The Steve Dangle Podcast - Jun 30, 2015 - Sweeney Todd

Steve Dangle
June 30 2015 05:21PM

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On this episode, OMG Leafs, FML Bruins, and WTF Kings.

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A Frenzy of Free Agent Articles

Jon Steitzer
June 30 2015 03:30PM

It’s Free Agency Eve and unlike other years we don’t have to worry about getting Clarkson or Komisarek in our stockings. 

Dammit. Anyway, we here at TLN have put together some #content for you over the past couple of months on Free Agency, possible Leafs on the moves via trades, and of course there’s been the Nation Network countdown of the top free agents available. Now is an excellent time to revisit some favourites while praying to Wendel that Matt Beleskey wants to go to a contender.

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #1 Justin Williams

Kent Wilson
June 30 2015 01:00PM

It's an indication of the strength of this particular UFA crop that Justin Williams comes in number 1 on our list. That's not to take anything away from the 33 year old, who has been a high-end winger for years. But his age and the fact that he's only scored in the 40-point range the last two seasons goes to show there isn't a lot of franchise changing players available to sign this summer. 

Despite those concerns, Williams remains a very useful player, in part because his value doesn't merely come from his offense. As one of the few wingers who has proven he can push possession over the years, Williams is a guy who can play up and down the line-up and provide quality minutes to whoever inks him.

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Your Pre-Free Agency Kessel Speculation Roundup

Jon Steitzer
June 30 2015 12:32PM

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Kessel trade rumours are a dead horse that keeps on getting beaten. A Kessel trade would be the most important transaction of the summer. As much as I’d love the topic to go away, the second sentence is as equally true as the first, and the day before free agency opens and the entire league shifts into transaction mode, it’s worth touching on potential developments that matter regarding Phillip J. Kessel.

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Anthony Noreen Hired as Orlando Solar Bears Head Coach

Justin Fisher
June 30 2015 12:06PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs organization have made another coaching hire, but just maybe not quite as big as the Mike Babcock one. 

Former USHL bench boss Anthony Noreen has been named the new coach of the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears. Noreen had been the head coach of the Youngstown Phantoms since 2011, and won USHL Coach of the Year honours this season after leading the Phantoms to a 40-14-6 record. During his time in Youngstown, Noreen helped develop NHL prospects such as Winnipeg's Kyle Connor, Arizona's Maxim Letunov, and Toronto's very own J.J. Piccinich.

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