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How the Leafs developed a strong ECHL development system

Although Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas has received plenty of credit for his past work with the Toronto Marlies, the way in which he’s got the organization to utilize the team’s ECHL affiliate is one of the most impressive things he’s done during his tenure in the Leafs front office. Typically in the…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 3: Dissecting the Marlies’ Early Struggles

Episode 3 of Leafs on Deck is LIVE! Mike and Jake discussed a variety of topics this week, including: –Why everyone should chill out about Andreas Johnsson’s early struggles — Laurence Gilman’s recent media availability — The Marlies early struggles Spotify   Subscribe to us on iTunes! Be sure to subscribe (and rate/review, if you can)…

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The Monday Marlie: Expect Marlies to Endure Growing-pains this Season

After wrapping up their first three games of the 2018-2019 season, starting the year out with a 1-2-0 record, the Toronto Marlies looked like a shell of the team that hoisted the Calder Cup last June. But of course, that’s to be expected. In the AHL, where immense roster turnover is a common occurrence, teams…

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Marlies Sign Jeff Glass to AHL Contract

With the 2018-2019 season set to kick-off in a couple of days, the Toronto Marlies announced the addition of another goalie to the fold. The Marlies have signed Jeff Glass, 32, to an AHL contract. Glass, who suited up for two games with the Marlies during the 2016-2017 season, split last season with the Chicago…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 2: Sam Gagner is a Marlie

Episode 2 of Leafs on Deck is up, and boy do we have lots to discuss this week. This week, Mike & Jake break down a whirlwind past few days. From dissecting the final round of training camp cuts, evaluating the Marlies new goaltending situation, to reacting to the acquisition of Sam Gagner, the boys…

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Marlies acquire Gagner, Sproul

In the hour leading up to puck-drop on the team’s final preseason game, reports surfaced that the Toronto Marlies have added some big-time reinforcements to their roster as they gear up for their 2018-2019 campaign.

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Leafs on Deck: Episode 1–Preseason Takeaways

The first instalment of Leafs on Deck is live, and we’ve got quite the show for you to start things off. Jake and Mike discuss: Did Garret Sparks play himself out of a backup job? Where will Rasmus Sandin play this season? Plus, the guys evaluate the Marlies forwards and discuss which youngsters could break-out up…

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Rookie tourney takeaways: Leafs positioned well for looming cap crunch

With Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas all-but-guranteeing the team’s big three of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander being Maple Leafs for the foreseeable future, there’s an inevitable cap-crunch on the horizon. The key for a team like the Leafs, who could be allocating roughly 40-45% of their cap to John Tavares, Auston Matthews Mitch…

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Marlies’ Stars Thriving In Timely Manner For Leafs Organization

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to look a whole lot different next fall. The Leafs have six players set to hit the open market in July–James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov, Tomas Plekanec, Dominic Moore and Roman Polak–and three restricted free-agents–William Nylander, Andreas Johnsson, and Connor Carrick. I’d expect the remainder of the…

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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…

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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,…