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

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

336 comments
Rick_Vaives_slapshot
Rick_Vaives_slapshot

I could be wrong, but every day that passes tells me that Randy stays. It would be highly unprofessional to leave a coach (even one many don't care for) flapping in the wind. Could be they are waiting to see what shakes out after the playoffs, but I just don't see it.

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

Kessel is notorious for having natural ability but not working hard off the ice or in the offseason. I like Kessel and undertand what he means to this team but for our younger kids coming up is he a bad example. Especially considering he is our highest player. It is almost like we want to be a tough gritty team but we have to structure a lot of our play around his tendencies. Just thinking on a keyboard

hometeem
hometeem

spit ballin here but wouldnt a team have to draft 2 nhl worthy players a year to keep up with retiring players

B_Leaf
B_Leaf

Have we fired Nonis yet?

FrycersGhost
FrycersGhost

@Gilbey93 And there's the rub.  No patience.  Trade away all our picks for mediocre players.

ingy56
ingy56

@Gilbey93  Way different markets though, those guys can make mistakes without having their pictures on the front page of the Sun with soothers in their mouths. 

4evrblue
4evrblue

@CanuckUKinToronto I still think the pro scouts should be looked at first. Our free agent signings have been terrible

B_Leaf
B_Leaf

@ingy56 @B_Leaf  


I have never been so disinterested in the Leafs. Somehow the uninspiring play and stupid off season moves have really got to me this time. I may have to change my first name to Disbee.

hometeem
hometeem

@ingy56 @CanuckUKinToronto  no choice in the matter, he was leaving at some time unless we gave him more power here which maybe should have been the case.  by letting him go earlier than his contract allowed it kinda was a good relations w personal decision.  

Mcost61
Mcost61

@Gilbey93 @Mcost61 @hometeem Fraser was a player Carlyle liked, so much in fact, he let other more talented D guys sit, at least to my recollection.

ingy56
ingy56

@B_Leaf @ingy56  I'm not a basketball fan, but what you described is so obvious to see in comparison to the hockey team. 

B_Leaf
B_Leaf

@ingy56 @B_Leaf  


Raptors are the opposite of the Leafs. Well managed, well coached, 100% effort, team chemistry. What a year they have had so far.

ingy56
ingy56

@B_Leaf @ingy56  I've lost a lot of emotional equity in this team, I can tell you that. There was a caller on TSN radio yesterday who described it very well. He said it affected their entire household and now they are all solidly behind the Raptors now. 

sniperstar
sniperstar

@4evrblue @Gilbey93 @CanuckUKinToronto  Well, the thing is we don't know how much other team's were offering him. We only know that the Oilers and the Leafs had the two highest offers. For all we know other teams could have been offering him in the 5 mil range.

4evrblue
4evrblue

@sniperstar @4evrblue@Gilbey93@CanuckUKinToronto Yeah jay was good

I keep trying to make this point about Clarkson and nobody agrees but I'll say it again anyway lol

It doesn't matter how many teams were after Clarkson. Only 2 were dumb enough to sign him to such a crazy deal. Us and the Oilers. Think about that for a minute. The Oilers are among the worst run teams in the league for years now. 

Every other team with interest knew he wasn't worth the money and term we gave him. Thats worth noting IMO

sniperstar
sniperstar

@4evrblue @Gilbey93 @CanuckUKinToronto  The thing with some of those signings i.e Beauchemin is once he left he was suddenly a solid DMan again in Anaheim. Komi was just plain slow and Clarkson has been a disappointment thus far. But there were also at least 10 other teams in the league vying for Clarkson's services so we weren't the only team after him. As for McClement, I'd say he was a wash. Solid 4th line C that helps the PK.