2012 NHL ENTRY DRAFT THREAD: 10AM Rounds 2-7| 35th overall | IV | TBD
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06-23-2012, 08:00 AM
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Not only do they have Rask, who should have been staring for the Leafs since last year, they drafted the next top goalie that will be ready to take over in 3 years. He has the vertical and reach of an NBA player, he’s more athletic than most goalies out there, and he’s a special prospect that will undoubtedly become a starter in goal, the comparisons to Price are not off base. What position do the Leafs need the most? How difficult would it have been to get another first rounder around 25 and draft him, let him develop, and then bring him on board when he’s ready to take over from whatever journeyman the Leafs will have in goal at that time?
How do you let that opportunity go? Burke and his staff are as near sighted as can be. Pisses me off that Chirelli who rarely botches a 1st round pick, drafts a goalie the day Tim Thomas says he will have his no-trade clause, wasted no time in setting up the future, and we have a GM who’s been here for 5 years now and is wasting his time with Reimer, Scrivens, and acquiring an aging veteran with a 10 year contract. Missed the mark so hard on this one it’s annoying.
I was bothered by it as well, but not because the Leafs didn't draft him at 5 (If the chance arose to swap 11 and 15 with Washington, we could have conceivably ended up with Forsberg and Subban, however...), I prefer Reilly there. No, I'm more upset that Boston has taken at F,D and G, in the last three Entry Drafts, the best available players at their respective positions, and they're all, all three, native Torontonians.
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