The Steve Dangle Podcast - Aug 16, 2016 - Where's Adam & Steve?

Steve Dangle
August 17 2016 07:00AM

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On this episode, WHL Draft names, Mark Madden, Mike Francesa, FAXING, and Jesse reveals a Podcast secret.

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Maple Leafs expected to hire Spokane GM Tim Speltz

Jeff Veillette
August 16 2016 01:44PM

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If done properly, "wisdom of the crowds" is perhaps the best way to go about decision making in professional sports management. The Leafs, with their endless supply of respected minds, have taken this approach to heart in recent years and appear to have stretched it even further today by hiring Tim Speltz as the Director of Western Area Scouting.

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Leafs will make their pitch to Vesey today

Ryan Fancey
August 16 2016 09:20AM

Surprising absolutely no one, the Leafs are set to meet with Jimmy Vesey today - the first official day of his free agency. They obviously won't be the only team doing so, and a couple being mentioned today are ones we haven't even heard rumoured to this point.

Vesey Watch is under way. 

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TLN Top Prospects 2016: #14 Carl Grundstrom

Ryan Fancey
August 16 2016 08:10AM

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For all the questions and criticism the Leafs received for this summer's draft, one pick that was almost uniformly met with positivity was Carl Grundstrom.

With the pick they received from Washington in the Winnik deal, Toronto looked to their Euro scouts, perhaps more specifically Thommie Bergman, who's unearthed some valuable prospects from the Tre Konor over the years.

Grundstrom comes by way of Sweden's top tier men's league - where he's played the last two years - and that makes him particularly intriguing (and perhaps a little hard to read) compared to some of the other mid-pack prospects on our list. Based on the votes, the TLN group is relatively high on him. 

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Jimmy Vesey is not the selfish one in this situation

Jeff Veillette
August 15 2016 05:45PM

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Today is the day that the Jimmy Vesey saga ends. Or, rather, it was the day, until we realized that circling a calendar only does so much. As it turns out, today actually represents the dying hours of the Buffalo Sabres' pitch-exclusivity, as the 23-year-old becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent at midnight.

Leafs fans, who have been eyeing the Hobey Baker Award winning forward for ages as his brother and father sit in the organization, are no doubt excited for the chase to officially begin. But even with that midnight cutoff, it's not worth jamming the F5 key on your keyboard tonight. This could take some time.

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