Unfinished Business - Morgan Rielly

Following a trip to the Calder Cup Finals in 2012, which saw the Marlies opponent lift the Calder Cup, members of the Toronto team revisit last season’s journey as they prepare to do it all again this year. Unfinished Business, a Leafs TV special, tells the story of the Toronto Marlies from the moment Norfolk hoisted the cup on June 9th to the final game of the 2012/13 season as told by Korbinian Holzer, Jerry D’Amigo, Morgan Rielly, Dave Poulin and Jon Abbott. Enjoy!

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Photo courtesy Graig Abel / Abel Images

Photo courtesy Graig Abel / Abel Images

I feel like a modern day Paul Revere clad in a blue and white jersey running around the city proclaiming “the Playoffs are coming!”

Alas, it’s true. The 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs have finally arrived and the Toronto Marlies are set to kick them off the exact same way they did last year – a first round meeting with Rochester.

Here are six things to keep in mind ahead of today’s game:

The last two seasons have seen the Marlies meet the Amerks 23 times (20 ...

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DESSERT

Even in the last game of the regular season, the Marlies had a 1st to celebrate. Tyler Biggs recorded his 1st AHL/Pro goal with the 1st tally of the game vs St. John’s. Biggs collected 26 this past season with the Generals in the OHL and had 9 with Miami of Ohio one year before in the NCAA. The former Maple Leaf’s 1st round pick became the 9th Marlie player this season to record his 1st AHL goal in the 2012-2013 campaign. Congrats, Tyler!

APPETIZER

Looking back on the year that ...

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Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Photography

Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Photography

Seventy-five down, one to go.

The Marlies are guaranteed the second spot in the West regardless of how this game ends. With no disrespect to past teams, the rosters of the past two playoff-bound Marlies squads have been arguably the best since the club left St. John’s. Fitting that they close out the season against the IceCaps.

Ahead of the final contest of the regular season, here are six things to thing about:

Marlies have collected 86 wins in 151 games (two seasons) heading into ...

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo.

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo.

The Toronto Blue Jays have coined the hashtag that perfectly reflects my feelings for the Toronto Marlies right now. #LoveThisTeam

Toronto’s AHL club returns home after a game in Rochester that was much closer than the scoresheet shows. The Marlies are the North Division Champions for the second straight season. Despite adversity of all shapes and sizes, the facts read that the Marlies are heading to the playoffs with plenty of unfinished business left over from last year’s heartbreak in the finals.

Here are ...

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Playoffs or not (but let’s be honest, there will be playoffs), this marks the final three-in-three of the season. Thank goodness.

The Marlies are in Rochester for Friday’s game against the Americans, their last against both a divisional and conference opponent. Saturday and Sunday will be played at home to close out the season against cross-conference rival, St. John’s. Here are six things to chew on ahead of puck drop:

A win Friday will mean the Marlies clinch their second straight North Division title, ...

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