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04-05-2009, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
Question, is this the same John Mitchell that's on the Leafs right now?

If so, then Burkie has done a good job signing 3 of the top 5 college free agents.
No, that John Mitchell was a Leafs draft pick in 2003.

That said, it is easier to sign college UFAs if your team isn't as good because players will want the additional opportunity to make the team. Not to say they haven't done a good job but it's also a bit easier when you can give these players a chance to play right away.

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