David Pratt - Friday May 18 -Hour 1
7:05 – 7:10
OPEN / THE RANT / SPORTSACTION
THE RANT: Is it any coincidence that the last four Stanley Cup champions are still in the playoffs? According to Dave, the one common denominator between the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and Los Angeles Kings is goaltending. All four winning ‘tenders played an extensive role in their teams’ wins, and when it comes to picking a winner this year, it’ll once again be a big factor.
SportsAction: Pick two teams. They win, you win. The Western Conference semi-final between Chicago and Detroit shifts to Hockeytown, but Dave doesn’t think that’ll slow down the ‘Hawks. He does, however, think home ice will work in favour of the San Jose Sharks when they take on the Kings tomorrow from the Tank.
7:10 – 7:25
DAVE’S OPEN LINE
The lines will be open and Dave has a number of topics he has to get off his chest. First, are the Vancouver Whitecaps turning their season around? When it comes to the NHL coach of the year, is it Ottawa’s Paul MacLean without a shadow of a doubt? And is the final four of the NHL postseason going to feature the last four Stanley Cup champions? Dave will take calls, tweets, and e-mails to hear your thoughts.
7:35 – 8:00
WHITECAPS VS. TIMBERS PREVIEW
Fresh off a favourable tie against the Montreal Impact at the Amway Canadian Championships, the Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping to build off that momentum with a home date against the Portland Timbers. The ‘Caps have never defeated the Timbers, but up until last week they had never won versus the defending champion L.A. Galaxy. Dave talks to Whitecaps FC coach Martin Rennie to preview the important tilt and we’ll hear from Whitecaps midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker at practice.
Interview: Martin Rennie
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Head Coach (@WhitecapsFC)
Posted 5/17/2013 9:00:00 PM