The Morning After

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 04 2014 10:18AM

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In case you missed it last night, the Toronto Marlies were eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs, losing 6-2 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Obviously, the recap exists to give you immediate information about the game in hand, so I wanted to address a few things this morning.

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Toronto Marlies Eliminated From AHL Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 03 2014 09:03PM

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It all comes down to this. If the Toronto Marlies win, they head to the Calder Cup Finals for the second time in three years. Not just that, but do it with an entirely different core. Only six of these guys played in the 2011/12 run, and just Korbinian Holzer and Jerry D'Amigo played more than half the games. They'd go in with two sweeps, and and upset Game 7 victory against a team that appeared to be far and away the best in the league. Lose, and, well... they still greatly exceeded the pre-season expectations. Tonight, we saw the latter, as the Texas Stars scored four unanswered goals en route to a 6-2 victory, eliminating the blue and white.

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Byte-ing The Berger

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 03 2014 02:56PM

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Yesterday, Howard Berger did something that he hasn't done in a very long time. That, of course, is show relevance in the Toronto Hockey Media. Ever since Ron Wilson pretty much ended his mainstream media career, Berger has confined himself to his personal blog, where he posts occasional leafs thoughts mixed with photos of his jersey collection and North York Sunsets. Must be a sweet life.

Back to yesterday. Berger threw out major rumour, outlining a blockbuster trade that he feels could go down between the Leafs and the Florida Panthers. The issue, of course, is that this move makes no sense.

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Marlies Win 3-1, Force Game 7

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 02 2014 09:07PM

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The Toronto Marlies needed a more disciplined, closer game if they wanted a chance to bring this series to seven games, let alone head to the Calder Cup Finals. They definitely got it, at least for a period and a bit. Things began to unravel, but at that point, the Toronto lead was too big to blow, as the blue and white forced Game 7 with a 3-1 win.

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Shots and Penalties and the Marlies

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 01 2014 09:46PM

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In previous rounds, I would have been already talking about the Toronto Marlies sweeping their opponents and being bored at practice. This time around, the blue and white need to win back to back games in hopes of winning. I talked about two major issues the Marlies had going into this series in my preview ahead of Game 1, and here's how they've played out:

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