Fact of Day: What's a Marlie?

Fact of Day: What's a Marlie?
February 3, 2007, 10:00 am
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There is a team in the AHL known as the Toronto Marlies.  I saw that they beat the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL yesterday by the score of 4-2 and wondered, "What in the world is a 'Marlie'?"  Turns out, it's not that interesting.

Via Wikipedia:

The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboroughs junior hockey team, but the abbreviated "Marlies" name was chosen to avoid any potential association with the similarly named cigarette brand.

There you have it.

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