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On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair

On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair

By Alex Blair
Get up to speed on the week in Vancouver sports in under 2 hours. The Athletic's Israel Fehr @israelfehr and former Hockey Night in Canada Feature Producer Alex Blair @thealexblair break down the big topics, answer the important questions and interview compelling guests from across the sporting and media landscape.
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June 7th - Canucks, Leafs, Scheifele and Gillis

On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair

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The White Whale - Mike Gillis Interview
Former Canucks President and GM Mike Gillis joins On Air's Alex Blair  - Lookback at the highs and lows of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Deciding to become a GM and the philosophy of communication and maximizing performance. - Impact and evolution of sports science in hockey - Canucks desire to return the franchise to "10 years ago" - Integrating Daniel and Henrik Sedin into management - Drafting and managing the media - Why he hasn't returned to hockey....yet? - Would he consider a return to the Canucks?
01:00:20
June 7, 2021
June 7th - Canucks, Leafs, Scheifele and Gillis
June 7th Episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair Izzy is off this week Quick Canucks thoughts -Likely return of assistant coaches -Positive comments from GM JB on return of Ian Clark -Do you want the Sedins "mentoring" this management group? -Likely 4-5 more years of flat cap - what that could mean for Pettersson and Hughes and other RFA extensions The Maple Leafs collapse vs Montreal -This is not on Shanahan or Dubas. This is on the players and they have to own it. The roster was talented, balanced and deep. The players just underperformed. Mark Scheifele hit Too often players egregiously cross the line - this was not one of those times. The result was bad but Mark Scheifele didn't do that much wrong based on the rules. The NHL has to take accountability for their vague rules so the players know where the line is and what is and isn't allowed in the game. Is Morgan Reilly joining Seth Jones on the potential trade block? Avs/Golden Knights - Hockey at it's finest. 32:30 - Former Canucks President and GM Mike Gillis  - Lookback at the highs and lows of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Deciding to become a GM and the philosophy of communication and maximizing performance. - Impact and evolution of sports science in hockey - Canucks desire to return the franchise to "10 years ago" - Integrating Daniel and Henrik Sedin into management - Drafting and managing the media - Why he hasn't returned to hockey....yet? - Would he consider a return to the Canucks?
01:32:15
June 7, 2021
May 21 - End of a Wild Week in Vancouver.
May 21st Episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair The 650 thing Travis Green gets extended at the 11th hour. Why he resigned for less than he wanted. Jim Benning doing what he can to try and help shape/change the narrative. Words are PR. Actions are what matters. What we learned from the season ending media conference. Biggest questions for Canucks heading into the offseason..  Why its so weird there is no discussion about Brad Treliving in Calgary John Tavares and the Leafs situation NHL Playoffs Corey Connors and the PGA Championship.
01:19:58
May 21, 2021
May 15th: Patrick Johnston of Vancouver Province
Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province joins Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the potential changes coming to the Vancouver Canucks organization.  Why the Aquilini family suddenly feels like major changes are necessary. Who is involved in the discussion? Who may be under consideration? How much the Canucks brand has been negatively impacted on the past decade. 
46:11
May 15, 2021
May 15 - Aquilinis huddled in a bunker. What's the future of the Canucks organization?
May 15th episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair Change is happening at Canucks Sports and Entertainment. What we know; The Aquilinis are huddling (hopefully in a bunker) and discussing the future of the Canucks organization and management. Change is going to happen. Who is likely gone and how far reaching will it go? Israel and Alex explain what they know, what they believe is happening and what needs to happen for a successful attempt at reinstilling fan confidence.   NHL playoffs start tonight. A preview of the matchups and predictions on each series. 45:00 - Patrick Johnston from the Vancouver Province joins to discuss what he is hearing about changes within the Canucks and discussing possible candidates for a new look Canucks management. In their weekly media spotlight; Alex highlights "15 Years, 3 Stanley Cups and Brotherhood: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin’s Powerful, Quiet Relationship” - The Athletic by Josh Yohe and Rob Rossi. A thoroughly reported piece of feature writing on the relationship between Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin Israel highlights Michael Wilbon's honouring at the Basketball Hall of Fame and the terrific Origins Podcast episode about ESPN's Pardon the Interruption.
