Found May 21, 2012 on
Last season the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League took home the Calder Cup, and this year, the Ottawa Senators ran with the best in the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not that the two events are directly related, but it offers a glimmer of hope for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the success of their affiliate, the Marlies. The Toronto Marlies have been under the radar for the better half of the AHL season as heavy favorites to go the distance in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Now, two games into the semifinals, their even at one game apiece with the Oklahoma City Barons, affiliate to the Edmonton Oilers.  Despite how this series turns out, there’s lots of familiar names to Leafs Nation, and even those outside the Toronto area. And they’re making quite the difference with bench boss Dallas Eakins. The short list of names — with this year’s NHL and AHL stats — include the following: Nazeem Kadri (AHL: 18 G, 22 A; NHL: 5 G, 2 A) Matt Frattin (AHL: 14...

Toronto Maple Leafs Organizational Depth Chart – Left Wing

This is the fourth article in a series looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs organizational depth by position.  Thus far I have completed my review of goalies, defensemen and center icemen in the organization and that leaves us with wingers to round things out.  As I stated in my previous article, most forwards can play multiple positions and often do throughout a season, I will do...

Mike Augello: Kadri Doubtful For Game Four

If the Toronto Marlies are to take a commanding 3-1 lead over Oklahoma City in the Calder Cup Western Conference Finals, they will likely have to do it without Nazem Kadri. According to Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick, the Maple Leafs top pick in 2009 was injured in the first period of Toronto’s 5-3 victory Monday afternoon after being hit by Barons forward Cameron Abney...

Mike Augello: Frattin Scores Late, Marlies Beat Barons

The Marlies uncharacteristically had difficulty holding a lead in Game Three of the Calder Cup Western Conference Finals, as the Oklahoma City Barons rallied twice to tie the game, but Matt Frattin’s second goal with just over two minutes remaining in regulation to put Toronto ahead for good, winning a 5-3 decision in front of over 7300 fans at Ricoh Coliseum and taking a 2...

Frattin Scores two as Marlies win

Former Fighting Sioux All-American forward Matt Frattin has been in beast mode during the Toronto Marlies run through the Western Conference Finals series against the Oklahoma City Barons. In today's game, Frattin scored his seventh and eighth goal of the Calder Cup Playoffs that leads the AHL. Frattin...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.