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02-13-2013, 03:09 PM
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Call up Colborne?

I want to see Colborne up in the absence of Frattin. Keep Steckel in the press box and leave McClement on the 4th line for center. Play him on the wing with Kadri or Grabby at center. Colborne has really picked it up in the AHL and deserves a quick couple games.

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02-13-2013, 03:15 PM
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02-13-2013, 03:18 PM
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Colborne is a center. Highly doubt hes called up to play wing. Plus Carlyle wants truculence, not over sized softeys. Sorry Colborne, but its the truth.

Ashton is much better suited to replace Frattin and play in a 3rd line role.

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Sure, Fratts should only be gone a week. A few games wouldn't hurt, plus Colborne has looked solid when playing in the NHL.

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02-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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Not a chance, he's a C, poor AHL production, hasn't earned the callup.

With Brown coming back, there isn't really even space for a callup on the roster.

If there were to be a callup it'd likely be Hamilton.

Bottom two lines will look like:

McClement-Kadri-MacA
Orr-Steckel-Brown/McClaren

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02-13-2013, 03:26 PM
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Brown is ready to go on the 4th line and McClement will fill in for Frattin.

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I'd rather call up Hamilton. But Steckel was already in press box, so we might not even see that.

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I don't see any reason to let Brown play ahead of McLaren. That 4th line is playing great right now.

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I want to see what we have in Colborne at this point, so I'm all for trying this.

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Crazy talk. He's just getting his act together after about a seasons worth of disappearance (injuries and ability), and the idea is to throw him to the masses?

He needs consistent high minutes on the Marlies right now. Let him get into full long term form again before we talk call up.

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I don't see any reason to let Brown play ahead of McLaren. That 4th line is playing great right now.
McClement off of the 4th line.

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Not a chance, he's a C, poor AHL production, hasn't earned the callup.

With Brown coming back, there isn't really even space for a callup on the roster.

If there were to be a callup it'd likely be Hamilton.

Bottom two lines will look like:

McClement-Kadri-MacA
Orr-Steckel-Brown/McClaren
I agree with you in the sense that he shouldn't but to say 'poor ahl production' that's just inaccurate..

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Nooo let him build on his current game. Expect next year to be a full time leaf

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McClement off of the 4th line.
I feel like the tough guys would look a lot worse without mcclement between them. Hopefully they prove me wrong

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I agree with you in the sense that he shouldn't but to say 'poor ahl production' that's just inaccurate..
26 points in 43 AHL games is not good production from a top 6 AHL forward.

Colborne has been given ample opportunity up there, getting occasional top line minutes with Kadri gone as well as some PP time.

While he's got the frame hes nowhere near physical enough to play in a checking role. So viewing him as an offensive C, its pretty bad.

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I feel like the tough guys would look a lot worse without mcclement between them. Hopefully they prove me wrong
Maybe, but putting McClement on with Kadri and Mac would look a lot better then Colborne that belongs in the AHL right now.

Have to have a compromise somewhere.

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I really don't want him to bust out. I'd love to see him here learning from Randy. But I agree that Ashton might be ahead of him right now.

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26 points in 43 AHL games is not good production from a top 6 AHL forward.

Colborne has been given ample opportunity up there, getting occasional top line minutes with Kadri gone as well as some PP time.

While he's got the frame hes nowhere near physical enough to play in a checking role. So viewing him as an offensive C, its pretty bad.
You should check his points over the last 10 games or so, or better yet actually watch a hockey game or two

Not that I would call him up for a wing position but if a center goes down, especially a top three, he should absolutely be the first call up

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I think there is a misunderstanding here... Not talking about making him the primary callup... Saying, give him 2-3 games while the Leafs are riding high and Colborne is riding high.

His AHL stats are not terrible when you factor in his abysmal start to the season when every AHL eligible NHL'er was in the A taking up ice time. His stats jumped almost exactly when the NHL started back up. I feel like Jeffler could either confirm or deny this for certain

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I really don't want him to bust out. I'd love to see him here learning from Randy. But I agree that Ashton might be ahead of him right now.
My fear with Ashton is that he hasn't picked up his game after the interruption of NHL'er in the A.

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You should check his points over the last 10 games or so, or better yet actually watch a hockey game or two

Not that I would call him up for a wing position but if a center goes down, especially a top three, he should absolutely be the first call up
I have been following the Marlies fairly closely all along. I'm not sure what makes you think that a 10 game stretch after nearly half a season of struggles against actual NHL lpayers warrants a callup.

Colborne still has a ton of deficiencies. Still plods and doesn't use his size well... he's become a more heady player over the last little while it seems, but I'm still not convinced hes good enough to play in the NHL, and I don't think any of the Leafs brass are either.

He's certainly not a 4th line guy which is the hole that needs to be plugged right now.

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I have been following the Marlies fairly closely all along. I'm not sure what makes you think that a 10 game stretch after nearly half a season of struggles against actual NHL lpayers warrants a callup.

Colborne still has a ton of deficiencies. Still plods and doesn't use his size well... he's become a more heady player over the last little while it seems, but I'm still not convinced hes good enough to play in the NHL, and I don't think any of the Leafs brass are either.

He's certainly not a 4th line guy which is the hole that needs to be plugged right now.
Because once he became the to to guy after kadri and frattin left he has played like the go to

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I have been following the Marlies fairly closely all along. I'm not sure what makes you think that a 10 game stretch after nearly half a season of struggles against actual NHL lpayers warrants a callup.

Colborne still has a ton of deficiencies. Still plods and doesn't use his size well... he's become a more heady player over the last little while it seems, but I'm still not convinced hes good enough to play in the NHL, and I don't think any of the Leafs brass are either.

He's certainly not a 4th line guy which is the hole that needs to be plugged right now.
It's obvious you haven't/don't watch any Marlies games.

Do what I do, when I have no credibility on the subject, I don't give an opinion.

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Crazy talk. He's just getting his act together after about a seasons worth of disappearance (injuries and ability), and the idea is to throw him to the masses?

He needs consistent high minutes on the Marlies right now. Let him get into full long term form again before we talk call up.
Lol, I haven't seen this guy post in ages.

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Crazy talk. He's just getting his act together after about a seasons worth of disappearance (injuries and ability), and the idea is to throw him to the masses?

He needs consistent high minutes on the Marlies right now. Let him get into full long term form again before we talk call up.
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