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08-06-2004, 12:27 PM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by blackisback
I seriously doubt the reason he made the team was because McCabe was hurt. The Leafs were unhappy with their defense all year long. They played him because they felt he had a lot of talent and wanted to see if he was an answer on defense. I don't believe they put a kid like him on the roster just to buy time for McCabe. That is something our stupid team would have done before we started to rebuild. That makes no sense.
What are you talking about? The ONLY reason that Kondratiev was seen to have made the team was becuase Mcabe was hurt. And, if 'Carlo was hurt as well, guess who was next in line? Why do you think that Kondratiev never played with them? Becuase McCabe came back from his injury MUCH earlier than anticipated, 'Drats never got a chance to play. Those are the facts. It had nothing to do with the 'Leafs desire to insert him into the lineup. Had McCabe never gotten hurt, Kondratiev would have never been seen as an issue.
And as for the so-called sorry state of the 'Leafs defense, again look at what Melrose wrote. A team, even without Leetch, that throws out McCabe, Marchment, Kaberle, and Klee is hardly in the rough shape that you are trying to make it out to be.
Look, no one is saying that Kondratiev is a bad prospect. However, you are trying to ram him into a category that he does not belong in, just becuase he is now on NYR.

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