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Photo: Marlies.ca Since there’s no NHL to speak of at the moment, Leafs Notebook is turning into Marlies Notebook until this lockout is over. Here’s the thing though: with different leagues comes different expectations and viewing experiences. When it comes to watching and evaluating the NHL, it’s very simple: winning is all that matters. Each team in the league continuously tries to get better, figuring out how to start winning or continue winning. In the AHL, that is not necessarily the case. At the end of the day the Marlies will probably be judged by many based on the win and...

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Photo: Marlies.ca Everything that went right for the Marlies yesterday went wrong today against the Lake Erie Monsters - they failed to convert on 11 powerplay opportunities and 40 shots for. The Marlies saw a more aggressive penalty kill from Lake Erie, and as Eakins suggested in his post game interview, the reaction from the powerplay units was to stray from the structure as opposed to stick to the game plan. Seems simplistic to begin and end with the powerplay in this brief game analysis (and the Marlies were far from error free defensively), but bad things are bound to...

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The Marlies got the result they wanted in their home opener tonight at the Ricoh, finding all their goals on the powerplay in a 3-1 win over Rochester. A pretty dominant 40-minute performance by the Blue and White tonight with a slow second period in between. Gardiner goal, 1-0: Ryan Hamilton, 2-0 goal: Ryan Hamilton, 3-1 goal: Game in Six: Jake Gardiner (1 goal) and Mike Kostka (2 assists, 7 shots) made a huge difference on a powerplay that was sorely lacking last season and playoffs. Gardiner was making a joke out of the competition, especially at 5 on 4, where he looked like...

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From the Toronto Marlies: The Toronto Marlies announced Thursday, the team’s 2012-13 opening day roster. The Marlies, who will begin their eighth season on Saturday, open with 24 skaters and three goaltenders. Toronto’s 2012-13 roster consists of goaltenders Mark Owuya, Jussi Rynnas and Ben Scrivens; defencemen Jesse Blacker, Mark Fraser, Jake Gardiner, Simon Gysbers, Korbinian Holzer, Mike Kostka, Paul Ranger and Dylan Yeo; and forwards Spencer Abbott, Will Acton, Carter Ashton, Keith Aucoin, Joe Colborne, Jerry D’Amigo, Nicolas Deschamps, Jamie Devane, Ryan Hamilton, Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov, Greg McKegg, Brad Ross, Kenny Ryan, Greg Scott, Mike Zigomanis. The Marlies have also announced...

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Ben Scrivens and Jussi Rynnas split a shutout in the Marlies' second and final matchup of their 2012 preseason last night. Scrivens held the Hamilton Bulldogs goalless despite facing 17 shots to the Marlies' 6 in the first. A breakaway goal from captain Ryan Hamilton in the second proved enough to win as Rynnas preserved the shutout the rest of the way. Greg McKegg (assist) and Sam Carrick (scorer), two AHL rookies vying to remain on the Marlies roster when the cuts come down the pipe today or tomorrow, combined for an insurance marker and the Marlies walked out...

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Tonight in Cobourg, the Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 in the first of two preseason games against their divisional rival. The Marlies battled back after falling behind in the first period; Brad Ross (who also scored in each of the intrasquad scrimmages) tipped home a Jake Gardiner point shot in the second before Greg Scott won the game late in the third with a powerplay goal set up by Nazem Kadri. Greg McKegg sealed the deal with an empty netter. As for the remark in the pre-game ceremony from the mayor of Cobourg Gill Brocanier, it sounds like his...

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The Toronto Marlies season opens - unofficially - tonight at the Cobourg Community Ice Centre (7 p.m., am820 Hamilton) in their first of 14 meetings with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season (two primers, 12 regular season). Competition is tough at Marlies camp due to the presence of would-be Leafs on the Marlie roster to start the season, including Jake Gardiner,  Nazem Kadri, Ben Scrivens, and depending on his health, Matt Frattin. You can also include Joe Colborne, Leo Komarov and Korbinian Holzer as names tabbed to be in the mix for spots with the big club. For the time being, around...

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As in, Red Dawn. Get it? Yeah, I'm not a fan of the title either. It was either that or "Dallas", but I don't have the time tonight to write a complicated and funny Marlies metaphor piece that ends with Bobby Ewing appearing and telling us the Leafs' disastrous previous season was all a dream. Much as I'd like to. So, Don Cherry took to Twitter this week and lambasted the Leafs' ability to develop prospects - specifically, Nazem Kadri. This is a tough issue. Were Don speaking in generalities, he'd be right. Toronto's track record the last ten years...

