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09-15-2012, 01:00 AM
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Good for him!

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09-15-2012, 08:58 AM
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Two Years

Reilly and Finn as the two pairing in two years would be just fine.

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09-15-2012, 08:59 AM
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Ryan Suter hits like a Mack truck, is bigger than Finn, and not even close to a good comparable.

Finn is a guy you put BESIDE a game changer like Rielly/Gardiner, and tell him to be responsible.
Suter is a smart, low panic, with the ability to make right decisions out there D man. He is not a Scott Stevens type of D man, he has some physical ability but he is the type of D man that went under noticed until Weber started to put up big numbers.

Finn in the same vein is this type of player. It's the same conversation we had leading up to the draft, you like flashy noticable players. Gally, Grigorenko. I value effectiveness and substance. Finn is this type of player, some will under sell him, some will see value in him as myself, Button or Seidel have.

There is more to a player than just having flashy obvious skills.

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09-15-2012, 09:05 AM
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Reilly and Finn as the two pairing in two years would be just fine.
Fine for a lottery pick?

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Boston doesn't need him, they have Hamilton, a Lidstrom/Bourque/Coffey hybrid.
Hamilton does not remind me of any of those defenceman, not even close.

You can never have enough D men, but Finn is the exact type of D man I could see on Boston. Effective, smart, nothing outstanding about him, except he has an above average shot, something Boston D men all have in common, he gets the job done. That is why I was expecting them to draft him. I am extremely happy that he somehow slid to 35 to us. Like having 2 firsts this draft. Leafs fans will realize this soon.

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09-15-2012, 09:08 AM
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Hamilton reminds me of a less aggressive Rob Blake, although Hamilton can dish out big hits from time to time.

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09-15-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hamilton reminds me of a less aggressive Rob Blake, although Hamilton can dish out big hits from time to time.
That's a good comparison, though I don't see Hamilton having Blake's hockey instincts either. Hamilton reminds me of Brent Burns.

Will be a useful top 4 d man, just not a franchise one.

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Reilly and Finn as the two pairing in two years would be just fine.
Leafs future on defense looks pretty good:

Finn -- Feb 24 1994 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 197
Rielly -- Mar 9 1994 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 190
Nilsson -- Aug 19 1993 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 176
Percy -- May 18 1993 -- Height 6.01 -- Weight 193
Granberg -- Aug 27 1992 -- Height 6.03 -- Weight 205 Gold Medal WJC
Blacker -- Apr 19 1991 -- Height 6.01 -- Weight 190

Nilsson was on this summers Swedish team at Lake Placid.
Rielly should be on the Canadian team.

Might be tough for Blacker to make the team before Liles contract runs out.

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Leafs future on defense looks pretty good:

Finn -- Feb 24 1994 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 197
Rielly -- Mar 9 1994 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 190
Nilsson -- Aug 19 1993 -- Height 6.00 -- Weight 176
Percy -- May 18 1993 -- Height 6.01 -- Weight 193
Granberg -- Aug 27 1992 -- Height 6.03 -- Weight 205 Gold Medal WJC
Blacker -- Apr 19 1991 -- Height 6.01 -- Weight 190

Nilsson was on this summers Swedish team at Lake Placid.
Rielly should be on the Canadian team.

Might be tough for Blacker to make the team before Liles contract runs out.
Haven't seen Nilsson play but reports are he plays big, Granberg typical intelligent Swedish game.

Don't know why, but I feel very good when we draft a Swede. Something about them that just exudes class and intelligent play.

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Haven't seen Nilsson play but reports are he plays big, Granberg typical intelligent Swedish game.

Don't know why, but I feel very good when we draft a Swede. Something about them that just exudes class and intelligent play.
Somewhat dated:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/tom_nilsson/

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Nilsson garnered attention – and created some animosity – during the Leafs’ prospect camp (despite still being just 17-years old) with his physical style. Nilsson will return to Sweden in the fall and hope to stick with Mora’s men’s team on a full-time basis. Still an unknown in terms of his potential skills development, he is one of the character-type, “tough to play against” players that Brian Burke has been stockpiling to change the culture of the Leafs. Whether he will be talented enough to play at the NHL level is an uncertainty at this point.
Just turned 19 playing in Allsvenskan, which is the highest level OEL played in Sweden.

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http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/tom_nilsson/



Just turned 19 playing in Allsvenskan, which is the highest level OEL played in Sweden.
I wouldn't be surprised if one of these guys turns into a core piece of our top 6 D that may feature Dion, Finn, Rielly, Gardiner, and Percy. Just a feeling one will surprise us all. Sort of like how Gunnarson has.

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I wouldn't be surprised if one of these guys turns into a core piece of our top 6 D that may feature Dion, Finn, Rielly, Gardiner, and Percy. Just a feeling one will surprise us all. Sort of like how Gunnarson has.
Going to be interesting to see how Finn and Percy transition from playing against boys to playing against men.

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Hope he really steps it up and makes the junior team. Having two players on Canada's back end would be pretty special (assuming Reilly makes it).

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Dont't forget Loov.

He seems to have some unexplored potential.

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Dont't forget Loov.

He seems to have some unexplored potential.
and how many times have you seen him play?

don't get how everyone's so high on him even though they've never seen him play. But I do Loov Loov.

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Going to be interesting to see how Finn and Percy transition from playing against boys to playing against men.
Size will be a factor.

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Haven't seen Nilsson play but reports are he plays big, Granberg typical intelligent Swedish game.

Don't know why, but I feel very good when we draft a Swede. Something about them that just exudes class and intelligent play.
Tommie Bergman seems to find a player every year, it seems they give him one pick per Draft, wonder what he would do if they gave him all the picks, it might be scary.

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From Matt Finn's Twitter:

Monstaaaaa shutout to @Breeze2Greeze on bein named captain of the Erie Otters #gembeauty

@Breeze2Greeze = Connor Brown. Leafs pick, 6th round, in 2012 draft.

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So thats Finn, Brown, Carrick, Percy and Macwilliams who are all captains of their respective teams. Not bad.

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So thats Finn, Brown, Carrick, Percy and Macwilliams who are all captains of their respective teams. Not bad.
Mckegg was the captain of Erie prior to getting traded as well.

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So thats Finn, Brown, Carrick, Percy and Macwilliams who are all captains of their respective teams. Not bad.


that is some great leadership for the future, I LOVE IT

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Habs fan here. You guys got a great player in Finn. I was huge fan of his throughout the year. Congrats on being named captain Matt!

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Home opener tonight!


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I'm going to be working one of the cameras tonight (thinly veiled brag) but I intend to follow the game closely to see how Finn will do.

Support the OHL! Channel 20 for most you guys, or whatever Rogers TV is in your city.

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Home opener tonight!


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I'm going to be working one of the cameras tonight (thinly veiled brag) but I intend to follow the game closely to see how Finn will do.

Support the OHL! Channel 20 for most you guys, or whatever Rogers TV is in your city.
Nice! Be sure to disregard your assignments and operate the "Finn cam"

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I was at the Guelph-Saginaw game tonight. Matt Finn was chosen the second star. He had three assists but just as remarkable to me he played about equal time on the left and right defence spots. He was a workhorse out there as he is the anchor of the Storm defence. Hoping for a lot of repetitions of tonight.

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