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06-10-2013, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I can't even imagine the Leafs throwing out a Monahan, Lindholm or Horvat out on the ice in a seven game series against Boston within the next four years and not get seriously burned.
Kids today play NHL systems in the OHL/WHL/QMJHL

I look at Landeskog or RNH and see how good they were in their rookie years. Couturier too. Top 10 picks like Tavares, Skinner, Stamkos, Kane, Seguin, Hall all seemed to grasp the game in a season or 2.

Not saying a year of AHL wouldn't be a bad thing, but the thing about Horvat and Monahan that you need not to worry about is their size, something the Leafs were about Kadri, otherwise looking back at his first training camp he was very good and may have been ready.

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