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The Monday Marlie: Leafs Organization Adding Pressure on Young Marlies

As the Toronto Marlies continue to dwell in the basement of the AHL North Division, the leash on some of their young players is starting to shorten. In the midst of Wednesday’s disastrous outing against Providence, which saw the Marlies get shutout 5-0, Keefe decided to tighten things up. Mason Marchment, one of the teams…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 11: Sam Gagner, Dmytro Timashov and a really weird week

This episode, Jake and Mike dissect the Toronto Marlies previous week which was, to say the least, weird. Here’s what we discussed: Analyzing their 1-1-1-0 record last week Sam Gagner returned to the Marlies What is Dmytro’s Timashov with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization? Sandin and Liljegren to the World Juniors …And so much more!…

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Timothy Liljegren Out ‘Week to Week’ With High Ankle Sprain

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe provided an update on the injury status of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Timothy Liljegren, late Sunday evening. “He’s week to week. He’s got a high ankle sprain,” Keefe told reporters. Timothy Liljegren just got nailed along the boards and was down on the ice for a little bit. Seemed…

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Vancouver Canucks Assign Sam Gagner to Toronto Marlies

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned forward Sam Gagner to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). #Canucks confirm Sam Gagner will be loaned to the @TorontoMarlies of the AHL. Vancouver retains Gagner's rights. — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 4, 2018 Gagner returns to the Marlies for a second stint one day after the Canucks acquired Josh Leivo from…

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The Monday Marlie: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe wasn’t pleased with his group after they fell 5-2 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening. “It’s unacceptable, frankly. The most disappointing part is a lot of it is falling on the guys that played significant roles for us to win the championship last year,” a frustrated Keefe…

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Analyzing the Subtraction of Andrew Nielsen, Acquisition of Morgan Klimchuk

It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, has a surplus of defenceman. In an effort to un-clog the logjam on the blue-line, the organization traded defenceman Andrew Nielsen to the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward Morgan Klimchuk. Let’s address this right off the bat–this kind of deal doesn’t…

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The Monday Marlie: Mason Marchment Playing His Way On to Leafs Radar

Through the Toronto Marlies last three games–where they went 2-0-1-0–the Toronto Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate received massive contributions from one of the organizations fastest-rising prospects Mason Marchment, who has 13 points in 13 games with the Marlies this season, accumulated five goals and one helper over the last three games. Each of those five goals…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 9: The Marlies are better than their record

On the ninth instalment of Leafs on Deck, Jake and Mike go in-depth on a variety of topics. – To start things off, why the Marlies are actually better than what their record entails (last in the North division). – Then we discuss Sam Gagner being recalled to the Canucks and whether he’ll be back…

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The Monday Marlie: Marlies Hungry To Turn Season Around

When Chris Mueller came out and addressed the media after the Toronto Marlies fell 2-1 to the Binghamton Devils on Saturday night, it was almost as if the veteran forward was providing a state of the union testimony. “We’re a desperate hockey team,” said Mueller. “We haven’t had much success. Frustration’s kicking in a little…

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Canucks recall Gagner from Marlies

Nearly two months after the Vancouver Canucks loaned forward Sam Gagner to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, the 770 game NHL veteran is heading back to the west coast after being recalled by the big club this afternoon. The Canucks inked Gagner to a three-year $9,450,000 contract ($3,150,000 AAV) ahead of the 2017-2018 season. Gagner, 29,…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 8: Talking Marlies With Patrick Williams

This week, Mike and Jake welcomed on NHL.com’s AHL correspondent, Patrick Williams. The trio touched on how the Marlies—-5-6-0-2—have struggled out of the gate, this season. Plus, Patrick gives some clarification on some AHL technicalities, such as how trades can be made between two teams. ALSO–Jake and Mike discuss the William Nylander situation (we had…