MGD Game 7: For the first time, it's do or die

Jeff Veillette
May 16 2016 10:49AM

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It was cold, snowy, and even slightly hail-y in Toronto yesterday. This typically wouldn't be a big deal, except for the fact that it was shorts weather two days prior and that the calendar clearly states that we're six weeks away from summer.

Certainly, the idea of hell freezing over while the Albany Devils are within striking distance of completing a best-of-seven upset isn't something that the Toronto Marlies want to entertain. The superstitious people in this world will be happy to hear that it's projected to be 15 and rainy by the time puck drop hits tonight. The blue and white, however, have to focus on actually winning the game. If they don't, their season will come to an abrupt end.

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Why Toronto's Top Off-Season Priority Should Be A Right-Handed Defenceman

DragLikePull
May 16 2016 08:04AM

When it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs' off-season plans, almost all the focus has been on the possibility of adding Steven Stamkos.  Adding an elite offensive player like Stamkos is an exciting possibility, but as a rebuilding team the Leafs have many areas of the roster in need of improvement, and all the talk about Stamkos has overshadowed other places where the Leafs have to get better.  In my opinion, none is more pressing at the moment than finding a defenceman capable of playing top-pair minutes on the right side.

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MFR - Round 2, Game 6 - Power - Alb 4, Tor 1

Steve Dangle
May 15 2016 07:30PM

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I know the Marlies lost but WOW SO MANY SPORTS!!!

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Which Marlies goaltender should start Game 7?

Ryan Hobart
May 15 2016 06:17AM

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In Game 6 against the Albany Devils, the Toronto Marlies decided to continue to run with Antoine Bibeau. Bibeau allowed four goals on 28 shots, causing the Marlies to lose 4-1. This sends the series back to Toronto tied 3-3, with Game 7 on Monday the 16th. 

There's no question a lack of scoring has plagued the Marlies in portions of this series. This was very apparent in Games 1 and 6, where the Marlies were only able to score one goal in each game. This is in contrast to Games Four and Five where they tore off for seven and five goals in those two games. 

The Devils play a trap style defense with a roster of AHL veterans who can shut down the dynamic offense of the Marlies pretty effectively. Because of this, it's imperative that the Marlies get the best goaltending they possibly can. Goals for will be rare, so you have to do everything you can to limit goals against. Is starting Bibeau the way to accomplish that? I'm here to answer that question.

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Marlies lose Game 6, setting up all-or-nothing series finale

Jeff Veillette
May 14 2016 03:39PM

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The Toronto Marlies came in tonight in a position that most teams would love to be in; they had home-ice advantage in a potential series-clinching game. The Albany Devils were short quite a few of their top players, and Toronto had outscored their opponents 12-3 in the two games prior. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, not a ton went right for them. Despite their best efforts, the Blue and White dropped a less dirty but just as chippy Game 6 by a score of 4-1, leaving the series to be decided on a weekday night in downtown Toronto.

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