01:52:51
May 15, 2021
May 8th - Daniel Wagner from Pass it to Bulis Interview
Daniel Wagner - Co-founder and author of the Pass it to Bulis Blog on Vancouver is Awesome joins Israel and Alex to dissect the Canucks 20-21 campaign, discuss the key decisions ahead for the franchise and share his journey into sports media and how he started started and built one of the most successful hockey blogs in Canada.
59:50
May 8, 2021
May 8 - The Canucks 20-21 Season - What happened and how can they fix it? The Canucks biggest questions with Daniel Wagner
May 8th episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair With Canucks sitting 24th with 8 games remaining - The importance of a top-10 draft pick this year. Travis Green's 2 year offer from Canucks How best to rebuild Vancouver's defence. Why Elias Pettersson may return for the final few games of the season. Was moving the Canucks AHL team to Abbotsford a good idea???? The NHL self created yes with Tom Wilson and why it lead to the Rangers decision to fire Jeff Gorton and John Davidson. The NHL on TNT and ESPN. Why Chris Pronger is a name that could likely jump to TV. @49:49 The co-founder and author of the Pass it Bulis Blog on Vancouverisawesome.com Daniel Wagner joins the show to discuss the Canucks 20-21 season and how he started one of the most popular hockey blogs in Canada.  In our weekly media spotlight:  Alex spotlights "Ticking Clock - Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes" a book authored by longtime 60 minutes producer Ira Rosen on life inside one of the most popular and successful television shows in US history.  Israel spotlights an Athletic feature on the evolution and connection between south London neighbourhoods and the north London Premier League team Arsenal. "A north London heart with players still nourishing its south London soul" by Art de Roche, The Athletic
02:19:17
May 8, 2021
May 1 - Former TEAM 1040 Host David Pratt OnAir
Longtime Vancouver sports broadcaster David Pratt joins the show to give his thoughts on the Canucks season and why he feels Travis Green won't be back behind the bench for the Canucks next season.  Also a look at the evolving CFL XFL situation and David's insight's into the end of 1040 and the drastic and sudden changes across sports media in Vancouver and across Canada. 
43:15
May 1, 2021
May 1 - Virtanen Accusation Breaks and Former Team 1040's David Pratt joins the show
On this episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair News is breaking that Jake Virtanen is being accused of sexual misconduct. The Canucks announce Virtanen is going on indefinite leave from the the club investigates the report and accusations. After 3 loses in 4 games vs Ottawa - Israel and Alex discuss the decisions that are now the focus for the Canucks including the latest information on the contract offer presented to head coach Travis Green this week. Why the outrage over Edler/Simmonds was a classic case of Vancouver hypocrisy.   Former TEAM 1040 Radio Host David Pratt joins the show to discuss why he thinks the Canucks and Travis Green are headed for a split and David gives his thoughts on the changing media landscape since he left 1040 in 2019. In their weekly Media Spotlight Alex highlights broadcaster Jim Gray's book "Talking to GOATS". Israel focuses on the Mike and Kyle Shanahan feature story written by ESPN's Seth Wickhersham.
01:58:54
May 1, 2021
Apr 24 - How Fans Brought Owners to their Knees in the World's Biggest Sport.
On this episode of On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair The European Super League Collapse- How the collective supporters changed the course of the worlds biggest sport and reminded sports owners globally, the power of the fan. Have the Canucks ever had such a promising collection of talent on the ice? While at the same time never having had this much disfunction off it. This weeks fan uprising is a reminder that if you are not happy with the decisions being made by the team/ownership of the club you like, voice your displeasure by closing your wallet. A look at two of the heavy favourites for NHL awards - Connor McDavid and Kirill Kaprizov. In our weekly media content spotlights - Israel recommends the 2018 book "The Club" by Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg on the creation and formation of the English Premiership. Alex looks back at one of his favourite documentaries - Free Solo directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
01:24:09
April 24, 2021
Apr 17 - The ramifications of Canucks COVID-19 and how it was handled
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss how cracks between Canucks players and management/ownership amidst the COVID-19 outbreak have become clear and what impact that could have on the organization. What to look forward to over the last 19 games of the NHL season.  A review of the NHL trade deadline. Israel discusses Vlad Guerrero Jr's hot start for the Toronto Blue Jays Israel can't believe Alex has never seen any of the Godfather movies. Weekly spotlight looks at Sidney Lumet's book "Making Movies" and strong reporting done this week by The Athletic's Thomas Drance. 
