Archive for March 6th, 2012

Gardiner, Frattin, Rosehill on Marlies’ clear-day roster

- March 6th, 2012

The Toronto Marlies announced on Tuesday their clear-day roster.
What it means is that only the 22 players listed on the roster are eligible to play in the rest of the American Hockey League season and the playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension.
Teams can add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts after clear day, but only when their junior or college seasons are done.
The Marlies’ clear-day roster:
Goalies: Ben Scrivens, Jussi Rynnas
Defencemen: Korbinian Holzer, Jake Gardiner, Mark Fraser, Juraj Mikas, Simon Gysbers, Jesse Blacker and Josh Engel
Forwards: Ryan Hamilton, Mike Zigomanis, Jerry D’Amigo, Greg Scott, Marcel Mueller, Nazem Kadri, Will Acton, Joe Colborne, Nicolas Deschamps, Philippe Dupuis, Carter Ashton, Jay Rosehill and Matt Frattin
Gardiner, Rosehill and Frattin are with the Leafs but will join the Marlies once the Leafs’ season is done.
The Marlies are in second place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-24-7 for 71 points.

Jet Setters

- March 6th, 2012

At least it wasn’t a three-point game.

If you are a Leaf fan, that’s the only “glass-half-full” way you can look at Monday night’s 3-1 Winnipeg Jets victory over the Buffalo Sabres, two teams that are above Toronto in the eastern conference standings.

The victory put the Jets in the eighth and final playoff spot in the east, a logjam that features just seven points between 8th and 13th.

Here’s a breakdown of the teams vying for that elusive final post-season slot.

8. Winnipeg Jets, 72 points.
15 games remaining
6 home, 9 road.

9. Washington Capitals, 69 points
17 games remaining
8 home, 9 road

10. Tampa Bay Lightning, 68 points
17 games remaining
10 home, 7 road

11. Buffalo Sabres, 68 points
16 games remaining
7 home, 9 road

12. Toronto Maple Leafs, 67 points
17 games remaining
8 home, 9 road

13. New York Islanders, 65 points
16 games remaining
7 home, 9 road