Viktor Stalberg Sends Message to Brian Burke #marlies

marliesMy son and I spent the afternoon at the Marlies game watching us beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-2 in American Hockey League action. Driving to the game, we planned to focus on three Marlies: Viktor Stalberg, Christian Hanson and Tyler Bozak.

Bozak was scratched with the flu, so our eyes were set on Stalberg and Hanson. We watched each of them score a pair and Stalberg added a couple of assists. It was the Stalberg show all afternoon as if he was sending Leafs general manager Brian Burke a loud and clear message. Burke was at the Ricoh Coliseum as well, and I hope he was taking notes.

As cool as it would be to watch Stalberg from the front row of Marlies games all season, he should be a Leaf. He will be a Leaf. Hanson's looking like he wants another shot with the big club as well.

After Hanson scored the opening goal, I asked my son about it. This clip gives you a gander at our regular seats for Marlies games.

More pics and vids are in the photoset.

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Satellite Hot Stove needs your sons talents and honesty.

November 1, 2009 @ 9:12 PM


Stalberg got top line minutes and power play time with the Leafs and didn't produce.

I'm glad he's playing with fire in the AHL but he had an audition with the big squad and didn't make much of it.

Next year is going to be the year roster spots open up and Bozak, Hanson, Stalberg, Tlusty and Kadri will all be fighting for them.

There's a lot of time left for a few of those guys to make their cases.

November 2, 2009 @ 9:43 AM

Wan Ihite

Ya, sounds like he needs some time dominating at this level to really solidify his skill set so that when he gets back to the NHL he's ready to bring it against the stronger faster more experienced kids.

November 2, 2009 @ 11:35 AM


He's the next P.J. Stock, but much cuter and a Leafs fan.
I would have given anything to have my dad take me to Marlies games as a kid.

November 2, 2009 @ 2:26 PM

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