June 05 2013 01:31AM
We figured out last week, based on Detroit's and New York's losses in the second round, that Toronto would stick with the 21st overall pick. That's well out of the range, potentially, of game-changers like Max Domi and Bo Horvat, a couple of guys from the London Knights that the Maple Leafs could have used.
So what are we looking at? Craig Button, just for frame of reference, ranked Rimouski's Fredrick Gauthier at 21 overall Tuesday afternoon. I've never seen Gauthier play, and there are few players I have seen from the QMJHL this season, but he doesn't strike me as one of the skilled players in the class, a little lunkier than classmates Adam Erne, Anthony Mantha and Laurent Dauphin.
June 03 2013 08:43AM
On this episode of the Steve Dangle Podcast, Steve goes off on Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and the entire Pittsburgh Penguins squad. Adam Wylde & Steve also discuss the coaching changes around the league, and Adam’s connection to feminine hygiene.
June 01 2013 12:23PM
Yesterday a bit of a kerfuffle erupted online when a translation of a hockeysvierge piece found the Internet. I like foreign interviews because players tend to say more interesting things in both their native languages, and the ones tabloid reporters don't speak.
If you went to hockeysvierge's website and clicked on the translation page, the quoted Gunnarsson bit from the article was "Do not think I need to stay". I've put the image above, so ya'll can see it. However, Google Translations aren't exactly accurate, so we sent off the article to the Leafs Nation's Swedish Bureau to give us a real translation of the piece.
That's after the jump. Read on and discuss.
May 31 2013 08:48AM
Here's a good question: What's Nazem Kadri worth?
Not in the sense of dollars and cents, but how long should the Toronto Maple Leafs choose to commit to their young centreman? In the latest Leaf Report podcast, James Mirtle and Jonas Siegel begin talking about Kadri at around the 20-minute mark, and James says that it could be a tough negotiation between the Leafs and Kadri and the likelihood of a contract holdout, in my view, is pretty high.
That's not a real good thing, and it increases the chance that Dave Nonis and the Leafs could sign somebody in the offseason as "Kadri insurance" in case this thing stretches well into October.
May 30 2013 10:15PM
Ladies and gents, welcome to our new project: The Steve Dangle Podcast
On the first ever Steve Dangle podcast, myself and Adam Wylde, (KiSS 92.5 afternoon co-host of Cash & Wylde/high school buddy) we talk about the NHL playoffs, Tim Thomas, Sidney Crosby's pants, and more.