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Leafs' Prospect/Marlies Discussion Thread!

LeafOfFaith

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those are the types of players that we will need our homegrown pipeline to produce to fill out our bottom six for cheap during our top-heavy window.

so yeah, we can care.
Sure it’s good to have cheap depth like that, but we have plenty. And can always find more in UFA bargain bins.
 

Preston

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I mean the fact is Dubas would have likely gotten the Leafs Bemstrom and Debrincat or Girard to add to their pipeline. In just 2 years of drafts. That is enormous.

And Hunter would have never picked Robertson of course. They would have picked the "future Chara" that gets selected in every draft.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Sure it’s good to have cheap depth like that, but we have plenty. And can always find more in UFA bargain bins.

I think the point is that a 20 yr old kid capable of putting up decent production has a chance to be more important to your club than just cheap depth in the future.
 

LeafOfFaith

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I think the point is that a 20 yr old kid capable of putting up decent production has a chance to be more important to your club than just cheap depth in the future.
I understand, but that’s a big maybe. I’m not ready to react so strong to missing out on him just yet.
 

Preston

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Yeah I mean the dude was a 4th rounder who put up a 30 point pace in the NHL as a 20 year old. That doesn't happen very often. I would never expect to get a future NHLer in the 4th round so it's a pretty impressive pick even if he's just a depth guy for his whole career.
 

LeafOfFaith

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I mean the fact is Dubas would have likely gotten the Leafs Bemstrom and Debrincat or Girard to add to their pipeline. In just 2 years of drafts. That is enormous.

And Hunter would have never picked Robertson of course. They would have picked the "future Chara" that gets selected in every draft.
Debrincat and Hart for nothing would’ve made this team unbeatable for maybe a decade. Forget 2 cups, maybe 7, if they could all be kept under the cap.
 

Preston

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Debrincat and Hart for nothing would’ve made this team unbeatable for maybe a decade. Forget 2 cups, maybe 7, if they could all be kept under the cap.
Knowing the nerd I have a feeling he would have passed on Hart, but they would definitely have at least one of Debrincat or Girard. Too bad.
 

soco22

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Wish they would publish his personal list for those drafts that hunter was in charge of to see if our guesses are right about who Dubas would go after. Be super interesting who he had in his top 60 or 100 ranking
 

Volcanologist

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came across this funny Rosie Dimanno article while looking for a "McDavid draft face" pic


But this will be, as everyone agrees, a draft flush with “Next One” gems in the top-10 bracket. Surely not even the Leafs — so woeful on the talent assessment file over recent decades — can screw it up this time.

Think, fingers crossed, Strome: Manna from pivot heaven, Mississauga boy, the OHL scoring champion and McDavid teammate would be for the Leafs; a six-foot-three centre in the Joe Thornton mold (his personal idol) once he fills out. He’d instantly solve Toronto’s problems down the middle, where no one has sparkled since Mats Sundin left town.

Strome’s brother Ryan currently plays for the New York Islanders and younger ’bro Matthew played for the Toronto Marlboros — this past week was selected by the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL.

But it could be Hanifin, the offensive defenceman who scored 23 points in 37 games as a freshman to Boston College; could be Lawson Crouse, the Kingston Frontenacs left winger. Shanahan wasn’t tipping his hand or his inclination.
I'm laughing so hard right now
 

LeafGm

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Whenever Rosie strays into offering her opinions on hockey, it usually goes badly for her.

Though to be fair, while leafman’s campaigning for Marner had me convinced by the time of the draft that he was the best available player in our draft slot, for most of the lead-up to the draft I would have been equally happy with Strome or Hanifin.
 
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