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ULF_55 06-21-2012 09:05 PM

Leafs 2nd. pick, 35th. overall is: Matthew Finn - Defender
Matthew Finn

490 nm 06-23-2012 09:11 AM

Gotta pick BPA

noBSleafsFAN 06-23-2012 09:11 AM

Great pick

Alexander Baigle 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Why in the sweet lord won't they pick a forward? They don't have another pick until like 130... Frk...

JMcLeaf 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Great pick

FishManSam 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Great pick, another smart Two-way dman. Overloading on high quality D. Another Left Handed shot.

bobbyflex 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

beauty pick. kid was a big leafs fan growing up too

Larcos_Unal 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

how about a ****ing forward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

S2S 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Smart pick at this point, holy are we loaded at D.

spars 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Cue the outrage at not taking a forward. I'm happy with the pick myself, though

Hurt 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Loading up hard on D. Potentially looking to trade some youth for Forwards?

DPyro 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

Here's the write up on him.

Buddio 06-23-2012 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by Buddio (Post 51364125)
Offense wins games, defense wins championships.

Glad to see we're stockpiling a promising d-corps.


Badger Mayhew 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

It should be obvious to everyone at this point that we're going to eventually be trading some defensemen for forwards.

Im Old Gregggg 06-23-2012 09:12 AM

solid pick ..... enough dmen though please i think this allows us to trade some of our future d depth (blacker/percy/finn etc franson shortly)

leafers 06-23-2012 09:13 AM

From thescoutingreport
Finn has done a nice job of taking his game to the next level this season and really asserting himself as the go-to defenseman on the Guelph blueline. Finn can play in all situations and has shown considerable improvement at both ends of the ice this season. He’s a competitor who is not afraid to finish checks but does a good job of picking his spots and playing within his means. Offensively, Finn has steadily improved and is becoming a very effective offensive defenseman and the true QB on the Storm powerplay. While Finn doesn’t have natural physical tools, he has a strong hockey IQ and does a good job of playing a smart game while minimizing mistakes.

JackJ 06-23-2012 09:13 AM


TSN Scout Craig Button:
Matthew is not going to show up in highlight videos on any type of a regular basis. It's not in his game to be flashy but it is his game to be incredibly effective. That effectiveness translates into every area of the game and all of its situations. Simply put, he is a player who completes plays. He does it with the puck. Defensively in getting the puck out of danger. Offensively in reading the play and getting the puck to areas where his team can attack. He is superb in transition and can do it skating with the puck or passing the puck. He does it without the puck. He has very good body positioning and stick position where he can keep opponents at bay. His skating is strong in all regards and he asserts with his body & with excellent lower body strength and balance, he's a hard player to gain an advantage on. He has excellent sense and understands what is unfolding and what the appropriate response should be. He has great poise playing and the challenges of the game do not faze him in any way. He is a player who makes teams stronger.
Excellent pick. Sounds a lot like Percy.

Dark Knight 06-23-2012 09:13 AM

Matt Finn was ranked 21 but slipped to 35.

Good pick by scouting staff. We know they really like their smart defensemen.

ULF_55 06-23-2012 09:13 AM

Hockeyprospect blackbook:

Just a snipet from their blackbook:


Matt is a solid two-way defenseman, with top four potential and teams would love to put him on their
top penalty killing unit someday. Finnís skating ability is just average. This may scare some teams off
early on in the draft. However, thereís simply too much talent and hockey sense to ignore his overall
upside, especially considering that his skating is something that can be worked on. We expect to see
Finn go in the first round, somewhere outside the top 25.

Nasty Nazem 06-23-2012 09:14 AM

Love this pick.

Scarecrow Boat 06-23-2012 09:14 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo's cousin lol
Toronto doesn't need forwards, they can put 15 D-men in their lineup in a few seasons.

ErnieLeafs 06-23-2012 09:14 AM

Okay, now I'm pissed. Happy with the Rielly pick, lots of forward talent left on the board.

blasted_Sabre 06-23-2012 09:14 AM

Good pick. Stocking the D cupboard!

Rare Jewel 06-23-2012 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 51364407)
Matt Finn was ranked 21 but slipped to 35.

Good pick by scouting staff. We know they really like their smart defensemen.

ISS has/had him at 13


RomanianLeafs 06-23-2012 09:15 AM


Finn projects out as an intelligent two-way defenceman at the next level, and should be a solid top pairing defenceman in the National Hockey League.

Draft Ranking:

Finn is rated as the 9th best Ontario based player for the 2012 NHL Draft, and should be drafted in the bottom third of the first round.

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