Sustainability and the Toronto Marlies

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 18 2014 01:15PM


Going into the Western Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. The first round consisted a three game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals. The second round consisted of a four game sweep of the Chicago Wolves. This team has to be in the discussion of best AHL playoff teams ever, right? Well, not exactly. A lot of things are going the right way for them.

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Who's Left? Conference Finals Edition

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 17 2014 08:35PM


If there's one thing that the Leafs have at an elite level, it's a self-deprecating fan base. But, what's a strong gun without ammo? Here's a list of former Leafs still playing in the NHL and AHL playoffs as of today.

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Marlies Sweep Chicago Wolves

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 16 2014 08:19PM


The Toronto Marlies found themselves in prime opportunity today to do something outside of the expectation for any team, not just themselves. A win tonight would knock out the Chicago Wolves and send the blue and white to the Western Conference Finals without having yet lost a game.

Certainly nothing that anybody would predict, but they got the job done again tonight, winning the game, and the series,  4-0.

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Mailbag: Thoughtful Thursday

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 15 2014 09:35PM


We're still waiting for the conference finals to end, there hasn't been a huge amount to talk about in Leafs land, and there's a gap between Marlies games today. Naturally, it's time to pull out some questions!

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

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Marlies Win In OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 14 2014 08:31PM


Here at The Leafs Nation, we're a bunch of stupid nerds. So much so, that people have complained about our repeated references to the Pokemon video game and series. For that, I'm sorry, and there will be no references to Pokemon in this introduction.

With that said, the Toronto Marlies totally remind me of Super Mario Bros. right now. They've grabbed the picked up some coins, and now they've got the Gold Star. The Gold Star makes you invincible; you can kill your opponents just by running through them. But eventually, the star's power fades away, and if a brown goomba is in your path as it disappears, you're going to die.

Chicago wears a maroonish brown, They might be humans wearing wolves on their chests rather than sentient mushrooms, but at the end of the day, the Toronto Marlies have to have their gold star end at some point, right? It wasn't tonight, however, as the blue and white pulled off a 4-3 overtime win.

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