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Title: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: sooner2220 on April 20, 2018, 05:31:25 PM
What is the best way to watch the Marlies in the playoffs if you don't have Leafs TV?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 20, 2018, 05:46:24 PM
What is the best way to watch the Marlies in the playoffs if you don't have Leafs TV?
Go to the game???
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: sooner2220 on April 20, 2018, 06:24:51 PM
I would love to attend the games but I'm a Toronto boy living in the UK, so my only option is to catch the games online.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 20, 2018, 07:09:44 PM
I would love to attend the games but I'm a Toronto boy living in the UK
Well that would def make it difficult to attend live!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Boston Leaf on April 21, 2018, 05:55:25 AM
Yeah I was wondering same thing if there are any sights where games are streamed live? We are restricted from some things here in states as well
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 21, 2018, 04:15:47 PM
If you're desperate, you can use the AHL's streaming service... but the quality isn't great and you pay an arm and a leg. But again, if you're desperate: https://ahl.neulion.com/ahl/
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 27, 2018, 11:12:25 AM
why don't we all jump on the Marlies Bandwagon.
R Kapanen and Johnsson going down to help out? Oh sorry help dominate
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 27, 2018, 11:47:26 AM
Just had a weird thought, what about Gauthier on the D? Could be a strange conversion
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 27, 2018, 12:32:59 PM
Just had a weird thought, what about Gauthier on the D? Could be a strange conversion
Lack of foot speed, so no.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 27, 2018, 01:01:49 PM

(Zaitsev and Andersen likely to follow).

This is actually better for the development of the Marlies.

Dermott and Johnsson will suit up for the Marlies if it goes to game 5 vs Utica. Otherwise, he'll be in Rd. 2.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 27, 2018, 01:39:51 PM

(Zaitsev and Andersen likely to follow).

This is actually better for the development of the Marlies.

Dermott and Johnsson will suit up for the Marlies if it goes to game 5 vs Utica. Otherwise, he'll be in Rd. 2.
You would think that Johnsson would perhaps be on the Swedish team?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 27, 2018, 01:50:34 PM

(Zaitsev and Andersen likely to follow).

This is actually better for the development of the Marlies.

Dermott and Johnsson will suit up for the Marlies if it goes to game 5 vs Utica. Otherwise, he'll be in Rd. 2.
It's def going to game 5 because Utica won the last game. Game 4 tonight.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 27, 2018, 01:56:48 PM
It's def going to game 5 because Utica won the last game. Game 4 tonight.

The first round is a best of 5 series, and the Marlies are up 2-1 going into tonight.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 27, 2018, 02:08:11 PM
You would think that Johnsson would perhaps be on the Swedish team?

I'm not sure Johnsson makes it into the Swedish depth chart, actually. It's akin (to a degree) to Connor Brown being on Team Canada.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on April 27, 2018, 02:47:50 PM
It's def going to game 5 because Utica won the last game. Game 4 tonight.

The first round is a best of 5 series, and the Marlies are up 2-1 going into tonight.

Thank you for this clarification, herman. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: harps64 on April 27, 2018, 03:07:32 PM
You would think that Johnsson would perhaps be on the Swedish team?

I'm not sure Johnsson makes it into the Swedish depth chart, actually. It's akin (to a degree) to Connor Brown being on Team Canada.

Any word of Matthews on the U.S team?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 27, 2018, 03:11:20 PM
You would think that Johnsson would perhaps be on the Swedish team?

I'm not sure Johnsson makes it into the Swedish depth chart, actually. It's akin (to a degree) to Connor Brown being on Team Canada.

Any word of Matthews on the U.S team?

He's going home to rest up.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 27, 2018, 03:14:39 PM
It's def going to game 5 because Utica won the last game. Game 4 tonight.

The first round is a best of 5 series, and the Marlies are up 2-1 going into tonight.

Thank you for this clarification, herman.

No problem. AHL playoffs format is weird. The home-ice decision thing (https://theahl.com/2018-calder-cup-schedules) is also a bit weird.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 27, 2018, 04:28:15 PM
Should be on TSN or Sportnet for us T.O. Hockey junkies
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 27, 2018, 04:43:11 PM
It's def going to game 5 because Utica won the last game. Game 4 tonight.

The first round is a best of 5 series, and the Marlies are up 2-1 going into tonight.
I did not know that. Thx.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: L K on April 27, 2018, 08:20:40 PM
Garrett Sparks - Career .927 SV% in the regular season
Garrett Sparks - Career .905 SV% in the postseason
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 28, 2018, 12:02:20 PM
Marlies smoked last night. Sparky had no support. Engvall scores (again).  they need to get Dermott and Johnsson in the lineup pronto (Toronto)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: goaliedave on April 28, 2018, 01:19:55 PM
It's clear to me that management has no faith in Sparks. I know that he had a great season but the fact that Pickard was the only goalie besides Andersen and Mac to get in a game with Leafs speaks volumes. Not sure why Pickard hasn't played in playoffs but he'll probably be in tomorrow. Woll is the goalie of the future. Maybe near future.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on April 28, 2018, 02:11:40 PM
Pickards recall was based on waiver exemption.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on April 29, 2018, 06:53:00 PM
Marlies advance after a 4-0 victory over Utica gives them a 3-2 series victory.

Sparks with 37 stops in the shutout.

AJ makes a difference immediately with a goal and two apples.

Gundstrom with another two goals.

Dermott had an apple and played in all situations.

They will play Syracuse in the next round.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 29, 2018, 07:47:56 PM
Let's hope for a long run. Hopefully Gundstrom can make the jump next year. Same with Aaltonan
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 29, 2018, 11:15:12 PM
Look Ma...hand!

Sparks makes gloveless (sans blocker) 'save':

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 30, 2018, 09:41:38 AM
Marlies advance after a 4-0 victory over Utica gives them a 3-2 series victory.

Sparks with 37 stops in the shutout.

AJ makes a difference immediately with a goal and two apples.

Gundstrom with another two goals.

Dermott had an apple and played in all situations.

They will play Syracuse in the next round.

Man, getting actual NHLers to join your playoff drive is a huge boost.

https://theathletic.com/335365/2018/04/29/some-old-friends-help-the-toronto-marlies-sneak-through-their-first-round-playoff-series/

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Scott Wheeler
Footnote: I solved the mango nickname mystery. Andreas Johnssons old Frolunda coach Roger Ronnberg used to jokingly call him mongo (Swedish slang for idiot). It stuck.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 30, 2018, 09:43:44 AM
These were the Marlies lines with Johnsson and Dermott back:


Borgman and Rosen are both hurt on defence, so getting Dermott back is huge. Bracco was a healthy scratch.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 30, 2018, 09:47:23 AM
Pierre Engvall's here on a PTO and his rights expire soon, but it's safe to say that he's earned himself a contract. 8 points in 9 regular season games and 3 points in 5 playoff games since coming over.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 30, 2018, 09:56:22 AM
I haven't been able to get direct eyeballs on this lately, but this is what I was referring to re: Nielsen a couple of days ago in another thread:

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 30, 2018, 10:02:57 AM
Nielsen would be a healthy scratch right now if either Rosen or Borgman weren't hurt.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 30, 2018, 10:28:48 AM
Nielsen would be a healthy scratch right now if either Rosen or Borgman weren't hurt.

Poor Jesper Lindgren
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 30, 2018, 10:34:00 AM
Nielsen would be a healthy scratch right now if either Rosen or Borgman weren't hurt.

Poor Jesper Lindgren

He didn't really stand a chance with those other 3 righties.

