2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals/Signings XI - Winter... I mean...Deadline approaching
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03-25-2013, 04:27 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Lucic, Bergeron, Krejci all 2nds, Marchand 3rd. All drafted from 03-06.
Letang (3rd), Gologiski (2nd). Added in back to back drafts.
Keith, Crawford, Bolland all 2nds. Hjalmarrson 4th. Byfulgien 8th. Brouwer 7th. All added from 02-05.
I'd say hitting homeruns on picks outside the 1st round is pretty darn important.
The only way to do that is to have the picks to draft with in the 1st place.
Fans on this message board want to talk about how good our prospect pool is but for a bottom end team we haven't been drafting often enough to increase the odds that we hit homeruns. Our prospect is also ranked in the bottom half of all teams by scouts (not biased Leaf fans).
Toronto isn't a legitimate contender yet but we will be in the next few seasons. This is the last year we have a chance to cash in on trading pending UFAs who are replaceable in Bozak and CMac.
Trade them at a high value point and take a chance we can hit a homerun with some picks who can then come into the lineup on cheap contracts when we need them.
Matt Carle 2nd
Shea Weber 2nd
Corey Crawford 2nd
Jimmy Howard 2nd
David Backes 2nd
James Neil 2nd
And thats just between 2002/05 drafts along with some names you listed.
PK Subban 2nd
Justin Shultz 2nd
Ryan O'Reilly 2nd
Ya 2nd round has been pretty dry over the last 10 years.
Dang my bad, that was only 7 draft seasons.
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