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07-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
If you look at the 2008 top prospects list... ones with legitimate top 6 forward potential were:

Kulemin
Tlusty
Grabo

Frattin at the time was a huge longshot.

Now we have:
Kadri
Colborne
Ashton
Frattin
Biggs
McKegg

Guys like Leivo, Ross, D'Amigo, etc are probably fairly comparable to guys like Stefanovich, Hayes, DiDomenico, etc in terms of top 6 potential.

So it looks better, but still no elite piece unless someone really really surprises.
You're judging the 2008 prospects based on what actually happened, while judging the 2012 prospects with the typical leaf fan bias.

So when you judge 2008 without bias, but 2012 WITH bias... yes, of course things currently look much better.

But leafs fans in 2008 were probably saying things like Stalberg, Mitchell, Stefanovich, Hayes, Earl, etc were "VERY likely future top 6 forwards."

Of course, that looks completely ridiculous now... but never underestimate leaf fan bias when it comes to their prospects.

Four years from now, people will look at some of your current "probable top 6 forwards" list, and it will be seen as so ridiculous that it will probably go viral, internationally.

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