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Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has his work cut out for him
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05-26-2013, 11:50 AM
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The "we don't need to score more" "we don't need a star centre" argument is ridiculous.
First of all, if we're going to play a centre on our roster 19 minutes, he had better produce more than 50 points.
Secondly, that argument begs the question "did you watch the games". Because if one did, the absolute black hole we have at the middle of the ice when another team's legit #1 skates out there is pretty obvious. It's not just about points, it's about keeping and controlling the puck which are major issues for the Leafs. Not to mention having a player with skills more appropriate for a linemate like Phil Kessel.
The Leafs need a major upgrade at centre, and it's not one a player like Joe Colborne is going to be able to provide from what I've seen.
The Bruins centers Krecji and Bergeron ate up and spit out Leafs centers for lunch in the playoff series, demonstrating clearly the deficiency at center ice that exists in Toronto.
How Nonis plans on solving this will make for an interesting summer ahead. It certainly doesn't appear internally the answer exists.
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