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01-28-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
The Leafs have never had a problem drafting ordinary minor role NHLers, the issue now is if you want a total rebuild, you need the scouting staff to deliver above and beyond the standard so-so results.

Over the past ten years we've had guys like Stralman, Colaiacovo, White, Harrison, Mitchell, Tlusty, Kulemin, Gunnarsson, Stalberg, Bell, Reimer, Stajan all come up and be decent NHL citizens, but every team produces players like this and when you spend five plus years waiting on Blacker and Ryan level prospects you're not going anywhere.

We need to be pulling those Marchand, Lucic, Edler, Zetterberg, Datsyuk level steals AND hitting on our top five picks AND make good trades in order to dig ourselves out of this awful mess. When MLSE is spending so much money on management and scouting, these are the results they should be demanding of Morrison and company. Not happy that our veteran laden Marlies team is contending for championships.
So you want to draft a Lucic but think the Biggs pick was worthless? They are very similar players. Big, cocky power forwards who can score goals and fight it out with any one.

Marchand and Ross are very similar players. Smaller, agitating pest types with some skill.

You can not get a Lucic or a Marchand if you dont take your chances with a Biggs or a Ross. Not saying they will pan out as good as the Bruins ones but we still need to take a chance on them.

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