TLN Roundtable: Happy for our Exes

Jeff Veillette
May 21 2016 11:11AM

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When a relationship comes to an end, that doesn't mean that you have to feel hatred for the person you're moving on from. Such is the case right now, as many ex-Leafs push ever closer to winning the Stanley Cup. In fact, with a representative on all four teams, it's guaranteed that someone who once wore the blue and white of the Leafs will hoist the silver mug above their shoulders for the first time in their career.

This week, our roundtable talks about who we're rooting for the most.

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MGD Game 2: Hold The Kisses

Jeff Veillette
May 21 2016 10:16AM

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The Toronto Marlies won't get much time to regroup after yesterday's 3-1 loss in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Less than 24 hours after the final buzzer, they'll head back onto the ice at the GIANT Center and take a second crack at their opponents. Here's what's going down tonight.

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CHL fails miserably in attempt to make tournament tough enough to stop Mitch Marner

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2016 09:17PM

As the debate rages as to whether or not Mitch Marner should play with the Toronto Maple Leafs next year or head back to the London Knights, the Canadian Hockey League has done their best to make a case for themselves. While CHL officials insist that this tournament has been around for countless decades and that London's inclusion this year was merit-based and part of the natural process, it seems rather fishy that a special "Memorial Cup" be hosted in Red Deer, Alberta at such a convenient time.

Clearly, this 'Tournament of Champions' was an attempt to give Marner some tougher opponents and make him realize he's not ready to jump to the pros yet.

It has not worked.

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Marlies lose Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals to Hershey

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2016 07:58PM

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Tonight was certainly not how the Toronto Marlies wanted to start their series against the Hershey Bears. For the second time in these playoffs, the powerhouse favourites in blue and white dropped the first game of their series, this time by a 3-1 result at the GIANT Centre.

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MGD Game 1: Blue and White Chocolate

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2016 10:55AM

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Two down, two to go. The Toronto Marlies head back on the ice tonight against the Hershey Bears. Together, they open up the Eastern Conference Finals, though only one of them can move on to the battle for the big prize. Like any series, though, you have to take things one game at a time, and that's what the two sides will be doing tonight as they try to get a head start on each other.

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