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12-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Okay, so when everyone is hoping the Leafs win a lock-out lottery with the intention of drafting the 1st. overall pick it is with the expectations that they'll land another mediocre player?

1st. overall is to land your franchise players, failing that you expect a star player.

If a player is ranked 1st. overall he'll understand what the expectations are.

I'm guessing you'd trade the 1st. overall pick if the Leafs landed it?
It also depends on the draft.

Stefan, Legwand, Phillips, are far from stars. It's like in 1984 PIT got Mario LEmieux. In 1985 Toronto got Wendel Clark.

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Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
well, i don't see rielly pulling a leetch in the whl. i'm pretty sure 18-year-old brian leetch would have done a lot more in the whl than rielly has been doing.
Rielly is by far the best player on a crappy team.

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unless there's something wrong with the development system. some people seem to think its much tougher for kids to make it in toronto than it is anywhere else.
Being a young star in Toronto is tougher than somewhere you can still go to dinner without autograph seekers. NOt to mention more media coverage than anywhere else in the league. It ain't easy.

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