NHL 15: Review & Motion Capture

Steve Dangle
September 09 2014 08:25AM

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The curious case of NHL 15.

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TLN TOP TWENTY LEAFS PROSPECTS: #5 PETTER GRANBERG

Steven Tzemis
September 09 2014 07:00AM

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Coming in at number five on our list defenceman Petter Granberg, who jumped a massive eight spots from our midterm rankings done back in January.

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Robidas feeling fine, but still not cleared for contact

Ryan Fancey
September 08 2014 12:35PM

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Over the past week there have been some concerns over the Leafs' newly acquired blue-liner, Stephane Robidas, and the extent of his 2013-14 season-ending injury. Robidas broke his right leg in November, then again in April, and his road to recovery has been, as one would expect, a tough one. But perhaps we didn't realize just how tough it was until a few days ago, when news arose that he had yet to be cleared for contact with the Leafs, and had even contemplated retirement after the second incident.

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The Punk Test: The Big Bad Bruins Run Amok

Steve Dangle
September 08 2014 09:16AM

This may be the written blog I’m most proud of. It was originally posted on RealSports.ca in mid-November of 2011, but it got deleted. Then I posted it on SteveDangle.com in January of 2013 but I just recently deleted that site, too. For those who missed it and those who want to revisit it, here is "The Punk Test" once again.

I first heard of the punk test in a clip of Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show. Comedian Patrice O’Neal, a regular guest of the show (who sadly passed away only weeks after this was written), told a story of a time he was robbed as a teenager, a terrifying incident he now looks back on and laughs about. Before the robbery could take place, Patrice says his attacker gave him the “punk test.”

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TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects: #6 Connor Brown

Justin Fisher
September 08 2014 06:36AM

For the first time since drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Connor Brown has been unanimously recognized as a top ten prospect by the TLN staff. A skilled yet undersized winger, Brown showed steady improvement up until last season, when he broke out and dominated the Ontario Hockey League. In 68 games with the Erie Otters last season, Brown scored 45 goals and led the OHL (and CHL) with 128 points. For his efforts, Brown was named the league's Most Valuable Player. 

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