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03-03-2013, 12:31 PM
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ErnieLeafs
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Haven't watched the Marlies for a while, is Carter Ashton being used in an offensive role? D'Amigo and Ashton have same points, Ashton has 2 more goal.

So who are the offensive stars (young guys) for the Marlies that would be part of the Leafs' future?
To be honest, I don't think there are any. I think Joe Colborne is the best of the bunch down there, in terms of forwards. He's got solid two-way potential, as a smart, defensively conscious, playmaking pivot.

Outside of that, our best offensive hopes lie in the still developing prospects in Junior/NCAA ranks.

I think we're going to be pleasantly surprised with some of the guys with less exposure. I've had a couple viewings of MacWilliam and Knodel in action, and MacWilliam is definitely farther along, but the ceiling for Knodel is much higher, as a BIG two-way D-man. Knodel will benefit greatly from some face time with Barbara Underhill. When he smooths out the skating, he's going to be a really solid player.

MacWilliam is a beauty. This is the kind of guy you give a letter to. He's a leader on the ice and in the room, he's smart, plays well positionally, and hits like a truck. MacWilliam punishes people.

His first Collegiate goal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2FwPjo7AdE

Some Physicality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7sMIvP6vs

A good little feature
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33bQwpO68a0

Part of UND's "Through These Doors" feature.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNA5VJkk4Z8

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