The Dangers of Overconfidence in Management Personnel

Over the course of building a contending team, changes always have to be made. It’s not enough to draft the best rookies, put them at the top of your lineup, and wait for your Stanley Cup to arrive. We’ve all seen with the Buffalo Sabres how a management team, or possibly a specific General Manager…


WWYDW: How would you handle William Nylander’s next contract?

Once the first or so week passes, July is the kind of month that is horrendously terrible as a hockey fan. What are you doing to pass the time these days? Cracking open cold ones with (your friends of choice)? Getting angry over the fact the Jays lost despite the fact Mike Bolsinger struck out…


The Steve Dangle Podcast – Jul 18, 2017 – The Halifacts

On this episode, the guys talk about the east coast, Hockey Twitter coming undone, and Timothy Liljegren. WARNING!!! This is an explicit podcast. That means it may contain swearing. If you do not want to hear that sort of thing then do not watch or listen. 00:45 – Adam has an embarrassing story 06:20 – Steve’s East…


Tyler Bozak’s downtown condo is up for sale

I never know how to feel about “player’s home being bought/sold” type stories. They’re so deeply speculative that there’s no real conclusion that you can draw from them, but they’re still interesting to at least talk about. Especially when they involve a player that you could logically place on the market. So with that in…


Marlies hire Rob Davison as assistant coach

The Toronto Marlies have made a hiring this afternoon, adding Rob Davison to the staff as an assistant coach. Now, I know you’re going to say, that name sounds familiar, and that’s because he’s Vesa Toskala’s sworn enemy:


TLN Monday Mailbag – July 17th

Another Monday, another mailbag. I suppose that’s about all we have guaranteed to talk about this summer, unless the Marlies plan on continue to sign players until the AHL questions why they have a 146-man roster going into training camp. Here’s what was on your minds this week:


Let’s celebrate our favourite newlywed: Jake Gardiner

It’s the middle of July and I think it’s safe to say the hockey community as a whole is going through it’s annual NHL hockey withdrawals. In order to counteract my symptoms I occasionally go back and dig up some of my favourite clips from the 2016/17 season and re-post them on twitter. The threads usually…


Marlies sign Josh Winquist, Matias Cleland to AHL contracts

Not stopping with the signing of Michael Paliotta yesterday, the Toronto Marlies continued to shore up their depth spots on Saturday with the signings of Joshua Winquist and Matias Cleland to two-way, AHL/ECHL contracts. On the surface, both of these moves seem to be on the peculiar side to some, if only because the Marlies…


Where will young, puck-moving defenceman Timothy Liljegren get played?

As you probably saw yesterday, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto’s first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, signed his entry-level contract with the team. It’s a pretty standard deal; the maximum $925,000 in base salary, the maximum $92,500 in signing bonuses, and $400,000 in Schedule A bonuses. That’s a little more than what Lou Lamoriello is used to…