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When Darrell Huff wrote his timeless book How To Lie with Statistics he targeted the folks in advertising and business negotiations who played fast and loose with math. He explained how tricky it is to follow the numbers and how most, if not all, of us get tripped up regularly by nuances in crunching.

The Toronto Marlies have hired a new coach whose numbers simply cannot be confused in any fashion. 54 wins last season with his Sault St Marie Greyhounds. In case you don’t follow Junior hockey closely that number […]

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Back when there wasn’t hardly an Internet and Leafs prospect Lonny Bohonos  was in the league’s top ten in scoring, there was an Empire Division. It was not named after the apple (created in Cornell, NY) or the Romans. (though the Marlies will see plenty of Syracuse and Utica, and pass Rome and Troy in their travels next year) It was so named because New York’s nickname is the Empire State. You might know this because they built a building around this theme somewhere downstate. The Marlies will join this […]

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After a first round exit that saw them give up a two game advantage, many comments have been thrown about that give people who actually saw games this year a case of the head shakes. This Marlies team has been highly successful these past four years. Four straight years of playoffs. If that isn’t the right direction, your expectations of how the AHL works is unrealistic.Wins are not the number one priority; they are a by-product of total player development. This organization has done as good a job as most […]

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The deciding game between the Marlies and Griffins in their Western Conference Quarterfinal series is set for 5pm tonight at the Van Andel Arena. The winner of the game will advance to the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

Home ice and special teams have been the difference makers in the series. Following two victories at home, the Marlies had the early advantage before the series shifted to Grand Rapids for games 3 and 4. The Griffins defeated the Marlies in a 5-4 victory on Saturday in Game 4 to force Game 5. Two […]

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 The Western Conference Quarterfinal series between the Marlies and Griffins resume tonight with Game 4 set for 7pm in Grand Rapids. Catch all of the action on LeafsTV.

The Marlies currently hold a 2-1 series lead and have the opportunity to close out the series with a victory tonight. Toronto dropped a 5-2 game 3 decision in Grand Rapids on Wednesday. Troy Bodie scored for the Marlies in his return to the line-up while Christopher Gibson made 25 saves, including one on the penalty shot. Teemu Pulkkinen lead the way for […]

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Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarter Final series between the Toronto Marlies and Grand Rapids Griffins is set for today at 7pm as the series shifts to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Catch all of the action live on LeafsTV and TSN1050.

The Marlies currently hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series and have an opportunity to close out tonight against the Griffins. Games 1 and 2 in Toronto were both decisive victories for the Marlies, with Toronto scoring a combined 12 goals over the two games. TJ Brennan, Byron Froese […]

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