Paul Ranger places #1 on Dallas Eakins' fitness test

Cam Charron
September 29 2012 03:21PM


No, I don't particularly know what this means, anything other than Paul Ranger spent the majority of his time off from hockey getting jacked.

Whatever happened for Ranger when he was off from hockey, or why he left, is elementary at this point, but it's the sort of story that a storytelling media will eat up—Ranger is a Good Ontario Boy™ with roots in the GTHL and has even coached in his hometown Whitby. His departure from the NHL was strange, and mainly because he was really, really good.

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Jason Gregor
September 29 2012 08:22AM

In order for a movie to be considered great it needs to appeal to different generations. I’ve watched a few movies that I loved when I was 20, but today I don’t relate to them as much. A great movie, however, will be timeless and whenever you sit down and watch it will capture your imagination.

One of my father’s favourite movies was the 1967 classic, The Dirty Dozen. The star-studded cast included Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savales, Charles Bronson, star runningback Jim Brown and John Cassavetes who earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Viktor Franko.

Today marks the 12th anniversary of my father’s passing, clearly the reason The Dirty Dozen popped into my head, and each year as this day draws closer memories of Dad flood my brain. My wife, Traci, had never seen the movie so we watched it last night. The Dirty Dozen is still great, however, my mind wandered through most of it thinking about Dad.

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REAX to Nazem Kadri's body fat

Cam Charron
September 28 2012 03:58PM

Nazem Kadri drinking pure corn syrup. Image via Peter J. Thompson/National Post

The original comments that we heard about Nazem Kadri having "unacceptable" levels of fitness from Toronto Marlies' head coach Dallas Eakins on the first day of training camp may have been a bit overblown.

We'll follow up to our morning post with reactions to the news throughout the hockey blogosphere and mainstream sports media, which also includes a bizarre conspiracy theory…

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Settle down: Nazem Kadri's got this

Steve Dangle
September 28 2012 12:30PM

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Nazem Kadri's fitness isn't a big issue, for now

Cam Charron
September 28 2012 10:22AM

Image via Jonas Siegel's Twitter account

It took less than an hour for the first Toronto Maple Leafs'-related controversy to manifest itself out of Marlies camp this morning. Nazem Kadri, who spent all offseason with Gary Roberts, underwhelmed in Dallas Eakins' physical tests to start off camp.

Per Jonas Siegel:

Siegel also quotes Dallas Eakins as saying that "His body fat today is probably in the bottom three to five guys in our whole camp and that's unacceptable."

But this isn't a huge, huge problem. For now.

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