01:13:13
April 17, 2021
Matt Sekeres on the sudden end at 1040 and deciding on digital with Blake Price
The Voice of Record in Vancouver sports radio, Matt Sekeres joins the show to detail how he found out about the end of TSN 1040, his recollections of February 9, 2021, and how he and Blake Price decided on going digital for their new venture. Matt also reacts to the recent signings of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko and explains why the next few months are critical for the VANCOUVER CANUCKS.
45:57
April 10, 2021
Episode 31: The Boys are Back and Matt Sekeres joins the Show
On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair returns after a week away with their first digital only episode. Explanation about the show going digital only for the spring/summer Reaction to the signings of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko Look ahead to NHL Trade Deadline and most exciting possible NHL Playoff matchups Matt Sekeres joins the show to talk about the end of 1040, the decision to bet on himself with his new venture and why the next few months are critical for the Canucks organization.
02:03:54
April 10, 2021
Episode 30: Trade targets for the Canucks
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Harman Dayal. 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.
01:35:33
March 27, 2021
Harman Dayal on Canucks potential trade targets and values
Harman Dayal joins On Air to talk about the Canucks potential trade targets ahead of the upcoming deadline and breaks down what they may get back in return. 
19:03
March 27, 2021
Episode 29: Accents and Umlauts
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Larry Olmsted (00:52). 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 of any affiliates.
01:33:50
March 20, 2021
Larry Olmsted on his book "FANS: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding"
Larry Olmsted joined On Air to talk about his experiences being a fan of professional sports and the impact it's had on his life. 
18:47
March 20, 2021
Episode 28: NHL's big deal
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by John Shannon (00:29). 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.
01:34:34
March 13, 2021
John Shannon on Darryl Sutter and the Flames, the Canucks and Strombo on HNIC.
John Shannon joined On Air to talk about Darryl Sutter's impact in Calgary, the Canucks management situation and what it was like on the Hockey Night in Canada set with George Stroumboulopoulos.
17:04
March 13, 2021
Episode 27: Sutter makes waves in Calgary
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Irfaan Gaffar (00:51). 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.
01:34:21
March 6, 2021
Irfaan Gaffar on Benning's comments, re-signing Hughes and Pettersson and Canucks season thus far.
Irfaan Gaffar joined On Air to discuss the recent comments by Canucks GM Jim Benning, scenarios in re-signing Hughes and Pettersson and how things have gone for the Canucks so far this season.
20:32
March 6, 2021
Episode 26: Tough week in Calgary and Vancouver
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Iain MacIntyre (00:28) and Daniel Wagner (00:50). 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.
01:35:07
February 27, 2021
Daniel Wagner on Canucks compared to the 2017-18 Oilers and the North Division.
Daniel Wagner joined On Air to break down the recent struggles of the Canucks and Flames and likening this Canucks team to the 2017-2018 Oilers team.
17:14
February 27, 2021
Iain MacIntyre on Canucks recent struggles.
Iain MacIntyre joined On Air to talk about the Canucks struggles as of late and what’s next for the team.
18:18
February 27, 2021
John Shannon on NHL outdoor game postponement, Crosby and the Flames.
John Shannon joined On Air to discuss the problems with the outdoor game at Lake Tahoe, Sidney Crosby playing his 1000th game and the Flames struggling as of late. 
19:00
February 20, 2021
Arden Zwelling on the Blue Jays chances this season and the latest signings around MLB.
