The Toronto Marlies are back.
After a two-week hiatus due to AHL COVID-19 protocols, Toronto will play 12 games in the next 19 days. The team played their first game since April 10th on Saturday afternoon against the Belleville Senators losing 5-3.
Prior to the game, there was some discussion on what Toronto should do going forward — use these last 13 games for development purposes or to end the season on a strong note.
“We can have fun as long as the compete is there, the details are there, the habits are there and we’re working towards getting better every day and taking advantage of that.” Said Greg Moore, after the Marlies first practice since being off due to COVID protocols. “Two weeks on-ice hasn’t been there for us and now we have a small window here to finish the season, and every rep is going to be really important for us.”
Getting in three practices that were high-tempo and high-energy were important before playing a long stretch of games. The Marlies’ players, though, were excited to be back on the ice after isolating for what was two weeks.
“You can see the smiles underneath everybody’s masks,” said Moore. “Once …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation