The Emergence of Sam Carrick

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 22 2014 08:38PM

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After Sam Carrick scored the game winning goal in last weekend's regular-season finale, he seemed more than happy about his frame of mind. "It feels good to have some confidence going into the playoffs". He'd go on to talk about the team effort, but it got me thinking about his play of late

I'll be the first to admit that when  the Toronto Marlies opened up their season in October, I didn't have him  pegged as a significant part of the roster. With just four points in ninteen games last year and not a whole lot else to back it up, it was hard to drum up that much enthusiasm for the 21 year-old.

Even the start of this year was similar. It took him a month to earn his second point and first goal. He was contributing a bit defensively and showed signs of an edge, but it wasn't enough to jump out at you. But after an early sputter, Carrick has developed into one of the team's most versatile and effective forwards down the stretch.

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Playoff LFR: Cooke's Knee & Goalies

Steve Dangle
April 22 2014 12:24PM

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In a night highlighted by awesome goaltending, a Matt Cooke relapse dominates the headlines.

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Andreas Johnson named SHL Rookie of the Year, Will Be Future All-Star

Justin Fisher
April 21 2014 06:44PM

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More positive prospect news for Toronto… Andreas Johnson, the Leafs 7th round pick in 2013, has been named the SHL's Rookie of the Year after scoring 15 goals and 24 points in 44 games this season. The speedy winger beat out Alexander Wennberg (CLB), Kevin Fiala (2014 Eligible), and fellow Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson for the honours. All but Fiala play for Frolunda, which is pretty impressive in itself.

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Marlies Sign Frederik Gauthier

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 21 2014 06:05PM

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Continuing their wave of rookie inheritance, the Toronto Marles have signed Frederik Gauther to an Amateur Tryout contract for the remainder of the season.

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Playoff LFR: Jaws of Defeat

Steve Dangle
April 21 2014 01:45PM

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The Sharks show some teeth, a controversial call in Montreal, and more!

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