Marlies Sweep Crunch, Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

For the second time in the last three years, the Toronto Marlies will be advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. They’ve reached the third round in quick fashion, with it only taking them nine games to advance from round two, and their 7-2 record through the first two rounds speaks to their dominance during that…


Johnsson and Dermott assigned to Marlies, Kapanen to Worlds

While the Toronto Maple Leafs season may be over, three of the team’s young-guns, Andreas Johnsson, Travis Dermott and Kasperi Kapanen, aren’t done playing puck for the year. Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello announced that Andreas Johnsson and Travis Dermott will join the Toronto Marlies for the duration of their Calder Cup playoff run,…


Monday Marlie: Marlies are one game away from advancing to second round

While the Toronto Marlies are up 2-0 in the best of five series against the Utica Comets, and one game away from a first-round sweep–they haven’t outright dominated their first round opponent. And that’s ok. Frankly, It’s not the type of game they play, anyway. “We’re not the type of team that overwhelms teams or…


Garret Sparks named AHL goaltender of the year

Not only will Garret Sparks be walking away from this season as an AHL first-team all-star, he was also awarded the Baz Bastein award yesterday, which crowns him as the league’s top goaltender. Sparks sits atop the AHL leaderboards in goaltender statistics, and it’s really no surprise he’s been deemed the AHL’s best goaltender. Sparks…


Meet Ian Scott, a hidden gem amongst the Leafs’ prospects

With the Toronto Maple Leafs having a luxurious amount of goaltending depth, It can be easy to overlook one of their goalie prospects, Ian Scott, who just inked an ATO with the Marlies yesterday afternoon. And it’s not hard to understand why the Prince Albert Raiders starting net-minder is oftentimes forgotten about. If you scroll…


Trevor Moore is red-hot in 2018, what the heck is happening?

Ever since January 1st, a new year has meant a new, and more complete, Trevor Moore– and the numbers can attest to that. Moore’s 2017-2018 split stats 2017: 0.22 p/pg (7 points in 31 games) 2018: 0.61 p/pg (19 points in 31 games) The numbers never lie, but even the ‘ol eye-test can even attest to…


The Monday Marlie: The future is now for the Leafs’ affiliate

The Toronto Marlies prepared themselves for the inevitable departures of star forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson. Adam Brooks, Jeremy Bracco and Mason Marchment, the next wave of Marlies, weren’t supposed to be in-and-out of the lineup and treading on the team’s bottom six, for long. Once Kapanen  and (more recently) Johnsson, were promoted to…


Mason Marchment creating own path to success

Signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past Saturday, is a testament to the work that Toronto Marlies forward Mason Marchment has dedicated to his craft. “We’re happy for [Marchment]” said Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe. “He’s worked real hard over the last couple of seasons, it’s good to see him…


It’s time for the Leafs to give Garret Sparks another chance

On the basis of an emergency-recall, Garret Sparks has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. While Sparks’ promotion is in lieu of Frederik Andersen being injured, it also provides the Maple Leafs an opportunity to see what they have in the 24-year-old net minder, if they so please. And frankly, if I were the Maple Leafs,…


The Monday Marlie: Bumps in the road

In any hockey season, there’s going to be rough patches. And even for the first-place Toronto Marlies, who rode a 16-game point streak from December 31st to February 16th, the same sentiment holds true, too. “When you’re hot, everything goes your way,” said Keefe after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Rochester Americans….