You Should Probably Drop By

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 27 2014 09:03PM

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It's been a really long time since I've talked about the Toronto Marlies from a "people in the seats" perspective. There's been so much to talk about in terms of what is happening on the ice, that there hasn't been on my priority list to do so. But you know what? With the team returning home tomorrow night, There's a few reasons why you should join them at Ricoh Coliseum.

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Marlies Fall 6-3 in First Loss of Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 26 2014 09:12PM

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The Toronto Marlies needed Game 1 to be a serious wake up call. Winning 5-1 is nice, but if you replay a game where you get outshot 50-19 a hundred times, I doubt you get many more wins, let alone by four goals. They needed to take more control of tonight's game, and they needed to be more disciplined to keep themselves from being on the penalty kill for a significant chunk of it. To there credit, there were a few moments where that happened, but for the bulk of it, the team repeated their issues. This time, they weren't bailed out by miraculous goaltending, and lost their first game of the playoffs.

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Did "Marlies West" Work?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 25 2014 08:29PM

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I had a bit of writers block today, and couldn't think of a topic to write about. I have a series of articles I have in mind, but I want to make sure I can do it before I start investing time into it. Naturally, my response was to ask Twitter what they wanted to read about, and while some of the responses were great, I'd like to spend more time doing the work on them.

Bruce McCurdy of Cult of Hockey brought up an interesting thought, however. There was a group of players from the 2011/12 Marlies roster that followed Dallas Eakins to the Edmonton Oilers. How did that work out? Here are your "Marlies west" power rankings.

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Mailbag: Coastal Shots and Character Counts

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 24 2014 09:52AM

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The Marlies are off until Monday. I have a weird High School reunion-esque thing to go to today, and probably have little time to do much else other than write a mailbag. In unrelated news, hey have this mailbag!

...that sounded selfish. The mailbag shouldn't be the "Jeff is too distracted to do research" thing. Besides, I like answering questions. I just really suck at these introduction paragraphs. That's what it really comes down to. You're probably better off just hitting "read more", or scrolling down. I know I'm going to do that right... now.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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Marlies Take 1-0 Series Lead over Texas

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 23 2014 09:31PM

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Heading into tonights game, the Texas Stars' home ice advantage had some prior history on its side. They haven't lost a playoff game at home this season. Their opponents haven't beat them in Cedar Park since November 2012. They've only lost 9 of 42 home games this year on the whole. It's a scary situation to be in, and especially when you're the underdog. But the Toronto Marlies know all about overcoming the odds this year, and continued their run of unfathomable success, getting outshot by 31 but outscoring their opponents 5-1.

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