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12-13' Prospects Thread Version XV: Rielly Wins WHL Eastern Conf. Dman of the Year
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03-03-2013, 01:31 PM
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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.
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