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12-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
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I can't see kenny ryan holding any value to us I like Colborne but there's really no reason for us to give up on 2 forward prospects to get one back.
I still think if the Leafs and Flames were to do a swap it would make more sense:
Leafs get a hometown guy who should step right into the nhl at any forward position and would do great with a guy like Colbourne. He has size, hands, good sense. Flames take the #4 defensive prospect for the leafs who would probably be the #2 d-prospect in our system, a ways from the NHL but could potentially be a solid 2nd pairing guy.
I would probably do this. Blacker is a good prospect, but already sits behind Gardiner and Holzer on the depth chart, and will soon likely be passed by Reilly, Percy & Finn.
This deal uses an area of strength (prospect D) to address an area with more need (prospect C/FW).
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