Are the Toronto Marlies actually this bad?

Jeff Veillette
January 15 2017 03:44PM

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It's January 15th and the Toronto Marlies are the worst team in the North Division. Just a year ago, they finished the year with one of the best records in AHL history, and here we are talking about 0.500 being a dream to attempt to accomplish.

People expected regression, but they didn't expect a chance at being third-last in the league at the halfway point. But something doesn't feel right about this; what is a team full of quality players, that started hot, and has scored as many goals as they've allowed doing at the bottom of the standings?

Here's an attempt at figuring it out.

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Furies Postgame: Furies Thunderstruck in Penultimate Home Weekend

Katy Tearle
January 15 2017 03:41PM

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Furies netminder, Christina Kessler stops the puck with some help from Ella Stewart. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

The Toronto Furies played their last Battle of the GTA for the 2016-17 season this weekend. Unfortunately, the result was not what they wanted. While the Furies played hard, the Brampton Thunder swept the weekend.

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Kasperi Kapanen to be out of Marlies lineup for "lengthy" period of time

Jeff Veillette
January 14 2017 11:24PM

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While the Toronto Marlies have struggled of late, there have been a few bright spots. One of those is Kasperi Kapanen, who has been scoring at a torrid pace this season, leading the team with 16 goals and adding 17 more assists in 33 games. Unfortunately, he's also run into some injury trouble, and it appears that's happened yet again.

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Furies Postgame: A Tight Loss For Furies in Battle of GTA

Katy Tearle
January 14 2017 10:38PM

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Toronto Furies' Natalie Spooner takes the puck up ice. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

While the Maple Leafs were playing the Senators in the Battle of Ontario, the Toronto Furies were playing the Brampton Thunder in the Battle of the GTA. The Battle of the GTA is always a choppy, loud, chaotically fun game, but unfortunately, someone has to take the L.

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Leafs Postgame: Actually Good Ontario Boys

Jeff Veillette
January 14 2017 09:05PM

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The Leafs needed a win tonight, and people were understandably worried when they found out that Curtis McEhlinney's debut with the Leafs would be the game against the division rival they were intensely chasing. They were more worried when it turned out that he tweaked something in warmups yesterday and that there were questions about him being ready to go. 

It didn't matter. He came in, he was about as steady as a backup has been for the Leafs this year, and they supported him with the goals he needed en route to a 4-2 victory in the land of Parliament.

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