Arden Zwelling joined On Air to discuss what this season will look like for the Blue Jays, their postseason chances and the latest signings around MLB. 
19:06
February 20, 2021
Episode 25: Trouble with the Flames
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Arden Zwelling (00:29) and John Shannon (00:50). The views 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. 
01:34:24
February 20, 2021
Episode 24: Vancouver loses both on and off the ice
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Scott Burnside (00:28). 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.
01:34:19
February 13, 2021
Scott Burnside on Burke being hired in Pittsburgh and what’s next for the Pens
Scott Burnside joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the Penguins hiring Brian Burke and Mike Gillis potentially being re-hired in Vancouver.
17:17
February 13, 2021
Episode 23: SuperBowl weeknd
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Jonas Siegel and Arash Madani. 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.
01:33:37
February 6, 2021
Arash Madani on Brady vs. Mahomes and covering SuperBowl's over the years
Arash Madani joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the SuperBowl matchup between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and his experiences covering the big game across the years.
17:15
February 6, 2021
Jonas Siegel on teams in the North division
Jonas Siegel joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the North Division and all things NHL.
15:19
February 6, 2021
Episode 22: NWHL takes the lede
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Cassie Campbell-Pascall (00:28) and Jeff Benedict (00:51). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
01:34:02
January 30, 2021
Jeff Benedict on Tom Brady and Tiger Woods
Author of "Tiger Woods" and "The Dynasty", Jeff Benedict joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about Tom Brady making it to another Super Bowl and the Tiger Woods documentary.
20:27
January 30, 2021
Cassie Campbell-Pascall on the Flames, Canucks and NWHL
Hockey Night in Canada host and former Olympian Cassie Campbell-Pascall joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the Flames, Canucks and the NWHL.
17:19
January 30, 2021
Episode 21: Columbus and Winnipeg swap Dubois for Laine
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Sportsnet's Dan Murphy and Stephen Brunt.
01:31:38
January 26, 2021
Stephen Brunt on the Blue Jays signing George Springer
Sportsnet's Stephen Brunt joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays signing George Springer to a six year, $150 million dollar deal.
18:36
January 26, 2021
Dan Murphy on the Canucks and the Dubois/Laine trade
Sportsnet's Dan Murphy joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the Canucks season and the blockbuster trade between Columbus and Winnipeg.
16:14
January 26, 2021
Richard Deitsch on the challenges facing sports broadcasters in a pandemic
Richard Deitsch of The Athletic and Sportsnet 590 The Fan joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the challenges facing broadcasters and media stations trying to broadcast sports as normal as possible in a pandemic.
19:59
January 17, 2021
Satiar Shah on the Canucks, Maple Leafs, and the North Division
Sportsnet 650's Satiar Shah joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the latest from around the Canucks and their first two games of the season leading into Calgary. They also talks about the Maple Leafs and what really changed for them over the offseason.
20:40
January 17, 2021
Episode 20: NHL season is underway
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest in the world of sports and are joined by Richard Deitsch of The Athletic and Sportsnet 590 and Satiar Shah of Sportsnet 650.
01:33:03
January 17, 2021
Episode 19: Gearing up for the NHL season
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest from around the world of sports. They are joined by Kyle Bukauskas with Sportsnet and Harman Dayal of The Athletic.
01:33:35
January 9, 2021
Harman Dayal on Nils Hoglander: 'His development will be such an interesting process'
Harman Dayal of The Athletic joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss Canucks training camp and how much Nils Hoglander has stood out to this point. They also talk about the rest of the squad ahead of the regular season starting in just a few days.
20:10
January 9, 2021
Kyle Bukauskas previews the Canadian Division in 2021
Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to preview the North Division in the NHL and what team may end up on top. They also discuss the moves teams across Canada have made throughout the offseason, including the Montreal Canadiens.
17:01
January 9, 2021
Episode 18: Year in Review
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest news from the NHL and around the sports world. They also touch on some of their top sports stories of 2020.