I'd be very curious to see which of Borgman or Rosen would be scratched if they were both healthy. Marincin and Dermott would both be locked in.

That Marlies D is insanely stacked by AHL standards.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on April 30, 2018, 10:41:55 AM
Nielsen would be a healthy scratch right now if either Rosen or Borgman weren't hurt.

Poor Jesper Lindgren

He didn't really stand a chance with those other 3 righties.

I'd be very curious to see which of Borgman or Rosen would be scratched if they were both healthy. Marincin and Dermott would both be locked in.

That Marlies D is insanely stacked by AHL standards.

Lindgren sitting makes sense. I don't think we have any RD that can play LD.

I think Borgman would've sat in favour of Rosen, who has been on fire lately and has a more mature game away from the puck. Rosen does have a tendency to overshoot from low percentage opportunities though (it is a nice shot nonetheless).
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 30, 2018, 11:36:15 AM
I think Borgman would've sat in favour of Rosen, who has been on fire lately and has a more mature game away from the puck. Rosen does have a tendency to overshoot from low percentage opportunities though (it is a nice shot nonetheless).

I think that that's probably what would have happened, and it's just crazy that a guy who played 48 NHL games this season could have possibly been a healthy scratch in the AHL playoffs.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 30, 2018, 12:23:04 PM
 Will we see this line on the Leafs next season? I know Kapenan was in Grundstrom's place early on this season.
Johnsson - Aaltonen - Grundstrom
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bullfrog on April 30, 2018, 12:34:24 PM
I haven't been able to get direct eyeballs on this lately, but this is what I was referring to re: Nielsen a couple of days ago in another thread:


That is hideously bad defense.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: sooner2220 on April 30, 2018, 05:41:28 PM
Should we read anything into the fact that since prospects Eemeli Rasanen and Keaton Middleton's playoff runs ended, that they weren't invited to join the Marlies on ATOs to experience a professional playoff atmosphere? Middleton's rights expire prior to the draft and if he fails to sign a contract, he will re-enter the draft.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on April 30, 2018, 05:43:59 PM
Will we see this line on the Leafs next season? I know Kapenan was in Grundstrom's place early on this season.
Johnsson - Aaltonen - Grundstrom

Yes quite the line, I can see Engvall somewhere on the big team as well, maybe not next year but he is looking very smooth
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on April 30, 2018, 06:07:08 PM
Should we read anything into the fact that since prospects Eemeli Rasanen and Keaton Middleton's playoff runs ended, that they weren't invited to join the Marlies on ATOs to experience a professional playoff atmosphere? Middleton's rights expire prior to the draft and if he fails to sign a contract, he will re-enter the draft.

Bet your bottom dollar that Middleton isn't getting an NHL contract. Really though, there are much better defensemen getting scratched at the moment for the Marlies anyways.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 02, 2018, 11:53:50 AM
Should we read anything into the fact that since prospects Eemeli Rasanen and Keaton Middleton's playoff runs ended, that they weren't invited to join the Marlies on ATOs to experience a professional playoff atmosphere? Middleton's rights expire prior to the draft and if he fails to sign a contract, he will re-enter the draft.

Rasanen's OHL playoffs only ended last week, but he's joined the Marlies today. Probably just needed a bit of a break to recover from some bumps and bruises.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 02, 2018, 12:30:35 PM
Should we read anything into the fact that since prospects Eemeli Rasanen and Keaton Middleton's playoff runs ended, that they weren't invited to join the Marlies on ATOs to experience a professional playoff atmosphere? Middleton's rights expire prior to the draft and if he fails to sign a contract, he will re-enter the draft.

Rasanen's OHL playoffs only ended last week, but he's joined the Marlies today. Probably just needed a bit of a break to recover from some bumps and bruises.

I don't see him getting any playoff ice time barring catastrophic injury to the left side, as he's largely an unknown quantity to the coaching staff and is generally with the Marlies as more of a development team project. The lack of Middleton is interesting.

The other large d-man of 2016, Nicolas Mattinen, is playing for the OHL finals with the Hamilton Bulldogs against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. It's going to be a... dogfight.

(https://memegenerator.net/img/images/10173792.jpg)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 02, 2018, 04:56:39 PM
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/05/01/sheldon-keefe-on-timothy-liljegren-perhaps-the-thing-im-most-impressed-with-is-how-physical-hes-been-and-how-hes-handled-the-physical-play/

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We were talking about the impact that Andreas Johnsson and Travis Dermott and the impact they had in Game 5. Its not always easy for a player to come down from the NHL level, especially from a playoff series like the one the Leafs played against the Bruins. Why was that transition kind of seamless for those two players?

Keefe: I think a big part of it you can attribute to their personality. Both guys are very positive people with great energy about them. I dont think in any way do they feel theyre above this or that playing at this level is beneath them coming off of just finishing playing a Game 7. They were excited to come in. The circumstances were that it was an elimination game for both games, with a Game 5 in a best-of-five series. They were excited to be able to come in and make an impact. The other part of it is that both players I listened to both of their interviews said it felt like home, like this was where theyve spent time and where theyve been playing. They know the players and coaches, and what the expectations are. Those type of things make for a more seamless transition. Certainly, its a nice luxury for us to be able to add them in a game of that magnitude and were excited to have them moving forward.

(https://assets1.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Andreas_Johnsson.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU6muhaV4AEwJCR.jpg)

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The entire city would love to see the Leafs acquire a right-handed shot on the blue line that is not too expensive, that can be dynamic, that can also be responsible in their own end. On that note, how has Timothy Liljegren been this season?

Keefe: Hes been good. Its not easy to be an 18-year-old defenseman in the AHL. There have certainly been times when you can tell hes an 18-year-old defenseman playing in the American league and hes trying to find his way and figure out how to use his unique skill set that he has not only in a league with faster men and all of those types of things, but a smaller ice surface and a different style of play than hes accustomed to. Thats taken some time, but hes been a constant on our power play and really helps us there. He moves the puck really well and efficiently. Perhaps the thing Im most impressed with is how physical hes been and how hes handled the physical play. At times, he maybe loses battles, but he gets right up and gets right into it. Hes not shy; hes not afraid. Those are very good signs because the skill set is a very good one, for sure. As he continues to mature, and gets quicker and stronger, all of these things will just thrive that much more. Were excited for him for sure and we think this season has been a very productive one.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 03, 2018, 11:14:39 AM
Should we read anything into the fact that since prospects Eemeli Rasanen and Keaton Middleton's playoff runs ended, that they weren't invited to join the Marlies on ATOs to experience a professional playoff atmosphere? Middleton's rights expire prior to the draft and if he fails to sign a contract, he will re-enter the draft.

Rasanen's OHL playoffs only ended last week, but he's joined the Marlies today. Probably just needed a bit of a break to recover from some bumps and bruises.

I don't see him getting any playoff ice time barring catastrophic injury to the left side, as he's largely an unknown quantity to the coaching staff and is generally with the Marlies as more of a development team project. The lack of Middleton is interesting.

The other large d-man of 2016, Nicolas Mattinen, is playing for the OHL finals with the Hamilton Bulldogs against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. It's going to be a... dogfight.

(https://memegenerator.net/img/images/10173792.jpg)

Funny Herman
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 04, 2018, 10:50:34 AM
Engvall scores again last night. another nice snipe
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 10:55:42 AM
Engvall scores again last night. another nice snipe

It was the product of some underrated work in the corner by Trevor Moore!

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 04, 2018, 10:59:32 AM
Engvall scored the game winner, yes on nice work by Moore. Timashov 4 goals in 6 playoff games.  Nice pipeline
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 04, 2018, 11:08:28 AM
Engvall scores again last night. another nice snipe

It was the product of some underrated work in the corner by Trevor Moore!


