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In commemoration news, a splinter news category if ever there was one, the Los Angeles aqueduct turned a hundred years old this year. This piece of remarkable engineering moved water over the desert to the folks in L.A., who turned an outpost into one of America’s most incredible cities. Moving resources around to create strength and viability is a precarious game. It likely means you are also weakening the place you are moving that abundance from.

“I didn’t see a problem with it. You take the pass on your backhand. Not ...

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This past Tuesday, Dave Andrews, Dave Poulin and Steve Spott announced that the Marlies will be playing Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League on Saturday, February 15th in an exhibition game as part of this year’s AHL All-Star Festivities. Färjestad will also be facing this year’s AHL All-Star team during the AHL All-Star Classic in St. John’s on February 11th and 12th.

Färjestad BK (Full name Färjestad Bollklub) is based out of Karlstad and considered one of the most successful hockey clubs in Sweden, playing in 19 league finals and ...

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With only 10 days left in Movember, we thought it was time to check in on how the moustaches are coming along for the Toronto Marlies. Some are fairly impressive and others…well, you’ll see for yourself. Regardless of the quality of facial hair, Team MOple Leaf Sports has managed to raise over $18,000 so far all thanks to your amazing support. Andrew MacWilliam currently leads the Marlies with $500 raised.

Without further ado….the mo’s:

Stefan Legein:

 

Greg McKegg:

 

T.J. Brennan:

 

David Broll:

 

Tyler Biggs:

 

Stuart Percy:

 

Sam Carrick:

 

Andrew MacWilliam:

 

So, which one do you think is the best so ...

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The Toronto Marlies (8-6-1-0) will once again take on the Charlotte Checkers (5-9-0-1) this evening at Ricoh Coliseum. The two teams faced each other this past Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum where the Marlies defeated the Checkers 4-1.

Including the Saturday loss to the Marlies, the Checkers have dropped 6 games in a row and currently sit last in the West Division. The Checkers currently have a road record of 5-3-1.

The Marlies are coming off of a 3-2 victory over the Texas Stars on Sunday. Jamie Devane and Korbinian Holzer both scored ...

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The Toronto Marlies (7-6-1-0) will be taking to the ice today versus the Texas Stars (9-5-2-0) for the first of four match-ups this season.

The Stars are coming off of a 2-1 win over the Comets last night in Utica. Goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 28-of-29 shots in the victory while forward Mike Hedden had a goal and an assist in the game, extending his point streak to 8 games. Colton Sceviour currently leads the Stars with 19 points over 16 games.

At the other end of the rink, the Marlies are coming ...

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The Toronto Marlies (6-6-1-0) will be taking on a brand new opponent as they face off against the Charlotte Checkers (5-8-0-1) for the very first time this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Checkers currently sit last in the West Division and are amidst a 5-game losing streak. Their last match-up was on Thursday at home against the Hershey Bears where they lost 8-1. The Checkers are winless at home this season, but hold a record of 5-2-1 while on the road. Forward Victor Rask leads all active Checkers players in points ...

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