Joe Colborne is 1 point away from 30 this season and has been one of the most productive Marlies since the new year. Totalling 12 points in January, the big centre has followed that effort up with 7 points, thus far, in February. He enters this weekend’s play off a 3 point performance in Syracuse, which saw him tally 2 goals in regulation and one more in the shootout. The Calgary native is only 10 points behind his Marlie career high of 39 and 14 points in rears of staking ...
Hear are six things to keep in mind ahead of tonight’s game in Syracuse:
2012 Calder Cup champions Norfolk Admirals relocated to Syracuse during the offseason; this is their first meeting with the Marlies
Crunch netminder Riku Helenius was just named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week having recorded three wins with two shutouts along the way
Syracuse has most recently won four straight and sit first in the Eastern Conference
Marlies netminder Drew MacIntyre has allowed only two regulation goals in his two starts for the Marlies
Jake Gardiner leads his team ...
With the returning of the National Hockey League to regular play, my favourite aspect of the AHL is starting to shine through once again. The development of first-year players.
That’s not to say it was non-existent during the first part of the season – the blooming of Spencer Abbott is a tremendous example of such – but with the holes that were left by players moving up top to the Leafs, the prominence of roles and minutes played by rookies has increased. With all eyes ...
The Leafs-Marlies connections continue this week, as we look at a pair of former Marlies who are now having a great start to the NHL season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Leo Komarov scored his 1st NHL goal in Montreal and it acted as the game winner for the Leafs. After being drafted by Toronto in 2006, honing his game in the KHL and then breaking into North America with the Marlies, it has been a long wait for Komarov to even break into the NHL and so a huge congrats ...
And for the very last time this season I get to say… tonight the Toronto Marlies take on their AHL rival, Hamilton.
Wow, does twelve games ever go by fast. Fourteen if you include preseason.
Barring a miraculous rise to a playoff position by the Bulldogs, Tuesday will be the final meeting between the two teams until the 2013/14 season commences in October. The season may not have had the flash of the outdoor game, but it certainly was filled with its fair share of drama.
How about the time when ...
Marlies close out their home stand on Sunday.
Well… sort of.
As of Sunday, Toronto will play their fourth consecutive game at Ricoh Coliseum as they host the Texas Stars. And although their next game is away from home, you can’t exactly say they ‘hit the road.’ After four straight at home, the Marlies head to Hamilton for a game on the 12th, followed by two more at home. The Toronto club will then venture to Syracuse only to return to Ricoh for 10 straight. In total, that’s 16 of ...