April 29 2015 01:51PM
The Toronto Marlies continue to be full of surprises. At the nineteen game mark of the season, they were the worst team in the American Hockey League and well on their way to being the least successful Leafs affiliate of our generation. They then proceeded to win 35 of their next 57 games to sneak into the playoffs, and are now one game away from potentially sweeping their first round matchup.
At this point, you can't deny that the team is "for real". Though, with that considered, they're far from invincible, and there are a few reasons need to continue treating themselves as underdogs.
April 29 2015 12:00PM
While the first round of the playoffs were highly entertaining, they have left us with limited Leafs content. To help give us delicious little nuggets to tide us over to the draft, we rely on Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts. So let us give thanks to Uncle Elliotte as he has given us the gift of player, GM, and prospect speculation.
April 29 2015 11:02AM
Following the elimination of the Orlando Solar Bears from the Turner Cup playoffs, the Leafs organization had a bunch of its prospects sitting around with nothing left to do. That changed this morning, as the Toronto Marlies recalled four players from sunny Florida to recently sunny Ontario.
April 29 2015 09:34AM
This week at TLN we've been profiling the most-likely candidates to be drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the upcoming 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On Monday we talked about Boston College's Noah Hanifin, and yesterday we covered London's Mitch Marner. A little later today, we'll be posting our next entry in the series (pssst... it's Dylan Strome).
Of course, it's certainly possible that the Leafs don't pick fourth overall. If the offer is right, Toronto could choose to trade down. And man, would that have to be a hell of an offer.
April 28 2015 10:58AM
Some found it to be entertaining, some found it painful, and some found it malicious. No matter what you call it, the American Hockey League calls Viktor Loov's hit from Sunday night one thing; suspendible. The Toronto Marlies will miss two games for his contact with Zach Nastasiuk.