Getting Luckier

Justin Azevedo
February 17 2014 03:09PM

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Lots of people might be worried about the Canadian men's hockey team right now. My advice? You probably shouldn't be. As much as people are focusing on the negative, there's a lot of positive arrows - including their three wins.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - February 16, 2014 - luvudanglerfish

Steve Dangle
February 17 2014 09:34AM

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On this episode, the guys talk about Olympic hockey, the future of Women's Hockey, catfishing, and the Valetine's luvudangler. So everything, really.

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Marlies Fall 2-1 to Utica

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 16 2014 07:31PM


After a close exhibition match against Farjestad BK, it was time for the Toronto Marlies to kick off the part of their weekend that involves actual points on the standings. With a key few names back in the lineup, things were looking bright for the blue and white as they took on the Utica Comets, affiliates of the Vancouver Canucks. The result, however, was not what they were looking for, as a last minute goal gave Toronto a 2-1 loss.

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SOCHI UPDATE: Praise Be To The Phil

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 16 2014 09:08AM


We skipped over yesterday's USA-Russia game, for two reasons. One, I overslept and missed it. Two, everybody was screaming T.J. Oshie's name and trying to talk about the Leafs players would have just been like trying to yell for undivided attention in a downtown Tokyo intersection.

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Marlies Win Over Farjestad

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 15 2014 04:07PM


Today, the Toronto Marlies took an idea from their Exhibition Place neighbours, Toronto FC. Like the MLS, the AHL went for the "one all star team against a well known European club" approach to their good-play-rewarding festivities, and like TFC did with Serie A squad AS Roma this summer, the Marlies told the SHL's Farjestads BK that they wanted a crack at them too. It made plenty of sense, after all; Farjestads gets a bit of media attention, and had to stop in Toronto to fly back home anyway, so why not have a game before hand?

Many were hoping for this game to be an indicator of the quality of the two leagues. To an extent, we got to see some of the skill both sides provided, but it looked like both teams wanted to stay fresh and avoid injury. Combine this with the fact that Toronto rested several key players (they play 'real' games tomorrow and Monday), and it made this game really feel like the exhibition that it was. It was still a fun afternoon out, and one that went in favour of the home team, who skated away with 4-3 overtime victory.

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