Although no Leafs player or coach will use fatigue as an excuse, travel was most definitely a factor in Toronto’s 8-2 pounding at the hands of the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. The Leafs arrived in Toronto at 1 a.m. yesterday after playing in Atlanta the previous night while the Stars were rested for two full days.

The Leafs are off until Boxing Day when they travel to Long Island.

In World Junior action, Team Canada won its final pre-tournament game, destroying Slovakia 7-0 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton last night.

Here are the headlines of stories relating to the Leafs and the Marlies in the news this morning:

Leafs News
World Juniors
NHL and Hockey News