Marlies Take Game 2, Look To Sweep Milwaukee

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 26 2014 08:46PM

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Two games in two nights, both at home, 0 and 2 in the season series. Sounds like a near-insurmountable challenge, right? The Toronto Marlies appear to be defying that thought. After a 6-2 victory yesterday, the Blue and White came right back into the BMO Harris Bradley Centre and pulled off a very similar game, winning 5-2.

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Marlies Take 1-0 Series Lead

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 25 2014 09:41PM

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"We'll play this crucial playoff game, but first.. let us take a selfie"

Being good for seventy six games is fun, and probably indicates that you're a good hockey team in your respective league. But these men don't play for pats on the back and "hey, you ranked pretty well", they play for trophies. Well, and being called up to the Leafs, but that's besides the point and at this second impossible. The Toronto Marlies began their push for the Calder Cup today, and with a 6-2 win, are off to a running start. 

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SERIES PREVIEW: Marlies vs. Admirals

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 24 2014 09:22PM

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Nobody expected this team to even be here right now. Fans wrote them off. The mainstream media, with their sporadic attention span, wrote them off, Even I considered them to be a potential bottom feeder. But the Toronto Marlies, for the third straight year finished with a playoff berth, exactly 96 points, and a North Division Title.

Tomorrow, they open their postseason. Their opponent? The Milwaukee Admirals

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Wayback Wednesday: Speaking of Sweeps

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 23 2014 06:03PM

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L ast night, the Montreal Canadiens swept Mike Kostka and the rest of the Blue and White in the first round. People would probably care about this more if it happened in 2013, but today, that means the elimination of the Tampa Bay Lightning. But that got me thinking; forget just winning a playoff series, when was the last time the Leafs swept a team?

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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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