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Dallas Eakins: Gregg McKegg: Brad Ross: Jesse Blacker:

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Dallas Eakins: Ben Scrivens: Paul Ranger: Leo Komarov: Korbinian Holzer:

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Toronto Marlies - On Tuesday the Toronto Marlies announced the team’s 2012 training camp roster as they enter their eighth season in the American Hockey League. The Marlies have invited 34 players to training camp including 20 forwards, 10 defencemen and four goaltenders. Below is a list of the players attending camp. Forwards: Spencer Abbott, Will Acton, Carter Ashton, Keith Aucoin, Tyler Brenner, Sam Carrick, Joe Colborne, Andrew Crescenzi, Jerry D’Amigo, Nicolas Deschamps, Jamie Devane, Ryan Hamilton, Adam Hughesman, Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov, Greg McKegg, Brad Ross, Kenny Ryan, Greg Scott and Mike Zigomanis Defencemen: Jesse Blacker, Mark Fraser, Jake Gardiner,...

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Whether or not there is any sort of NHL season this year, there is one thing we do know: there will be an AHL season. The Toronto Marlies will go into the season looking to defend their regular season division championship and their Western Conference playoff championship. The online odds at canada.betfair.com show they are among the firm favourites, but at this stage it's based on last season's glories, so there is still a lot to prove this year and a long way to go yet. Even with that kind of target on their back this season, the Marlies will...

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After adding Dylan Yeo and Keith Aucoin last week (who have three Calder Cup championships between them), the Marlies have brought back Mike Zigomanis on a one-year deal. Dave Nonis is certainly loading up the AHL affiliate for another run. The Marlies also signed Will Acton, who was an effective fourth liner for them last season. Acton and Zigomanis are both back on AHL deals, meaning they do not take up any Standard Player Contract slots. From the Marlies: A proud member of the American Hockey League, the Toronto Marlies announced Monday that the team has re-signed forwards Mike Zigomanis and...

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I wanted to start this question and answer blog by addressing some debate that came about in my previous post. I'm sure many of you remember the top-six bottom-six article detailing the Leafs roster and where players currently fit in (read it here). A lot of people messaged me on Twitter or wrote on the board here in response to Grabovski being the shutdown center and I want to respond to that with a really simple answer. Simply put, I didn't build this team. This isn't my roster and we all know that. I simply took the information at hand and applied it...

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There are two lines of thinking when it comes to the Toronto Marlies. One: Let's just enjoy the ride, a team in Toronto is finally winning. Two: How does this translate to the Leafs? (Which then shoots off into a million different opinions of how this helps, if this even matters, and so on). Frankly, we won't be able to answer that until, at minimum, next season. Although it will probably take longer than that though for us to fully understand the significance, or insignificance, of this run. I've already written out the players to focus on as potential future pillars to the...

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Toronto Marlies 3, Abbotsford Heat 2 - Marlies take series 4-1 Game sheet The Toronto Marlies continue their playoff march towards the Calder Cup finals after disposing of the Abbotsford Heat in overtime of game 5 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Despite not playing a great game, it was good enough to get them the victory. Abbostford were the more desperate of the two teams and it showed—Toronto was down 2-0 during the first period and being outplayed, for the most part. In the 2nd and 3rd period, The Marlies slowly started to chip away at Abbotsford, and ultimately, it was a game that...

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The Toronto Marlies have a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Semi-finals and look to deliver a "kill shot" to a team that had their number at the end of the regular season tonight in Abbotsford. The Marlies started the series well in game 1, but had a tough time beating Abbotsford's goaltender, Danny Taylor. Once the Marlies were able to crack Taylor, The Marlies have had a relatively easy time with the Heat in this series, easily picking apart a team that plays a very heavy trap system. Ben Scrivens has been the talk of this series and...

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Photo: AbbotsfordHeat.com The Marlies took a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series with a 4-1 win over Abbotsford in Game 3 last night. Like their 5-1 Game 2 victory on Thursday, scoring depth, strong play from Ben Scrivens and an unbelievably good penalty kill keyed the Marlies' success. Scrivens has stopped 57 of his last 59 shots while the Marlies penalty kill has gone a perfect 16 for 16 in the series (and 27 for 28/96.4% in playoffs). Nazem Kadri and Matt Frattin, playing on the top line together alongside Jerry D'Amigo, are leading the way for the...

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The Marlies look to take the 2-1 edge in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series tonight in Abbotsford. The game can be caught live on Leafs TV and will also be broadcasted on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on NHL Home Ice. The Marlies showed off their speed and matched Abbotsford's physicality much better on Thursday, and will look to do the same without taking as many penalties. Fortunately the Marlies PK has continued its league best form into the playoffs, even improving up to over 95%, and short handed situations seem to actually be providing the Marlies with the momentum, not the...

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For the first time in these playoffs, the Toronto Marlies lost a game. Okay they've only played four, so it's not a big deal. And if you asked the Marlies last night, they didn't see it as too big of a deal either, yet. The general sentiment echoed throughout those who spoke after the game (Eakins, Frattin, Gardiner, to name a few), was that yeah they lost, but that the chances were there for them to win the game and they really only made a few mistakes which unfortunately led to Abbotsford goals. Jerry D'Amigo and Ryan Hamilton both missed tremendous scoring...