The height difference between Engvall and Moore/Brooks in that is hilarious.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 04, 2018, 11:34:14 AM
Engvall scores again last night. another nice snipe

It was the product of some underrated work in the corner by Trevor Moore!


The height difference between Engvall and Moore/Brooks in that is hilarious.
He has quite the wingspan, nice thing is he seems to know exactly where to go and you can see he snipes exactly were he is looking
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 04, 2018, 11:34:33 AM
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2018/05/01/sheldon-keefe-on-timothy-liljegren-perhaps-the-thing-im-most-impressed-with-is-how-physical-hes-been-and-how-hes-handled-the-physical-play/

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We were talking about the impact that Andreas Johnsson and Travis Dermott and the impact they had in Game 5. Its not always easy for a player to come down from the NHL level, especially from a playoff series like the one the Leafs played against the Bruins. Why was that transition kind of seamless for those two players?

Keefe: I think a big part of it you can attribute to their personality. Both guys are very positive people with great energy about them. I dont think in any way do they feel theyre above this or that playing at this level is beneath them coming off of just finishing playing a Game 7. They were excited to come in. The circumstances were that it was an elimination game for both games, with a Game 5 in a best-of-five series. They were excited to be able to come in and make an impact. The other part of it is that both players I listened to both of their interviews said it felt like home, like this was where theyve spent time and where theyve been playing. They know the players and coaches, and what the expectations are. Those type of things make for a more seamless transition. Certainly, its a nice luxury for us to be able to add them in a game of that magnitude and were excited to have them moving forward.

(https://assets1.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Andreas_Johnsson.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU6muhaV4AEwJCR.jpg)

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The entire city would love to see the Leafs acquire a right-handed shot on the blue line that is not too expensive, that can be dynamic, that can also be responsible in their own end. On that note, how has Timothy Liljegren been this season?

Keefe: Hes been good. Its not easy to be an 18-year-old defenseman in the AHL. There have certainly been times when you can tell hes an 18-year-old defenseman playing in the American league and hes trying to find his way and figure out how to use his unique skill set that he has not only in a league with faster men and all of those types of things, but a smaller ice surface and a different style of play than hes accustomed to. Thats taken some time, but hes been a constant on our power play and really helps us there. He moves the puck really well and efficiently. Perhaps the thing Im most impressed with is how physical hes been and how hes handled the physical play. At times, he maybe loses battles, but he gets right up and gets right into it. Hes not shy; hes not afraid. Those are very good signs because the skill set is a very good one, for sure. As he continues to mature, and gets quicker and stronger, all of these things will just thrive that much more. Were excited for him for sure and we think this season has been a very productive one.
Can someone put Liljegren into a time machine to get another year or two of Marlies development and send him back to today? That would be very helpful.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
The height difference between Engvall and Moore/Brooks in that is hilarious.
He has quite the wingspan, nice thing is he seems to know exactly where to go and you can see he snipes exactly were he is looking

The most hilarious thing is how Syracuse left a 6'4" giant in the middle of the ice literally uncontested.

Engvall has started getting into more dangerous ice this season; he was pretty tentative last year, so it's a great sign, as he can certainly make his opportunities count.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 12:05:14 PM
Can someone put Liljegren into a time machine to get another year or two of Marlies development and send him back to today? That would be very helpful.

This? http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Hyperbolic_Time_Chamber
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 04, 2018, 01:51:27 PM
The height difference between Engvall and Moore/Brooks in that is hilarious.
He has quite the wingspan, nice thing is he seems to know exactly where to go and you can see he snipes exactly were he is looking

The most hilarious thing is how Syracuse left a 6'4" giant in the middle of the ice literally uncontested.

Engvall has started getting into more dangerous ice this season; he was pretty tentative last year, so it's a great sign, as he can certainly make his opportunities count.
I haven't seen him play but is he another that could potentially play for the big club next year?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 02:03:45 PM
I haven't seen him play but is he another that could potentially play for the big club next year?

Engvall's SHL contract has expired, and I think he's earned an ELC with his recent showings, helping a depleted Marlies squad coast into the playoffs. I think he gets at least another year with the Marlies to get acclimated with the North American game; he needs more skating work and room to grow into a less peripheral game (given his size).

More likely to make the jump is Carl Grundstrom, who is a more offensively oriented version of Zach Hyman. On the backend, we might see Justin Holl, given the presumed departure of Roman Polak.

A Gardiner-Holl pair would be hilarious.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 04, 2018, 02:41:05 PM
The height difference between Engvall and Moore/Brooks in that is hilarious.
He has quite the wingspan, nice thing is he seems to know exactly where to go and you can see he snipes exactly were he is looking

The most hilarious thing is how Syracuse left a 6'4" giant in the middle of the ice literally uncontested.

Engvall has started getting into more dangerous ice this season; he was pretty tentative last year, so it's a great sign, as he can certainly make his opportunities count.
I haven't seen him play but is he another that could potentially play for the big club next year?

Well, we have to sign him to a contract first (he's on a PTO right now).  If we don't sign him by June 1st of this year, he becomes a free-agent.  I have my doubts he'd be play for the big club next year as you've got the following ahead of him on LW:

Hyman (who I'd prefer playing RW, but we have too many guys there)
Marleau
Johnsson
Grundstrom

And the following in the same class, but with more experience in North America

Moore
Timashov
Marchment

Its interesting to see the prospect depth chart these days, look at their ages, and determine at what point do you say if a player is no more than a fringe NHLer or still has enough room to improve to be more than a fringe NHLer.  Keeping in mind that most players these days have their best seasons from age 23-25, essentially, if you are 23 now... you gotta look like you are NHL ready now or you won't be more than just an injury callup.

Here is our list of forwards 24 or under in descending order (of age) with position and age listed.  I've only included guys who either stand out as early round picks or current Marlies.  I also included current Leafs to compare the ages of some of our prospects to guys who have already established themselves in the NHL.

Miro Aaltonen - C (24 - turns 25 in a month)
Connor Brown - RW (24)
Andreas Johnsson - LW (23)
Mason Marchment - LW (23)
Trevor Moore - LW (23)
Will Nye - C/RW (22)
Adam Brooks - C (22 in 2 days)
Pierre Engvall - LW (21 - turns 22 at the end of this month)
Yegor Korshkov - RW (21)
Kasperi Kapanen - RW (21)
Dmytro Timashov - LW (21)
Jeremy Bracco - RW (21)
Mitch Marner - RW (21 tomorrow)
Auston Matthews - C (20)
Carl Grundstrom - LW (20)

So, the higher you are on that list, the closer you need to be.  The lower you are on the list, the higher the chance you have of making enough progress over the next little while. 





Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on May 04, 2018, 02:47:12 PM
A Gardiner-Holl pair would be hilarious.

I don't think "hilarious" is the word that would describe how I feel.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 04, 2018, 03:18:56 PM
Thx Herman and Coco...appreciate it.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 03:23:46 PM
A Gardiner-Holl pair would be hilarious.

I don't think "hilarious" is the word that would describe how I feel.

You don't think two best friends who are both F-to-D converts from the same Minnesotan neighbourhood with a penchant for pinching plays and patient first passes wouldn't be really funny to see play together?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 04, 2018, 03:25:03 PM
A Gardiner-Holl pair would be hilarious.

I don't think "hilarious" is the word that would describe how I feel.

You don't think two best friends who are both F-to-D converts from the same Minnesotan neighbourhood with a penchant for pinching plays and patient first passes wouldn't be really funny to see play together?

