Thread: Speculation: Where does MacArthur fit?
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02-07-2013, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by hobarth View Post
We should hope but as Leaf fans we seem to think we live in a insular world where we are the only team that has players with warts but rarely does another team trade their players unless they think his warts are in excess of his contributions.

IMHO Mac is a useful player capable of assuming many roles and last year should show that, +/- stats on a team that is as bad as TO is defensively is very telling.

Generally I would say that a lot of people are turned off by Mac but embrace Kule with his 7 goals last year and what looks to be a similar year this year. There is a very definite bias towards physicality and potential which are good but I'm more of a results guy. I feel that a team can move forward with results better than with a career marginal player like Ward, who is physical, or draft choices that may or may not pan out. Since Mac is producing results now I think we should keep him.

Look around the NHL some teams only had 1 20 goal scorer others only 2 yet TO fans are again ready to remove their noses in spite of their faces.
The Leafs added three young forwards to the team this year in Kadri, JVR and Frattin who have already acounted for 14 goals, so if you're a results oriented person, you'd see that an injection of youth and different skillsets into the mix can have a lot bigger of an impact than sticking with a guy whose production is stalled, to say the least.

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