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08-08-2009, 07:50 PM
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Something to think about
Who will Bozak, Hanson, Stalberg, Tlusty, possibly Kadri (in a few seasons) replace this season or next?
Would Burke actually sign Bozak and Hanson just to bury or trade them to another team?
All prospects are suspects until proven otherwise and there are no guarantees for NHL success.
The hopes of signing many, is that a few make it through to the big team.. With all draft picks and prospects only the strong survive and make it, and they end up cannibalizing each other for the few spots that remain open on the parent team..
This years team based on the vet additions could actually start the season with only rookie Gustavsson on the opening night roster, and he will be handed his spot due to lack of competition. Not exactly a ringing endorsement to a "Youth Movement", but it appears to be the Maple Leaf way of doing things and why we're currently in the 43rd year of our rebuilding program.
This time the only thing we can hope for is better end results then the previous rebuild attempts. The more things change the more they stay the same our Leafs.
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