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10-10-2012, 12:01 AM
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Actually, there are many teams with no need for a potential top 6 centre... Toronto's one of them. They have Grabovski signed long term, Bozak, Colborne, and McKegg. Nice to have Schenn? Sure, need? not at all.
Furthermore, what a team like Toronto
is to eradicate the culture of losing. When you've got as much depth as the Leafs have, you don't eradicate the culture of losing by adding a guy who scored less than 20 points in over 50 games last year.... no matter where he was drafted. In the case of Toronto, you do so by converting some of that depth into a top line centre, or transitioning middle-of-the-lineup depth on the wing (strong point) to middle-of-the-lineup depth on the blueline (weak point), or acquiring an upgrade in goal. You don't trade for another depth forward.
Schenn projects to be a better player than all four of them with the only slight exception being Grabovski. But hey, I'm sure the spectacular center depth of Grabovski, Bozak, Colborne, and McKegg will be more than enough for you guys.
Schenn is a depth forward? He'll continue the losing culture? It's one thing to say Schenn doesn't fit on the roster according to your plan on how to run the Leafs, but now your stretching it when talking about his ability. Most would agree that Schenn is far more likely to become at least a number two center capable of near ppg numbers with excellent physical and two-way play. To each his own I suppose.
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