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09-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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2013 Rookie Tournament: Smarter play needed for truculent Ross to make progress


The use of the word truculence may or may not be verboten in Leafs’ land, but looking down their rookie camp roster, there are certainly many who fit the description. For one of the team’s most abrasive prospects, Brad Ross, it’s not about the fists, but about the heart.

“It’s not so much about the tough guys, but character guys,” Ross explained. “You have the Ruperts [twin brothers Matt and Ryan], they’re character guys. They go out there and they battle hard. You’ve got [Jamie] Devane and [David] Broll who are going to stand up, change the game like they did last night.”

Ross has made an impression at the Toronto Maple Leafs’-sponsored 2013 Rookie Tournament, getting under the skin of opponents, drawing penalties, and playing a physical game.… read more


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