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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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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Mailbag: Today Is What You Make Of It

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 20 2014 12:18PM

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I was going to try to spin this title into something holiday related. I was going to go Jesus Easter, but not everyone is Christian. I considered chocolate rabbit Easter, but I couldn't think of a way to tie it in. I almost got desperate and went with a 4/20 pun, but this mailbag is about blue Leafs, not green ones. Besides, the Leafs got low to close out, not high. Maybe you're just going call today Sunday. Whatever. Just go have fun in your way. But first, here's a mailbag.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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Marlies Close Out Regular Season With Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 19 2014 05:54PM

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The playoffs are approaching for the third seed Toronto Marlies. But first, they had one last chance to give the home crowd a bit of a show without there being too much on the line. in fact, there wasn't anything on the line today; the Marlies and their opponents, the Rochester Americans, couldn't move up or down with either result. It was merely a game of pride, and one that went in favour of the Marlies.

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Marlies Lose To Utica, Locked Into 3rd

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 18 2014 09:07PM

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If everything went the right way for the Toronto Marlies over the weekend, they had a reasonable chance of jumping into the second seed in the western conference to finish the season. However, this plan was quickly derailed, as tonight's game saw them lose to the Utica Comets by a score of 3 to 2.

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