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11-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
Leafs getting Rielly and Finn should set them up nicely for years on D. Great drafting by Burke.

I was quite surprised Edmonton passed on him and he was still around for Toronto to nab him.
How is it "setting them up" nicely for years... How do you know Finn was a "great" pick? Guys from 2007 and 2008 (4 and 5 years ago) like Brendan Smith, TJ Brennan, Scandella and Gaunce haven't even cracked NHL teams full time and are/were easily on par with Finn as prospects and fairly similar in style.

If/when Finn turns into a real NHL player its likely not going to be until 2017 and he will still be going through development/sheltering. There is so many things that can happen between now and then I don't know how you can say that.

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