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The Monday Marlie: Marlies extend point streak to 16

The Toronto Marlies have picked up points in their past 16-consecutive games, and throughout the course of the point streak, they’ve downright dominated their opponents. They’ve outscored their opponents, 65-22, and out-shot them, 490-436, too. Their top-ranked PK unit has continued to be red-hot, killing off 50 of their last 52 penalty kill’s (96%). And as…

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The Monday Marlie: February 5th

Seeing Justin Holl score two goals in his first two NHL games, a Maple Leafs record, is no small feat, and his Marlies teammates know it. “I know he’s worked pretty hard to get to this point,” said Marlies forward Colin Greening. “We’re all really really happy for him—it’s impressive, to say the least.” Impressive,…

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The Monday Marlie: Elite goaltending propelling Marlies to first-place

Through 44 games this season, and with Garret Sparks and Calvin Pickard at the helm, the Toronto Marlies have only been scored on 85 times. Meaning the Marlies have allowed, on average, less than two goals against per game (1.93). “Obviously we’re playing good in front of [our goalies]–any time you’re getting shutouts, it’s hard…

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What does Nikita Soshnikov’s future hold in Toronto?

Just because Nikita Soshnikov has only recorded 14 points in 67 NHL games, it shouldn’t fool you into thinking he can’t be an impact player at the NHL level, let alone an NHL regular. The Leafs surplus of wingers may result in a player like Soshnikov, who played 56 games with the club last season,…

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Catching up with Calvin Pickard

When it comes to head coach Mike Babcock and his lineup decisions;  as he says, “the tie goes to the veteran.” Babock on moving Mitch Marner to the 4th line: "Let’s not read too much into this. Their line wasn’t going. Tie goes to the veteran." — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 16, 2017 We saw…

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Feature: Deciding between Major Junior and NCAA development

On May 4th, 230 of western North America’s young hockey prodigies were selected at this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Unlike the OHL and QMJHL (which joins the WHL under the CHL umbrella), WHL teams select players that have just completed their 15-year-old season as opposed to after their 16-year-old season. It’s weird to think that…

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LGD: The start of a whole new season

With the regular season entirely in the rearview mirror, it’s a blank slate going forward for these Toronto Maple Leafs. As entertaining (and surprising) as this past season has been, it’s no time to celebrate, but rather, time to dial in. Jumping from 30th to a wild card spot in a span of one season…

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LISTEN: Jeff Veillette joins Sportsnet 590 to discuss Leafs success

Rob Wong of Sportsnet 590 welcomed Leafs Nation managing editor Jeff Veillette on to the show to dive into some Toronto Maple Leafs chatter. Jeff touches on a variety of topics such as the Leafs recent hot streak, the youngsters that are leading the team and the greatness we’ve witnessed with Auston Matthews, and more!…

Leafs send Frederik Gauthier back to Marlies

Embed from Getty Images After acquiring Brian Boyle less than 24 hours ago, the Leafs have sent Frederik Gauthier back to the Marlies.  The Leafs have sent Freddy Gauthier to the Marlies and taken Mitch Marner off injured reserve. Brian Boyle is a go. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 28, 2017