense, where Denis Malgin fits into the lineup, and more. Next, Doug MacLean (42:15) joins the show to discuss how teams should approach building their bottom six, Barry Trotz, and Kyle Dubas’ future in Toronto. After, Brad May (01:08:45) joins the show to discuss the issues in the Leafs play this season, the simple fixes that they need to implement, and how coaches should handle speaking to the media.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 28 2022

1hr 44mins

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California Swing Begins

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee begin the show by discussing the promotion of Alexander Kerfoot alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on the Leafs' top line, how Pierre Engvall can get out of his mini-slump, and if teams have found a better way to defend Matthews. Leafs Nation's and former GM Gord Stellick gives his take on head coach Sheldon Keefe moving Michael Bunting down to the third line, how much he was involved in line changes when he was in the front office, and his assessment of the Atlantic Divison through seven games (42:39). Then, former NHLer and hockey analyst for the San Jose Sharks Bret Hedican gives his evaluation of the California team and how Erik Karlsson can bring some consistency to the Sharks' defensive core (1:05:04). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 27 2022

1hr 43mins

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Keefe Shakes up Top Line on Western Trip

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne, and Sam McKee kick off the show by debating whether it's tougher to play for the Leafs or the New York Yankees? Next, Garry Galley joins the show to discuss the pressure of playing in big markets, Claude Giroux and the Ottawa Senators, and why the Leafs have been struggling to score goals at even strength (22:12). Then, former NHLer Scott Hartnell joins the show to discuss Barry Trotz hinting at being interested in coaching the Leafs, John Tortorella and the Flyers, and more (49:00). Next, former NHLer Andrew Peters joins the show to discuss the Buffalo Sabres start to the season and Ilya Lyubushkin (01:07:59). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 26 2022

1hr 44mins

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Working Around Sluggish Starts

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick off the show by discussing the Leafs' performance through the first seven games of the season, slow starts in their loss to the Golden Knights, and the lack of scoring from their top players. Then, TNT's hockey analyst Keith Jones weighs in on the state of the Eastern Conference and why John Tortorella is a perfect coach to take the Flyers to the next level (43:04). Leafs radio colour analyst Jim Ralph shares his assessment of how the defencemen have played to begin the year and if it's too early to split the top lines (1:07:06).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 25 2022

1hr 43mins

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Another Chance for the 4th Line

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick off the show by discussing the Leafs 4-2-0 start to the season, the role fighting still has in the league, what is next for Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets, and more. Next, Luke Gazdic, NHL analyst at Sportsnet, joins Kyper and Bourne to discuss Wayne Simmonds and Kyle Clifford being added to the lineup, how to play tough without taking minor penalties, and more (41:15). After that, Jason Brough joins the show to discuss what is going on with the Vancouver Canucks during their winless start to the year (01:08:30).  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 24 2022

1hr 44mins

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Nick Robertson's Two-Goal Debut

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Real Kyper and Bourne start off discussing Nick Robertson's heroics, notching his second goal of the game in overtime to beat the Dallas Stars. The fellas question why he wasn't called up sooner and if Auston Matthews needs to show more grit on the ice, before looking into the questionable good goal call on Tyler Seguin's game-tying marker. Later on, former NHLer Colby Armstrong shares his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Penguins' start to the year, the lack of production from the Leafs' fourth line, Arber Xhekaj's fight with Zach Kassian, and Robertson's season debut (39:18). Next up, JD Bunkis weighs in on how Robertson's showing will alleviate some pressure off of Sheldon Keefe and the need for more bottom-six output, before looking back on the first five games for the Leafs this season (01:06:47). To wrap up, the guys head to the text-line and YouTube comments to answer your questions!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 21 2022

1hr 44mins

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Keefe's Double-Negative + A Family Affair vs. Dallas

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Sheldon Keefe media watch continues on the Real Kyper and Bourne show as the guys discuss the Leafs head coach's latest clarification on his comments after Monday night's loss. They then pivot to tonight's action as the undefeated Dallas Stars come to town and preview the matchup between brothers Nick and Jason Robertson, and look back on the message Ilya Lyubushkin's hit sends opposing teams. The Athletic's Mike Futa stops by to share his thoughts on the Stars' stellar start to the year, Keefe's presence in the media lately, and how Toronto's lineup stacks up against Dallas (42:48). Later on, former Stars netminder Marty Turco discuss Mason Marchment's fit in Dallas so far, the team's top line firepower centred by Roope Hintz, Jake Oettinger's solid play in goal, and his thoughts on Toronto's lackluster effort against Arizona on Monday (01:06:23). "no good son of a bitch" 4:28

