NHL 13 with Doug Gilmour

Steve Dangle
August 28 2012 08:31PM

 

Member of TLN, video blogger, and overall handsome young gentleman (who's clearly writing this) Steve Dangle sits down with Leafs legend Doug Gilmour at an event for the upcoming release of EA Sports' NHL 13. Dougie talks about gaming, the CHLPA, the upcoming (we hope) Winter Classic, his epic cow leggings, and more.

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The Scriv-interview, Part III: Ben Scrivens on lockouts and trucks

Steve Dangle
August 23 2012 06:53AM

It's the offseason, and I was able to get a hold of Ben Scrivens for a lengthy interview and cut into three parts.The first part dealt with Scrivens' 2012 season, the second part dealt with his view of the media in covering the game, and this third and final part deals with Scrivens' as an individual, along with his views on a potential lockout.

What's a goalie's off-season workout regimen like?

This offseason is a little different. It's obviously been shortened due to our lengthy run, but it's not all that different from a player's offseason regimen. We're working out, we're on the same workout routine.

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The Scriv-interview, Part II: Ben Scrivens on the media

Steve Dangle
August 21 2012 08:34PM

 

It's the offseason, and I was able to get a hold of Ben Scrivens for a lengthy interview, cut into three parts. The first part dealt with Scrivens' 2012 season , while this second part deals with expectations and the power of media in shaping opinion about a hockey team.

One thing I remember you saying in a post-game scrum – because you kind of got to see this team at several different levels. I mean the first time you got called up they were doing pretty well, they were in a playoff spot, but at the end of the season when things fell apart, you said something along the lines of you could see or feel a difference in the Leafs' locker room. What do you think was happening, or had already happened, to that team?

I don't know. I mean, you look at any situation, and you could look at two polar opposite situations. You could look at what happened to the Leafs at the end of the season and juxtapose that with what happened to the LA Kings at the end of the season. Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason for the way things play out, you know. Sometimes it's one bad goal, a missed assignment, one post offensively, that causes you to lose a game, and that's the first game of a losing streak that you can never quite pull yourself out of.

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The Scr-interview, Part I - Ben Scrivens on the 2012 season

Steve Dangle
August 21 2012 07:26AM

It's the offseason, and I was able to get a hold of Ben Scrivens for a lengthy interview, cut into three parts. The first part deals with Scrivens' 2012 season, both with the Maple Leafs, and with the Marlies for their Calder Cup run in the spring.

What were your expectations heading into last season?

My expectations were to challenge for a spot with the Leafs right away. I expected myself to come in and have a strong camp and I think I did that. I don't think it was realistic for me to think I was going to make the team, but I did want to force them to have to make a tough decision to send me down, and that's really all I could've done. Then from there, it was just to have a solid, consistent season, put up good numbers, help the team make the playoffs – that was a big thing for me. We didn't make the playoffs the year before, so to play a full season being the guy in net for the Marlies, and to make the playoffs, that was my goal going in.

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Marlies Sign Paul Ranger

Steve Dangle
August 20 2012 09:21PM


A source I trust has confirmed the rumours that former Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Paul Ranger has signed with the Toronto Marlies.

Over the last few days, several reports have come out that Ranger had signed an AHL deal in Toronto. If true, Ranger will be set to play his first professional hockey since his 8 games with Tampa Bay during the 2009-10 season before taking a mysterious leave of absense that left many Lightning fans scratching their heads.

Ranger was a restricted free agent with the Lightning at the time he left the team due to "personal issues."

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