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2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:40:49 PM »
It's too early for a Marlies thread but thought it wise to start off anew and with Marlies' goalkeeper Antoine Bibeau's new mask that pays homage to former Leafs goaltender Felix "The Cat" Potvin. 


Here it is:





http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/marlies-bibeau-pays-tribute-felix-potvin-new-mask/

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 02:48:55 PM »
It's too early for a Marlies thread but thought it wise to start off anew and with Marlies' goalkeeper Antoine Bibeau's new mask that pays homage to former Leafs goaltender Felix "The Cat" Potvin. 

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/marlies-bibeau-pays-tribute-felix-potvin-new-mask/

Not to be outdone, Sparks and Kaskisuo immediately get themselves Turk Broda and Johnny Bower masks.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 10:20:22 AM »
There's a tall order of expectations that come with that design.  I really hope he can prove to live up to them!

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 11:40:34 AM »
If you don't have the swag how are you going to be a goalie. Confidence is a bullfighter going into the ring with mustard on his sword..
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 12:58:49 PM »
Marlies sign tough-guy Maggio:

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2016/08/23/toronto-marlies-sign-daniel-maggio-ahl-contract/

I think it's worth mentioning because many here don't like this type of guy, but Dubas signs one every year to play with the Marlies.  Obviously Dubas sees a value, and he's stated this a few times in the press.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 01:35:38 PM »
Useless signing.  Don't know what Dubas sees in this guy.  Guess they do need an enforcer.  Bah!

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 01:50:28 PM »
Justin Johnson was signed for this role last season. He played 8 games (36 PIM), partly due to injury, and mostly because he had no other use on the ice.

Maggio is chaff for the new AHL fighting rules.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 03:15:44 PM »
I imagine this signing is so the other team's enforcer has someone to fight more than anything else - though, with the new rules, even that value is limited. AHL teams need to sell tickets, too, and with the lesser skill level and lack of household names, they need something - and that something is fighting, I suppose.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 03:19:31 PM »
I imagine this signing is so the other team's enforcer has someone to fight more than anything else - though, with the new rules, even that value is limited. AHL teams need to sell tickets, too, and with the lesser skill level and lack of household names, they need something - and that something is fighting, I suppose.

Heck, maybe Prust joins him.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 03:29:53 PM »
Heck, maybe Prust joins him.

Possibly, though, I imagine Prust will be looking for an NHL contract even if he'll be playing in the AHL.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2016, 04:31:50 PM »
Heck, maybe Prust joins him.

Possibly, though, I imagine Prust will be looking for an NHL contract even if he'll be playing in the AHL.

Sure, just that beggars aren't going to be choosers at this point, a nice tidy deal that pays him well to play in the A isn't horrible, especially if he thinks he needs the money. I'm also not really saying the Leafs should do that, just that I could see it.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2016, 09:50:29 PM »
Both Nylander and Johnson suffer bad head concussions, the solution, a couple of dudes who will do the Ray Donavon on anyone who f___ks with our players. Sorry but until the league officially outlaws fighting which I hope they will do, is you gotta protect the talent or a price will be paid.
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Your 2016-17 Toronto Marlies
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 10:49:16 AM »





Full roster details here:

http://www.marlies.ca/assets/default/MARLIES%20ROSTER.pdf
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 10:51:08 AM by TBLeafer »

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Re: Your 2016-17 Toronto Marlies
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2016, 11:42:05 AM »
Funny last year I was much more interested in the Marlies than the Leafs, this year I don't really care all that much, now that the boys are with the main team.
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Re: Your 2016-17 Toronto Marlies
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2016, 11:54:20 AM »
Funny last year I was much more interested in the Marlies than the Leafs, this year I don't really care all that much, now that the boys are with the main team.

Well there is still your future JVR's, Hunwicks and Bozaks and Polaks to concern yourself with.  ;)

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Re: Your 2016-17 Toronto Marlies
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2016, 11:54:20 AM »