I think what new-Frank meant is that there would be nothing funny about how incredibly effective those two would be together on the ice.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: L K on May 04, 2018, 03:34:10 PM
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 04, 2018, 03:47:23 PM
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.

Seems pretty accurate to me.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 04, 2018, 04:25:32 PM
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.

... wouldn't that make him fit right in?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: L K on May 04, 2018, 04:31:27 PM
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.

... wouldn't that make him fit right in?

If only he started hitting people hard in front of the net.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 05, 2018, 08:22:01 PM
Marlies up 2-0, thanks to Gauthier's fadeaway 2nd-OT winner.

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: RedLeaf on May 06, 2018, 10:18:03 AM
The big man has some jam. What a goal!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 06, 2018, 11:29:07 AM
Notice it was Engvall who dug the puck out of the corner, made a sleek move to the net, fired the shot that Freddie picked up and fired into the net. Perhaps the  Goat should play from his knees more often.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 06, 2018, 11:59:53 AM
Notice it was Engvall who dug the puck out of the corner, made a sleek move to the net, fired the shot that Freddie picked up and fired into the net. Perhaps the  Goat should play from his knees more often.

Or just draft shorter players :)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on May 06, 2018, 01:30:22 PM
Engvall and Grundstrom with 3 goal a piece so far in these playoffs.

To bring myself back down to earth, I also need to remember that Ben Smith has 5 points, and Martin f'ing Marincin is tied for 2nd on the team with 6 assists...no goals, mind you, but also none of these 6 points were on the PP.


Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 07, 2018, 09:13:36 AM
Marlies going team-wide LeBron on the Crunch.

Series is 3-0 for the good guys after a 7-1 drubbing on Crunch ice.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 07, 2018, 09:20:34 AM
Marlies going team-wide LeBron on the Crunch.

Series is 3-0 for the good guys after a 7-1 drubbing on Crunch ice.

They gave Pickard the start in this one too since Sparks had the 2OT game the day before.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 07, 2018, 09:31:25 AM
Marlies going team-wide LeBron on the Crunch.

Series is 3-0 for the good guys after a 7-1 drubbing on Crunch ice.

They gave Pickard the start in this one too since Sparks had the 2OT game the day before.

A wise move, per the analytics & research team's findings on B2B performances.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 07, 2018, 09:35:43 AM
A wise move, per the analytics & research team's findings on B2B performances.

I mean, it's not even a R&D thing. Sparks played 1.5 games less than 24 hours earlier, it was kind of a no-brainer. I'm surprised that Syracuse didn't do the same thing. Their starter played both games and obviously got lit up in the second game.

Also, scheduling a back-to-back in the playoffs is such an AHL thing to do.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 07, 2018, 09:42:10 AM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 07, 2018, 09:46:49 AM
A wise move, per the analytics & research team's findings on B2B performances.

Also, scheduling a back-to-back in the playoffs is such an AHL thing to do.

Isn't that what happened between game 6 & 7 of the Leafs series vs the Bruins in 2013? Did they not play back to back? Perhaps I'm remembering wrong.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 07, 2018, 09:47:45 AM
A wise move, per the analytics & research team's findings on B2B performances.

I mean, it's not even a R&D thing. Sparks played 1.5 games less than 24 hours earlier, it was kind of a no-brainer. I'm surprised that Syracuse didn't do the same thing. Their starter played both games and obviously got lit up in the second game.

Also, scheduling a back-to-back in the playoffs is such an AHL thing to do.

I am surprised too. If it's as obvious a hockey move to play your other goalie after your previous one played 1.5 games the day before (+ travel)... did they lose faith in Pasquale? A tired great player is always worse than a fresh good player.

The Marlies shredded Ingram for 7 goals on 30 shots, with the majority of them coming on rush chances or Royal Road plays (or both).
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: L K on May 07, 2018, 10:09:42 AM
It was already hard to imagine Johnsson not on the main roster next year but the start to the AHL playoffs should make it abundantly clear that he is done with this level.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 07, 2018, 10:14:26 AM
It was already hard to imagine Johnsson not on the main roster next year but the start to the AHL playoffs should make it abundantly clear that he is done with this level.

I really hope the Marlies can parlay their season into a Calder Cup.  I know it doesn't mean all that much in the grand scheme of things, but just to get the young guys used to being the best team in the league and winning it all.  I want them to know what it takes to go 4 rounds and win, and have that hungry feeling in the NHL as well.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 07, 2018, 10:27:50 AM
Engvall and Grundstrom with 3 goal a piece so far in these playoffs.

To bring myself back down to earth, I also need to remember that Ben Smith has 5 points, and Martin f'ing Marincin is tied for 2nd on the team with 6 assists...no goals, mind you, but also none of these 6 points were on the PP.

Very very often guys who put up big numbers in the AHL can't hack it in the NHL.  Game is that much quicker- mostly on decision making and quick plays in tight, not necessarily faster skaters.  I think that applies to Ben Smith and Seth Griffith (sorry herman)

However, I think Marincin may end up in another NHL organization next year and blossom- assuming its not a high-pressure situation.  He seems like a guy who gets in his own head to much, and in a place like Toronto (or Edmonton) where the wolves are out whenever you aren't playing well, he just hasn't been able to get out of his own head.  He's sooo dominant in the AHL its laughable how much his play seems to degrade when he's in the NHL.  Quick decision making and quick plays are definitely not his strong suit, but he still does enough well that he should be an everyday NHLer.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 07, 2018, 10:35:42 AM
Engvall and Grundstrom with 3 goal a piece so far in these playoffs.

To bring myself back down to earth, I also need to remember that Ben Smith has 5 points, and Martin f'ing Marincin is tied for 2nd on the team with 6 assists...no goals, mind you, but also none of these 6 points were on the PP.

Very very often guys who put up big numbers in the AHL can't hack it in the NHL.  Game is that much quicker- mostly on decision making and quick plays in tight, not necessarily faster skaters.  I think that applies to Ben Smith and Seth Griffith (sorry herman)

However, I think Marincin may end up in another NHL organization next year and blossom- assuming its not a high-pressure situation.  He seems like a guy who gets in his own head to much, and in a place like Toronto (or Edmonton) where the wolves are out whenever you aren't playing well, he just hasn't been able to get out of his own head.  He's sooo dominant in the AHL its laughable how much his play seems to degrade when he's in the NHL.  Quick decision making and quick plays are definitely not his strong suit, but he still does enough well that he should be an everyday NHLer.

So Marincin is tailor made for a Carolina type situation where nobody cares about the hockey team.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 07, 2018, 06:34:54 PM
Engvall and Grundstrom with 3 goal a piece so far in these playoffs.

To bring myself back down to earth, I also need to remember that Ben Smith has 5 points, and Martin f'ing Marincin is tied for 2nd on the team with 6 assists...no goals, mind you, but also none of these 6 points were on the PP.

Very very often guys who put up big numbers in the AHL can't hack it in the NHL.  Game is that much quicker- mostly on decision making and quick plays in tight, not necessarily faster skaters.  I think that applies to Ben Smith and Seth Griffith (sorry herman)

However, I think Marincin may end up in another NHL organization next year and blossom- assuming its not a high-pressure situation.  He seems like a guy who gets in his own head to much, and in a place like Toronto (or Edmonton) where the wolves are out whenever you aren't playing well, he just hasn't been able to get out of his own head.  He's sooo dominant in the AHL its laughable how much his play seems to degrade when he's in the NHL.  Quick decision making and quick plays are definitely not his strong suit, but he still does enough well that he should be an everyday NHLer.

