Marlies Win 4-1 Over Peoria

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 10 2013 05:10PM

You know what they about the journey from the AHL to the NHL, you're trying to trade a bus ride to P- NO! That's it. This horse isn't just dead, with today's game, we've now hit the point of decomposition. I'm pretty sure that if anyone brings it up to Dallas Eakins again, he's going to telepathically throw the person into a wall. That may be pushing it, so on to the point - the Toronto Marlies took on the Peoria Rivermen today, desperate for a rebound from their loss to Abbotsford. Despite a lot of key scratches, the Marlies handily beat their opponents 4-1.

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Marlies Lose 4-2 to Abbotsford

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 09 2013 04:07PM

For the Toronto Marlies, games like today's are ones you're expected to feast on, but actually dread.  Yes, the struggling Abbotsford Heat had won just 1 of 11 games leading up to today. It sounds advantageous, but stats like that lead to taking games too easily, while the struggling opponents have an extra sense in urgency. Sure enough, that was the case here tonight, as the blue and white dropped this one 4-2.

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Korbi's Kontrakt

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 05 2013 04:35PM

Two contract related moves by the Toronto Maple Leafs in two days? It’s talking point Christmas in Toronto! Today, the Leafs signed Korbinian Holzer to a two year contract, with a cap hit of $787,500.

The general reaction right now could and should realistically be indifference, with some outliers. But as it stands, the feeling is negative. Let me try to slow this one down a bit…

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Right Place, Right Time

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 05 2013 10:59AM

Tyler Bozak is a great third line centre on an elite team. He wins draws, he can pass well, he’s got good positional awareness. He’s able to drop into the top six when need be. In fact, a good team can still have him as their second best centre and fare well for themselves if they have talent spread around the roster.

With that, Dave Nonis and the Toronto Maple Leafs should be reminding other GM’s of this for the next few weeks, selling him to the highest bidder. “Wait, weren’t you just hyping him?” you may say. But hear me out.

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Brown Trade A No-Brainer

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 04 2013 03:07PM

You’re a fan of a hockey team, one that happens to wear blue and white. Things are looking up. Or, at least not down. Games are being won somewhat often, players that were missing during these wins are starting to return, and the key to this year seems to be consistency rather than streakiness. You find out one of your young wingers is on his way back into the lineup, after starting the season on a point per game pace. But to get him back in, a fourth line fighter has to go.

NOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT MIKE BROWN! Wait, what?

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