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  1. Toronto Marlies Thread

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/11/21/leafs-unique-development-program-paying-dividends-for-marlies-marchment.html Spending the bulk of last season as a spectator wasn’t easy for Mason Marchment, but the development program put in place by the Maple Leafs has paid off for the undrafted forward. Marchment is third in scoring for the Toronto Marlies with five goals and six assists, and is 10th amongst American Hockey League rookies in points, despite playing in just 12 of 17 games this season. Two weeks ago the AHL recognized Marchment as its player of the week after the 22-year-old scored a goal and added six assists in three games. Read more: Leivo contract hints at Leafs' master plan: Cox Leafs’ Frederik Andersen gets NHL weekly honour, watches Argos advance Leafs miss last call vs. Coyotes “He’s come a long way it seems like in a short period of time,” said linemate Ben Smith. “He’s got a great shot, he can skate, he knows how to get up and down the ice, be physical — it’s nice when you’re six-foot-four, also. If he can get that shot off, find open ice, and if we can play with the puck, we’re able to be productive.” Marchment dressed in just 44 games last season split between the Marlies and the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. The Uxbridge, Ont., native spent the rest of the season working with Leafs skating development consultant Barb Underhill and skill development consultant Mike Ellis. “You see great potential, but (he) just wasn’t in the place where we felt he could contribute every single day,” said Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe. “We just tried to have a little bit of a bigger picture. We felt he needed to take care of his body first and foremost. “I think development is individual. You need to cater the program for what they need whether it’s skating, strength what have you. In Mason’s case, we thought it was a little bit of everything.” Marchment, the son of former NHL defenceman Bryan Marchment, has always been a late bloomer. He didn’t start playing minor hockey until the age of eight, he joined the Tier II Cobourg Cougars at 18 and was already 19 by the time he made the jump to the OHL with the Erie Otters. Following his second OHL season, Marchment signed an amateur tryout with the Marlies to conclude the 2015-16 season. He then signed an AHL contract for the 2016-17 season and agreed to an extension for 2017-18. Though it was difficult at the time, Marchment now has better appreciation for the college-like approach the organization took with his development last season. “It wasn’t always easy, but I just kind of stuck with it and kept on working hard and obviously it paid off,” said Marchment. The six-foot-four, 200-pound forward’s dedication to improving his game earned him a longer look from the Maple Leafs during training camp in September as he survived the first round of cuts. While serving a recent two-game suspension for cross-checking, Marchment spent extra time after practice working with Underhill as he continues to improve his skating. “I’ve been working with her for two years. It’s been a big improvement,” he said. “Just edge work and stuff like that. Overall she’s definitely helped my all-round game a lot. Just being more stable on my feet probably. Working on edges and speed out of the gate. “Just being stronger on one foot at all times, just being in a good position at all times and harder to knock off the puck.” Marchment is one of just three players currently on the Marlies roster without an NHL contract. As he continues to put in the work this season, he hopes the Leafs will come knocking with that entry-level deal.
  2. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nhl-quarter-mark-report-maple-leafs-developing-scary-team/ Expectations for the 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs came in hot following last spring’s nail-biting playoff cameo and some aggressive off-season spending, but fans should feel encouraged by how their Buds have performed through the season’s first 22 games. Winners of six of their past seven, the Maple Leafs’ spiffy record (14-8-0) and goal differential (+13) place them second overall in the Eastern Conference, behind the early Presidents’ Trophy favourite Tampa Bay Lightning. Anything but a first- or second-place finish in a soft Atlantic Division should be seen as a disappointment for a talented squad that is still searching for an optimal lineup, consistent effort, and improving its play without the puck. Optimism abounds as this group still has time and space to improve. THE GOOD: Skill and scoring, for starters. Auston Matthews leads the pack with 12 goals, 11 of them at even-strength, but Nazem Kadri (10 goals) is well on pace for back-to-back 30-goal campaigns, and James van Riemsdyk (11 goals, 17 points) is enjoying a contract year that should pay handsomely. The Leafs’ power play rates among the NHL’s most dangerous, with both units equally frightening. GRADE: B+. Flights of inconsistency, some alarming defensive lapses, and another sub-par start by Andersen remind Leafs fans that this is still a young, developing group whose flaws get exposed when running up against savvy, patient teams like Los Angeles, San Jose, and Ottawa. But when Andersen is dialed in and they don’t lay off the gas against beatable opponents, the scariest shooters north of Tampa Bay feel free to run wild. THE BAD: Toronto’s gaudy scoring numbers—a league-high 79 goals, 11 different players registering at least 10 points already—obscure the fact that they’ve been outshot by about three pucks per game. After a scorching, freewheeling start to the year, Toronto suffered from poor defensive breakouts and questioned its collective confidence during a miserable 1-3 reality-check road trip through California and Missouri.
  3. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    i would suggest that the "turkey" picture would make for an awesome ad
  4. and as an added bonus will give you the shits
  5. I'm 'gasp' in agreement with Dreger and Pierre Maguire in regard to the goal that was called back, utter BS, for one Hyman was pushed in to a degree and secondly the goaltender had adequate time to get freed up and back into position otherwise a very poor effort by the Leafs, they did not again start on time, Gardiners lazy skate into his own zone off the opening face-off set the tone for the period. In a play that could have been an easy control in their own zone if he had expended any effort, was turned it into a fire drill that became a scoring chance. Thank dog Freddie was ready. The Kadri line had some jump as did the Bozak line from time to time. Was not impressed with Nylander last night, when is the last time you saw him get nailed, it looked like he had his head in the clouds most of the night and to be honest other then the OT goal, has looked that way for more then a week. Perhaps he needs some Dom and Marty time to get his head back on straight. Put this one in the rearview mirror and move on
  6. We as a family have decided that this is the last year for the gift giving stuff as we're all adults now we'll revisit it if and when grandchildren make an appearance
  7. Erik Gudbranson, Person of Interest

    only because he's too slow to get out of the way
  8. There was some talk that the hometown fans were throwing crepes on the ice last night
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