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12-15-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Rammstein816 View Post
Something that stands out when looking over Toronto's lineup is that Toronto seems to choose players to play similar to how the Amerks fans would like Rochester to be done. Starting guys like Ryan Hamilton, Greg Scott, and Will Acton over "developmental" prospects like Greg McKegg and Kenny Ryan is interesting given the intense amount of pressure that Toronto's (parent Leafs) front office is under to put, at the bare minimum, a playoff team on the ice every season.
Players don't develop in a losing environment. I don't understand why that is so hard for a lot of Buffalo fans to grasp (I'm not saying you don't, just that many around here don't). During the 2003 lockout it wasn't Vanek or Roy or Pominville leading in scoring. It was Chris Taylor. And I bet if you asked them who helped them the most that year they would say the extended coaching staff and Chris Taylor's veteran presence.

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