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Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« Reply #240 on: June 15, 2018, 09:56:55 AM »

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« Reply #241 on: June 15, 2018, 10:39:37 AM »
One thing that sorta stood out to be in what I watched and what I read is that while Liljegren had a good playoffs, he wasn't really leaned on at all. That's somewhat because of the two righties ahead of him (Holl and LoVerde), but I'd like to see him try and take the next step and become a go-to guy with the Marlies before graduating on to the Leafs. There's no need to rush him next season.

Listening to Leafs Geeks' Podcast I didn't realize that he's the youngest D-Man in the league by 18 months. I mean I can see why LoVerde & Holl were leaned on heavier.
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« Reply #242 on: June 15, 2018, 10:45:39 AM »
One thing that sorta stood out to be in what I watched and what I read is that while Liljegren had a good playoffs, he wasn't really leaned on at all. That's somewhat because of the two righties ahead of him (Holl and LoVerde), but I'd like to see him try and take the next step and become a go-to guy with the Marlies before graduating on to the Leafs. There's no need to rush him next season.

Listening to Leafs Geeks' Podcast I didn't realize that he's the youngest D-Man in the league by 18 months. I mean I can see why LoVerde & Holl were leaned on heavier.

During the season, Liljegren was used as the 'safe' guy at times when paired with Rosen or Nielsen, according to Kevin Pappeti on PPP's latest podcast. He also hit a bit of a wall in the final third of the season (along with injury issues) but the regular season results were just about locked up for the Marlies by then.

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« Reply #243 on: June 15, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »

That this series went to 7 games is called the Mike McKenna effect.

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« Reply #244 on: June 15, 2018, 11:40:41 AM »
The thing I took away from my watching the Marlies for 15 minutes is that Andreas Johnsson will be on the big club come Octo.  That's what you call a razor-sharp insight.

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« Reply #245 on: June 15, 2018, 12:02:46 PM »
The thing I took away from my watching the Marlies for 15 minutes is that Andreas Johnsson will be on the big club come Octo.  That's what you call a razor-sharp insight.

Sticking your neck way out there...I admire your confidence.

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« Reply #246 on: June 15, 2018, 01:44:20 PM »

We hear a lot about how tough hockey players are for playing through injuries, but honestly making this call to not play through an injury at this point in time because you know it's the best thing for the team says a lot about Dermott.

I'm very pleased he put the team ahead of his pride. It was a shoulder injury that affected his strength and therefore capability. The Marlies played for everyone in the room and in the stands and everyone who came close before but couldn't take it across the line.

From Wheeler's profile on Sparks, it's pretty clear what a great environment Dubas, Keefe, and the Marlies built. Everyone should have a friend like Calvin Pickard and be a friend like Calvin Pickard.


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Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« Reply #247 on: June 15, 2018, 01:57:40 PM »
So Johnsson led the playoffs with a ridiculous 24 points in 16 games, that's 1.5 points per game. You have to go all the way back to the 2008 AHL playoffs to find a leading scorer who scored more than that. That was Jason Krog, who scored 38 points in 24 games. And Krog was 31 years old when he did.

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« Reply #248 on: June 15, 2018, 02:12:17 PM »
So happy for them. It was a lot of fun to watch. Way to go Marlies and congrats to all you guys!

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« Reply #249 on: June 15, 2018, 04:16:15 PM »
Definitely the AHL highlight of my reporting career.

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« Reply #250 on: June 15, 2018, 04:34:32 PM »
We won the Cup!  We won the Cup!
(Oops, forgot to plan my parade route!)  :D

Congratulations, Marlies!  Well-played, well-done, well-earned.

GO LEAFS MARLIES GO!  :)
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Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2018, 05:30:27 PM »
https://theathletic.com/394534/2018/06/15/bourne-heaping-praise-on-the-unsung-overlooked-members-of-the-marlies-calder-cup-championship-team/

Justin Bourne on the Marlies' behind-the-scenes family of support crew, trainers, and specialists.

Surprisingly no shoutout to the food and nutrition staff?

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« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2018, 06:07:04 PM »
Heart attack averted, thank you Andreas for saving my life.  Can't wait to see you on the big club all season.  I know what was said about Rosen earlier but I am really impressed with him.
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Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
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