March 14 2013 03:23PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a minor trade today, sending forward Nicolas Deschamps to the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenceman Kevin Marshall. Normally, one shouldn't look too much into what amounts to a minor league trade, but there's a lot of factors that have me wondering if there's more roster shuffling to come for Toronto, at both the NHL and AHL levels. But first off, a bit of background on what's changing hands.
March 13 2013 10:41PM
Get ready for two cliches over the next few games - "The Toronto Marlies take on Lake Erie", and "your defence wins you important hockey games". Blame the AHL schedules for the first one, and credit the Marlies for the second, because while the team remains in low scoring times, they've found a way to make the situation even worse on their opponents, as they did tonight with a 2-1 win over the Monsters.
March 10 2013 05:10PM
You know what they about the journey from the AHL to the NHL, you're trying to trade a bus ride to P- NO! That's it. This horse isn't just dead, with today's game, we've now hit the point of decomposition. I'm pretty sure that if anyone brings it up to Dallas Eakins again, he's going to telepathically throw the person into a wall. That may be pushing it, so on to the point - the Toronto Marlies took on the Peoria Rivermen today, desperate for a rebound from their loss to Abbotsford. Despite a lot of key scratches, the Marlies handily beat their opponents 4-1.
March 09 2013 04:07PM
For the Toronto Marlies, games like today's are ones you're expected to feast on, but actually dread. Yes, the struggling Abbotsford Heat had won just 1 of 11 games leading up to today. It sounds advantageous, but stats like that lead to taking games too easily, while the struggling opponents have an extra sense in urgency. Sure enough, that was the case here tonight, as the blue and white dropped this one 4-2.
March 05 2013 04:35PM
Two contract related moves by the Toronto Maple Leafs in two days? It’s talking point Christmas in Toronto! Today, the Leafs signed Korbinian Holzer to a two year contract, with a cap hit of $787,500.
The general reaction right now could and should realistically be indifference, with some outliers. But as it stands, the feeling is negative. Let me try to slow this one down a bit…