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[Leafs Links] The Jordan Subban Reclamation Project

The signing of John Tavares on July 1 rightly stole the headlines, but the acquisition of defenseman Jordan Subban was a quietly interesting addition by new General Manager Kyle Dubas. Signed to a one-year, two-way...

Toronto Marlies Mid-Summer Update: Additions, Subtractions, and the work left to do

The dust had barely settled on the Calder Cup Championship win before incoming General Manager Laurence Gilman got down to work in his new role. Gilman has been a busy man this summer, including building...
Toronto Marlies, 2018 Calder Cup Champions

The 2017-18 Toronto Marlies: What we learned, and a look at the path forward

An incredible season for the Toronto Marlies ended in a franchise-first Calder Cup championship. There were many key elements that resulted in a wildly successful 2017-18 campaign, and it’s that time of year to look...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Marlies

Sheldon Keefe on Kyle Dubas: “Over time, his work will speak for itself”

Sheldon Keefe met with the media on locker cleanout day, discussing a special season with the Marlies, his relationship with Kyle Dubas, potential NHL coaching opportunities, and much more. On his relationship with Kyle Dubas,...
Toronto Marlies, 2018 Calder Cup Champions

The Toronto Marlies are 2018 Calder Cup Champions

“On your feet Ricoh, on your feet Toronto. This is your Calder Cup!“ Those were the words of Leafs Nation Network play-by-play announcer Todd Crocker after Ben Smith scored into the empty net to give...
Garret Sparks of the Toronto Marlies

Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars, Calder Cup Game 7 Preview – For all the...

It's all on the line tonight at the Ricoh Coliseum. Whether a historic season for the franchise ends in another deep-but-just-short playoff run or the team's first-ever Calder Cup championship -- and the city's first...
Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars

Toronto Marlies let opportunity slip as the Texas Stars force Game 7 with a...

“We let an opportunity get away from us tonight.” Those were the post-game words of Sheldon Keefe after the Toronto Marlies failed to clinch the Calder Cup despite dominating the opening 25 minutes of play. Avoidable...
Carl Grundstrom of the Toronto Marlies

Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars Game 6 Preview – The Calder Cup is in...

The 2017-18 Toronto Marlies have earned themselves the opportunity to go down in history this evening. The Marlies are yet to taste Calder Cup success since becoming the Leafs' AHL affiliate in 2005-06, having suffered...
Calle Rosen of the Toronto Marlies

“A championship-calibre response” puts the Toronto Marlies one win away from Calder Cup after...

"A championship-calibre response." Those were the post-game words of Sheldon Keefe after the Toronto Marlies finally blew the door open against the Texas Stars defense with a comprehensive victory in Game 5. In this tightly-contested series...
Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars Game 4

Calder Cup Final all square after Toronto Marlies come back from 2-0 down only...

The Calder Cup Final is now a best-of-three after Texas tied the series up at 2-2 with a 3-2 victory in Game 4. Despite the Marlies outshooting them 31-18, the Stars were more clinical with...
Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars Game 3 - Chris Mueller

Two down, two to go: Toronto Marlies take 2-1 series lead with hard-fought victory...

Having lost home-ice advantage and the series lead at Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday, the Toronto Marlies bounced back in a big way to reclaim both with a Game 3 victory in Texas. First Period Dominant at...
Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars

“This is the way playoffs are supposed to be”: Toronto Marlies see 10-game winning...

No one said it would be easy: The Toronto Marlies will not complete a third consecutive sweep after seeing their 10-game winning streak come to a halt in Game 2 against Texas. "It has been...
Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars

Toronto Marlies take Calder Cup series lead after 11-goal Game 1 thriller

No quit. Toronto trailed three times during Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final -- including by two goals at one stage -- but despite producing a performance far below their usual standard for the...
Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars

Toronto Marlies vs. Texas Stars: 2018 Calder Cup Final Preview & Schedule

Four wins from glory. The Toronto Marlies face just one more hurdle in their quest for a first ever Calder Cup championship. The disappointment of the loss in the 2012 final will be a footnote in...
Kyle Dubas, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on the prospect of winning a Calder Cup: “I think it would...

General Manager Kyle Dubas met with the media on Friday ahead of the Toronto Marlies' Calder Cup Final series against the Texas Stars, discussing the success of the Marlies and what it means, the...
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The 2017-18 Toronto Marlies: The team that Kyle Dubas built

When the 2011-12 Toronto Marlies progressed to the Calder Cup Final only to be swept by the powerhouse Norfolk Admirals, their roster was largely made up of older professionals -- Mike Zigomanis was their...
Timothy Liljegren of the Toronto Marlies

[Leafs Links] Travis Dermott on Timothy Liljegren: “His skill level is definitely NHL-ready”; Brooks:...

Wendel Clark offers his .02 on when the Leafs should name a captain, Travis Dermott provides a scouting report on Timothy Liljegren, Trevor Moore's emergence in the Calder Cup playoffs, and more in the links. Leafs...
Andreas Johnsson of the Toronto Marlies vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Toronto Marlies Calder Cup Final bound after Andreas Johnsson leads the way in series-clinching...

Unbeaten on home ice and winners of nine straight playoff games, the Toronto Marlies are heading to the Calder Cup Final after sweeping the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. This was yet another highly impressive performance from...
Carl Grundstrom of the Toronto Marlies vs. Lehigh Valley

Toronto Marlies one win away from Calder Cup Final after dominant Game 3 victory...

The Toronto Marlies moved to within a single win of the Calder Cup Final after a comprehensive 5-0 Game 3 victory in Allentown. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms simply had no answer for the four-line onslaught...
Toronto Marlies vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Garret Sparks the hero as Miro Aaltonen scores OT winner to give Toronto Marlies...

Miro Aaltonen and Garret Sparks were the heroes as the Toronto Marlies kept their perfect playoff home record intact to take a 2-0 series lead heading to Allentown. A seventh straight victory at the Ricoh...

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