Rinat Valiev is Joining the Marlies

Justin Fisher
April 08 2015 12:14PM

With his WHL season over, it looks like Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rinat Valiev is ready to make the full jump to pro hockey.

Valiev's Kootenay Ice were eliminated from the WHL playoffs on Monday evening, stretching their series with the Calgary Hitmen to seven games but ultimately failing to make it out of the first round.

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LGD: Columbust

Jon Steitzer
April 08 2015 11:00AM


It's another exciting round of the Matt Frattin Bowl! It's also a chance to appreciate which team David Clarkson is a scratch for. It would have been nice to see Dave falling down in a different shade of Blue tonight as it would give the end of the season a more positive feel, instead we'll have the other kind of joy where we pretend he doesn't exist.

The Blue Jackets have been on a nice little run and have been actively doing everything they can to make sure they don't add another promising young player to an already solid young core, and the Leafs, well, the Leafs better lose tonight because I am losing faith that the Hurricanes will ever win another hockey game.

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April 08 2015 07:00AM

Evgeny Svechnikov is a big, strong and skilled forward eligible for the 2015 draft. He is ranked No. 15 on the latest Craig Button list and he's rising in many quarters. The young Russian is absolutely a quality prospect.

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Leipsic scores hat trick in Marlies win over Flames

Jeff Veillette
April 07 2015 07:42PM


The Adirondack Flames are polar opposites of their NHL affiliates in Calgary. The parents are defying all expectations, and are hanging on by a thread in the playoff race. The kids, on the other hand, are about where everybody expects them to be, just barely out of their playoff race. As you can see, being the opposite doesn't say much when you're in the middle.

You know what does say a lot, though? A huge two points for the Toronto Marlies, who, despite a rough third period, ended up with a 7-4 win.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - April 7 2015 - Mystery Dicks

Steve Dangle
April 07 2015 05:58PM

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On this episode, a breakdown of a ridiculous Mark Madden clip and more!

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