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02-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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Some really good news for Leaf fans and I wanted to just share a bit of an update about Leivo
I am a Ranger season ticket holder and sit within feet of the ice and since the Rangers picked up Leivo from Sudbury I have been extremely impressed
he is at a point a game pace but his contributions and talents go way beyond what his point totals would indicate
He has incredible skill with the puck, protects it very well, always seems to be creating chances every shift and solid defensively.
I have watched him closely every shift and I just can't believe he doesn't get more hype around here
You guys will be extremely impressed with him moving forward and he has NHL talent no doubt. His top end potential is a solid 2nd line NHL'er and at worst a 4th liner who can put up points and is not going to be a liability
A couple of seasons in the AHL might do him well but he is not that far when compared to other high NHL picks in the OHL that I see playing with or against him
In terms of drafting I also wanted to say that there is a very good prospect right in our own backyard - Justin Bailey from Kitchener who is projected as a top 60 pick has been getting better every game and has the tools to be a very solid NHL'er. I just can't see him not making it - he has the size, skating and offensive skill to be a sure thing pick as a second rounder
If we are able to grab him in the second round I would be very happy with that pick
Thanks for the update. I am happy we picked someone who's over 6 feet. Out of all the draft picks, I really think Leivo and Finn will really be real surprises.
How's his skating?
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