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Who would’ve thought we would be saying those words in reference to the Maple Leafs just a week ago? There was a palpable air of awkwardness present as Tim Leiweke called this ‘Shanny’s team and culture” while Dave Nonis sat listening at the other end of the table. Shanahan is his Leafs’ Masai Ujiri, and Leiweke made no bones about referencing that directly. Dave Nonis is saying all the right things as of now -- about knowing this role was in the offing for some time, looking at it as an opportunity to collaborate with another good hockey mind, Shanny...

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Links The Emergence of Sam Carrick The LeafsNation Henrik Lundqvist leads New York Rangers past Philadelphia Flyers National Post Bigger, stronger Boston Bruins beat Detroit Red Wings again National Post Montreal Canadiens complete sweep of Tampa Bay Lightning National Post Don Cherry says there’s ‘no excuse’ for Matt Cooke’s hit on Tyson Barrie National Post Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars both felt for Stéphane Robidas when he broke his leg for a second time National Post: Ron MacLean apologizes after French-speaking referee comment - The Globe and Mail Globe and mail sports Canadiens' 'nudge theory' catches Lightning in a bottle - The Globe and Mail Globe and mail Duhatschek: The old Matt...

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Toronto Begins Round One with Back-To-Back Road Games in Best-of-Five Series What You Need To Know About the Marlies Defenceman T.J. Brennan was named the Eddie Shore Award winner for 2013-14 as the AHL’s Top Defenceman The Toronto Marlies close out the regular season ranked 9th in AHL powerplay percentage (19.9%) and 11th in AHL penalty kill percentage (83.2%) Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL attendance with an average of 6,013 fans per home game Jerry D’Amigo is the Toronto Marlies franchise leader in playoff points (22) Spencer Abbott finished the season ranked 2nd in the AHL in assists (52) Last Week: The Toronto Marlies posted a...

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Frederik Gauthier will join the Toronto Marlies for the playoff run on an ATO, meaning he'll use the facilities and work with the Marlies development staff, as the Leafs like to do at year's end with their eligible prospects. With centers Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Jerred Smithson on the roster, it seems unlikely he will be thrust into his first AHL action during playoff time. After 52 points in 54 games in the regular season, Gauthier added 3 goals and 9 points in 11 games in the playoffs. Nothing to shake a stick at, and...

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The Toronto Marlies wrapped up a successful 2013-14 regular season with a 4-3 win over Rochester last night, leaving them with a 45-win, 96-point record over 76 games. Two goals and an assist (also had six shots in this game) from Sam Carrick, who has come on strong in the second half of the season, brought up his season totals to 14 goals and 35 points in 62 games to go along with a +17, the best among Marlies forwards. Their first round matchup has also been decided: The Toronto Marlies, third place in the West, will play the sixth-seeded...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeWvMci8iKA&w=700&h=394] Why didn't the Leafs call up T.J. Brennan? Toronto Maple Leafs WOWYs: Randy Carlyle Edition Some Perspective On Nazem Kadri Marlies Lose To Utica, Locked Into 3rd DRAFT Maple Leafs fans should hop on Raptors bandwagon and enjoy the ride Detroit Red Wings beat Boston Bruins in playoff opener on Pavel Datsyuk’s late goal Your favourite (and least favourite) NHL playoff broadcasters—past and present Evoking memories of the Maple Leafs in the playoffs in the spring of ’93: Episode 19 of “The Vintage Leaf Memo..

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Randy Carlyle is still twisting in the wind as the Maple Leafs' head coach despite some damning quotes from the new boss. YES! MT @Hope_Smoke: Shanahan with Paul Hendrick "There are some good pieces here. Sometimes pieces are misused or mismanaged"” — 67Sound (@67sound) April 16, 2014   For now, let's look into another available head coach candidate, former Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette (fired after his team's 0-3 start earlier in the season), with Eric T. of Broad Street Hockey. How would you describe Peter Laviolette’s systems? Eric T: Peter Laviolette generally seems to prefer an up-tempo, aggressive game. But he's not dogmatic about it; he...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL-MVxa28VI&w=700&h=394] They are defencemen, first round picks, young professionals, and now, roommates. Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly are at remarkably similar stages in their hockey careers.

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Most fans are looking forward to the NHL playoffs, Leaf fans are just waiting for NHL layoffs— Dusty Finish (@GoddTill) April 16, 2014