01:35:07
December 19, 2020
Episode 17: The Future of Masai in Toronto
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest, including the NHL's return to play rumours and what the upcoming season could look like. They are joined by Sportsnet's Michael Grange to talk about the Raptors and the future of Masai Ujiri.
01:35:18
December 12, 2020
Michael Grange on Masai Ujiri's future: 'This is a pivotal moment for the Raptors'
Sportsnet's Michael Grange joined Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the latest from around the NBA including giving a preview on what we can expect to see from the Toronto Raptors this season. They also discuss Masai Ujiri's impact on the Raptors and what he's done to turn around the franchise.
18:36
December 12, 2020
Episode 16: An Extended Conversation with Jeff Vinnick
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest headlines from around the world of sports. They are then joined by Jeff Vinnick as he shares what it's been like to cover the Vancouver Canucks and other major sporting events as a professional photographer.
01:37:58
December 5, 2020
Episode 15: World Junior Prep
Israel and Alex discuss the week’s headlines and take a look ahead to the World Juniors and potential NHL season. They are joined by Scott Wheeler of The Athletic and Professional Trainer Andy O'Brien.
01:35:15
November 28, 2020
Andy O'Brien on how athletes are staying in shape during the Pandemic
Professional Trainer Andy O'Brien joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss how athletes, including top NHL stars, are staying in shape during the pandemic when they have to work from home. Additionally, they speak about the challenges athletes face during a regular season.
18:36
November 28, 2020
Scott Wheeler on Top prospects ahead of the World Juniors
The Athletic's Scott Wheeler joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the latest on prospects ahead of the World Juniors in Edmonton next month. Wheeler also describes what the Juniors may look like this year and how the pandemic is influencing that.
16:51
November 28, 2020
Episode 14: The Calgary Debut
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest around the World of sports including the NHL's plans to begin next season and what that means for Canadian teams. They are joined by former NHLer Rick Vaive and Sportsnet 960's Pat Steinberg.
01:35:25
November 21, 2020
Pat Steinberg: 'There's still a real desire on both sides to figure out the NHL season'
Sportsnet 960's Pat Steinberg joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the NHL's plans to start the season and what's causing the holdups from the NHL and NHLPA. They also talk about the potential All-Canadian Division and what that means for the Canucks and Flames.
21:16
November 21, 2020
Rick Vaive on his NHL Career and New Book 'Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and Life'
Former NHLer and Author of "Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and Life" Rick Vaive joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss his career, including his short time with the Vancouver Canucks after being drafted by the team. Vaive also weighs in on the evolution of the game and what's changed in the NHL since he's been in the league.
18:17
November 21, 2020
Episode 13: Kim Ng hiring and Saturday at The Masters
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair are joined by Jon Morosi to discuss the hiring of Kim Ng as GM of the Miami Marlins and chat with Adam Stanley about the weekend at The Masters.
01:32:57
November 18, 2020
Jon Morosi talks Marlins hiring of Kim Ng as GM
Jon Morosi joins Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss Kim Ng being named general manager of the Miami Marlins.
19:18
November 18, 2020
Adam Stanley talks Saturday at The Masters
Adam Stanley joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the leaderboard on Saturday at The Masters. They also discuss Canadians still in the field and the expectations on Bryson Dechambeau going into the tournament.
13:46
November 18, 2020
Episode 12: Remembering the Grizzlies
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the anniversaries of the week as they remember the Vancouver Grizzlies and Pavel Bure. They are joined by former Vancouver Canucks and Grizzlies owner Arthur Griffiths and former Canucks Social Media Manager Derek Jory.
01:34:39
November 7, 2020
Derek Jory on the growth of social media with the Canucks and the NHL
Former Vancouver Canucks Social Media manager Derek Jory joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss his time with the team and some of the best memories covering the Canucks. They also discuss some of the better personalities that have come through the Canucks organization.
21:06
November 7, 2020
Arthur Griffiths on Pavel Bure's impact and the Vancouver Grizzlies
Former Vancouver Canucks and Grizzlies Owner Arthur Griffiths joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss his time with the Canucks, including the debut of Pavel Bure. They also discuss the Vancouver Grizzlies and the team's history in the city.
