Joe Colborne's Potential
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07-12-2012, 11:32 PM
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When I made a list of such players a few months back, Boyle was one of the guys.
The thing is, who cares? Are we really happy to have "the next Brian Boyle"?
Every team has a number of prospects that project to be mediocre NHL forwards; how does this put us ahead of any other team?
Having Colborne develop into a good 3rd liner like Boyle doesn't sound very appealing if you think of it that way.
The real benefit of developing your own Colborne instead of filling that need via UFA is your chances of getting that player at a cheaper rate.
The Rangers having Boyle inked to a 1.7 per million year deal allowed the Rangers cap space to go out and get someone like Brad Richards.
The Leafs having someone like Colborne instead of overpaying for a player with UFA rights might allow us to offer someone like Getzlaf or Perry or Weber that extra million or million and a half.
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