He’s got questions.

Casey the Marlies transportation coach, wanted to know where some of the guys who have boarded the land plane have ended up. The truth is he often knows exactly where most of his former bus buddies have gone but this time he provided a list of 5 names. With razor sharp keyboarding skills and a detective like cunning…I asked Samantha Houser who did all the work.

Greg Scott – The Victoria B.C left wing came to the Marlies out of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL where he finished […]

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January 14th was a Saturday. It didn’t start with the usual Saturday stuff; getting out the vacuum, moving the laundry to the washing machine, taking the dog for a long walk, directly tapping into the coffeemaker. It started with a goal from Colin Greening and another point for Brendan Leipsic.

It didn’t end the way the usual Saturday ended either. There was no hand shaking and laughing about a great party. There was no coming home to kids who stayed up too late. There wasn’t a cold few minutes of waiting […]

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For a long time I’d been getting this document. One of the hardest working guys in Hamilton would create it while he worked for the Bulldogs and then for years after he was let go. Dedication likely doesn’t go far enough to describe Mike Marasco. But this isn’t about him, and to be forthright, he wouldn’t love the attention.

The document that passed between us was something he called Wherearetheynow? At first the whole title ran all together because that’s how computer files had to be named. It was an immense […]

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If you’ve been watching Facebook Live we’ve been taking you on a walk to the rink some mornings when the team is on the road. What can be remarkable about seeing some of these old cities like Utica or Hartford is the slow positive changes they are making after years of steady decline. It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint a project a decision that began the change but it is always pretty easy to see the point it did change.

For the Marlies, 2016 was the most successful this Leafs development team […]

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More than a third of a way into the season the Marlies find themselves in fourth in the North division based on points and winning percentage. Although percentages won’t figure into the Eastern Conference in how things shake out its a good indicator in a league that can see a variance of more than a few games in the games played column. While fans at Ricoh are still seeing their fair share of wins with a home record of 9-4, the road has been less than charitable as the team […]

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Home through a snow storm. It seems somewhat appropriate. The Marlies road trip and past six weeks was a storm of games that saw some bright spots but has been hard to assess while in the middle of it. And they remain somewhere in it that hasn’t quite defined itself because they haven’t come out the other side. While forecasters are usually pretty good about the amount of snow that will fall there are times they are wildly off the mark. Right now the Marlies might like a brief respite to check […]

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