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 20 2022

1hr 44mins

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Walking the Media Tightrope

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Justin Bourne hosts alongside Brent Gunning and Sam McKee! They start the conversation with Sheldon Keefe walking back his criticisms after Monday night's loss and hear what Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner had to say about it, before looking into the Maple Leafs' line shuffle at practice today. Sportsnet.ca's Luke Fox joins the fray to discuss Keefe's comments and Nick Robertson replacing Denis Malgin on the second line ahead of Thursday tilt against Dallas (22:17). Later on, David Amber of Hockey Night in Canada comments on his biggest panic teams around the league, Ilya Lyubushkin's crushing hit on Dylan Holloway, and the optimism surrounding the Ottawa Senators early on this season (40:47) The Athletic's Hailey Salvian hops aboard to share her thoughts on the latest in Leafland, before shifting attention out West to the undefeated Calgary Flames and Darryl Sutter's impact (01:05:44).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 19 2022

1hr 43mins

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Coyotes Scavenge a Win in Toronto

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On this episode, Nick, Justin and Sam start off with their reactions to last night's uninspiring 4-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. They discuss what led to the loss, Jake Muzzin's injury, the questionable officiating during key moments of the game, and hear Sheldon Keefe's call-out of the Maple Leafs' stars on today's "Kyper's Clippers". Later on, former Leafs GM Gord Stellick-tricity adds to the conversation on the team continuing to play down to their opponents, Erik Källgren's performance in goal, Auston Matthews’ slow start to the season, and when it's time to be concerned about this group (41:48). Next up, senior columnist for Sportsnet Eric Francis chats about Calgary's great start to the year, tonight's pivotal game against the undefeated Golden Knights, and the impact of their offseason acquisition so far (01:07:55).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 18 2022

1hr 44mins

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Källgren Gets the Call + Murray Heads to LTIR

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To start the week on Real Kyper and Bourne, the guys reflect on Matt Murray's injury sustained during a morning skate on Saturday and what Head Coach Sheldon had to say on today's "Kyper's Clippers". Nick, Justin and Sam then focus in on Nick Robertson's call-up and if he should take over Denis Malgin's 2nd line spot, before discussing what's next for Wayne Simmonds and their takeaways from Saturday's win over Ottawa. Former Senator Bobby Ryan adds to the conversation on Ottawa's young talent, Alex Debrincat's fit on the top line, and the long-awaited buzz around the city for this team (42:07). Afterwards, former netminder and current Daily Faceoff analyst Mike McKenna chats about the unpredictable starts for goaltenders around the league, Murray's unfortunate injury, how he managed to stay injury-free for 14 professional seasons, and Jack Campbell's start in Edmonton (01:06:37). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 17 2022

1hr 43mins

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Samsonov's Revenge in Leafs First Win

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Win number one is on the board! The fellas kick things off breaking down how the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business last night against the Washington Capitals, "The Rock" starting a new chant at Scotiabank Arena, how other teams are playing Auston Matthews early on, the contributions from the bottom-six and the effectiveness of the penalty kill. Former NHLer Jason York hops aboard preview the first "Battle of Ontario" this season between the Leafs and Ottawa Senators! He share his perspective on the 2022/23 Sens group, how D.J. Smith will fair behind the bench, and how the Leafs can set a different tone this season (41:02). Next up, TNT's Rick Tocchet looks back on last night's win over the Caps, the key contributors on both sides of the ice, and the aftermath of Calgary and Florida's blockbuster trade this offseason (01:05:06). To wrap up, the guys head to the text-line and YouTube comments to answer your questions (01:22:36)!

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The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 14 2022

1hr 43mins

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Misfortune in Montreal

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee start the show looking back on the Maple Leafs' lackluster performance in their season opener in Montreal. The fellas highlight their standouts and no-shows on both sides of the ice, the top-heavy special teams unit, their takeaways from Matt Murray's blue and white debut, and hear from a less than impressed Sheldon Keefe on today's "Kyper's Clippers". Later on, former NHLer Jamal Mayers tries to find some positives from last night's contest, before getting into the Leafs' lack of intensity and Connor McDavid's ridiculous start to the season (41:45). Next up, Karl Alzner of the "Alz Caps" podcast checks the pulse in Washington, discusses what to look for in tonight's game in Toronto and shares his take on Ilya Samsonov's stint with the Capitals (01:05:16). To wrap up, the guys preview tonight's contest between Toronto and Washington and hear some more "Kyper's Clippers".

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Oct 13 2022

1hr 43mins

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The Road to Game One with Doug MacLean & Jim Ralph

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Get set for Toronto Maple Leafs season opener with Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee! The fellas start off breaking down the matchup between the Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the pressure surrounding this group, the cap constraint Toronto finds themselves in, and if this is they year they can finally get over the first round playoff hump. Later on, friend of the show Doug MacLean weighs in on how the 2022/23 Leafs squad compares to years prior, why this season opener seems to lack excitement, the importance of goaltending, and his key figures heading into this season (40:40). Next up, Maple Leafs radio colour analyst Jim Ralph previews the Leafs' opening night matchup vs. the Habs, before getting into if Matt Murray is a true number one goalie, William Nylander: the sparkplug, how the new pieces of the roster might fit together, and what to expect from Juraj Slafkovský, the 2022 first overall draft pick (01:05:09).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 12 2022

