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Family Day FTB: The Toronto Marlies finally begin their AHL season

Why not spend your family day watching the Marlies for free?

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Toronto Marlies beat the Cleveland Monsters on overtime in game two of their second round Calder Cup play-off series Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

After an eternal wait, the Toronto Marlies are set to begin their AHL season today against the Manitoba Moose.

The game tonight will be free to watch on AHLTV, as will their game on February 21st against the Stockton Heat. You can sign up for an account to stream the games here. To watch other Marlies games, you will need to sign up for an AHLTV subscription or purchase single game streams.

Hardev will have a full preview of the Marlies season. We can expect them to have a loaded defense, headlined by Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren. Their forwards will be... less good, although they will have Nicholas Robertson to lead the offense.

It will be fun to see some of the young, upcoming Leaf prospects who are already pretty close to the NHL, and in fact have played some NHL games already. We may also see some of our Euro prospects come over to join the Marlies later in the year, after their seasons wrap up. That means guys like Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Yegor Korshkov, and maybe Filip Hallander or Pontus Holmberg. With quarantine a thing, they may not actually be able to get into games on time, depending on when their seasons end.

Those lot could shore up the forward lines to make them more potent — not that there will be any playoffs or championship run to chase. But it will be fun to see them up close, together, and against other professional-level talent!

GO MARLIES GO!

ONTO THE LINKS

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Person of Interest: Who is the mystery forward the Leafs want? | by Jon Steitzer at TLN

Sheldon Keefe on Joe Thornton’s return: “With his skill set and the way he moves the puck, he complemented Matthews and Marner very well” | by MLHS

Auston Matthews’ year in Switzerland: Untold stories about the Maple Leafs star | by Joshua Kloke at The Athletic

Maple Leafs return Thornton to top line, a sign of sticking to the plan | by Sportsnet.ca

Tavares, Nylander working on adjustments in tighter structure | by TSN.ca

Canadian hockey players overseas not considered ‘essential travellers’ under new quarantine rules | by CTV

And just because I love him, even though he has nothing to do with the Leafs, Flyers prospect Zayde Wisdom scored his first (and second) AHL goal last night. GO ZAYDE!

Poll

Which AHL star are you most excited to see on the Marlies?

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  • 37%
    Adam Brooks
    (20 votes)
  • 62%
    Sorry, but Adam Brooks is the only correct answer.
    (33 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now