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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2013, 05:00:21 PM »
I have no idea why he reacted like that, why not use the blocker hand to try and block the shot?

Recognition that he wouldn't have been able to get the blocker up and over in time, and that his stick was kind of stuck in around the Amerks' forward?
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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2013, 09:51:59 PM »
I look at this team and shake my head at how they are doing this.  Must come all down to Eakins or our fringe prospects are better than we give them credit for.

I've had similar thoughts.

Now, I quickly agree that the lockout had something to do with it, but ...

The top 8 guys he had in ppg during the season (ignoring Stuart Percy's 4 games) are gone or up with the Leafs. The top ppgs on the team now are Spencer Abbott .60ppg and Mike Zigomanis .54ppg. He hasn't got a great AHL forward scorer in the bunch.

On the D, Eakins lost Gardiner (to be expected), Kostka, Fraser and for a fair period Holzer to the NHL - his top dmen.

He started the season with Scrivens, Rynnas & Ouwya in goal. He's ending it with McIntyre, Sparks, Rynnas (& Ouwya in the ECHL)

He's had 45 or so different players dress for the Marlies this season. Over 30 in the NHL is a lot.

Only 9 guys from his opening lineup are still playing for him.

I look at that line up and don't know how Eakins has done it and kept them winning games with such a turnover. 5th best in AHL win%. Sure and again, the lockout had something to do with the turnover and all AHL teams had to deal with some of that but this team has no established AHL stars left.

It's a collection of guys who can't score much, some NHL reject vets and some unproven kids. I don't see the kind of Calder Cup run they had last season but full credit to Eakins for getting what he has out of this group.

They can't stand in the way of him going to the NHL to coach but hopefully, they make him an offer that's tough to refuse because year after year, he seems to do a good job with what he's got to work with and when his players get called up, they seemed pretty well prepared.

Defense and goaltending is doing it.  They have a good back end still, with guys like Reilly, Holzer, Ranger, Marshall has been a nice surprise, Blacker, Komisarek (scratched last game though) and Mottau.  That is a good blend of skill and a few guys with NHL experience on the back end.  They have been getting stellar goaltending in MacIntyre. 

Still the forward group leaves so much to be desired with really just a bunch of long shot 3rd and 4th liner prospects and career AHLers.  However, they are all defensively responsible for the most part because of that. They are spreading out the scoring all over the lineup.

Biggest thing Coaching, Eakins I think is going to be a hard guy to lose.  Would like to see him behind the Leaf bench even as an assistant coach and give Derek King the head coaching position with the Marlies.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2013, 09:55:12 PM »
One more thing, why isn't Tim Connolly lighting it up at the AHL level?  What a huge mistake he was, can't wait to see that contract expire this summer.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2013, 11:19:57 AM »
Watched both games this weekend and enjoyed it.  That save was amazing and hope they can close it out on the road.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2013, 06:50:30 PM »
One more thing, why isn't Tim Connolly lighting it up at the AHL level?  What a huge mistake he was, can't wait to see that contract expire this summer.

He's still centering their top line, so he must be doing something right.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2013, 10:10:47 PM »
Marlies won in OT and advance to round two.

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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2013, 10:59:33 PM »
Marlies won in OT and advance to round two.

Right on!
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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2013, 07:36:18 AM »
Jerry D'Amigo doing his postseason step-up performance trick again.

5 points in 3 games after putting up 29 points in 70 regular season games.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2013, 07:44:28 AM »
Jerry D'Amigo doing his postseason step-up performance trick again.

5 points in 3 games after putting up 29 points in 70 regular season games.

The Leafs could use this kind of playoff performance from someone.
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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2013, 09:49:27 AM »
Highlight package, nice scrap for Komisarek, nice to see him putting up the effort despite playing for the Marlies, take note Connolly.

Amerk play by play guy sounded like he was going to cray after the Marlies OT goal, lol, he moans OHHHH NOOOOO!

Go Marlies....Go Eakins....

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2013, 12:47:44 PM »
It's great for the Marlies to be going forward.  Eakins seems like a master with how he rolls with the punches when losing players to the Leafs. It would be amazing to go for a long playoff run with all the players coming back. Colborne and Gardiner must be so hungry, neither is going to get to play but to experience that intensity is enough.  Hopefully the return players help the current bunch to go deep.  Who could return?

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2013, 02:35:56 PM »
Yay Marlies!  Way to go boys and nice job.  Hope to get to a game next weekend.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2013, 09:35:51 AM »
The transaction wire on the AHL website is showing MacIntyre has been called up. Hopefully, this is just to get some more practice time while waiting for Round 2 to start.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2013, 11:52:13 AM »
The transaction wire on the AHL website is showing MacIntyre has been called up. Hopefully, this is just to get some more practice time while waiting for Round 2 to start.

markhmasters: RT @LeafsPR Ben Scrivens is expected back in Boston on Saturday. Attending a funeral out of town Friday.

markhmasters: Per @LeafsPR - Drew MacIntyre will be at practice today on an emergency recall
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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2013, 11:42:36 PM »
I did not see that earlier about Scrivens. Easy move to make with the Marlies layoff.

In terms of a 2nd round opponent, they still have to wait for a bit. Grand Rapids(#3) - Houston (#6) and Charlotte (#4) - Oklahoma City (#5) are both going to a 5th game. Both games are on saturday night. The only team they won't face from this list is Houston as #1 seed Texas Stars have also advanced to Round 2.

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Re: Marlies Playoff Thread 2013
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2013, 11:42:36 PM »