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YEG Sports

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“This is a beauty.” “Jolly good show.” “Great insights and opinions.” “Sam Bennett’s a bust.”Good Canadian boys Ryan Mackney (Unity 1918, ABJ TV, The Project), Ethan Bayduza (this podcast) and various guests come together every Friday to give their takes on Edmonton’s beloved sports teams.

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Kevin F*cking Gravel

June 7th, 2021


Edmonton Elks, Raptors rumours, Stanley Cup Playoffs and more on this week's episode of YEG Sports!


May 29th, 2021


Deconstructing the Oilers' early exit: What happened? Who's to blame? Where do the Oilers go from here?

Just Gravy

May 15th, 2021


The brilliance of Connor McDavid, goaltending controversies, and next steps for the Toronto Raptors on this week's episode of YEG Sports!

Lord of the Boys on the Island

May 10th, 2021


Brad Sonnenberg and Nels Nelson of "Brad & Nels: What's News?" join the show to talk Oilers, NHL Player "Safety" and the brilliance of Connor McDavid. PLUS the worst choke job in sports history.

Voodoo Lounge

May 2nd, 2021


The Oilers' Goaltending Situation, the Blue Jays' Catching Conundrum, and the Battle of Alberta on this week's edition of YEG Sports!

Death to Flying Things

April 23rd, 2021


CFL , WHL, CEBL and NHL News, plus The Jesse Puljujarvi Method for living a fulfilling life.


April 18th, 2021


It's a Saturday Night Edition of YEG Sports! Reviewing the Oilers' Trade Deadline and discussing Oil Kings, Patrick Marleau, the NHLPA, and more!

Deadline Day w/ Brad Sonnenberg

April 9th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan are joined by the co-host of Brad & Nels: What's News?" and Groundhog Month, Brad Sonnenberg, to talk Blue Jays, Oilers, NHL Trade …

Soap Flavoured

April 2nd, 2021


Blue Jays, Oilers, Nathan MacKinnon, Baby Driver, Moneyball, and more on this week's episode of YEG Sports!

Crazy Physics Things

March 26th, 2021


We're talking NBA Trade Deadline, Raptors, NHL Officiating (again/still), and pine tar on this week's episode of YEG Sports! PLUS The Clown Show and YEG Sports Trivia!

What Were We Talking about?

March 19th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan return to talk Oilers, loser points, Tyson Barrie, Raptors, and Dave Tippet. Plus YEG Sports Trivia!

Bear Necessity

March 13th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan are BACK (a day late) to talk Oil Kings, CFL mergers, and why the Oilers should NOT trade Ethan Bear! PLUS YEG Sports Trivia and the …

Players-Only Meeting

March 5th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan discuss the Oilers' slump and where they can go from here. Plus YEG Sports Trivia!

Hope Springs Eternal w/Cam Lewis

February 25th, 2021


Cam Lewis from Blue Jays Nation joins us to talk Oily Boys, Spring Training, and predictions for the 2021 Blue Jays!

Good Canadian Boys Strike Back w/ Nels Nelson

February 19th, 2021


Nels Nelson RETURNS!
- NHL Officiating
- Oilers talk
- Ryan-Nugent Hopkins
- Don Cherry
- Spring Training underway
- YEG Sports Trivia: Edmonton Oilers goaltending

Still Standing

February 12th, 2021


- The G.O.A.T. Debate

- Oilers

- NHL COVID Situation

- EE's New Name Finalists

- What is an Elkhound?

- Ryan tries to name an NL baseball team

- YEG Sports Trivia: Name Changes

Super Sunday w/ Brad Sonnenberg

February 5th, 2021


Brad Sonnenberg joins us to preview the Super Bowl!

EE's hire Jamie Elizondo as Head Coach

EE's sign DE Shawn Lemon

Rogers Place

Ryan and Brad's duet

The Oilers Report

YEG Sports Trivia: YEG Sports History

We're Contenders Now w/Adam Montgomery

January 29th, 2021


- Blue Jays land Marcus Semien, Steven Matz

- Are the Blue Jays done this offseason?

