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Colin Smith is in another league. And literally he is from most of this group. 20 goals last year at the AHL level. Not exactly rookie camp material but the Marlies coaching staff like his work and wanted to make sure others saw the talented Centre too. If you didn’t catch him with Marlies last season, you might have been surprised by his OT GWG in Game 1 vs Ottawa. If you saw him when he came over from San Antonio (Colorado) you’re smiling quietly to yourself as you knew he was […]

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The West will have to be won without the Marlies input this season. Last year Toronto played 16 out of conference games (more than double any other team) including 4 games against the eventual Calder Cup champion Lake Erie Monsters (Columbus). Despite taking 6 of 8 points against the nowly named Cleveland club, and only losing one other out of conference game, the schedule makers aren’t cross conference fans. Also missing is what had developed into a terrific rivalry, the Grand Rapids Griffins (Red Wings) but things have to give […]

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Anger is a sign of weakness in the Inuit culture. It is born out of the fact that it is a hinderance to survival which is the ultimate success test. Anger robs you of focus, it robs you of energy, it distracts you from your true goals. In the far north it’s plain to see why anger can’t exist in abundance.

The summer of woulda, coulda, shoulda has started for teams that didn’t hoist a Cup but thought they would. This includes the Toronto Marlies. The dominant way they presided over […]

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The Toronto Marlies have forced Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Finals after a 5-0 shutout win in Game 4 on Friday night. They will be looking to extend the series once again as Game 5 is set for today at 3pm at Ricoh Coliseum. The Bears currently lead the series 3-1.

Game 4 Summary:

William Nylander recorded his first AHL hat trick, bringing his goal total to six this post season.  Connor Carrick was the last Marlie to record a hat trick in the playoffs, accomplished in game three of round […]

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Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Toronto Marlies and Hershey Bears is set for 7:30pm tonight at Ricoh Coliseum. The Marlies currently trail the Bears 3-0 in the series. Catch all of the action on TSN2.

Game 3 Summary

Josh Leivo opened the scoring for the Marlies, recording his third goal of the post season.
Colin Smith scored his first goal of the post season 8:09 into the first period.
Mark Arcobello collected his eighth assist of the post season on the Marlies opening tally.
Stuart Percy recorded his third assist of […]

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Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Marlies and Hershey Bears is set for tonight at 7:30pm on TSN2 and TSN1050. The Bears currently lead the series 2-0 with a 3-2 overtime win over the Marlies in Hershey on Saturday.

Game 2 Summary:

Connor Brown scored his team-leading seventh goal of the post season to open the scoring for the Marlies.
Mark Arcobello recorded his second goal of the playoffs, 17:42 into the second period.
Connor Carrick assisted on the Marlies opening goal, his ninth assist of the post season.  Carrick leads […]

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