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09-21-2012, 11:56 PM
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Good to hear! Was shocked that he fell all the way to the second round, but I'm so glad the Leafs got him! Hopefully he develops into a top 4 guy in the NHL one day. Burke has set the Leafs up with a great defense core for the future:

Phaneuf-Rielly
Gardiner-Finn
Percy-Granberg
Holzer/Nilsson/Blacker

Obviously some will bust, but not a bad group!

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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.
Excellent to hear. To all the people who complained about taking D with our first two picks.

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Good to hear! Was shocked that he fell all the way to the second round, but I'm so glad the Leafs got him! Hopefully he develops into a top 4 guy in the NHL one day. Burke has set the Leafs up with a great defense core for the future:

Phaneuf-Rielly
Gardiner-Finn
Percy-Granberg
Holzer/Nilsson/Blacker

Obviously some will bust, but not a bad group!
Lots of trade bait there, if a deal for a center comes up.

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Lots of trade bait there, if a deal for a center comes up.
Like that list even more when I see it doesn't include Liles, Franson or Gunnar.

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Like that list even more when I see it doesn't include Liles, Franson or Gunnar.
Gunnar is a good defenseman going forward. However, I'm not sure he fits in long term. He'll be here the next 3-4 years though, likely.

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Gunnar is a good defenseman going forward. However, I'm not sure he fits in long term. He'll be here the next 3-4 years though, likely.
I give Gunnar a season and a half at the most, if at least 50% of our D prospects emerge. Probably deadline bait, and valuable to boot, if he has a good season!

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3 assists vs Saginaw

Sparks with the win

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3 assists vs Saginaw

Sparks with the win
Yes, that did happen...

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How was sparks anyone noticed?

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Good to hear! Was shocked that he fell all the way to the second round, but I'm so glad the Leafs got him! Hopefully he develops into a top 4 guy in the NHL one day. Burke has set the Leafs up with a great defense core for the future:

Phaneuf-Rielly
Gardiner-Finn
Percy-Granberg
Holzer/Nilsson/Blacker

Obviously some will bust, but not a bad group!
Very deep group on D, I can actually see Finn with Dion as the shutdown pair one day. We will see how the game evolves in a year or 2, but puck movement and a d man joining the attack may be the style of game we are gravitating towards. Making this D a very promising group. Would like to see Granberg and or Nilsson surprise us one day.

Good to hear Finn get off to a good start, that's the type of D man we got. Going to be a valuable player for us one day. Also nice to see him tip the scales at 207lbs, this is not a small D man.

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Lots of trade bait there, if a deal for a center comes up.
Gunnar, Liles, Franson's days are numbered IMO. It would take a hell of a deal for Burke to deal Rielly, Gardiner, Finn, or Percy(he loved him when we drafted him).

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I have decided this year to follow the Kingston Frontenacs due to the lockout, and while looking at the home schedule I saw that Guelph makes the trip on Feb. 12th, excited to see him play live. Absolute steal of a pick.

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3 assists vs Saginaw

Sparks with the win
Great start, good to hear.

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I should really check out a Storm game sometime, can't say I've got much better to do.

Awesome for Finn.

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Go Finn !!!!


Also want to point out and give a hip-hip hurray for Ryan Rupert 5 assists in 2 games and a fight, not a bad start for the evil little man.

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