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To celebrate the home opener this weekend for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies, Drew MacIntyre, Spencer Abbott, Greg McKegg, Andrew MacWilliam, Tyler Biggs and Jerry D’Amigo joined Johnny Bower and MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson to ring the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday morning to open the markets for the trading day.

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The Marlies had a chance to chat with staff and big hockey fans at the Toronto Stock Exchange over breakfast prior to ...

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Marlies vs. Grand Rapids

The term ‘farm’ team has always been a tough one for me to accept. I understand the colloquial nature of it but with the results of farming being, for the most part, getting eaten up I didn’t see the positive outcome.

The Leafs developmental squad takes the ice this weekend for the first time and instead of easing into the schedule, with a good number of young players, first year Head Coach Steve Spott will face a team that won the Calder Cup last season. If you follow life on the ...

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Not to get all Walter White after the fact but; it is all about chemistry. Good teams have fallen apart because of one player. Coaches spend as much time on chemistry as they do on line combinations trying to make sure everyone is in the circle and if someone is on the outside of it, that they don’t pull anyone else out their way. That almost leans into physics and gravity. No wonder they teach this stuff to school kids.

 

The Marlies have gone north to ...

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Marlies vs. Bulldogs - Sept. 28

The Marlies finished off the preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday evening at the Cobourg Community Centre. With the win, the Marlies have gone undefeated in the preseason.

Sam Carrick opened the scoring for the Marlies at 13:14 in the first period. Wade MacLeod scored just over 4 minutes later to give the Marlies the 2-0 lead with his second goal of the preseason. Hamilton’s Patrick Holland would score in the third on a powerplay to cut the Marlies lead in half but the ...

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After defeating the Bulldogs 5-3 last night in Oakville, the Marlies will look to repeat tonight at the Cobourg Community Centre as they host Hamilton in their second and final preseason game. Jerry D’Amigo had 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in Friday night’s victory while Spencer Abbott was named 1st Star.

Puck drop is at 7pm. Be sure to follow play-by-play announcer Todd Crocker (@HockeyCrock) and the official Marlies account on Twitter (@TorontoMarlies) for all of your game action and join us for the #MarliesLive game chat.

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Game 1 of the QEW Rivalry goes to Toronto as the Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs tonight by a score of 5-3 in the team’s first pre-season match-up against their long standing rivals.

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Jerry D’Amigo, who was wearing one of the A’s for the team this evening, opened the scoring at 2:07 of the first period with Greg McKegg adding a second goal less than a minute later. Hamilton would come back to tie it 2-2 to end the first.

Wade MacLeod ...

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