Leafs extend affiliation with Orlando Solar Bears through 16/17

Jeff Veillette
May 05 2016 02:44PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will continue to have the best team brand in hockey under their watchful eye, as the organization announced an extension of their affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears this afternoon.

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The Quick Blue Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog

Jeff Veillette
May 05 2016 10:20AM

The greatest story ever told, they've been calling it. On Monday afternoon, Leicester City Football Club won the English Premier League title despite being on the verge of relegation last season, no top-flight championships in their 132-year history, and 5000-1 odds at the bookkeepers tables. But they took the lead from Day 1 and, despite everybody saying somebody would catch up to them eventually, they cleared the table with two games to space.

Worst to first in 13 months, with expectations pointed to the former. Insane, and it made me think about the Leafs just a little bit.

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Marlies show signs of mortality, drop Game 1 to ALbany

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 08:14PM

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The kids against the vets who have been gradually replaced by kids. Goliath versus a slightly smaller goliath. Lou Lamoriello's present farm club against his last one. Two teams with a pretty even regular season series but no real bad blood. The narratives in this series feel close to significant, but not quite, but the significance is in the talent; the Toronto Marlies and Albany Devils are poised to give hockey fans what might be the best series of these Calder Cup Playoffs. The two sides kicked things off tonight at Ricoh Coliseum, and the Toronto Marlies came out of the evening down 1-0 in the series thanks to a 2-1 loss.

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Bucci, Nobody actually cares if a player acts like he's from Peterborough

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 02:26PM

Leafs fans have a lot of time for any piece that pumps the tires of Auston Matthews right now. After all, it's all but certain that he'll be the first player to wear Toronto's new jersey when his name is called as the first overall pick in late June because he's an incredible, NHL ready prospect who quite frankly is ahead of his competition.

So when ESPN posts an article prepared to pump his tires and get people excited, it's something that you just have to click, right? But then you do, and you can't help but be a little disappointed.

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MGD: Dealing With The Devils

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 11:43AM

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A new week, a new series. The Marlies, hot off the heels of a three-game sweep of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will continue to hunt for blood against the Albany Devils. We broke down the series on the whole last night, but for now, let's talk about the game ahead of them this evening.

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