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When significant distance lays between opponents, the American Hockey League may switch the format of the seven game series from the accustomed 2-2-1-1-1 to a modified 2-3-2. In effect cutting out a trip by giving the lower seeded team three at home.

And that’s where we find ourselves today. Grand Rapids returns home having split the first two games in Toronto and the Griffins now have three straight on home soil ahead of them.

This however is not unfamiliar territory for the Marlies. After a long ...

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Matt Frattin, Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri celebrate together - Photo courtesy Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Matt Frattin, Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri celebrate together – Photo courtesy Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

If I had a dollar for every time I was told to look at the bigger picture, I’d be rich.

Especially as the season progresses, it becomes easier and easier to find satisfaction in the now and ever harder to see how all the cogs drive the machine – even the small ones.

This started out as an effort to put into context many of the recent events for ...

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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 Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Seven games and counting. The end of the regular season is just weeks away. With a win in St. John’s on Friday night, the Marlies are poised for a decent end-of-season ranking – but they’re not out of the woods yet. Not a single Western Conference team has yet to clinch a playoff spot, Marlies included, so their focus is on another win Saturday against the IceCaps. Here are six things to roll around in your mind ahead of puck drop:

I’m not ...

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Friday starts a four game stretch for the Marlies which will see the Toronto team span all of Canada’s time zones. With only four points between the Marlies and the western conference leading Texas Stars, four wins could go a long way to earning the top spot. The Marlies will start Friday evening in St. John’s for the first of back-to-back games against the IceCaps. Here are six things you should know ahead of the game:

The most recent in a long string ...

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Following the NHL trade deadline, Toronto’s hockey teams rosters have remained in tact. In fact, the AHL version has grown, following the completion of playoff runs in the CHL. A trio of OHL’ers have migrated to the American Hockey League to join the Marlies.

Garret Sparks played 60 of his club’s 68 games this season. While with the Guelph Storm, Sparks put up 36 regular season wins to lead the OHL and  to go along with a .917 save

percentage. The Elmhurst, Illinois native also finished first in that league in minutes ...

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