CFR - Canada Wins Gold!!

Steve Dangle
February 23 2014 09:08PM

Screen shot 2014-02-23 at 9.39.08 PM

Canada's Men win hockey gold in back-to-back Olympics, and Canada's Women earn their fourth straight! 

Here's all my thoughts on the teams, their journeys, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Nicklas Backstrom, officiating, and whose jersey I'm getting.

Read Article | 4 Comments

Sparks Stands Tall in 4-1 Marlies Win (But Loses Bet)

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 23 2014 08:21PM

sparksinterview

I made a bet with Marlies goaltender Garret Sparks ahead of the Olympic Semi-Finals. If The Phil and his assistants overpowered Team Canada, I would wear some Team USA gear in the Press Box this weekend. If Canada won, and they did, Sparks would have to wear a Team Canada jersey in a media scrum. So lets all take a minute to laugh at bet loser Garret Sparks for his losing performance.

On the other hand, his more important performance tonight was on the ice. The Marlies were hot on the heels of an unorthodox win against the San Antonio Rampage, where they took the lead ten seconds into the game and didn't give up a shot for twenty minutes. Today's team seemed to be chasing instead of ready to block shots and break up plays, and gave up thirty nine shots. Sparks was equal to the task, stopping all but one in a 4-1 win. So, lets give him a more flattering photo, shall we?

Read Article | 3 Comments

The Steve Dangle Podcast - February 23, 2014 - Gold!!! (actually this time)

Steve Dangle
February 23 2014 08:04PM

Screen shot 2014-02-23 at 9.59.20 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On this episode, the guys talk about Canada's big gold medal win, the Olympics, and Steve's "almost got arrested" Vancouver stories.

Read Article | 0 Comments

SOCHI UPDATE: Hold On, We're Going Home

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 23 2014 02:21PM

philbike

CANADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! THEY DID IT! THE GOALTENDING CRISIS TURNED INTO GOALTENDING DOMINANCE! SIDNEY CROSBY CAME ALIVE WHEN HE NEEDED TO AGAIN! CHRIS KUNITZ DID SOMETHING! *coughs* sorry. I, like millions of others, are on a high after that amazing shutout win this morning.

I mean, I know that while all of Canada was getting the champagne ready, Torontonians saw a three goal lead for the team with the Maple Leaf on their chest. They also saw ten minutes on the clock, and yellow on the other team's jerseys, and stayed nervous until time expired. But in hindsight, I don't know what we were worrying about. Patrice Bergeron was on our side this time. Nothing was going to happen.

But beyond the glory of the Nation of the majority of the fanbase, Leafs Nation also had a lot at stake. Three players left Toronto for Sochi in hopes of making their team proud. Nikolai Kulemin was part of a Russian team looking to win on home ice. They flamed out spectacularly and didn't win a medal. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk were summoned to take care of unfinished business for the United States, who after powering through the round robin and quarter finals, spent two games flaming out spectacularly and got destroyed in the Bronze Medal match by Finland. But the teams are irrelevant to us. How did the players do?

Read Article | 7 Comments

Marlies Strike Quick, Win Over San Antonio

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 22 2014 07:27PM

jerrycrash

Hockey games are at least sixty minutes long, but one could argue that they can be won or lost in much less time than that. Today was a very good example of this. While the San Antonio Rampage came into Ricoh Coliseum having a 7-1-1-1 record in their past ten games, one could argue that the Toronto Marlies had the game in the bag from the second shift on, despite the close 2-1 final score.

Read Article | 1 Comments