- Scott Milanovich leaves the EE's

- WHL returns Feb. 26th

- Oil Kings deal Alistrov, McLoed

- NHL TV blackouts

- Wayne Gretzky's …

Sports d'YEG

January 22nd, 2021


- Blue Jays land George Springer

- Jays add Kirby Yates, Tyler Chatwood

- Oilers get off to slow start

- Ethan breaks his microphone

- The State of Quebec

- The Clown Show: Rene Fasel

- YEG Sports Trivia: George Springer

Backstage in the Bubble w/ Noah Rishaug

January 15th, 2021


- Noah Rishaug takes us Behind the Scenes at the World Juniors Bubble

- Blue Jays extend Mark Shapiro for five years

- WHL commits to 24-game season

- Oilers kick off their season vs. Vancouver

- Liam Hendriks to the …

Oilers Season Preview w/ Lowetide & Handkerchief Dynasty

January 13th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan are joined by the one-and-only Allan Mitchell as well as The Secret Professor and High Priest of Oilers Magic to break down the 2021 …

Hindsight's 2020...Get it?!

January 8th, 2021


- Recapping the World Juniors

- Team USA's "barrel" 

- Oilers begin Training Camp

- Francisco Lindor to the Mets

- Leave Jesse Puljujarvi alone

- …

World Juniors Gameday: Canada vs. Russia (THE BIG ONE)

January 5th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan break down Canada's 5-0 Semi-Final win over Russia, and preview the Gold Medal matchup vs. Team USA

World Juniors Gameday: Canada vs. Czech Republic

January 4th, 2021


Ethan and Ryan break down Canada's 3-0 win over the Czech Republic and preview their semi-final matchup against Team Russia.

Gaetan's Birthday Bash

January 1st, 2021


- The Return of #PodcastWars?

- Are the World Juniors Broken?

- Oilers extend Bear, sign Koekkoek

- Should we be worried about the Raptors?

- Our …

World Juniors Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Dec. 31, 2020)

January 1st, 2021


Ethan and Ryan break down Canada's 4-1 victory over Team Finland, and preview their Quarter-Final matchup vs. the Czech Republic.

World Juniors Gameday: Canada vs. Switzerland (Dec. 29, 2020)

December 30th, 2020


Ethan and Ryan break down Canada's 10-0 win over Switzerland, and set up the crucial preliminary round finale against Finland.

WJC: Canada vs Switzerland Pre-Game

December 29th, 2020


Ethan and Ryan recap Canada's 3-1 win over Slovakia and preview the upcoming matchup vs. Switzerland.

WJC: Canada vs Germany Pre-Game

December 26th, 2020


Ethan and Ryan are joined by Nels Nelson to break down the 2021 World Juniors, and preview Canada's opening matchup against Team Germany. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the Kirby Dach injury.

Let's Do That Hockey

December 23rd, 2020


- NHL begins Jan. 13

- World Juniors begin Dec. 26

- NBA season underway

- North division predictions

- Ethan and Ryan sing you a Christmas Carol

- …

BONUS EPISODE: Raptors Season Preview

December 22nd, 2020


Ethan and Ryan give their takes on the upcoming Toronto (Tampa?) Raptors season. Storylines, Questions, Predictions and more!

Not Sponsored

December 18th, 2020


- Giannis re-signs with Milwaukee

- Chubba Hubbard declares for the 2021 NFL Draft

- WHL postpones the start of its season

- World Juniors


- Greztky Trade :(

- Christmas songs

-YEG Sports Trivia: Gifts

The Big Bill Dwyer Chronicles

December 11th, 2020


- World Juniors + Advent Calendar Round Two

- NHL: How confident are you that we will get a season?

- Reviewing the TSN Top Five Players lists and …

Jolly Good Show

December 4th, 2020


- World Juniors: Who's in, who's out plus our new WJC Advent Calendar

- Our picks for the Lou Marsh Award

- CFL Draft Lottery

- EE Name Suggestions

- Our thoughts on the new Raptors jersey

- Evander Kane vs. Jake/Logan …

The Tendy-Turtle Theory

November 27th, 2020



- Ethan's new theory about goaltending

- World Juniors Selection Camp

- Dylan Holloway vs. Cole Caufield

- Oilers trolls, the best in the …

BONUS EPISODE: Blue Jays, Raptors Offseason Preview

November 22nd, 2020


The boys break down the upcoming decisions for both the Raptors and Blue Jays, and play a little armchair GM along the way.

Retro Jersey Police w/High Priest of Oilers Magic

November 22nd, 2020


Inspector High Priest, Sergeant Mackney and Corporal Bayduza crack down on the various crimes committed by the NHL's Reverse Retro jerseys.



