Orlando Solar Bears Eliminated From ECHL Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 27 2015 10:17PM

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For many young players in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, this season is just getting started. The Toronto Marlies, for example, are flying high and within striking distance of the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Tonight, however, their friends on the Orlando Solar Bears bowed out of the ECHL playoffs, falling 1-0 to the Florida Everblades in Game 6 of the opening around.

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Mailbag: ATOs, Not PDOs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 27 2015 02:07PM

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We got a lot of comments on the mailbag last week! That was really cool. A minor argument broke out, which was even cooler! Hopefully we see that moving forward; especially since there are no more Leafs losses to be upset about. Anyway, here's this weeks two questions, including comment questions!

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The Case for Drafting Noah Hanifin

Justin Fisher
April 27 2015 01:33PM

Ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs were locked in with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the debate over who they should target has focused on a handful of players - Erie's Dylan Strome, London's Mitch Marner and Boston College's Noah Hanifin. Also, there were a few who mentioned Lawson Crouse's name but they've since been silenced. Permanently.

This week, we'll be taking a closer look at each of these three players (plus a couple surprise dark horses that are not named Lawson Crouse). Today, we'll start with Hanifin, and focus on the three key reasons why he'd be a good fit for the Leafs.

More past the jump...

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Marlies Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Griffins

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 26 2015 04:14PM

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You know what's cool? Winning a playoff game. You know what's cooler? Winning a playoff series. The Toronto Marlies couldn't just sit there and be happy with what they did last night. If they wanted this push to matter,, today had to be as good of a performance if not better. Fortunately for them, after a slow start, they hit the gas pedal and scrolled up the gears, setting themselves up for a 5-2 win to push the Grand Rapids Griffins to the brink of elimination.

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Marlies Take 1-0 Series Lead Over Grand Rapids

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 25 2015 03:48PM

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The playoff push was a hell of an entertaining ride. A fifty seven game stretch that was defined by its conclusions saw the Marlies rise from a last place spot to the seventh seed in the west, and they deserve all the credit in the world for that. But the season has become the postseason, and new expectations have been set. Success has gone from a pleasant surprise to an expectation. Tonight, they delivered on the initial hype, scoring seven even strength goals to win by a three tally margin.

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