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The ampersand besides being a mondegreen (a word whose mispronunciation becomes the accepted use of the word)  denotes the connection of two items that share a similar relationship. This & That, To & Fro, In & Out are all good candidates of the one time last letter of the alphabet.

The two Toronto’s have never been more connected than they are right now. They combined this past year to further the ultimate goal of making the big club better. Competition for spots are intense and hard choices had to […]

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After five days and three games in Newfoundland versus the St. John’s Ice Caps here’s what the results are:

Three wins and the Colemans Cup

Mason Marchment will get a chance to start the season with the Marlies. He picked up a goal this past weekend and stood out in the rookie tournament. His story is a great one we’ll tell along the way. With the resources available in player development his ceiling his high.

William Wrenn, the former Texas Stars d-man and second round pick of the San […]

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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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