Entries with the tag: steve dangle
When it comes to hockey and social media, there is no doubt that Steve Dangle is well known in both circles.
Steve was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to give us his thoughts on his favorite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, what is going on with the NHL lockout, and why all these fake insiders are coming about.
PH: Once the puck drops, whenever that is, to being the season, how do you see the Toronto Maple Leafs doing this year? Why?
SD: Well, I think Ben Scrivens put it best in a recent interview that I had with him in saying, the Leafs couldn't possibly go on a skid like they did from February onward to the end of the season. Up until their plummet to the bottom of the standings, they were 6th in the East. That's where New Jersey was before losing to the 8th seeded LA Kings in the Stanley Cup Final. Leafs' fans are understandably uncomfortable with Burke's lack of action this summer, as am I. But I think it just might be the right thing to do. They'll challenge for a playoff spot, but it'll be a struggle.
PH: Are you comfortable with a goaltending tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens? Why or why not?
SD: Yes. First of all, the other option, acquiring a starting goaltender is unrealistic. There are so few of those available and any of the ones that are available are an extreme risk. As for taking a flyer on a guy like Jonathan Bernier - why? He doesn't project to be much better or worse than James Reimer and on top of that, he's gonna cost you assets to acquire him. Again, the most frustrating move is to do nothing but it might be the right move. What I'm more worried about is if Reimer or Scrivens get hurt.
As we all know, YouTube is extremely popular with all the kinds of videos you can imagine.
Steve was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he started video blogging, what he does for Leafs TV and his take on this year’s Leafs team.
PH: How did you get into hockey?
SD: Ever since I can remember I’ve known hockey! I don’t remember anybody going “Steve, this is what hockey is” so it feels like it’s always been there. It’s engrained in Canadian culture. I was really little for the Leafs’ in the early 90’s, but I still remember some games, especially the Leafs-Kings series… but I won’t get into that.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite Toronto Maple Leaf? Why?
SD: Felix “the Cat” Potvin. I wanted to be him so badly as a kid. Every road hockey game I wanted to be goalie because of him. He was always coming up with the big saves and he was always exciting. Goal-scorers are exciting, but if you score once every two games you’re considered an elite scorer. Goalies stop like 30 shots a night. That’s why I idolized Potvin.