It’s been 20 days since the start of the Toronto Marlies season, which has seen them play 12 times in that span. With the new Canadian Division, the Marlies have only played two teams thus far. Six games against the Manitoba Moose (4-2-0-0), six games against the Stockton Heat (2-4-0-0).
The Calgary Flames affiliate has been their toughest of the two, outscoring Toronto 23-19 in six games. Although it may not show it, Stockton fights hard and makes it difficult for the Marlies to keep, or even gain a lead at any point in a game.
After a road trip, where Toronto learned to play with new players, another one arrived in Alex Galchenyuk. Through four games at the Coca-Cola Coliseum, he has four points in four games — pretty good. From game one on you could see how highly skilled the 27-year-old is.
Toronto acquired him on February 15th from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Egor Korshkov and David Warsofsky. Galchenyuk was sent down in order to get some playing time, get comfortable and see if the Maple Leafs can tap into some of his skillsets and make him a more dominant player.
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation