Know a Writer: Jesse Spector

Steve Dangle
July 21 2013 09:59AM

Since the first interview in the Know a Writer series was so well-recieved, how could I not do more?

Our next featured sports writer has recently made a transition to baseball, but has been one of my favourite hockey writers for a while now. As a weirdo with a YouTube channel, I am drawn to people who think outside of the traditional box. Jesse Spector is one of those fresh thinkers.

Now you can get to know him.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 19, 2013 - Guess what? OLYMPICS!

Steve Dangle
July 20 2013 09:23AM

 

Oh hey look! It's beer!

On the new Steve Dangle Podcast, we talk about Olympic projections (and predictions), the new divisions, Christopher Gibson signing with Toronto, Mike Kostka signing with Chicago, and Adam interview Miley Cyrus. Like, for real.

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Maple Leafs sign Finnish goaltender Christopher Gibson

Cam Charron
July 19 2013 03:21PM

Per the Internet, which is always a wonderful source... 

A signing like this normally wouldn't warrant a post, but it's worth pointing out that in all the hemming and hawing about the Canadian Hockey League's ban on imported goaltenders, Christopher Gibson was actually the only import taken in the first two rounds of the draft in the last six years.

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The Schedule Is Out

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 19 2013 11:57AM

After several days of delays (something about a vacation to Russia got in the way), the NHL schedule has finally been released, obviously including the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now, instead of saying "Is it October yet?", Leafs fans can say "Is it October 1st yet?". Actually.. lets just stick with the original. Here's what you need to know: 

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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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