The Steve Dangle Podcast - March 11, 2014 - Seven Goals, One Period

Steve Dangle
March 11 2014 10:49PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about the Canucks' 7-goal collapse, the Leafs' Death Valley road trip, and the big Strombo news with Rogers and Hockey Night in Canada.

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Dion Phaneuf injures James Van Riemsdyk with Missed Hit

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 10:48PM

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Early in the third period, Dion Phaneuf went for one of his trademark open ice hits. This time, it didn't go exactly as he had hoped, hitting winger James van Riemsdyk straight in the head. Click on to see it:

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LGD - GAME 67: Death Valley Part II

Ryan Fancey
March 11 2014 12:27PM

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I've heard that Toronto fans are the most fragile in the entire NHL, and it's probably true. Every loss feels like the beginning of a major collapse, and there can never be enough space between the Leafs and the teams chasing that last playoff spot. We always check the schedule for the "uh oh" stretches, like Deathcember (also known as December) and the Death March (also known as March).

After the Olympic break, the beginning of this month looked a little scary, especially the stretch we're in now. Though the Rangers or Flyers aren't powerhouses, they have climbed into playoff spots after disastrous starts to the season. Add to that three games in California, and you could see how this week in the schedule could cause some uneasiness. 

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Role Pacing: Forwards

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 09:55AM

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I'm seeing a lot of 82 game pace numbers being spread around the Internet right now for forwards on the Toronto Maple Leafs, mostly for the sake of arguing about people. The issue I have with a lot of these numbers is that they don't account for ice time, so for the sake of your yelling, I've adjusted the numbers a bit for you. Enjoy and fly forth, young angry birds.

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LFR7 - Game 66 - Crappy Bird - Tor 3, Ana 1

Steve Dangle
March 11 2014 01:47AM

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The Leafs begin their Death Valley road trip with a win!

Kessel is entering Sundin territory, Bernier's entering Vezina territory, and Bozak ain't bad either.

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