September 18 2012 12:13PM
September 17 2012 11:36AM
Why didn't Francois Allaire do interviews all the time?
Very often in sports reporting, people give vague answers to questions. The quotes are nice to have because of the name attached to them, and they're great for filling up pages, but that doesn't mean they always add actual value or substance to the story. For that very reason, Francois Allaire's quotes from Michael Trakos' peice in the National Post are a bit jarring.
"To be honest, I don't think the Leafs need a goalie coach. I think they have enough of them. They have two or three guys who were making decisions with the goalies. In the NHL, that's not the way it works. If that's the way they want to operate, then I'm not there."
That cool breeze you just felt was the breath of fresh air that, that quote was. There's just something about being blunt and up front that I love. They don't even need a goalie coach?
September 05 2012 08:49PM
The great thing about covering hockey for a living is sometimes you get to play videogames for a living, too!
I sit down and play NHL 13 with the producer of game, Sean "Rammer" Ramjagsingh - who is 6'11", by the way. Have the Leafs found their new number one centre?!?!
Anyway, Rammer explains a lot of the game's new features, shows some great, new in-game footage, and I score two goals on him, including a goal on the Flyers by James van Riemsdyk. That made me really happy. Enjoy!
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.
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.