Toronto Marlies Prepare

Under the watchful eye of new head coach Gord Dineen, below, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League prepared Wednesday for their upcoming back-to-back games Friday and Saturday with North Division rivals Hamilton Bulldogs.
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Taking a pair of wins in the ‘away and home’ matches against Hamilton will certainly go a long way to pulling the Marlies out of the bottom spot of their division where they currently sit with six wins and eight points behind the Bulldogs.
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Mike Ellis, Marlies Skills Coach working for player development, puts the players through their paces during practice, including Patrick Watling, below, a 21-year-old left winger originally from Sault Ste. Marie.
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Goaltender Chris Gibson gets himself prepared, below.
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Ellis and Marlies centre Ryan Rupert discuss, below.
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Marlies right winger Matt Frattin, below, is back with the Toronto club after a series of trades over two years between the Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets. Frattin signed a two-year contract in July with the Maple Leafs.
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Tyler Biggs, below, is in his second full year with the Marlies. Biggs won a gold medal with the US team as they were victorious in the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Russia.
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