Did "Marlies West" Work?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 25 2014 08:29PM

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I had a bit of writers block today, and couldn't think of a topic to write about. I have a series of articles I have in mind, but I want to make sure I can do it before I start investing time into it. Naturally, my response was to ask Twitter what they wanted to read about, and while some of the responses were great, I'd like to spend more time doing the work on them.

Bruce McCurdy of Cult of Hockey brought up an interesting thought, however. There was a group of players from the 2011/12 Marlies roster that followed Dallas Eakins to the Edmonton Oilers. How did that work out? Here are your "Marlies west" power rankings.

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Leafs Prospects Go Home Empty Handed As Edmonton Wins 2014 Memorial Cup

Justin Fisher
May 25 2014 05:59PM

The Edmonton Oil Kings have defeated the Guelph Storm by a score of 6-3 to win the 2014 Mastercard Memorial Cup. Most importantly, that means that the three Leafs prospects taking part in the tournament have all gone home empty handed. 

Yeah, that sounds about right.

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Justin's NHL Draftbook (2013-1963)

Justin Fisher
May 25 2014 01:44PM

Hello friends, 

I've been working on this NHL draft selection database on and off over the past year. I've simply referred to it as a 'Draftbook'. It took a while to build it, clean it up, and then decide what to do with it... but now that it's 'finished' I've decided to simply post it online for everyone to download and use.

So what is it? Well, it's a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet of every player that has been drafted into the NHL since 1963. Data fields include draft position, player names, player positions, teams, height, weight, amateur teams and amateur leagues. 

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Playoff LFR: The Best Defence

Steve Dangle
May 25 2014 09:27AM

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In a clash of two amazing teams the Kings are besting the Blackhawks. How come?

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Mailbag: Coastal Shots and Character Counts

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 24 2014 09:52AM


The Marlies are off until Monday. I have a weird High School reunion-esque thing to go to today, and probably have little time to do much else other than write a mailbag. In unrelated news, hey have this mailbag!

...that sounded selfish. The mailbag shouldn't be the "Jeff is too distracted to do research" thing. Besides, I like answering questions. I just really suck at these introduction paragraphs. That's what it really comes down to. You're probably better off just hitting "read more", or scrolling down. I know I'm going to do that right... now.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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