Train with Gary Roberts & Steven Stamkos

Steve Dangle
July 19 2013 07:49AM

Gary Roberts.

Usually when you come face-to-face with a glare like that, it means you done goofed, or you play for Ottawa. Now it could be because you’re training with him and Steven Stamkos.

Wait what?!?! Oh, you heard me.

Gary Roberts as in the man-beast who terrorized the league for parts of three decade. Steven Stamkos as in the guy who sniped 60 goals in a season. You could be hanging out with these guys. Well, not really “hanging out,” per se. Allow me to explain…

The offseason is getting shorter and shorter. You can’t just let your fitness go to crap in the summer, because once the season fires up again, you’ll look like a pylon out there.

Enter: the last team standing

The Nike Hockey Facebook experience at www.lastteamstanding.ca lets players create a team with their friends and show how they’re dedicating the summer to training. The page has training videos designed by Gary Roberts, and Toronto’s strength and conditioning coach from 2002-2009, Matt Nichol. Obviously, these two guys know their stuff.

But Steve, what’s in it for me? I’ll tell you, whatever your name is!

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BigBadBoss Presents: James Reimer

Steve Dangle
July 18 2013 09:10PM

 

Something we do on occasion on this website, is comment on the work of others. Cam does a wonderful job with that sort of thing, like with his recent post on the Greg Cronin interview that went viral Thursday morning. This is a little different.

I love making highlight videos and montages. I get to see the work of the incomparable Tim Thompson aka b0undless at CBC, I helped make a few in my brief stint at the NHL Network to close out the 2013 season, and I like to make them for fun, as well.

This is the greatest video I have seen on the Toronto Maple Leafs in a long, long time.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 15, 2013 - KHLvalchuk

Steve Dangle
July 14 2013 09:40PM

 

Hey did you hear Ilya Kovalchuk did a thing? He sure did!

On the new Steve Dangle Podcast, Steve (that's me) and Adam talk about Kovalchuk, Bozak's quotes, Morgan Rielly, and Leo Komarov being my bestie.

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Know a Writer: James Mirtle

Steve Dangle
July 12 2013 10:10AM

Media has never been more accessible. Once an article, video, or sound bite goes online, it is immediately available for the entire world to consume, debate, and scrutinize. The hockey world is no different.

Writers and reporters make a living off of interviewing hockey players and executives. I wanted to switch things up, and interview the reporters instead.

I asked around, and the first volunteer was James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail. Here’s my interview with a man who covers the Leafs’ beat, and is one of the tallest sports writers going.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 9, 2013 - #Floodcast

Steve Dangle
July 09 2013 02:16PM

 

It's a little rain? Steve, Adam, and Chris come together in the middle of the ridiculous Toronto rainstorm to talk about Tyler Seguin's Twitter, the Leafs signings, Luongo playing poker, and some embarrassing stories of their own. 

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