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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2017, 06:23:01 PM »
The veterans all love the Marlies as they are given almost all the amenities you get in the NHL, they've literally given interviews saying as much.

It's a case of losing scoring to the Leafs, there are a lot of guys just learning the pro game.

In hindsight the decision to send Brooks back to the CHL has been a disaster.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #76 on: January 04, 2017, 06:24:17 PM »
Later on, Adam Brooks, Jeremy Bracco, Martins Dzierkals, Nikita Korostelev, and probably Stephen Desrocher and Jack Walker will be joining the Marlies next season latest.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #77 on: January 04, 2017, 06:25:32 PM »
Keeping Brooks down frees up an SPC slot.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2017, 03:35:29 PM »
www.twitter.com/TorontoMarlies/status/817098547824918528

They co-lead the Marlies in points with 30 a piece. Kapanen in 29 games, Leipsic in 26.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #80 on: January 05, 2017, 03:38:22 PM »
www.twitter.com/TorontoMarlies/status/817098547824918528

They co-lead the Marlies in points with 30 a piece. Kapanen in 29 games, Leipsic in 26.

What a huge missed opportunity to reference Smash Mouth.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #81 on: January 05, 2017, 03:38:47 PM »
Something that we really haven't discussed lately is that this year is a bit of a lousy showing for the Marlies.

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

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

Probably shouldn't be a huge surprise, though, as they lost 10 of their top 11 scorers from last season.

The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

Yeah. The hype machine was running strong with him, and, I think, made a lot of people forget that, all too frequently, success in European leagues does not translate across the ocean. Not saying it won't with him, but the expectations probably should have been a little more constrained.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2017, 03:59:42 PM »
Something that we really haven't discussed lately is that this year is a bit of a lousy showing for the Marlies.

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

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

Probably shouldn't be a huge surprise, though, as they lost 10 of their top 11 scorers from last season.

The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

I'm with you on that Carlton, fairly or unfairly. 

Kerby Rychel is another one I expected to really produce, given he wanted out of Columbus so bad.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2017, 04:01:09 PM »
Something that we really haven't discussed lately is that this year is a bit of a lousy showing for the Marlies.

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

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

Probably shouldn't be a huge surprise, though, as they lost 10 of their top 11 scorers from last season.

The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

He is a strange cat that I still have really high hopes for. I've watched only about a quarter of the games I did last season, but when I have watched Johnsson will looks like the best player on the ice for a period and then you won't see him for another four or five periods.

He is very skilled, I think as his skating and defensive game mature this season he will start to break out a little more.

He reminds me of Kapanen last year a little.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2017, 04:23:07 PM »
The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

I definitely bought into the hype on him. I still have high hopes!

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #86 on: January 05, 2017, 05:36:24 PM »
Its still very early with him. Let him skate our ice surface for the rest of the year and see what happens next year.
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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #87 on: January 05, 2017, 06:13:26 PM »
The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

I definitely bought into the hype on him. I still have high hopes!

I'm going to give him a pass this year after that dirty hit that resulted in a concussion.  If he's not performing by next season I think we have a problem.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2017, 07:26:05 PM »
The only performance so far that's a little disappointing to me would be Andreas Johnsson. I know it's his first year in North America but with his professional experience and the hype that surrounded him in Sweden I was expecting a little bit more from him.

I definitely bought into the hype on him. I still have high hopes!

I'm going to give him a pass this year after that dirty hit that resulted in a concussion.  If he's not performing by next season I think we have a problem.

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Re: 2016-17 Marlies Talk: New Season, Continued Expectations
« Reply #89 on: January 08, 2017, 05:27:39 PM »
Kasperi "Clutch" Kapanen ties it at 3 in the 3rd with 3 to play against Rochester.