Next TLN Blogger: Round Two

Justin Fisher
September 11 2014 11:24AM

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... Welcome to Round Two of the Next TLN Blogger contest. You already know who our five finalists are, but today you'll get to see some of their writing first hand. 

Be aware that we've packed five articles into this one post - it's a beast - so go do a few stretches and grab a water bottle before you begin. And do not forget to comment on who's work you like at the bottom!

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BREAKING: Blogger Hired For Thing

Steve Dangle
September 10 2014 08:03PM

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Believe me. I'm just as surprised as you are.

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Do you even lift?

Ryan Fancey
September 10 2014 12:49PM

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No? Well maybe a better question is, do you even need to?

I was listening to TSN Radio earlier this morning, and the topic of Phil Kessel's apparent lack of marathon running and ab crunches popped up. The guest was former Leaf and noted machine, Gary Roberts. 

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #4 Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette
September 10 2014 10:03AM

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Stuart Percy's Instagram bio is only three worlds long - "Secretly Kenny Wu". There's another reason altogether that he's comparing himself to the figure-skater turned sniper from D2: The Mighty Ducks, but let's get one thing out of the way - the two are in no way similar at play hockey. Wu is small and quite literally jumps out at you with his skating ability. Percy is remarkably average sized and doesn't jump out at you at all.

But as crazy as it sounds, that's what makes him good.

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Parsing through team over/under totals for the coming season

Dimitri Filipovic
September 10 2014 09:16AM

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Well, if Grapes is looking for something to invest that crisp $100 bill in..

The 2014-15 NHL season is rapidly approaching. Respective prospect tournaments and training camps are starting any day now, and the preseason schedule itself gets going less than two weeks from now. Those are sure-fire signs that hockey is on the horizon. 

Another harbinger that makes that realization feel more tangible? Bovada has released their over/under lines for team point totals this coming season. 

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