It was a tremendously successful weekend for the Marlies, who played 3 games in 3 days. We-ll both review and preview in the latest edition of the Pre Game Meal blog, so I hope you’re hungry!

DESSERT

Last week I was hoping to speak to you about career win number 126 for Dallas Eakins behind the Marlies bench, by the time the weekend was through. Sure enough, following 3 straight games, Eakins has surpassed Greg Gilbert for all-time wins by a Marlie coach in Toronto franchise history. For Eakins, however, it is ...

Posted in Abbott's Blog |

Read Article
Toronto vs Lake Erie - Spencer Abbott

When Keith Aucoin started the season scoring at a point-per-game pace, I don’t believe many were surprised. The veteran had long inked himself as a consistent contributor in the American League.

Matt Frattin’s goal-per-game pace raised a few more eyebrows. I’m not saying it isn’t incredible – because it is – but I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t already thought of Frattin as an impact player. All of us knew he was going to make a splash upon return. He’s a guy that ...

Posted in Chansler's Blog |
Tags: | | | | |

Read Article
Toronto vs Lake Erie - Nazem Kadri

The Toronto Marlies turn their attention Sunday to the Lake Erie Monsters, a team they have only met once so far this season.

Despite having won only two of their last eight, the Monsters aren’t a team the Marlies can afford to take lightly. The divisional foe handed the Toronto a 4-0 loss their first time in town, and rank third in the league with a 8-4-0 record while on the road. That record is much for the reason of the team’s sixth place standing in the Western Conference, ...

Posted in Chansler's Blog |
Tags: | | | | | | | |

Read Article
Toronto vs Rochester - Nazem Kadri

It has been said by management and coach alike from just about any team you wish to choose, they always look for their key prospects to dominate at the AHL level.

Nazem Kadri has 17 points in 19 games for the Marlies.

Of those 17, 13 came in an effort to set up his teammates for the tally. But from the looks of his two goals Saturday, Kadri is quite comfortable putting them in the net himself.

Part of me wants to write more, but I realize that all ...

Posted in Chansler's Blog |
Tags: |

Read Article

Oh these three-in-three weekends.

I don’t know how the players do it. But year after year they always manage. Far be it from me to be the guy complaining!

It’s game two of three straight for the Toronto team, who is coming off a victory in Rochester on Friday. Both the Americans and the Marlies travel to Toronto through the night in preparation for a Saturday night showdown at Ricoh Coliseum.

So far in their season long series the Marlies have collected a victory in both their home building and on ...

Posted in Chansler's Blog |
Tags: | | | | |

Read Article
Toronto vs Oklahoma City - Dallas Eakins

On Friday Dallas Eakins earned his 124th victory as head coach of the Toronto Marlies surpassing Greg Gilbert in all-time wins as the team’s bench boss.

Fitting.

Eakins turned around a league-worst penalty kill into a three-year contender for number one. He lead the Marlies to their very first Calder Cup appearance. And most important, he has done so with a young group of men. Many of whom were handpicked by management in the draft to be formed into the Maple Leafs of the ...

Posted in Chansler's Blog |
Tags:

Read Article

Search The Site

TWITTER

Facebook