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What better way to launch the new Marlies.ca blog than with good news. Matt Frattin’s been recalled by the Maple Leafs after a two goal outing with the Marlies on Sunday. Given the Marlies are in the middle of an 18-day roadie, it was the team bus that taxied Frattin to the airport with a whole hockey team to wish him luck.

The cheers as he walks up the aisle are my favourite. Check it out.

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Kenny Ryan is Superman.

I’m sure of it.

Ryan doesn’t wear glasses, neither does Superman. Like the DC Comics character, Ryan’s identity is made up of dual first names. And, as we all witnessed during the Leafs opening game of preseason, Ryan fears not jumping in front of a speeding bullet (check the 3:30 mark of the night’s Game in Six).

When Ryan was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday he was sent with a positive message; he had established his identity. Ryan had asserted his hardworking nature, built over years of ...

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A camp like no other.It sounds much like a bad horror movie released in the late 90′s. I assure you despite both containing ‘cuts,’ this one will be far more enjoyable to watch.The lights on the Toronto Marlies practice pad at MCC turned on Friday morning and for the first time this season, a group wearing Marlies sweaters took to the ice; 11 skaters and one goalie. Marlies camp is open for business.

The Toronto AHL club took its current form after the Maple Leafs made their first round of cuts ...

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Imagine never being nervous.

Late night cram sessions before a test would be a thing of the past. Never would there be that awkward moment when you pray ‘Insufficient Funds’ doesn’t appear on the debit terminal. And let’s not even discuss first dates.

Despite Jake Gardiner admitting otherwise, in his first game at Air Canada Centre he appeared to be no more nervous than if you had asked him to rhyme off the alphabet. Gardiner’s on-ice presence was that of confidence and poise, from the opening face-off right through to his post-game ...

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I’m a guy that shoots an 88 on the golf course… in 9 holes.

A week ago if you had told that I’d be spending my Tuesday afternoon out on the green, I wouldn’t have believed you. I feel far more at home within the confines of an arena. Yet there I was, tooting around Rattlesnake Point at the Scotiabank Leafs & Legends Charity Golf Classic in a cart with LeafsTv’s Paul Hendrick behind the wheel (who, might I add, is a spectacular driver).

As surprising and irregular as it was, being ...

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I grew up in a small town about an hour north of Toronto.

When a tragedy occurred, the community would leave a rose in memory of our neighbour. The display of flowers demonstrating the town’s collective support.

In yesterday’s tragic death of Wade Belak we lost a member of our community.

Many of us knew Wade from our interactions in the living room. We celebrated alongside him as he broke his scoring drought and we chuckled as he gave us his often-humorous post-game thoughts.

As we all reflect on the loss, the day has ...

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