Marlies show signs of mortality, drop Game 1 to ALbany

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 08:14PM

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The kids against the vets who have been gradually replaced by kids. Goliath versus a slightly smaller goliath. Lou Lamoriello's present farm club against his last one. Two teams with a pretty even regular season series but no real bad blood. The narratives in this series feel close to significant, but not quite, but the significance is in the talent; the Toronto Marlies and Albany Devils are poised to give hockey fans what might be the best series of these Calder Cup Playoffs. The two sides kicked things off tonight at Ricoh Coliseum, and the Toronto Marlies came out of the evening down 1-0 in the series thanks to a 2-1 loss.

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Bucci, Nobody actually cares if a player acts like he's from Peterborough

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 02:26PM

Leafs fans have a lot of time for any piece that pumps the tires of Auston Matthews right now. After all, it's all but certain that he'll be the first player to wear Toronto's new jersey when his name is called as the first overall pick in late June because he's an incredible, NHL ready prospect who quite frankly is ahead of his competition.

So when ESPN posts an article prepared to pump his tires and get people excited, it's something that you just have to click, right? But then you do, and you can't help but be a little disappointed.

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MGD: Dealing With The Devils

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 11:43AM

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A new week, a new series. The Marlies, hot off the heels of a three-game sweep of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will continue to hunt for blood against the Albany Devils. We broke down the series on the whole last night, but for now, let's talk about the game ahead of them this evening.

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Series Preview: Toronto Marlies vs. Albany Devils

Jeff Veillette
May 03 2016 09:23PM

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It almost felt like the offseason was upon us, but as it turns out, sweeps just give you a lot of free time. Now that the dust has settled and the organization is a bit richer after the Draft Lottery Win and signing Nikita Zaitsev, eyes head back to the Toronto Marlies as they prepare to take on the Albany Devils in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: May 2nd

Jeff Veillette
May 02 2016 10:30PM


It's been a while since we did one of these! We even waited until late in the day to get around to this; it's probably technically Tuesday as your eyeballs glance over this. But we're back to our question-answering ways this week; here's what was on everybody's mind.

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