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When will Kristians Rubins be in the Maple Leafs lineup?

Of all the players I could talk about from the Toronto Marlies, Kristians Rubins is still one of the most mysterious. He’s a big player who can move up and down the ice at a high rate of speed. But the question is — can he put everything togeter? Today, I look into what he’s…

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McCann and Hyman are Leafs heading West

While we were all discussing our displeasure with the Seattle Kraken taking Jared McCann in the NHL Expansion Draft, there was more news for the Leafs. And no, it’s not good news. According to Elliotte Friedman, who was on Sportsnet Central after Seattle’s draft, Zach Hyman is likely going to be traded to the Edmonton…

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When will Mac Hollowell be in the Maple Leafs lineup?

It’s always been intriguing to see what Mac Hollowell could be in the future. After watching one short season with him on the Toronto Marlies, I can say that the next few years will be interesting. There’s always the question regarding when he may be ready for the NHL, and I have the possible answer….

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When will Joey Anderson be in the Maple Leafs lineup?

Joey Anderson, the player who was acquired in a trade with the New Jersey Devils. I’m sure you remember it. Not many people know much about Anderson though, or what he could provide to the Maple Leafs’ organization. Today, I have everything from what type of player he is, to when he could be in…

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Will Nick Robertson be in the Leafs lineup on opening night?

I’ve gone back and forth in terms of what I think about Nick Robertson and what type of player he can be. For now though, I know what player he is. A fast, skilled and strong shooter who belongs in the NHL, not the AHL. Here’s a video where I discuss my reasons behind this…

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Why the Wayne Simmonds signing makes sense

After Wayne Simmonds’ wrist injury, he wasn’t the same. We all know it. This time around, he’ll be healthy and at a cheaper price tag — for two years. There’s a lot of reasons to like this deal, and there are some question marks in terms of where he’ll play in the lineup. Everything and…

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Toronto Marlies report cards: Goalies

One of the fascinating parts to this season for the Toronto Marlies was their goaltending. The team had eight goaltenders dress for them this season, which is likely a record for Toronto. In the midst of it all, we saw Joseph Woll take a massive step this season. We even got to see Frederik Andersen…

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An open letter to Martin Marincin

So, I guess this is goodbye, huh? Obviously this isn’t the circumstances I wanted, but hopefully you’re happy with them. You probably don’t know who I am — but I definitely know who you are. You’re great person. A mysterious man. An elite highlight-reel goal-scorer. It all started back on February 29th, 2020 when you…

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Toronto Marlies report cards: Defence

It’s time to grade the defencemen. One of the most exciting parts of this past season was the Marlies’ defence core. There were so many players coming in and out of the lineup with a lot having some real potential. Similar to the forwards, there were a lot of rookie defencemen in this group — seven…

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Marlies to play 72 games in 2021-22 season

The AHL announced today that the Toronto Marlies will play 72 games in their upcoming season which will begin on October 15th. The AHL Board of Governors has approved a schedule unification plan that will see every team play 72 games beginning in 2022-23. Alignment and schedule lengths for 2021-22 have also been set. Details:…

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Looking forward after Leafs locker clean out day

There was a lot said from the players, management and fans over the last few days. Some good, some not so good. But after today, you sort of have a sense of where the Toronto Maple Leafs will be going when they move forward. It really seems like they won’t do much this off-season, but…