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10-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Michael Gary Scott
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
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 heís probably not going back. And thatís
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 Ė Brad Richards), then Colborne will languish on the third line and be brought
along slowly. But if they donít, then look for Colborne to get some Calder talk.

Upside: Thornton-light (30-55-85+, 60 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 95%; 45%
3YP: (30-41-71, 46 PIM)
Quite accurate. Still disappointed we got Connolly over Colborne, hes ready and his play in the AHL shows that. Id say hes more ready than Kadri is. He'll be a great player for a long time, but we'll see him soon enough, Connolly will get injured again, its only a matter of him sitting on a bag of chips and he'll be gone for a few months

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