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04-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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Joe Colborne

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Just wondering how Joe has looked the past few games? observations critics etc etc would be appreciated! Thanks

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04-25-2013, 12:15 PM
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His speed seems to be improved, but he still looks lost IMO.

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04-25-2013, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, completely ineffectual in just about every facet of the game so far. But he's barely played, so I'll still reserve judgment about him

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04-25-2013, 12:20 PM
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His speed seems to be improved, but he still looks lost IMO.


it has improved, but could be better
used his size really well last night, improved player IMO
i loved this kid from the start, and always enjoy him playing well,

made a couple nice hits, plus created chances, great game by him

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04-25-2013, 12:31 PM
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He had some decent board work last night I thought. Still seemed to lack that extra 'umph' to make something happen.

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04-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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I actually thought he was good last night.

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04-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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He played very strong, but besides that I didn't see much

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04-25-2013, 12:38 PM
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Glad to hear that as I only watched the 1st last night. Hopefully he's in again tonight.

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04-25-2013, 12:48 PM
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he looked good. The line of MacA Colbourne Frattin had some chances, nice work on the boards and no big defensive mishaps

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I thought he was great.

I think something about Joe that people don't think about.. His size alone is his best asset. The fact that he's playing on a third / fourth line and Carlyle expects these guys to be physical. The more Colborne engages, he will always have his hands. I feel like if he can continue to build a solid 2-way game at the NHL level and play responsible, physical hockey, he can slowly start to build that confidence and fill out his potential at this level.

This is why patience is key and I like how Carlyle is slowly bringing him along.

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04-25-2013, 12:53 PM
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He looked alright in the offensive zone, but completely lost in the defensive zone. He also is still not using his size to his advantage when he has the puck.

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04-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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He looked alright in the offensive zone, but completely lost in the defensive zone. He also is still not using his size to his advantage when he has the puck.


are u sure? he layed out a couple hits, plus used his size to protect the puck behind the net

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04-25-2013, 01:14 PM
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He played sound at both ends of the ice last night for the most part. People can say he lacks in the speed, defense, and "big body presence" but he displayed all 3 last night on a night where there really wasn't much to see from the leafs as a whole.

The kid is gonna be fine, he is developing as he should right now.

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04-25-2013, 01:20 PM
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I thought he was great.

I think something about Joe that people don't think about.. His size alone is his best asset. The fact that he's playing on a third / fourth line and Carlyle expects these guys to be physical. The more Colborne engages, he will always have his hands. I feel like if he can continue to build a solid 2-way game at the NHL level and play responsible, physical hockey, he can slowly start to build that confidence and fill out his potential at this level.

This is why patience is key and I like how Carlyle is slowly bringing him along.
He and Matt Frattin looked great last night in my opinion too. Had lots of chances, some good pressure and physicality. Hope to see it again tonight.

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04-25-2013, 01:36 PM
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He was good, thats what happens when you play a guy 5+ mins a night with proper linemates, not goons.

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04-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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He needs to be a sponge right now... just watching McClement every day will make him a better player.

September is when he has to put it all together and make his case to Uncle Randy that he's ready to play in our top 9 on a regular basis.

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04-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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I thought he was good, but like a lot of young guys, at times he looked lost in the defensive zone, when Tampa controlled the puck. He also let up on a couple of chances to lay the body in our zone, and had that near disaster giveaway at the blueline.

I mean, he's still learning the game, adjusting to this level, and actually getting some minutes with real linemates. I liked his presence down low in the offensive zone. He did well to protect the puck.

Overall, he continues to be a work in progress, but there's lots to be excited about.

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04-25-2013, 02:25 PM
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He needs to be a sponge right now... just watching McClement every day will make him a better player.

September is when he has to put it all together and make his case to Uncle Randy that he's ready to play in our top 9 on a regular basis.

He looked good but I see a 3rd line center as his ceiling. Like his size and hands, played physical last night for him but he needs to be that way every night. I think the team will feature Bozak, Kadri, McClement and Colborne next year as their centre ice men, Grabo is a buyout. Too bad, but at 5.5M we simply cant afford him with next years cap

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This is a cliche, but the more Colborne plays, the better he will be.

Too late probably to have an impact this year in the playoffs, but given he starts next season with us on the 3rd line, I would expect him to be 2X better than he was at the start of the season.

Needs a season under his belt with the Leafs to show his full promise, did some things well last night, but is still learning the game. But he does look like he will play in the NHL one day, I say next year.

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very strong game. i'll reserve judgement until he's used more. can't possibly getting into the swing of things after sitting for 6/7 games.

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Frattin is still not back to where he was prior to his minor operation, think when he does, this line has potential, if they play tonight they still have to be better. I think we are going to need Mac, Frattin, and Joe at some point in the playoffs. They Need to play with more desperation.

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All we do here is make excuses for some players a torch others. He is probably on the 80-90% chance bust list. That's how he is, the Holzer of forwards.

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All we do here is make excuses for some players a torch others. He is probably on the 80-90% chance bust list. That's how he is, the Holzer of forwards.
Never did one of these emoticons before, but it seemed like this was the right time to do one.

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Frattin is still not back to where he was prior to his minor operation, think when he does, this line has potential, if they play tonight they still have to be better. I think we are going to need Mac, Frattin, and Joe at some point in the playoffs. They Need to play with more desperation.
Frattin is old he has it or not, if he doesn't oh well, Coldborne is getting close to the age he is a go or not, I doubt he is anything. Lets not pump the tires of kids that probably don't have it in them. The call ups are what they are...

Call up list:

Kostka
Holzer
Gardiner for development
Coldborne
Hamilton
D'
Scrivens

In other words most of these guys should be write offs. NHL wise


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Never did one of these emoticons before, but it seemed like this was the right time to do one.
I would hate to see the team you assemble when you become an NHL GM. The guy doesn't have it period, just doesn't got what it takes.

When Bozak makes you look bad out of college and Bozak looked pretty average still does you may as well admit we are not serious about putting together a contender here

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