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Can the Leafs Get an Asset for Garret Sparks?

It’s really crazy to think just how drastically the perception of Garret Sparks has declined over the course of a calendar year. June 14th 2018, and Sparks is hoisting a Calder Cup to cap off an extraordinary 2017-2018 campaign in which he was crowned as the league’s best goaltender and solidified himself as an NHL-calibre…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 26: And the Marlies season is done

After a fluky no-call in double OT of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies’ season has come to a close. Jacob Stoller and Mike Stephens take you through the Marlies’ run and they take a look back at the progressions of some of the Leafs’ most coveted prospects. Where to Listen?…

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Marlies Season Ends On Controversial Double OT Goal

The Toronto Marlies’ season came to an end on a sour note, thanks to a controversial no-call right before Checkers forward Morgan Geekie scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give Charlotte a 4-3 win and eliminate the Marlies from the Eastern Conference Finals. 1:35 into the second overtime period, Checkers forward Steven Lorentz…

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Marlies Approach “Do or Die” Game 6 in Charlotte

As the Toronto Marlies, down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, approach Game 6 against the Charlotte Checkers, there is no shortage of confidence within the Leafs’ AHL affiliate. “We got confidence in this group,” Trevor Moore told reporters after the Marlies’ 4-1 loss in Game 5. “We really believe that we can win two…

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Carcone hat trick wins Game 4 for Marlies, ties Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2

With three goals, including the overtime winner, and an assist in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 23-year-old prospect Michael Carcone’s performance was the driving force of the Toronto Marlies’ 4-3 win on Thursday evening. “It’s big time. That’s the only words,” Jeremy Bracco, Carcone’s linemate, said post game. “It’s playoff hockey. This is…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 25: Losing Game 3, Marchment, Engvall

This week on Leafs on Deck, Marlies reporters Jacob Stoller and Mike Stephens discussed… – The Marlies’ back to back losses in Game 2 and 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. –  Whether or not Mason Marchment has had a good playoff showing (Jake thinks so, Mike does not) –  Why Pierre Engvall is destined…

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How Close is Mason Marchment to Getting an NHL Opportunity?

If there’s one prospect in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization whose skillset is somewhat of a liaison between the differing philosophies that Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas have when it comes bottom-six personnel, it’s Mason Marchment. Standing at 6’4 204 lbs, size is far from the only thing Marchment brings to the table. He has…

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How addition of Moore, Rosen, Hutchinson vaults Marlies into contenders

The Toronto Marlies’ odds of winning a second straight Calder Cup championship have drastically risen over the course of the last two weeks. In the days leading up to the Marlies’ first round series sweep over the Rochester Americans, the Marlies appeared far from equipped to win back to back calder cups for the first time…

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Uncertainty looms for Marlies after Hutchinson departure

The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t want to recall Michael Hutchinson from the AHL and deflate the Marlies’ hopes of a sizeable playoff run, but they had to. Desperate times had called for desperate measures. Garret Sparks’ season-long struggles forced the Maple Leafs to re-evaluate their backup goalie position and clearly they came to the reality that…