So Marincin is tailor made for a Carolina type situation where nobody cares about the hockey team.
Where is Carolina?? ;)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 07, 2018, 07:34:00 PM
Johnssons goal last night was completely sick. I haven't seen a snapshot like that in a long while, its just instinctive with him.  We lucked out on a complete Viking. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 10, 2018, 06:40:09 AM

The Marlies face one of these two May 19.
This was the second of a back to back set and the Phantom goalie Alex Lyon played both games.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 10, 2018, 09:07:48 AM

The Marlies face one of these two May 19.
This was the second of a back to back set and the Phantom goalie Alex Lyon played both games.
Wow, that's probably the lowest save percentage of any goalie in a single game that wasn't a shutout.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 10, 2018, 09:16:18 AM
Alex Krushelnyski with the winning goal (Mike's son)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 10, 2018, 09:25:50 AM
RIP, Corsi.

All hail, PDO
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 10, 2018, 12:24:16 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game.  To bad he is property of Phili
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: LuncheonMeat on May 10, 2018, 12:34:53 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: lamajama on May 10, 2018, 12:36:09 PM
What is Marlies record vs either of those 2 teams this past year?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 10, 2018, 12:48:33 PM
What is Marlies record vs either of those 2 teams this past year?
H2H manually counted from: http://marlies.ca/schedule/57/335 because I couldn't find a website that did this for me.
Records (W-L-OTL-SOL) from https://theahl.com

All Marlies (54-18-2-2) scores on the left

vs Charlotte (46-26-1-3): 3-1-0
G1: Home, 4-0
G2: Home, 4-6
G3: Away, 4-1
G4: Away, 3-1


vs Lehigh Valley (47-19-5-5): 2-0-0
G1: Away, 5-1
G2: Home, 3-2 (SO)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 10, 2018, 01:10:50 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 10, 2018, 01:16:27 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 10, 2018, 01:27:31 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
And that's why I was wondering why LuncheonMeat put loses in there.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 10, 2018, 02:52:32 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
And that's why I was wondering why LuncheonMeat put loses in there.

I only wish it went a bit further so he could have faced 100 shots in a game.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 10, 2018, 03:42:26 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
And that's why I was wondering why LuncheonMeat put loses in there.

I only wish it went a bit further so he could have faced 100 shots in a game.
Apparently the 94 saves in 95 shots isn't even a record. The AHL mark for most saves in a game belongs to Michael Leighton , who stopped 98 shots for the Albany River Rats in a 3-2, five-overtime loss to the Phantoms on April 24, 2008....so he did have 101 shots against. Crazy...
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 10, 2018, 04:40:04 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
And that's why I was wondering why LuncheonMeat put loses in there.

I only wish it went a bit further so he could have faced 100 shots in a game.
Apparently the 94 saves in 95 shots isn't even a record. The AHL mark for most saves in a game belongs to Michael Leighton , who stopped 98 shots for the Albany River Rats in a 3-2, five-overtime loss to the Phantoms on April 24, 2008....so he did have 101 shots against. Crazy...
Second best save percentage ever!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: LuncheonMeat on May 10, 2018, 08:02:34 PM
Alex Lyon stops 94-95 shots in this game (and LOSES!!!!).  To bad he is property of Phili

 :o
Loses??

The guy that stopped 94 of 95 won, the other dude stopped 51 of 53 and lost.
And that's why I was wondering why LuncheonMeat put loses in there.

Oops...
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: RedLeaf on May 17, 2018, 04:35:55 PM
Finland out at worlds. Anyone know if Kappy can suit up for the Marlies playoff run now ?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 17, 2018, 05:02:38 PM
Finland out at worlds. Anyone know if Kappy can suit up for the Marlies playoff run now ?

Yes he can.  Doesn't mean they will ask him to.

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 17, 2018, 05:10:53 PM
Finland out at worlds. Anyone know if Kappy can suit up for the Marlies playoff run now ?

Yes he can.  Doesn't mean they will ask him to.

Moving on, moving on, moving on and on and on.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 18, 2018, 10:06:47 AM
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Here's the schedule for the conference finals:

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on TSN2
Game 1 Sat., May 19 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2 Sun., May 20 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 3 Wed., May 23 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
Game 4 Fri., May 25 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 5 Sat., May 26 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 6 Mon., May 28 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 Wed., May 30 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*if necessary
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 18, 2018, 12:45:48 PM

Here's the schedule for the conference finals:

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on TSN2
Game 1 Sat., May 19 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2 Sun., May 20 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 3 Wed., May 23 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
Game 4 Fri., May 25 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 5 Sat., May 26 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 6 Mon., May 28 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 Wed., May 30 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*if necessary

Any predictions if this gets higher ratings than the Stanley Cup playoffs?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 18, 2018, 01:14:00 PM

Here's the schedule for the conference finals:

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on TSN2
Game 1 Sat., May 19 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2 Sun., May 20 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 3 Wed., May 23 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
Game 4 Fri., May 25 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 5 Sat., May 26 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 6 Mon., May 28 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 Wed., May 30 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*if necessary

Any predictions if this gets higher ratings than the Stanley Cup playoffs?
It won't.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: RedLeaf on May 19, 2018, 10:11:28 AM

Here's the schedule for the conference finals:

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on TSN2
Game 1 Sat., May 19 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 2 Sun., May 20 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET
Game 3 Wed., May 23 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
Game 4 Fri., May 25 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 5 Sat., May 26 Toronto at Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 6 Mon., May 28 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 Wed., May 30 Lehigh Valley at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
*if necessary

Any predictions if this gets higher ratings than the Stanley Cup playoffs?
It won't.

It will in my household .   ;D
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 19, 2018, 07:21:56 PM
what a game,  was impressed with Timashov, Johnsson, Engvall and a lot of others, Holl was brutal in the first half of the game but settled down nicely. Sparks is great, he should be our new McBackup, perhaps the old one can be packaged with some others for some picks or a prospect.  Started out 2 up, went to 3-2 for the Evil Doers and won 4-2
We almost shot ourselves in the foot a few times but prevailed. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bill_Berg on May 20, 2018, 06:54:09 AM
Where do you watch the game?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 20, 2018, 12:39:29 PM
was on one of the TSN channels, they seem to be picking up the series
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 21, 2018, 04:45:51 PM
That had some zip.

Marlies up 2-0 heading down to Lehigh Valley.

Garret Sparks and Alex Lyon played both games, which was an interesting decision, given they were B2B.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 22, 2018, 10:44:03 AM
https://theathletic.com/361760/2018/05/20/miro-aaltonen-might-not-be-the-brightest-star-on-the-marlies-roster-but-he-is-still-a-playoff-hero/

If you wanted to learn more about Miro Aaltonen, the centre that Andreas Johnsson has developed an excellent chemistry with, here you go.

Invalid Tweet IDGrundstrom to Rosen to Johnsson to Aaltonen for the finish.

I'm very open to seeing him on the Leafs in a scoring 4th line role (because that's who we should roll).
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 22, 2018, 07:43:53 PM
https://theathletic.com/361760/2018/05/20/miro-aaltonen-might-not-be-the-brightest-star-on-the-marlies-roster-but-he-is-still-a-playoff-hero/

If you wanted to learn more about Miro Aaltonen, the centre that Andreas Johnsson has developed an excellent chemistry with, here you go.

Invalid Tweet IDGrundstrom to Rosen to Johnsson to Aaltonen for the finish.

