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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2016, 05:40:11 PM »
let me rephrase, I would rather have Kapenen up and Smith playing for the Marlies (but not put down)
Kind of harsh to kill unwanted players when they can be sent to Robidas Island and play Shuffleboard all day.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2016, 10:58:55 AM »
If Smith is the guy you wanna demote, it it wouldn't be Kap or Leips replacing.

They'd need a center.

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« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2016, 11:28:23 AM »
You could move Komorav back to Centre the 4th line as he was a Centre and move Soshnikov to the first line and that moves Kapenen or Leipsic into the lineup. Brown has not really impressed either outside of one very good game. So seeing him demoted wouldnt really bother me. 
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2016, 11:47:58 AM »
If Smith is the guy you wanna demote, it it wouldn't be Kap or Leips replacing.

They'd need a center.

Holland could go back to centring the 4th line, he was doing a fine job at it before.

Although if Babcock REALLY needs a right-handed shot there who could kill penalties, I'd probably prefer... and I can't believe that I'm actually about to say this... Byron Froese over Smith right now.


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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2016, 12:14:34 PM »
Holland could go back to centring the 4th line, he was doing a fine job at it before.

Although if Babcock REALLY needs a right-handed shot there who could kill penalties, I'd probably prefer... and I can't believe that I'm actually about to say this... Byron Froese over Smith right now.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2016, 12:16:31 PM »
Holland could go back to centring the 4th line, he was doing a fine job at it before.

Although if Babcock REALLY needs a right-handed shot there who could kill penalties, I'd probably prefer... and I can't believe that I'm actually about to say this... Byron Froese over Smith right now.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2016, 01:05:47 PM »
I am a Holland fan in a big way, but right now I want to see as many of the kidz play as possible. If someone is tearing up the AHL then they deserve a shot……OH NO…forgot about Leivo.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2016, 01:42:56 PM »
I am a Holland fan in a big way, but right now I want to see as many of the kidz play as possible. If someone is tearing up the AHL then they deserve a shot……OH NO…forgot about Leivo.

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2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2016, 05:36:49 PM »
So Anthony Noreen the supposed hotshot young coach has been allowed to pursue other opportunities after Orlando Solar Bears hired Drake Berehowsky as head coach at the behest of the Maple Leafs.

Berehowsky runs an analytics tech company, this is probably a move to acquire that as proprietary information. 

Smells like Dubas.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2016, 07:17:12 PM »
I take back all the bad things I said about Downtown Conner Brown.  Sorry CB
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #70 on: December 15, 2016, 10:50:25 AM »
The Ramo road to being the Leafs backup is still rocky.


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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #71 on: December 21, 2016, 06:58:58 PM »
I take back all the bad things I said about Downtown Conner Brown.  Sorry CB
I take back none of the bad things I have said about Ramo Williams, looks like the Adventure will not continue.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2017, 04:46:57 PM »
Something that we really haven't discussed lately is that this year is a bit of a lousy showing for the Marlies.

Only a couple of offensive bright spots it seems, Leipsic and Kapanen, and Nielsen on the defense.  Although Nielsen seems to have the vast majority of his production on the PP (16 of 21 points).

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/01/03/2016-17-toronto-marlies-going-wrong/

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2017, 06:08:22 PM »
Something that we really haven't discussed lately is that this year is a bit of a lousy showing for the Marlies.

Only a couple of offensive bright spots it seems, Leipsic and Kapanen, and Nielsen on the defense.  Although Nielsen seems to have the vast majority of his production on the PP (16 of 21 points).

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/01/03/2016-17-toronto-marlies-going-wrong/

Probably shouldn't be a huge surprise, though, as they lost 10 of their top 11 scorers from last season.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #74 on: January 04, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
Agreed with Busta, we gutted the organization completely,  Nielson and McDermott are green around the gills and the veterans are playing out there contracts in relative unhappyness one would suppose.
Add Goat to the Leafs and they are dead at the Centre spot
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #74 on: January 04, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »