Posts Tagged ‘Playoffs’


As we head into the Marlies opening game of the second round of Calder Cup playoff action against the Abbotsford Heat, I thought it was a good time to play a little game called ‘When’s the Last Time.’

It’s pretty simple, actually. I will rhetorically ask a question starting with ‘when’s the last time…’ and then post the answer. There’s really nothing to it. And since – much like a grade 11 math textbook – the answer is provided for your reading pleasure, it means all of […]

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What do the playoffs mean to you?

Having grown up only able to attend a single Leafs game, I was never able to witness a victory (or loss for that matter) live during their runs to the conference finals and semi-finals through the 90’s and the season’s prior to the lockout.

From a Marlies perspective, the club last made the post-season in 2009 – my first year following the club – where as the division’s bottom seed they played first-placed Manitoba, a series they’d lose in […]

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As the Toronto Marlies begin their stretch drive through the closing weeks of the season and into what they hope is a lengthy playoff run, it’s time to focus on the man who gets them from a to b. In the coaching world that man would be Dallas Eakins. In the travel world that man is our bus driver, Casey.

Casey started driving hockey specific trips for Great Canadian Coach lines ten years ago. As he remembers, it was a long first season, then with the Marlies arch rival: the Hamilton […]

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