anyone see that Leafs TV draft promo of Burkie saying stuff like good board work, nice inside outside move, etc.? which of Rielly and Finn do you think he meant? Sure looked like a D he was talking about...
EDIT: Pronman had Finn 19th, says he's a Hi IQ PMD with excellent decision making...who's got an in depth analysis? he looks like a very safe pick...
He took the BPA twice; it's never the wrong thing to do, not even in the second round. The draft is not a great place to ever go for need; only in the later rounds, but they are so far off from touching the NHL it isn't even worth it at that point either.
BPA is subjective, and by personal preference for position. How can anyone say scientifically that Finn is a better hockey player than the player selected immediately after him, or worse than the player selected immediately before him?
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.