21:07
November 7, 2020
Episode 11: Trick or Treat
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss headlines from another busy week in the world of sports. They are joined by Sportsnet's Arash Madani to talk MLB and CFL, while College Hockey writer Brad Elliott Schlossman talks about the Mitchell Miller story.
01:32:29
October 31, 2020
Brad Elliott Schlossman on the Mitchell Miller story
College Hockey Writer Brad Elliott Schlossman joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the latest with the Mitchell Miller story after a week that saw the Arizona Coyotes renounce his rights and the University of North Dakota removing him from the program.
12:05
October 31, 2020
Arash Madani on Justin Turner: 'The Business of the Game Took Priority'
Sportsnet's Arash Madani joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the World Series win for the Dodgers and what led to Justin Turner returning despite his positive COVID test. They also discuss the fallout in the Rays locker room and what that team will look like next season.
20:18
October 31, 2020
Episode 10: The Virtanen Saga Continues
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss another busy week in sports, including Jake Virtanen signing an extension with the Canucks. They are joined by The Athletic's Lisa Dillman and Sean Fitzgerald, along with Sportsnet 650's Bik Nizzar.
01:33:28
October 24, 2020
Bik Nizzar on the Canucks offseason and the Seahawks season
Sportsnet 650's Bik Nizzar joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss the moves the Canucks have made this offseason and what the team may look like heading into next year. They also discuss the Seattle Seahawks and their season to this point.
22:09
October 24, 2020
Lisa Dillman and Sean Fitzgerald on why so few women work in sports radio
The Athletic's Lisa Dillman and Sean Fitzgerald joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss their recent article on The Athletic outlining the issues and challenges facing women in sports radio and how the industry can change.
19:06
October 24, 2020
Episode 9: Canucks Shore Up the Defense
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair  continue to discuss the NHL offseason and what has happened in the last week for the Canucks. They are joined by former Canucks General Manager and current Sportsnet analyst Brian Burke to discuss his new book 'Burke's Law'.
01:32:28
October 17, 2020
Brian Burke on 'Burke's Law' and his history with the Canucks
Former NHL GM and current Sportsnet Analyst Brian Burke joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to speak about his new book 'Burke's Law' and what went into creating the book. They also discuss the NHL offseason and some of the moves teams have made to this point.
19:39
October 17, 2020
Episode 8: Canucks Practice Patience
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair bring you another edition of On Air as they discuss the first couple days of free agency in the NHL and what the Canucks have gained and lost to this point. They are joined by former Canuck Chris Tanev and Sportsnet 650's Satiar Shah.
01:32:54
October 10, 2020
Satiar Shah on how the Canucks can approach Free Agency
Sportsnet 650's Satiar Shah joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss what the Canucks have lost thus far in free agency and how the team can fill those holes moving forward. Additionally, they talk about what trade options are out there around the league for the Canucks to target.
17:33
October 10, 2020
Chris Tanev: 'I felt like I could potentially be a Canuck for the rest of my life'
Former Canuck Chris Tanev joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss his decision to head to Calgary to join the Flames. Tanev talks about playing with Quinn Hughes, his best memories in Vancouver, and what he expects from his new teammates in Calgary.
10:09
October 10, 2020
Episode 7: The NHL Draft Approaches
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest from around the world of sports, including the Canucks continued pursuit of Oliver Ekman-Larsson. They are joined by The Athletic's Craig Cutance to discuss what player movement will look like in the NHL during a pandemic, while Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino previews the NHL Draft.
01:32:35
October 3, 2020
Sam Cosentino previews the 2020 NHL Draft
Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about the upcoming NHL Draft and what players could be rising and falling just days away. They also discuss some of the higher rated prospects and the connection to certain teams.
15:18
October 3, 2020
Craig Custance on the dynamics of player movement in the NHL
The Athletic's Craig Custance joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about the potential of player movement from around the NHL and how the pandemic has impacted the prices on players. They also discuss the Canucks fending free agents - including Jacob Markstrom. Additionally, they touch on the potential of an OEL trade.
