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11-16-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafs87 View Post
Toronto is the only team who hasn't made the playoffs between lockouts. They supply the most money to the league and desperately need a number 1 center. Also is the season is played out they probably have the best chance at 1st overall anyways. Mackinnon is Toronto can also be very beneficial for the league in terms of marketing.
Toronto is going to make money every year no matter how bad of a team they ice. They are one of the highest revenue generators already and have missed the playoffs 8 straight seasons. Making an argument based on additional revenue would suggest that a small market team with a lousy record could use an elite prospect far more than Toronto.

Also, you would hope that at least a small improvement should happen over last season now that some of the prospects are coming up through the ranks.

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