The Steve Dangle Podcast - Dec 29, 2016 - WEEEEE

Steve Dangle
December 29 2016 05:00PM


On this episode, the guys talk Leafs (obviously), the standings, the Blackhawks, movies, and the New Year.

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CGD: Canada faces off against Latvia in third round robin game

Jacob Stoller
December 29 2016 03:13PM

Here's what you need to know ahead of Canada's matchup against Latvia. 

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LGD: Jolt the Bolts

Jeff Veillette
December 29 2016 02:20PM

October 25th, 2016. Frederik Andersen goes in between the pipes for the Maple Leafs, having let in about 12% of the shots he had faced in the previous four games. Something was clearly up; he wasn't playing like he did in Anaheim, and nobody could pinpoint why. The likeliest reason was recovery from his shoulder injury, but combine some under-confidence and you had a goalie who was playing far too aggressive and getting beat up high.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are in town. Eighty seconds in, Steven Stamkos, a man who was potentially a better meeting away from signing with the Leafs, scores his fourth of the year. It was far from Andersen's last whiff of the game; pucks beat him again, and again, and again. A guy behind me wrote Freddy off, as much as I would insist about the shoulder thing, about how this would all settle, and how this was a playoff team.

Fast forward to a few weeks later. The Leafs are taking on the Bolts again, they're three points back of third in the Atlantic with three games in hand, and Andersen is a 0.939 in his 24 games since.

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Marlies fall below 0.500 with loss to Binghamton

Jeff Veillette
December 29 2016 10:34AM


This wasn't a situation that many saw coming, was it? The Toronto Marlies now officially have a losing record (by points percentage) for the first time since January 5th, 2015, having fallen 3-1 to the Binghamton Senators last night.

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How did Leafs prospects fare during Day 3 of the WJC?

Jess Pincente
December 28 2016 11:24PM

Wednesday was a relatively busy day for Leafs prospects, as 3/4 players participated in the action with their respective teams.  Yet again, Carl Grundstrom had a fantastic game for Sweden, contributing two primary assists in Sweden's 4-2 win over Switzerland.  Joseph Woll took to the net for the USA in their game against Slovakia, stopping 18/20 shots in a 5-2 victory.  Jeremy Bracco did not have a fantastic game for the Americans today, but saw a promotion to the USA's second line, playing with captain Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway.  

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