Holzer Sent Down to the Marlies
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03-20-2013, 03:59 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
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agreed. we were dealing of position of strength for weakness + i heard Aulie and Phaneuf didn't get along + Ashton is going to be a good grinding 3rd liner. if we drafted him in the 1st round instead of trading for him i think people would be a lot higher on him.
Aulie is playing on a pretty weak back end in Tampa. And he's only averaging about 13 minutes a game, so essentially he's playing a Fraser/Franson role. I guess you could make the argument that he should still be on the Leafs, but I would make that trade again.
Carter Ashton is a big guy that's going to need developing. If the Leafs see the potential in this guy that has been there since junior, then its going to take some time. And you have to look at it from the viewpoint that he's never really put up points in each level that he's played. 70 points in junior isn't that much at all. He has had injury problems in the AHL, so I'm not to worried about where he's at. I think another year or 2 and he'll be fine.
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