The Marlies are in trouble, so let's see what they do with it

Jeff Veillette
May 26 2016 09:46AM

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You know that a loss is bad when even the team delivering it to you is in a bit of shock. When Christian Djoos scored his second of the playoffs to put the Hershey Bears up 7-2 at Ricoh Coliseum last night, you didn't see a deadpan look on his face, nor did you see over-exuberance. Instead, a hearty laugh came from the 21-year-old defenceman. Not a "these guys are terrible" laugh, but more of a "how is this even possible?" laugh.

The Toronto Marlies are probably asking themselves the same question, though the tone is much darker in their context. Despite the expectations of just about anybody in the hockey world, the team isn't just on the verge of elimination; they're on the verge of getting swept.

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Marlies playoff hopes diminished after huge loss to Hershey

Jeff Veillette
May 25 2016 09:19PM

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The Toronto Marlies had an opportunity to close the gap in the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals but ended up getting a near-opposite result. Despite a very competitive initial forty minutes, Toronto lost control in the third and gave up five goals, leading to an 8-2 final score.

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MGD Game 3: Unlikely, but not Impossible

Jeff Veillette
May 25 2016 03:54PM

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Game two was a heartbreaker for the Toronto Marlies. They outshot the Hershey Bears 40-23, including a 15-2 spread in the first period, but even that wasn't enough to secure a series-tying result. The bad news for the Marlies is that they're behind by two games in this series. The good news? There's lots of time left to turn things around.

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What We Learned From The World Championships

Jeff Veillette
May 23 2016 03:05PM

It was a fun couple of weeks, but finally, everybody's favourite step-tournament is over and done with. The 2016 World Championships are over, the Canadian's have gold medals on their chests and somebody in Russia is making anti-American videos to distract from the host team's early exit. Or something.

Oh, and the Leafs had their hands all over this tournament. In that regard, it was a lot of fun. But what did all of them do?

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TLN Monday Mailbag: May 23rd

Jeff Veillette
May 23 2016 10:50AM


I just had leftover pizza. I love pizza. It's tasty and informative.

These slices were just tasty, though. That's a shame. Anyway, we had a lot of interesting questions for this week's mailbag. Let's get started!

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