Carl Jung was a brilliant student of the mind. He often stepped in the exact opposite steps as Sigmund Freud. In one area they didn’t quite agree was the shadow. Jung believed the shadow part of you was everything that you didn’t present in the open. Not everything in your shadow was negative, it was just not apparent.

The Marlies have been in shadow for more than a little while. They have been learning about who they are and what they need to do in order to have some success out […]

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Bridgeport, Connecticut. A sunny day, but dreary news. The player who had played 77 games in a 76 game season, the one who had scored essentially a point a game for his new team and finished in the top twenty of in league scoring was a healthy scratch. It was confounding even on a talented team like the Marlies. For the organization, they were seeking information about their young players on a crowded roster. For the player, it was the first healthy scratch he could ever remember. If he was […]

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For the first two games of the 12 game series with the IceCaps this year they had the very suspicious look of the same kinds of games from last season. That should prove entertaining for fans in both cities.

Tha Marlies fell in the first game 4-1 with their lone goal coming from Kasperi Kapanen whose weekend had just started to get going. That tie the game at one apiece with further play into the second looking almost cautious. The Marlies hit a season low two shots on goal in the […]

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He didn’t know he tied it.

He did know he broke it

Antoine Bibeau has had a Halloween bag full of treat this month. The last sweet moment came with the AHL honouring him with the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month. Watching it unfold was truly a period by period experience. Each time the calm strength that the Marlies netminder came into play it seemed to spring a new fountain of confidence in both himself and his teammates.

His two shutouts were unlike each other. In one his team played solidly in front […]

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Starting the weekend on Thursday is usually a good thing. As the Marlies wheeled down the I-90 to Rochester with three games in front of them optimism followed them closely. Two openers at home with two wins and more importantly improvement in both. Friday night brought some surprises.

Brooks Laich joined the Marlies for his first game in the AHL since winning a Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 2006. He came flying out for the pre-game skate a drove a solid pace for Toronto. Kasperi Kapanen knocked […]

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Change can be good but as the Marlies opened their regular season with a lineup that hadn’t yet played together in a game they found that familiarity with scoring didn’t change at all.

Twenty times last season the Marlies scored 5 or more goals in a game. They started with two five goal games this weekend to see if that total can be surpassed.

The chitter chatter around players in their second and third years of development is always about dominating play. This is the time the expectation […]

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