Toronto Marlies Set To Open 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Friday Night In Milwaukee

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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

  • North-Division-StandingsDefenceman 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:
Toronto_Marlies_Scoring_LeadersThe Toronto Marlies posted a record of 2-1-0-0 in three games this past week.

On Wednesday night, the Toronto Marlies traveled to the state of New York where they defeated the Binghamton Senators, AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, by a score of 5-4 in overtime. T.J. Brennan registered three points, including the overtime winner.

On Friday night, Toronto continued their road trip against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. The Comets defeated the Marlies 3-2, with Brad Staubitz and Josh Leivo notching goals for Toronto.

In their final game of the regular season Toronto defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 4-3 at Ricoh Coliseum. Sam Carrick notched two goals including the game winner with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.

Marlies-Playoff-ScheduleRound One Preview
The Toronto Marlies begin round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, on Friday night. The Marlies were defeated twice by the Admirals earlier this season.

Rookie forward Miikka Salomaki led Milwaukee in scoring during the regular season with 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists). The Admirals had five players collect at least 40 points.

Marek Mazanec started 31 games in net for the Admirals in 2013-14 and posted a record of 18-10-3. Mazanec compiled a 0.914 save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average.

The series will shift back to Ricoh Coliseum next Thursday at 7 p.m. Games four and five, if necessary, will also be played in Toronto.

To purchase tickets for 2014 Toronto Marlies Calder Cup Playoff games please call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit Marlies.ca

  • Uncle Otis

    See Roussel caught Corey Perry with a beauty after CP started a late fracas
    What does the Duck say?
    #glub glub
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLCKpmoZgJk

  • brockvegasbrown

    Just how bad can T.J. be on the defensive side? I mean…the Eddie Shore Award winner for 2013-14 as the AHL’s Top defenceman. Is he a shoo-in for a shot at the big squad this fall? Trade bait? Career AHLer?

  • MaxwellHowe

    Maybe you do need a Fraser MacLaren or Colton Orr around sometimes.  Perry was no doubt pissed about Roussel targeting Getzlaf.

  • brockvegasbrown

    CanuckUKinToronto brockvegasbrown   Thanks, wasn’t aware of pending UFA. That makes a problem…for sure.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    MaxwellHowe  Fuckin Roussel  Piece of shit.

  • Burtonboy

    brockvegasbrown CanuckUKinToronto  I’d try to sign him if I was the Leafs . We were very lucky this yr and never had any injuries. Next yr could be very different . Give him a one way contract for 1 yr and see how it works out. As long as its 925,000 or below it won’t hurt our cap if he’s sent down.

  • Uncle Otis

    MaxwellHowe
    Didn’t know that…makes a bit more sense then
    Wrong guy to fight the battle perhaps but read that Perry threw a dirty hit prior to that also.
    Little ugliness makes for bitter better rivals
    Shoot the Duck(s)!!

  • Burtonboy

    Uncle Otis MaxwellHowe  Perry is no angle lol

  • Uncle Otis

    Burtonboy brockvegasbrownCanuckUKinToronto
    No brainer and secures a potential asset…so long as he agrees to sign for that
    Could be a mini-bidding war to push him into cap hit territory though

  • Uncle Otis

    Burtonboy Uncle OtisMaxwellHowe ‘zactly

  • Burtonboy

    Uncle Otis Burtonboy brockvegasbrown CanuckUKinToronto  He’s had a hard time sticking with any team so far . Buffalo and Florida both cut him loose. Be interesting o see if the other teams view him any differently now .

  • Uncle Otis

    NotTheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe
    Is this what all the hullabaloo was about?
    Looks like Getz thinks he can punch a guy in the face first and expect him to not punch back,you know,b/c of my jawwww
    #DaffyDucks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVowKsZETvQ

  • LeafFan15

    Why don’t we give Spencer Abbot a chance to play with the Leafs with a callup or anything?

  • MaxwellHowe

    The Leafs are too good

  • Uncle Otis

    Burtonboy Uncle OtisbrockvegasbrownCanuckUKinToronto
    Never had a dominant AHL season like this though..right?
    Could be a late bloomer like many D..but obvious holes in the D zone
    Still,for a team needing some puck movement/pp specialist….

  • Mind Bomb

    ~Keon   IDK Keon, it seems they were Injured and RC played them Hurt, Gunner, Dion, and Possible Franson, altough that could just be Franson :) 

    I dont matter how many NHL ready D men we have, If RC wont play them.  Jake and Rielly were Healthy, after that hmm

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning Folks

  • Burtonboy

    Uncle Otis Burtonboy brockvegasbrown CanuckUKinToronto Agreed.  I would say lets see if we can get him signed . Even if we have to give him a a little over a million it wouldn’t be real hard on the cap . I’m game to give him a shot at making the team.

  • Uncle Otis

    Mind Bomb
    Indeed it is Bomber..all my poolie teams/players are looking better this AM
    Bring on the upsets!!!