I'm very open to seeing him on the Leafs in a scoring 4th line role (because that's who we should roll).
Twas a thing of beauty Herman, tic tac dough, yes our new fourth line in all its glory and I could add Rosen has looked pretty damn good as well.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 23, 2018, 08:57:34 PM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 23, 2018, 09:22:38 PM

Uhhhhh

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Errybody hates Marchment :)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 23, 2018, 09:28:08 PM
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Benny and the Jets!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 23, 2018, 09:31:02 PM
Marlies are good I think.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 23, 2018, 09:51:51 PM
The Marlies have not lost in the playoffs since Dermott and Johnsson rejoined the team, now 8 games ago.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 23, 2018, 11:26:39 PM
The Marlies have not lost in the playoffs since Dermott and Johnsson rejoined the team, now 8 games ago.
Nice...And Grundstrom continues to score...Future looks bright.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on May 24, 2018, 08:40:19 AM
Good to see the Marlies following through on their amazing regular season by continuing to kick butt in the playoffs.  Great experience for the younger guys in the organization to taste success.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on May 24, 2018, 09:00:43 AM

Uhhhhh

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Errybody hates Marchment :)
Weak sauce... I would call that a goalie pad shove not a kick.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 24, 2018, 12:59:34 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 24, 2018, 01:18:03 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom 
That could def happen. Aaltonen almost made the Leafs last year
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 24, 2018, 01:36:52 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

I think Johnsson has more than 4th line potential due to how smart and easy to coach he is. I like Grundstrom as a complementary scoring option as well.

Potato GM:
Grundstrom - Matthews - Kapanen/Brown
Marleau - Kadri - Marner
Johnsson - Nylander - Hyman
Aaltonen - Lindholm - Brown/Kapanen
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 24, 2018, 03:51:43 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 24, 2018, 04:14:12 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bender on May 24, 2018, 04:42:03 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill

I would put Grundstrom in there somewhere. I do think we need an upgrade somewhere on the forwards though.... Come on Dubas with some out of the box thinking!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 24, 2018, 04:45:34 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill

I would put Grundstrom in there somewhere. I do think we need an upgrade somewhere on the forwards though.... Come on Dubas with some out of the box thinking!
I heard Don Dubas is cloning the skeletal remains of Rocket Richard, should be flying down the ice in about 18 years.  How outside the box can you get?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 24, 2018, 04:48:01 PM
The more I watch Johnsson the more excited I get about his potential, he was an absolute force on the Grundstrom goal and then his wraparound was fantastic.  His passes to Aaltonen in the first games of this series were sublime.

As mentioned before 4th line on Leafs next season Johnsson-Aaltonen-Grundstrom

With JvR gone Johnsson is already looking like our 3rd line LW.  Heck, if I was drawing up a lineup, I think he'd be on the 1st line:

Johnsson - Matthews - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Hyman - Nylander - Brown
Moore - Lindholm - Aaltonen
Leivo
That first line would kill

I would put Grundstrom in there somewhere. I do think we need an upgrade somewhere on the forwards though.... Come on Dubas with some out of the box thinking!

Given Grundstrom's age etc, I'm not sure I'd want him getting limited 4th line minutes over getting big minutes on the Marlies- at least to start the year.  If he's dominating the AHL mid-season, ala Johnsson was earlier this year, then bring him up.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 24, 2018, 06:19:26 PM
Which Moore is being slotted 4LW, Coco?
Dominic or Trevor?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Coco-puffs on May 25, 2018, 10:34:52 AM
Which Moore is being slotted 4LW, Coco?
Dominic or Trevor?

Trevor.  I'm done with Dominic just as much as Babcock is.

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 25, 2018, 10:37:29 AM
Which Moore is being slotted 4LW, Coco?
Dominic or Trevor?

Trevor.  I'm done with Dominic just as much as Babcock is.

Bless you.

I would swap Brown in your lineup with one of Aaltonen and Moore just to get some left sticks with right sticks, and get Hyman as Nylander's RW.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: LuncheonMeat on May 25, 2018, 09:21:44 PM
What are the chances Sparks is our backup next season? I just can't figure out whether he's for real, or whether he's a AHL lifer sort of guy. My heart tells me AHL lifer, but he's certainly been tearing up the AHL.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 25, 2018, 10:10:53 PM
On to the finals

Second sweep. Dermott and Johnsson remain undefeated in this years Calder Cup playoffs.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 26, 2018, 09:57:10 AM
What are the chances Sparks is our backup next season? I just can't figure out whether he's for real, or whether he's a AHL lifer sort of guy. My heart tells me AHL lifer, but he's certainly been tearing up the AHL.

Sparks will no longer be exempt from waivers next season, and with the season he's had I'd be pretty surprised if some team didn't take a chance on him if the Leafs tried to send him back to the AHL.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 26, 2018, 12:12:09 PM
It's funny that this team is looking more dominant than the one that had Nylander, Leivo, Arcobello, Kapanen, Soshnikov, Hyman, Brown, Leipsic, Carrick, and T.J. Brennan.

Although goaltending performance is probably the biggest difference between the two teams.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on May 26, 2018, 12:45:44 PM
What are the chances Sparks is our backup next season? I just can't figure out whether he's for real, or whether he's a AHL lifer sort of guy. My heart tells me AHL lifer, but he's certainly been tearing up the AHL.

Sparks will no longer be exempt from waivers next season, and with the season he's had I'd be pretty surprised if some team didn't take a chance on him if the Leafs tried to send him back to the AHL.

Sparks will be our back up next year, count on it. Part of the Don Dubas plan, promote the worthy from within. The chances of McBackup having that kind of season again are very slim. Gotta let the farm boys know there is a real chance to be a city slicker
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on May 26, 2018, 02:00:27 PM
https://theathletic.com/368958/2018/05/26/wheeler-how-the-marlies-dismantled-and-swept-the-phantoms-to-advance-to-the-calder-cup-final/

Positionless hockey!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 26, 2018, 02:18:56 PM
Hockey's Geggenpress, pretty cool that one of the modern proponents of it takes his Liverpool side into the cauldron against Real Madrid today.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 02, 2018, 11:39:52 AM
Don't know about you but I am getting really excited about this Cup final series.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 02, 2018, 04:43:28 PM
The Marlies are struggling to contain the Texas PP so far, trailing to two power play goals so far.

Holl has the lone Marlies goal through 15 minutes.

Marlies have looked the better team at ES.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: jdh1 on June 02, 2018, 07:01:26 PM
Great game to watch   Nice victory
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 02, 2018, 07:14:48 PM
Sloppy as hell but entertaining win
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bill_Berg on June 02, 2018, 07:20:28 PM
Great game. Watched in on my phone while camping.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 02, 2018, 08:11:19 PM
Gauthier is a giant ninja.

Give Toronto Marlies Twitter person a raise.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: L K on June 03, 2018, 06:16:24 AM
Sloppy as hell but entertaining win

Big layoff between games.   I think this is a pretty impressive win.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 03, 2018, 10:47:26 AM
Sloppy as hell but entertaining win

Big layoff between games.   I think this is a pretty impressive win.

Also playing against a team they've never played before.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 03, 2018, 10:48:15 AM
Give Toronto Marlies Twitter person a raise.

Stop talking about yourself.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 01:17:15 PM
Give Toronto Marlies Twitter person a raise.

Stop talking about yourself.

I wish I were that clever.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 03, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
great game, going to be a real fun series, hopefully the boys can win and give T.O. something to cheer about, cause the Jays and TFC really suck this year.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 04:32:33 PM
Marlies buzzing and largely controlling this first period. McKenna is keeping the Stars in this.

Theyre targeting Johnsson when they can. And no one likes Marchment. Timashov showing off some strong puck holding capabilities too.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 04:41:00 PM
Smith tips a Dermott wrister after some ridiculous Timashov work.

