March 13 2016 08:33PM
The Leafs organization is probably okay with the season-wide concept of pain, suffering, and lots of losses, but on a game-by-game basis, they want the wins. Or, at the very least, the attempts at them. Mike Babcock might want them more than anybody in a suit or on skates, and with the game being played on his former home ice, you have to imagine the stakes were higher than every for him tonight. Thanks to a lucky goal and a stellar performance by Jonathan Bernier, he got his wish in what became a 1-0 Leafs victory.
March 13 2016 07:44PM
The last time we sat down, the topic-du-jour was the Toronto Marlies' new-found mortality and how they shook through it with a blowout win against the Portland Pirates. At the same time, though, we also talked about how Sheldon Keefe believed that the team was entering their toughest weekend of hockey yet. Sure enough, he was proven correct as the Marlies dropped games against the Providence Bruins and Albany Devils to close out another weaker-than-usual weekend.
March 12 2016 11:08AM
The dream of the Toronto Marlies finishing the season with an 0.800 record is all but over. It was a great run while it lasted, but thanks to a three-game losing streak last weekend, the blue and white would have to win every game they play the rest of the season to accomplish the milestone. Having the bragging rights of being the best team to ever run through an AHL regular season would have been nice (and still not terribly unattainable) but at the same time, feeling a sense of mortality isn't a bad thing either.
March 11 2016 09:48AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs continue the merry-go-round of NHL looks today, this time calling up defenceman Rinat Valiev from the Toronto Marlies while sending TJ Brennan back down.
March 10 2016 04:13PM
Ahead of another grueling three-in-three weekend, the Toronto Marlies have shored up their defensive depth. The team announced today that they've signed Taylor Doherty to a Professional Tryout deal.