Garret Sparks drops gloves in ECHL scrap

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 28 2015 09:52PM

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When we placed Garret Sparks in the 18th spot of our mid-term Leafs prospect rankings, many of us liked to point out that he was very good at stopping hockey pucks that come flying his way, attempting to go into the back of his net. Tonight, he did similar, but in a very, very different way.

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Leafs Post Game: Four past, fourth last

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 28 2015 08:22PM

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I'm starting to suspect that this team is never going to win a game on the road ever again. That's probably a coincidence more than anything, but still, tonight's loss now makes it so Toronto will have road wins in no more than two of the first nine months of this calendar year. Heck, with only two road games in April and this team likely to sell, sell, sell by Monday, it'll probably be one of nine.

Needless to say, don't travel with the team, you'll leave disappointed. Like the guy who threw his Kessel jersey after Toronto's 4-0 loss to the Habs.

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Marlies defeat Adirondack for 4th consecutive win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 28 2015 07:48PM

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Don't look now, but the Toronto Marlies are making the twenty five games of the season into interesting ones. A few moves in the organization have given the team much more depth than they had to start the season, the goalies are stopping just enough pucks to keep the team afloat, and a little bit of luck combine to suddenly put this team back in the playoff picture. This means every game matters, particularly when facing a team like Adirondack, who is within striking distance. Oh, did they ever strike.

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Marlies recover from trailing 3-0, win in OT

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2015 07:46PM

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It looks like just about everybody in the hockey world wants TJ Brennan, including the Rochester Americans and the referees. Fortunately for the Toronto Marlies, they called dibs on him yesterday in the trade that sent Spencer Abbott to the Chicago Blackhawks. Today was his return to the blue and white, and he immediately made an impact in a 4-3 come from behind win over the Rochester Americans.

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Why The Leafs Should Pursue Alexander Semin

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2015 03:54PM

Every year, a bunch of higher-profile trades happen well before the Trade Deadline, and everybody throws their arms up in the air, upset that all the joy has been sucked out of their favourite day. WIth that, every year, a couple of players hit the market out of nowhere and re-inject some life back into it, continuing the panicked tradition we've all come to know and love.

Today, word leaked out that Alexander Semin is unofficially on the market. Coincidentally, I'm starting to think that going after him might not be the worst idea in the world.

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