Just the Leafs using some of their money creatively. With the cap we can't spend unlimited amounts of money, but we can get elite players on our AHL team to help mentor all of our prospects and hopefully keep them driving for Calder Cups.
The Marlies made it to the Calder Cup finals this past season.....I doubt Aucoin was the missing piece.
I don't really understand this signing.
This one is easy... Aucoin puts up big points in the AHL every year, now they can play him with their young prospects, help pad their stats too with the offense he brings, then we can have the Leafs fans tell us how these said prospects are better then other teams prospects because their stats indicate so... ie Bernier vs Reimer....
On another note, Aucoin is not going to hurt as he distributes the puck well and will give scoring prospects with the Marlies a good chance to start burying some pucks.