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Marlies allow 2 shorthanded goals in 3 seconds in loss to Abbotsford

I think Justin Bourne pointed it out first,¬†Paul Ranger looks absolutely brutal on this first goal. That’s, uh, Steve McCarthy, who had a real uneventful NHL career as a defenceman, who looks like he’s about to dump the puck in, and then sees this wide-open hole in front of him. Now, officially, the two shorthanded…

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Matt Frattin is probably just replacement-level

I’d like to have thought that, by now, most Leafs fans would have come around on the fact that Matt Frattin is at best, a player slightly over replacement-level. I got this comment, though, yesterday: I think Frattin probably has more offensive upside than a 4th liner. He seems more suited to a third line…

NILAN: I’M BACK ON MY FEET

The Last Gladiators is a documentary about hockey, but it focuses mainly on former NHLer Chris Nilan. The film is honest, funny, realistic and heartbreaking. Nilan talks openly about his career, his drug and alcohol addiction as well as his upbringing with an abusive father. Check your local listings to see where it is playing…

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Leaf prospect Josh Leivo: Unbe-Leivo-ble

Nothing special jumps out at you watching Josh Leivo. He doesn’t blow by you with blistering speed or dazzle in one-on-one situations. He doesn’t have a 100 mile-per-hour slap shot and isn’t going to flatten people with huge hits. What does jump out is improved scoring capacity, a singular aspect exhibited from his pre-Ontario Hockey…