Marlies Take 1-0 Series Lead Over Grand Rapids

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


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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Monday Mailbag: Marlie Madness

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 20 2015 06:50PM


The Leafs are out of hockey games to lose. They didn't end up with the promised child, Connor McDavid. Unsurprisingly, the topics here have changed a little bit. The focus has shifted to the organizational players that are still playing, and typically that involves the surging Toronto Marlies. Here's four questions you had about the team, plus a raging outlier.

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Marlies win seventh consecutive game, finish seventh in West

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 19 2015 08:23PM

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The meteoric rise of the Toronto Marlies over the past few months has been a fun story to follow along with, but these last few weeks in particular have been nuts. All of the heavy artillery players seem to be hitting the net with total precision. Points have been gained where they shouldn't be and dropped in disadvantageous areas. Even as they started closing in, things seemed unlikely.

But the wins started piling up. Not only have the Marlies squeaked into the playoffs, they've jumped into the seventh seed. 

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Marlies win 3-1 over Rockford, continue win streak

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 18 2015 09:18PM

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A playoff spot is clinched, which means there's nothing for the Toronto Marlies to play for, right? Wrong! Going into tonight, the team had wiggle room to climb as high as an additional two spots in the Western Conference standings, depending on how Chicago, Oklahoma City and Texas did. Oh, and themselves, because they had a game against the Rockford IceHogs. It wasn't the prettiest, but they did manage to pick up the two points.

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Marlies sign Matt Rupert to ATO and Contract

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 18 2015 05:58PM

Ryan Rupert has been one of the Toronto Marlies' most pleasant surprises this year, producing at a point per game clip in his rookie AHL season while displaying an excellent two way game and showing exceptional positional awareness. Whether he develops into an NHL player remains to be seen, but for the time being, he's fairing pretty well for a sixth round draft pick.

With that said, he was missing one key thing this season; his twin brother. Today, the Marlies rectified that, signing his brother Matt to an Amateur Tryout to finish the year, and a 1-year contract beginning in 2015/16.

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