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01-17-2013, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Leaf Army View Post
I don't think it has much to do with playing youth.

Burke always said he wanted a top six of skill guys and a bottom six of grinders. Problem is that he never did it. I think Nonis is just clearing out the guys who aren't skilled enough for the top six and not grinder enough for the bottom six.

Pretty much doing what Burke always said he was going to do but didn't. Carlyle was probably looking at Nonis and saying, "where the hell am I going to play these guys?"
I think Burke's approach didn't pass muster in Toronto.

Team needs offense from the top 3 lines, and I think they can get it when you consider Kadri and Frattin could make up 2/3 of the third line.

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