Dermott with a fantastic/standard pinch on the play after the Stars finally shake the puck off Timashov.

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 05:07:20 PM
The Stars knot it up after killing off a roll-over penalty with a Curtis McKenzie breakaway marker.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 05:18:18 PM
Marlies kill off the first of two consecutive holding calls by Gauthier and Greening; Marincin draws a hook as Gauthier returns to the ice.

Marincin, LoVerde, and Smith bearing the brunt of that kill.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 05:26:21 PM
Our Swedish PP (+ Aaltonen) with two handfuls of chances but couldnt finish.

A chance at the other end is smothered easily by Sparks as every defending player shoves his mark out of the shooting lane for a clean look.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 05:29:48 PM
The only way the Stars have been getting zone time is when the Marlies make a slight mistake.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 03, 2018, 05:32:46 PM
The Stars stick-work has been brutal, refs need to protect the Marlies or things could get out of hand.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 05:37:34 PM
The Stars stick-work has been brutal, refs need to protect the Marlies or things could get out of hand.

I like that the Marlies are just playing their game despite all that stuff.

Our defense group is ridiculously active in supporting the attack. LoVerde just swung through the whole ice with a super sexy forecheck while on the penalty kill.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 06:05:52 PM
Stars take the lead on a PP on LoVerdes holding the stick as he skated through a stick that was hooked to his jersey.

Of course the play before that of Dermott getting checked from behind nowhere near the puck is a nothing.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 03, 2018, 06:34:41 PM
Mike McKenna pulls off a McElhinney (theyre about the same age) and steals one in the first for the Stars, and holds the fort as his team heats up for the last two periods.

Marlies need to start up a new win streak.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on June 05, 2018, 09:45:46 PM
Bell sucks, game is on but not even in HD.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: caveman on June 05, 2018, 10:34:56 PM
Marlies win !!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: OldTimeHockey on June 06, 2018, 05:58:38 AM
Bell sucks, game is on but not even in HD.

Not sure that can be placed at the feet of Bell. Would it not be the station showing the game that would decide to show record it in HD or not?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 06, 2018, 12:36:39 PM
Its what is set up in Austin,  and the one camera angle the entire game was brutal
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 07, 2018, 01:36:57 PM

Yeah... this team has money to burn.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 07, 2018, 01:47:55 PM
Get that drivers name these drivers' names on the Calder Cup.

Edit:
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 09, 2018, 09:40:30 PM
Save some goals for game 6, Marlies.

5-1 now after Rosen takes it from his blueline to the left dot and fires another one home for his second of the game.

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Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 09, 2018, 10:08:17 PM
That wasn't the greatest play there by the texan goalie.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 09, 2018, 10:19:26 PM
Rosen just saved a potential breakaway by outskating the Stars fastest forward and got under the attackers hands with his body to take away control of the puck.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 09, 2018, 10:23:25 PM
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Not seen here: Johnsson single handedly bullying the puck off two Stars to spring Aaltonen.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 09, 2018, 10:30:56 PM
The Marlies receive the first PP of the game late in the third and proceed to put up one of the ugliest looking powerplay efforts Ive ever seen since theyre up 6-2.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 09, 2018, 10:46:47 PM
That was pretty satisfying. Heading back to Toronto to close out the series.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bill_Berg on June 09, 2018, 10:52:46 PM
That was pretty satisfying. Heading back to Toronto to close out the series.

Sure was!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 09, 2018, 10:53:42 PM
Does it strike anyone else as being very strange that the AHL is still playing after the NHL is done? 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 10, 2018, 09:33:47 AM
He was coming off a long layoff, but Andrew Nielsen, filling in for Travis Dermott who is out day-to-day, played a lot like Martin Marincins detractors thinks he plays like.

He was heavily sheltered in the first and second until the score climbed out of reasonable reach. And then the Marlies were hemmed in a couple of times all on Nielsen shifts, even paired with AHL All-Star Vincent LoVerde.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Nik the Trik on June 10, 2018, 11:17:26 AM
Does it strike anyone else as being very strange that the AHL is still playing after the NHL is done?

It does. I always thought a 76 game schedule seemed a little nutty.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 10, 2018, 12:33:29 PM
Funny I texted my son who was at work, after Rosen's 2nd goal and said he was in Bobby Orr mode!  Actually Rosen has been a pleasant surprise, showing some good defence and some great offence. Starts me thinking about the possibility of trading Gardner and getting something good for him.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: barney_rebel on June 11, 2018, 10:38:12 AM
We rule BTW.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 12, 2018, 05:17:03 PM
Lets hope we haul in the Calder tonight, don't need a game 7 heart attack!

Go Marlies go!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: barney_rebel on June 12, 2018, 08:34:18 PM
We stink dudes...
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 13, 2018, 09:41:52 AM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 13, 2018, 10:07:30 AM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?

PDO
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2018, 12:00:28 PM
Dubas should tell Sparks his spot on the Leafs roster next season relies entirely on him winning game 7.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 13, 2018, 12:26:10 PM
Dubas should tell Sparks his spot on the Leafs roster next season relies entirely on him winning game 7.
"No pressure kid but win game 7 and you're a Leaf next season, lose and you're playing in the Italian league"
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2018, 01:21:00 PM
Dubas should tell Sparks his spot on the Leafs roster next season relies entirely on him winning game 7.
"No pressure kid but win game 7 and you're a Leaf next season, lose and you're playing in the Italian league"

And I'd make McElhinney sit in the stands to watch too.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on June 13, 2018, 01:30:50 PM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?

PDO

Can you elaborate on this...I didn't see the game either.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2018, 01:54:15 PM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?

PDO

Can you elaborate on this...I didn't see the game either.

Full recap here: https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-marlies/2018/6/13/17454504/toronto-marlies-lose-texas-stars-game-6-calder-cup-final-garret-sparks

But basically the Marlies had a dominant 1st period but couldn't beat Texas' goalie. Could have easily buried a couple there to take control of the game but didn't. After that Texas woke up and took advantage of some Marlies mistakes (Marincin with some uncharacteristic poor discipline and a bad turnover by Sparks are noted in the recap) and all of a sudden they were the ones in control.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E on June 13, 2018, 01:58:39 PM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?

PDO

Can you elaborate on this...I didn't see the game either.

Full recap here: https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-marlies/2018/6/13/17454504/toronto-marlies-lose-texas-stars-game-6-calder-cup-final-garret-sparks

But basically the Marlies had a dominant 1st period but couldn't beat Texas' goalie. Could have easily buried a couple there to take control of the game but didn't. After that Texas woke up and took advantage of some Marlies mistakes (Marincin with some uncharacteristic poor discipline and a bad turnover by Sparks are noted in the recap) and all of a sudden they were the ones in control.

Thanks C.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 13, 2018, 03:11:36 PM
I saw the first period at Real Sports Bar (went to the Paul Simon concert last night) and the Marlies were dominating, all over Texas..how the hell did they lose?

PDO

Can you elaborate on this...I didn't see the game either.

Full recap here: https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-marlies/2018/6/13/17454504/toronto-marlies-lose-texas-stars-game-6-calder-cup-final-garret-sparks

But basically the Marlies had a dominant 1st period but couldn't beat Texas' goalie. Could have easily buried a couple there to take control of the game but didn't. After that Texas woke up and took advantage of some Marlies mistakes (Marincin with some uncharacteristic poor discipline and a bad turnover by Sparks are noted in the recap) and all of a sudden they were the ones in control.

