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10-12-2012, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MapleLeafs9 View Post
IMO He isn't. Not everyone is going to make the NHL at 18, 19 or 20 and dominate like Ovechkin, Crosby, Malkin and Stamkos. Everyone was just expecting an immediate impact player when we had the 7th overall pick in 09.

When was the last time we drafted a centre that high in a draft? High expectations were just placed on him because of it. He's doing just fine.
I'd say the only people thinking he's behind in his development would be those who thought he was a shoe-in for the team when he was drafted, or after his post draft season, or after his 1st. AHL season.

Many others have been patient with him, saying that when he's ready he'll get the call and prove himself in the NHL.

If you have a great eye for talent, and lucky, you get a Skinner, otherwise you draft and develop.

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He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 196364, 196667 and 196970 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 197071 and 197273. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era.[3] He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 197071, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
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