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02-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Drakkor View Post
This seems more of difference of development paths at least with Edmonton.

They are taking their young high draft picks and putting them into the NHL right away. Developing them there. I would be worried about cronic injuries down the road.

Toronto who doesn't have the high picks, not to their level. Have chosen to develop their players in the minors to allow them the opportunity to succeed. To do this you must sign UFA to fill the roles in the meantime which is a huge no no on these boards it seems.

The waiver pick up of McClaren is another sign of this. Our fourth line isn't good but none of our potential "enforcer" prospects are even close right now. This is McClaren's tryout for Orr's spot.

Two different philosophies, I like the Leafs better. It would be better if we had a few top draft picks to go with it though.
Good Post. I agree. It really begs the question what was Burke thinking?

What I do like about EDM's philosophy similar to Chicagos previously - is these players are all developing toghether - chemistry for lack of a better word.

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