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12-28-2012, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
I'm a little confused. Gostisbehere was drafted, so are you talking about the Leafs success in terms of drafting from the NCAA? Because they've drafted like two kids out of the college ranks in the last 10 years. They've had a few go the NCAA route after their draft year, but I can't think of any who are setting the world on fire. Frattin is decent, but there's a whole lot of "meh" in that pool. Not many college FA's either.
Pretty much what I was gonna post.

And Matt Frattin was a leaf pick from 2007, not a college free agent IIRC.

The Leafs have Tyler Bozak and Ben Scrivens to show for their supposedly splendid NCAA free agent track record. Some cornerstone franchise pieces for sure!

If you want to find a team that has a great track record with college FAs, check out Florida. They got Boyle and Garrison. Or New Jersey with Rafalski.

The chances of finding impact players via college free agents is very slim and more likely than not, the majority of them barely even play a full NHL season.

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