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Uncle Otis MaxwellHowe   Perry is one of the worst, dirty SOB, he could play for my team any day :)_

  • Mind Bomb

    Uncle Otis Mind Bomb  Go CLB

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Burtonboy Uncle Otis MaxwellHowe  Just the kid of player we need. Nasty fuckers are gold in the playoffs

  • Mind Bomb

    ~Keon   Well we will see Keon, But dont be surprised when we Ice the Same D, next year lol

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb  G’day mate

  • MaxwellHowe

    I like Jake Gardiner – but an argument could potentially be made that Brennan would make Gards expendable.  I haven’t seen Brennan enough to make that judgement tho.  Would Gardiner have lit up the AHL like that?

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe  Once we sign Kovalchuk, yes our top 6 is two good for him :)

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Mind Bomb  Morning MB

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb Uncle Otis MaxwellHowe  100 percent

  • LeafFan15

    MaxwellHowe I think he really earned a callup though :/

  • MaxwellHowe

    Darn rules limited callups to 5 late in the season.   Leafs lack of cap space didn’t help either.

  • Cameron19

    ~Keon  Oh, it’s a little more than that Keon. Several reporters mentioned being aware of injuries to defenders that they were playing through. Lets get a grip on the “posters just make excuses” nonsense.

  • Mind Bomb

    Hey Cam, you Lurking before work ?

  • Cameron19

    CanuckUKinToronto ~Keon  Which was the case with Franson for sure, but not the others.

  • Cameron19

    Mind Bomb  Yep. Been getting dead on here lately though.

  • Burtonboy

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’m really curious what direction Shann is going to take with this team . Detroit model ? Boston Model or do we head in a direction like San Jose or Chicago who in my opinion play a combination of puck possession with speed and skill as well

  • Mind Bomb

    Cameron19 Mind Bomb  Aye, a lot of People still upset lol. Just us Die hards

    I saw your trade this morning, Interesting. 

    I would rather you Took out Sharp. and added Pavalski :)

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy  I’d say we’re headed for the Detroit model.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 Burtonboy  So more like the Habs and Detroit ? Not sure I like that idea

  • Mind Bomb

    Cameron19 Burtonboy   I would Say SJS Chicago, Puck possesion for sure, But we need to take advantage of all assets, and speed is one of our Big ones

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19  Shanahan doesn’t believe fighting has a place in the game anymore. Not sure how you can build a Boston model if you don’t want your team fighting.

  • darthNihilus

    MaxwellHowe  ridiculous comparison with Gardiner. If Brennan was a winger maybe, but he’s a defenseman. You need to be responsible in your zone and that’s something he is not. He is also not as good a skater as Gardiner (though he may have a more accurate shot). I guess we shall see, he definitely should have been given a game at some point but then its RC.

  • MaxwellHowe

    what would that be?  I understand the Wings tend to draft smart players, thats about it.

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe  It seems like with a guy like Brennan, we just let him do his thing down there. Hard to say how Jake would do, because I don’t believe he would be given the same opportunity. Our organization (and fan base), tends to want to micromanage players at all times. Made a defensive mistake? Accountability says benched for the rest of the game. Because we weren’t hoping for a star with Brennan, I don’t think he gets that treatment. Just go do your thing kid.

  • Cameron19

    MaxwellHowe  Nothing after the whistle. A focus on skill over size and physicality. This fan base is too cowardly for that model though.

  • phaneufoundlander

    Mind Bomb Cameron19 Burtonboy  any model that wins games, with a solid effort every night, I’m on board…the Leafs work ethic this year was just plain pathetic…I watched the BJ’s last night and they were like wild boars!! No wonder they demolished the Leafs twice in the regular season….you can have have all the talent in the world, but if the desire is not there, you are not gonna win a lot of games.

  • darthNihilus

    Cameron19 CanuckUKinToronto ~Keon  Carlyle reported at the end of December that Franson was playing with a hip injury that had been bothering him since the beginning of the season. So then what does the moron do? He plays Franson more! Its obvious watching him play that he cant turn easily and he cant push off easily into a sprint. Fucking stupid if you ask me.

  • MaxwellHowe

    Yeah, i admit I’ve only seen Brennan play once, so I can’t make a realistic comparison. But if you consider the asset Gradiner might obtain, plus the saving in cap space between Gardiner’s next contract, perhaps that balances out the difference between Gardiner and Brennan

  • Cameron19

    phaneufoundlander Mind Bomb Cameron19 Burtonboy  You can’t compare playoffs to regular season. None of these teams looked like this in the regular season.

  • phaneufoundlander

    brockvegasbrown  could be another Kosta….

  • Cameron19

    darthNihilus Cameron19 CanuckUKinToronto ~Keon  Yep, no doubt. And anyone who thinks Phaneuf wasn’t hurt down the stretch but just started missing practices for no reason is a moron with an agenda. Period.