Thread: Joe Colborne
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10-29-2011, 06:30 PM
Nalens Oga
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This is what Dobber's fantasy prospect report says about him and they rank him as the 12th best forward prospect in the report which is ahead of Kadri (they're very confident that he'll be an NHLer). I don't remember him despite that one Leafs game last season but I do remember watching an AHL game against Manitoba where he was on the same line as Kadri (forgot who the winger was) and they had great chemistry:

Colborne owners caught a break in February when their player got out from under the deep roster of the Boston
Bruins to go to the offensive-starved, top-six-forward-thin Maple Leafs. The 6-5, 215-pound forward with great
hands and hockey sense could probably use another year in the AHL, but he’s probably not going back. And that’s
not a bad thing either. He got into his first NHL contest in Game 82 and he did not look out of place with Phil
Kessel, logging nearly 19 minutes. Yes, he is the future No.1 center that Kessel needs. However, if the Leafs address
the issues via free agency (ahem – Brad Richards), then Colborne will languish on the third line and be brought
along slowly. But if they don’t, then look for Colborne to get some Calder talk.

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