20:55
October 3, 2020
Episode 6: Blue Jays Postseason Prep
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair discuss the latest from around the NHL, NBA, MLB and more after a busy week in the world of sports. They are joined by The Athletic's Scott Wheeler to preview the NHL Draft, while The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath talks Blue Jays.
01:32:58
September 26, 2020
Kaitlyn McGrath: The Blue Jays are 'making the best of the situation' in 2020
The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about covering the Blue Jays in 2020 and the challenges that presents. McGrath also discusses some of the stand out players for the Jays throughout the season and how many big injuries the team has had to overcome. Additionally, they talk about the Jays chances in the postseason this year.
13:57
September 26, 2020
Scott Wheeler on the 2020 NHL Draft's top prospects
The Athletic's Scott Wheeler joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about the NHL Draft coming up and his top 100 list. They also discuss comparisons for the top prospects in the draft including consensus number 1 Alexis Lafreniere. Scott also provides an update on some of the Canucks prospects.
20:59
September 26, 2020
PGA Round Table with Adam Stanley and Jason Sobel
PGA Writers Adam Stanley and Jason Sobel joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about the U.S. Open underway at Winged Foot and the challenge that presents golfers. Additionally, they discuss Canadian Golf and who could be on the rise on the tour.
16:26
September 19, 2020
Chris Johnston: 'I don't think there's a front office with more balls in the air than the Canucks'
Sportsnet's Chris Johnston joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to discuss game one of the Stanley Cup Final and what each team needs to do to succeed. CJ also discusses the Canucks' offseason and what the team needs to address primarily before free agency.
17:10
September 19, 2020
Episode 5: Winged Foot Woes
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair bring you another edition of On Air as they discuss the Stanley Cup Final dropping the puck and the US Open at Winged Foot. They are joined by Sportsnet's Chris Johnston to talk about the Finals and the Canucks offseason. Later, Adam Stanley and Jason Sobel join for a PGA Round Table.
01:33:55
September 19, 2020
Harman Dayal: 'The series against Vegas is a reminder of how far the Canucks still need to go'
Harman Dayal of The Athletic joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about the Canucks biggest area of need heading into a busy off-season. Dayal also breaks down the Canucks defensive situation and how the team will have to rely on goaltending again next season, which may lead to the team re-signing Markstrom.
18:09
September 12, 2020
Jeff Benedict on 'The Dynasty' and the New England Patriots
Bestselling Author Jeff Benedict joined On Air with Israel Fehr and Alex Blair to talk about his new book "The Dynasty" and the long-lasting success of the New England Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Benedict also discusses the unique relationship that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and what kept them together so long.
21:20
September 12, 2020
Episode 4: Canucks Cap Concerns
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair are On Air as they discuss the issues facing the Vancouver Canucks this off-season, along with other headlines from around the world of sports. Harman Dayal of The Athletic joins the show to talk about the Canucks, and later Author Jeff Benedict talks about the Patriots and his new book "The Dynasty".
01:34:43
September 12, 2020
Episode 3: What's Next for the Canucks?
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair bring you another edition of On Air as they discuss the fall out from Game 7 between Vancouver and Vegas and the hiring of Steve Nash as the new Brooklyn Nets head coach. Guests: Satiar Shah and Marcus Fitzgerald.
01:33:33
September 11, 2020
Episode 2: How the NHL Can Help Grow Diversity in Hockey
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair bring you another edition of On Air as they discuss the NHL efforts to grow diversity in hockey and the main Canucks storylines ahead of Game 3 against Vegas. Guests: Ryan S. Clark, Stephen Brunt and Iain MacIntyre.
01:32:29
September 11, 2020
Episode 1: Exceeding Expectations
Israel Fehr and Alex Blair bring you another edition of On Air as they discuss last night's series win for the Canucks, along with previewing their upcoming series against Vegas. They are joined by Sportsnet's Dan Murphy and Brian Burke.
01:32:09
September 11, 2020