So you're saying I should have skipped the Paul Simon concert cause obviously I was good luck and the Marlies were dominating as I watched and as soon as I stopped watching it all fell apart.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander on June 13, 2018, 05:38:58 PM
I guess my heart attack will start tomorrow about 10 minutes into the 3rd period. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
Last game of the season tonight.  Hard to believe they're still playing on June 14th but here we are.  Hoping the boys can bring a championship to Toronto.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 14, 2018, 09:39:52 AM
Does it strike anyone else as being very strange that the AHL is still playing after the NHL is done?

It does. I always thought a 76 game schedule seemed a little nutty.

No out-of-conference games and they play almost exclusively on weekends (with lots of 3-in-3's). A "little" is probably underselling it.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Leafaholic99 on June 14, 2018, 10:26:23 AM
I have an extra ticket for tonights game if anyone is looking for one.

Section 117, row FF. Price is face value $60.


Ticket has been sold!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: louisstamos on June 14, 2018, 06:49:34 PM

*tugs at collar*
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 06:55:25 PM
So disappointing if they lose out with games 6 & 7 at home.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Kaberle15 on June 14, 2018, 07:33:51 PM
Any feeds?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 07:43:21 PM
Marlies up 2-0 end of the 1st period.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 07:44:39 PM
Woooo
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 08:58:30 PM
Any feeds?
http://onhockey.tv/
3rd period coming up. Marlies up 2-0...Rosen looks ready for the NHL. Like Moore's game and Marchment to.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bates on June 14, 2018, 09:05:33 PM
This game is entertaining.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:05:54 PM
3-0 Marlies start of the 3rd. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 14, 2018, 09:06:38 PM
Uh that was a helluva pass from ANDREASSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:08:50 PM
Uh that was a helluva pass from ANDREASSSSSSSSS
Absolutely. Def an NHLer and Grundstrom is knocking on the door next season to. Impressed with Marchment.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:10:26 PM
Aaltonen you dummy.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:21:30 PM
Aaltonen you dummy.
Pretty weak call considering all the crap they let go..Johnnsson..gotta be the MVP no?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 14, 2018, 09:25:41 PM
That was complete and total garbage.

I mean, literally the worst call I have ever seen.  Even I could see it never went across.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:26:00 PM
In what universe is that a goal?  Wow.  What a complete joke. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:26:06 PM
What complete BS. The puck never went in and the whistle blew
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:30:18 PM
This ref is never making the NHL
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:30:58 PM
What complete BS. The puck never went in and the whistle blew
Unreal call...had to be in on the first attempt?? Sure didn't go in after that.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 14, 2018, 09:32:12 PM
What complete BS. The puck never went in and the whistle blew
Unreal call...had to be in on the first attempt?? Sure didn't go in after that.

Yeah, I might have to eat my words, but none of the angles we saw could have told you that it went in on that first try.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:33:44 PM
This ref is never making the NHL

That was a career Seppuku move.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 14, 2018, 09:33:54 PM
JOHNSSON WINS THE CUP
JOHNSSON WINS THE CUP
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:34:16 PM
4-0 Marlies.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:34:54 PM
Johnsson MVP
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:35:09 PM
What complete BS. The puck never went in and the whistle blew
Unreal call...had to be in on the first attempt?? Sure didn't go in after that.

Yeah, I might have to eat my words, but none of the angles we saw could have told you that it went in on that first try.
Thats the problem..We don't see the overhead. Johnnsson scores again...MVP for sure..
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:40:56 PM
6-1...Dubas can build a team lol..Marlies win the Calder!!!!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:41:35 PM
Nice solid 6-0 game
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2018, 09:42:23 PM
So guess Dubas knows how to build a winner. 
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 09:47:43 PM
What the hell will the Marlies do now that they lost their GM??
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Guilt Trip on June 14, 2018, 09:48:25 PM
And Marchment drops a f bomb lol
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 14, 2018, 09:49:29 PM
Dubas!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 10:00:04 PM
Love the emotion from Dubas
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 14, 2018, 10:17:38 PM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Dappleganger on June 14, 2018, 10:18:50 PM
Who was the last player to win the Calder Cup MVP and then win the Conn Smythe the following year?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 14, 2018, 10:30:20 PM
Where was Shanahan?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 14, 2018, 10:52:04 PM

He didn't learn nothin' from LouLam.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bullfrog on June 14, 2018, 11:02:02 PM
Wait, are GMs allowed to show emotion? I get the feeling this is going to somehow cost us a 3rd round pick.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 14, 2018, 11:40:28 PM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: barney_rebel on June 15, 2018, 12:17:08 AM
Was at the Imagine Dragons concert at Budweiser Stage and caught the tail end of the celebration.  Couldn't keep my eyes off the score.

Whatever it takes!


oh and we rule man.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 15, 2018, 06:47:18 AM
Can't wait to see his Stanley Cup celebration. Of course it'll be on video since I'll be a blubbering crying mess when it happens in real time.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: RedLeaf on June 15, 2018, 07:31:10 AM
Pretty amazing season and how can you not love the emotion from Dubas raising that cup ? How thrilling would it be to see him raising the Stanley Cup ???!!!!!

I think any questions of whether or not hes capable of putting together a championship winning team have been erased. Theres really only one question that remains. Can he do it with the big club  and bring home Lord Stanley?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 15, 2018, 07:42:42 AM
Would have really stung if the team couldn't finish off this incredible season with a championship. Sure sounds like it was a pretty dominant game 7 effort.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 15, 2018, 07:43:02 AM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 15, 2018, 07:52:38 AM

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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zee on June 15, 2018, 09:05:04 AM
Would have really stung if the team couldn't finish off this incredible season with a championship. Sure sounds like it was a pretty dominant game 7 effort.

Marlies were fairly dominant for long stretches but they also had some serious puck luck in the 2nd period.  Texas had a bunch of chances when it was 2-0 that could have easily changed the game.  One guy missed an entire open net, another puck just trickled to the post and almost went in.  If Texas scored in the 2nd to make it 2-1 it could have been an entirely different outcome.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 15, 2018, 09:14:45 AM

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 (https://theathletic.com/389756/2018/06/15/i-did-that-garret-sparks-five-year-destiny-ends-in-calder-cup-glory/), 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 15, 2018, 09:24:47 AM
Everyone should have a friend like Calvin Pickard and be a friend like Calvin Pickard.

Damn. I need this on a poster.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 15, 2018, 09:28:57 AM
Everyone should have a friend like Calvin Pickard and be a friend like Calvin Pickard.

Damn. I need this on a poster.

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Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 15, 2018, 09:32:15 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on June 15, 2018, 09:43:02 AM
I guess Shanahan and Babcock were there, but they stayed in the background to let the team celebrate.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 15, 2018, 09:51:20 AM

 :-*
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: cabber24 on June 15, 2018, 09:52:39 AM
Love it, hard not to feel a few "warm and fuzzies" about this organization going forward.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 15, 2018, 09:56:55 AM
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Bender 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman on June 15, 2018, 10:46:42 AM
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That this series went to 7 games is called the Mike McKenna effect.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Frank E 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman 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 (https://theathletic.com/389756/2018/06/15/i-did-that-garret-sparks-five-year-destiny-ends-in-calder-cup-glory/), 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.

Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: CarltonTheBear 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.
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: AlmosGirl 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!
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: RobDM on June 15, 2018, 04:16:15 PM
Definitely the AHL highlight of my reporting career.

Feel free to browse my photos, all of which I took at ice level during the post-game celebrations!
http://www.tmlfans.ca/12678calder-cup-champions-marlies-clinch-title/
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: hockeyfan1 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!  :)
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: herman 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?
Title: Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
Post by: Highlander 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.