Maple Leafs Panel: 2012 NHL Entry Draft Preview (THW)
"Maple Leafs Panel is a weekly feature that is published every Monday here at The Hockey Writers. Itís a feature where THW Contributing Editor Lukas Hardonk as well as THW Toronto Maple Leafs correspondents Mark Ascione and Stephen Stoneman answer three questions that concern the Maple Leafs each week."
Draft Preview edition:
One of the questions approached:
"Question: Given the Maple Leafs wonít select in round three nor four of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, how should the team approach selecting in the second round with the thirty-fifth overall pick?"
I just thought the worst part was Hardonk connecting the #5 pick and Ceci, Faksa, and Rielly. Sure, I'd definitely look at Rielly if forwards went 1-4, but he's the only one I'd consider at 5 out of those three. Faksa being the favorite simply due to being a forward is kind of frightening. At least the other two were more reasonable in their look at the options at 5.
For those of you who are pumped for the draft and want to read anything and everything about the draft, give @RossyYoungblood a follow on twitter. He too works for THW and has countless stuff on the draft and prospects. Places a good amount of focus on the Leafs too which is great!