1hr 43mins

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Lights, Cameras, Opening Night Action

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick things off previewing opening night in the 2022/23 NHL season! They focus in on the Maple Leafs' final roster cuts ahead of game one, before shifting gears to discuss Hockey Canada's recent changes at the helm. After the break, voice of Hockey Night in Canada Craig Simpson shares his thoughts on how the Leafs are shaping up ahead of the season and the intriguing stories heading into the first games of the year (42:16). Later on, New York Rangers analyst Steve Valiquette weighs in on if Igor Shesterkin can follow up his stellar 2021/22 season, before looking into the Leafs' goalie situation to determine what version of Matt Murray we will see in the blue and white (01:05:58). To wrap up, the guys hear from the star of "Kyper's Clippers", Sheldon Keefe, before sharing their predictions for the new NHL season.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 11 2022

1hr 43mins

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What Happens to Wayne Simmonds and NHL Season Preview

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The guys kick off Thanksgiving Monday just like everyone else... wondering how the Blue Jays possibly blew that 8-1 lead to Seattle. After that it's back to business, as they discuss Wayne Simmonds being made available for trade by the Toronto Maple Leafs after they placed him on waivers (7:11), and where he could possibly end up. They also talk about the Leafs' depth and if a 3rd line of Aube-Kubel, Kampf, and Aston-Reese can be competitive defensively (8:01). Later in the hour (26:45), the guys are joined by Sportsnet NHL analyst, Anthony Stewart, to get his thoughts on Simmonds' situation, and how he thinks the Buds fair heading into the 2022-23 campaign. Are they set up for postseason success? In the 2nd hour, the guys are joined by Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff to discuss the start of the new season, the NHL's investigation into Ian Cole, and how he thinks the Atlantic division will shape up (50:40).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 10 2022

1hr 38mins

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How Does the Leafs’ Goalie Tandem Stack Up?

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Nick and Justin start things off discussing where the Leafs are at in camp, the decsion to give William Nylander a shot at centre, and share their overall thoughts on the line of Nylander, Nick Robertson and Denis Malgin (00:10). Next up, Kevin Woodley of InGoal Magazine looks into the Leafs’ goaltending situation and breaks down what adjustments need to be made in both Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov's games (27:45). Later on, NESN's Andrew Raycroft weighs in on the sense of urgency surrounding the Bruins out of the gate with all their injuries and the importance of having two reliable goalies, before sorting through the new-look Eastern Conference and the difficulty to reach the playoffs (59:12). To finish up, NBC Sports Capitals analyst Alan May discusses the expectations for Washington this season, how many games he expects Nick Bäckström to play in his return from injury, and why he would never count out Alex Ovechkin (01:21:08).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 06 2022

1hr 38mins

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Is Nick Robertson a Roster Lock?

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Nick and Justin start off looking back on Nick Robertson’s performance during the pre-season, if he could be someone that the team might be looking to trade, and how Toronto's fourth line might shake out by opening night (00:08). Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick hops aboard to give his thoughts on how the roster is shaping up ahead of the season, if this year's goaltending situation might be more effective, and the future of both Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe (26:15). Later on, former NHLer Brad May looks into the length of training camp, why modern NHL players don’t need a longer camp, and shares his expectations for Buffalo Sabres this season (01:01:07). To finish off the show, the guys talk about the playoff format, ads on jerseys, and how both of those are directly linked to the league’s bottom line (01:22:36).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 04 2022

1hr 38mins

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We’re Back!

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Nick and Justin open the show looking back on the Leafs’ first round playoff loss to the Lightning, the goaltending situation after the departure of Jack Campbell, and what the expectations are for the tandem of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov (06:16). Next, the guys reflect on how beloved Campbell was in the city, the unwillingness to move any core pieces to change the team dynamic, and the makeup of the current defensive unit (29:06). Later on, Luke Fox joins the show to talk about the vibe around camp, Nick Robertson’s immediate future with the big club and the battle among the forward group (51:28). To wrap things up, Nick and Justin look at how different the Atlantic Division is this season, Toronto's chances to capture the divisional crown, and what to expect from Boston while missing key pieces out of the gates (01:15:28).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 03 2022

1hr 38mins

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Season One Finale! Biggest Stories + Off-Season Crystal Ball

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Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Producer Sammy wrap up season one with a pair of new signings in Leaf Land, Victor Mete & Jordie Benn, if the two additions will impact Rasmus Sandin's roster spot, and look ahead to what's next for Justin Holl. From the Jack Campbell saga to Auston Matthews' Hart Trophy campaign, the fellas make their picks for the biggest stories and surprises from the Leafs' season and around the league (16:21). To cap off the year, Nick, Justin and Sam consult the crystal ball to predict what's still to come in Toronto and extend their thanks to all those part of the first season of Real Kyper and Bourne (41:10)!

Thank you all for listening - see you next season!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 15 2022

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