McKegg scores two, Gibson stops 33 in Marlies Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 16 2014 04:11PM

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It's been a long time since the Toronto Marlies went into a game without Drew MacIntyre in the lineup. Nobody was quite sure what to make of him when he was brought in as the replacement to Ben Scrivens in January of last year, but he's arguably been the MVP of this team since. Today, he was off the lineup sheet, headed to Toronto to back up James Reimer. For now, the fate of the team between the pipes rests on the shoulders of two rookies, both of them years away from even being able to rent a car. 

Facing this temporary duo (well, just Christopher Gibson, but still) for the first time were everybody's favourite team, the Hamilton Bulldogs, who threw all the could in the direction of Gibson, but couldn't find success against a Marlies team who found major success in the third period, winning 4-1.

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Goalie Call Ups Made Official

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 15 2014 09:50AM

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As originally reported here on The Leafs Nation last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Drew MacIntyre from the Toronto Marlies, who in turn have called up Garret Sparks from the Orlando Solar Bears.

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Marlies Win In OT / Leafs Calling Up MacIntyre

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 14 2014 09:48PM

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Two stories here, but I figure we can cram them both together since they're both Marlies related. and tonight's game wasn't super exciting. The above picture is pretty meaningless, other than the fact that for the first half of the game, the Marlies were represented by a Syracuse Crunch logo, and I found that pretty funny. Okay. Press the read article button and let's get this show on the road.

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Leafs Postgame - Good Kids, m.A.A.d Victory

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 14 2014 12:36AM

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"Carlyle says... video shows main contact from Stoll was to shoulder" [Masters]

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I'm starting to think that there's a reason for pretty much every energy drink on the market going on sale in Toronto this week. These games keep getting later and later. 10PM was one thing, 10:30 was torture, and a 10:47 start thanks to a pre-game ceremony? All I'm saying is that I don't regret buying that four pack of Red Bull for $8 a couple nights ago.

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Mythbusters: Start Quality Bias

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 13 2014 01:30PM

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Earlier in the season, there was a lot of debate over which goalie was getting what game in net. It's faded away a bit, mostly because people are surprised to see James Reimer between the pipes at all nowadays. But I decided to take a couple of minutes to see if such a disparity actually existed, and/or currently exists.

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