Thread: Speculation: Joe Colborne's Potential
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07-13-2012, 12:19 AM
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Ricky Bobby
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Yeah, the more NHL-caliber players you can draft and develip yourself, the better. Even if they are mediocre. There's value for the dollar in doing it. Ultimately though, if you're not developing at least a couple of players worth getting excited about, you're not putting yourself ahead of all the other teams that are also developing a handful of average NHLers.
If you can produce more of these types that fit between #6-9 on your forward depth chart or #4/5 dmen than it opens up a lot of trade options.

Just like how LA were able to trade Simmonds and Johnson in the Richards/Carter deals cause of the development of some depth forwards and Voynov.

Maybe Colborne is directly used in a package for another impactful player. Or maybe it's just his development that allows Burke to trade a Kulemin or Frattin or Kadri without feeling their loss as much.

Colborne on his own though isn't a prospect to get excited about. The only prospects we have worth truly getting excited as game changer top of the lineup high end potential players are Rielly and Kadri.

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