November 13th, 2020



- Alberta government shuts down recreational sports

- NBA returns Dec. 22!

- Where will the Raptors play?

- Reviewing Reverse Retro Leaks

- Our friend, the mayor of Kansas

- THE CLOWN SHOW: Alex Cora hired by …

Georges La-Rocky

November 5th, 2020


- New Website!

- World Juniors Selection Camp Roster

- Lafreniere vs. Matthews

- Oilers sign Dominik Kahun & re-sign William Lagesson

- The Clown Show ft. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

- MLB …

Ode to Joey

October 30th, 2020


- Remembering Joey Moss 
- Mitchell Miller & the Arizona Coyotes
- World Series, Stealing Home, and "Analytics"
- PLUS YEG Sports Trivia: …

Bear Minimum w/Nels Nelson

October 23rd, 2020



- Our unpopular Oilers opinions

- Prison Hockey

- Breaking down the World Juniors Schedule

- Hockey Canada Rule Changes

- Kris Russell …

Continental Breakfast

October 16th, 2020


This Week:

- NHL Free Agency

- GOAT Debate: MJ vs LeBron

- The Minnesota Wild...again.

- The WHL is BACK!

- What will the next NHL season look like?

- NHL Benefit Packages

- Percy Jackson, the Olympians and the Buffalo …

Pul Party! w/Sean Patrick Ryan

October 9th, 2020


Ethan and Ryan are joined by Draft Analyst/Prospect Guru Sean Patrick Ryan of the Oil Knight Scouting Network to discuss:
- NHL Entry Draft: …

The Pursuit of Knowledge (Part Two)

October 5th, 2020


Part Two of "The Pursuit of Knowledge:" Previewing the offseason for the Edmonton Oilers

- Free Agency

- Trade Targets

- NHL Entry Draft

- Action Hero Buddy Robinson

- YEG Sports Trivia: Edmonton Oilers Defensemen

The Pursuit of Knowledge (Part One)

October 3rd, 2020



- Recapping the Blue Jays' sweep at the hands of the dreaded Tampa Bay Rays

- Reacting to the new Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys

- What …

Who’s Brent?!

September 26th, 2020


This Week: Blue Jays playoff push, catching controversies, Leon Draisaitl cleans up the NHL Awards, and the World Juniors are officially coming back to Edmonton!

Baseball City

September 19th, 2020


Ethan & Ryan discuss the Edmonton baseball drama, the Blue Jays’ disappointing series vs. the Yankees, and Pascal Siakam’s naming to the all-NBA …

RIP Raps

September 12th, 2020


This week Ethan and Ryan deconstruct the Raptors’ Game 7 Loss, reflect on the Blue Jays’ impressive run and review the mass loaning of the Oilers’ farm system.

Tongues Out for Jesse

September 5th, 2020


On the 40th anniversary of the end of the Marathon of Hope, Ethan and Ryan discuss the legacy of Terry Fox plus Raptors, Blue Jays, Jesse Puljujarvi …


August 29th, 2020


This week Ethan and Ryan discuss the boycotts in sports, the Raptors - Celtics series and the Blue Jays as they wrap up the first half.

Good Canadian Boys w/Nels Nelson

August 21st, 2020


Ethan and Ryan are joined by referee extraordinaire Nels Nelson to talk Raptors, Blue Jays, Alphonso Davies and local Return to Play plans!

BONUS EPISODE - Oilers Season Review

August 13th, 2020


Ethan and Ryan discuss all the great plays, games and moments from the 2019-2020 Edmonton Oilers Season.

Two Idiots with a Microphone

August 13th, 2020


On the fourth episode of YEG Sports, Ethan and Ryan deconstruct the Oilers-Blackhawks series, react to the NHL Draft Lottery, and recap the Edmonton Stingers’ Championship Run.

Mathematically Toast

August 6th, 2020


This week on YEG Sports, Ethan and Ryan recap the heartbreaking loss to Chicago, preview Game 4 and check in on the Toronto Raptors.

The Clown Show

July 31st, 2020


On Episode 2 of YEG Sports, Ethan and Ryan discuss the upcoming NHL Play-In Series, news from Major League Baseball, and the Edmonton Stingers’ Summer Series.

What’s a Kraken with You?

July 24th, 2020


Hosts Ryan Mackney and Ethan Bayduza discuss the name of the newest NHL Franchise, the upcoming Blue Jays season, and the finalists for the NHL Awards. Intro Music: …

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