April 24 2016 10:12AM
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Last night worked out pretty well for the Toronto Marlies. They started off with one of their weaker periods of the year, but quickly reverted back to their typical game and skated away with a 4-1 victory (more on that here). Now, though, they must get rested up quickly and prepare themselves for a just-as-important Game 2. Here's what you need to know.
April 23 2016 09:26PM
The first rule of playoff hockey is that at any given point, absolutely anything can happen. The first rule of watching the Toronto Marlies is that, at any given point, the team is able to react to anything that happens to them. Both of those rules were put to the test today when the team stumbled out of the gate in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Playoffs, but the Marlies rebounded with a thorough 4-1 victory.
April 23 2016 12:33PM
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Winning 54 games is great and all, but you know what would be really nice? Winning 69 games. The Toronto Marlies will begin their push towards the Calder Cup tonight when they take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in Game 1 of their first-round series. Here's what you need to know.
April 23 2016 10:55AM
One of the challenges of the new era of statistical knowledge in hockey is that there's just so much damn information out there. It's tough to keep up with all of it, and a lot of the time certain data points get glossed over.
One of these data points is Viktor Loov - predominantly a Marlies defenseman this year, whom most seem to have pegged as a C-level prospect. But I was looking over some of the advanced stats for Leafs players this season, and his numbers really jumped out at me.
No, I mean really jumped out at me. As in, "holy s#%$ this guy is way, way, way better than people are giving him credit for".
Let's take a look at some of the numbers so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about.
April 23 2016 08:00AM
Over the past two weeks, we have profiled the top-10 prospects for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and how they might fit into the plans for the Maple Leafs. If you've missed any, here they all are in one place.