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 cover Canada’s most beloved game.

Recent Episodes
Dec. 6: Trading Taylor Hall, The Leafs Under Keefe, And Putting The ‘D’ in Dallas
Dec 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019
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 swing through St. Louis and Western Canada.

To close things out, Sean Shapiro joins the show to explain how the Dallas Stars went from looking dead in the water just three weeks into the season to playing like the Stanley Cup contender many people pegged them to be.

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This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Ryan Dixon and Luke Fox.

Audio Credits: KTCK-AM and Sportsnet 650.

Tape to Tape is also on YouTube. This week, our video producers are Drew Livingstone and Mike Tassone. Check out the episode here.

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.

Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 29: There’s More To Akim Aliu Than You Might Know

Akim Aliu is best known for two things: accusing Bill Peters of using racial epithets and being at the centre of an OHL hazing controversy nearly 15 years ago. Ryan and Justin Bourne talk to Gare Joyce, who’s known Aliu since the latter was a teenager. He shares some pertinent details of Aliu’s life and offers his impressions of the man learned over the course of their years-long relationship.

Read Gare’s Big Read from February on Aliu here.

Ryan and Justin then discuss the new-look Maple Leafs and speak with Wayne Scanlan about the sneaky-competitive Ottawa Senators. 

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Ryan Dixon and Justin Bourne. 

Tape To Tape is also on YouTube, watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Drew Livingstone.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet

Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM 1500 Sport, built exclusively for Canadians.

Sign up for the Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool, presented by RAM, at Sportsnet.ca/RAM for your chance to win $1,000 weekly cash prizes and the grand prize of a Canadian exclusive 2020 RAM 1500 Sport.

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.

Nov 22, 2019
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 running the show.

Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM 1500 Sport, built exclusively for Canadians.

Make sure to sign up for the Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool, presented by RAM, at Sportsnet.ca/RAM for your chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes and a 2020 RAM 1500 Sport.

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Rory Boylen and Ryan Dixon.

Tape to Tape is also on YouTube. Watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Anthony “TC” Caminiti.

Audio Credits: 690 News, CityNews, Global TV and Sportsnet 590 The FAN. 

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.

Nov 15, 2019
Nov. 15: Canadian team MVPs at the quarter mark

With 25 per-cent of the season in the books, Ryan and Rory debate the NHL's MVP so far. Then they go team-by-Canadian-team to discuss their best players through six weeks of hockey.

Sportlogiq's Andrew Berkshire joins the show to take a hard-numbers look at a few topics, including the notion of the Maple Leafs trading William Nylander and whether the Jets should keep Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler apart.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Ryan Dixon and Rory Boylen.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

Tape to Tape is also on YouTube. Watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Drew Livingstone.

Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM 1500 Sport, built exclusively for Canadians. Make sure to sign up for the Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool, presented by RAM, at Sportsnet.ca/RAM for your chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes and a 2020 RAM 1500 Sport.

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.

Nov 8, 2019
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 best Canadian team out of the gate, the Vancouver Canucks.

Tape to Tape is powered by the RAM 1500 Sport, built exclusively for Canadians. Make sure to sign up for the Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool, presented by RAM, at Sportsnet.ca/RAM for your chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes and a 2020 RAM 1500 Sport.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Rory Boylen and Ryan Dixon.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet 650. 

Tape to Tape is also on YouTube. Watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Drew Livingstone.

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.