Leafs Prospects Watch: Marner’s Last Act, Memorial Cup Fever

Embed from Getty Images No matter how many scouting reports are written, pull-ups failed, or VO2 max tests performed, in hockey’s big picture, the best predictor of future on-ice performance is simply past performance. This is inarguable.  Sure, some junior hockey players (or prospects in any sport) with staggering amounts of points have come and gone as draft busts over the…

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Rich Clune, The Playoffs, and Picking Your Spots

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com It’s Game 7. Nobody expected you to need to take much time to close out this series, and the team you’re facing has a knack for picking up a spirit-crushing goal on the slightest whim. There are three and a half minutes in the game, the score is tied, and you…

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Is Mitch Marner NHL Ready?

Embed from Getty Images Mitch Marner’s dominance has only been highlighted in recent weeks.  Not only was he named the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player, but he was also named the OHL’s Playoffs MVP.  Long story short, it’s been not only a dominant year for Marner, but a historic one. And yet, as good as he’s…

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Toronto Marlies win Game 7, advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com The Toronto Marlies dominated the standings during the regular season. Not because they won every game by a landslide (though they had their fair share), but because when they got themselves in a hole, they’d find a way to band together and escape it. Such was the case in Game 7…