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04-29-2013, 08:27 PM
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He showed enough at the end of the season to suggest that he could be a valuable addition to the Leafs next year. As I was thinking he might be a write-off, that was good news. But Jordan Stall, gimme a break, that's still a very massive stretch at this stage.

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04-29-2013, 09:03 PM
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Wow, you guys really need to read. He says he wants to MODEL his game after Jordan Staal. This does not mean he thinks he can produce anywhere close to him. It just means he wants his playing style to be like his. He's just saying that he looks up to J. Staal and tries to be like him. No one says not even himself that he is J. Staal.

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I can't see him becoming a third line checking forward. We have McClement for that. Instead, I seem him developing into a shutdown forward like Jordan Staal. Also keep in mind that the two roles are distinct with the cross checker specializing in the defensive zone. On the other hand, shut down forward keep the puck in the opposition and to that requires some offensive creativity or finishing ability. That said, I see Colborne being such a guy due to his vision, puck poise and heavy shot. If succeeds, he will be a top six forward much like Bozak, Grabovski, Steen and the rest. The big pro with Joe is size and the ability to utilize in a shutdown role. It'd complement Phaneuf and his future, hopefully RHD'ed, partner.

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04-30-2013, 06:40 AM
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Did Colborne even play on the PK at the AHL level? I understand that he wants to model his game after J. Staal, and that it obviously doesnt mean he'll ever be that good, but maybe more of a J. Stoll type of player.

Some offensive abilities, plays the PK, plays a shutdown role, and can fill in on the top 6 if needed. Im just not sure if Colborne has those types of defensive abilities? Granted, he is coming out of a few years with Eakins. But to fill that type of role, you really need to be a defensive specialist, a top PK guy, and a top shutdown guy. If he can do that though, he could be a solid piece. Him/McClement could be our bottom 6 centres.

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Let me get this straight...He should not say the type of game he wants to play or the type of player he hopes to become because fans are too stupid to not know it isn't certain he will turn out the way he hopes ? You may want to rethink that, if you thought about it at all before typing it.

If Colborne could be come a bit meaner and show consistancy he could turn out to be the ideal number 2 or 3 center depending on wether Kadri is a number 1 or 2. He also may not . Either way he is starting to look like an NHLer and has the tools to be a useful player.
Bloody hell... all I was trying to say was let's not set OUR expectations too high until he HAS established himself as a regular NHL player. I don't like it when we treat our players like crap because they don't meet or exceed OUR expectations long term.

Let's hope he can develop into a player that CAN BE compared to a Jordan Staal sometime soon down the road.

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Bloody hell... all I was trying to say was let's not set OUR expectations too high until he HAS established himself as a regular NHL player. I don't like it when we treat our players like crap because they don't meet or exceed OUR expectations long term.

Let's hope he can develop into a player that CAN BE compared to a Jordan Staal sometime soon down the road.
If the Calgary Herald said Baertschi was modeling his game after Gretzky no one would bat an eye?


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If the Calgary Herald said Baertschi was modeling his game after Gretzky no one would bat an eye?

The semi-literate would be up in arms. The fully literate, not so much.(he says after constructing a sentence without a verb)

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Colborne is more visible out there than grabo. That's saying something.
But not much..

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Thought this thread would be fun to bring back, did he remind anyone of Jordan Staal tonight?

Looked like he has the game to be a very effective #3 checking C.

#beauty

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Thought this thread would be fun to bring back, did he remind anyone of Jordan Staal tonight?

Looked like he has the game to be a very effective #3 checking C.

#beauty
Definitely. I was in Tampa at the Leafs game (5-2 Loss) and Joe Colborne was one of the most noticable Leafs in that game. He has improved so much. I think he's a beauty as well!

He will be with the Leafs permanently next year. Mark my words.

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He definitely has an important role with the Leafs going forward, so that makes another trade we win vs Boston Eakins has done well again, good to see him get some recognition during the game.

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Definitely. I was in Tampa at the Leafs game (5-2 Loss) and Joe Colborne was one of the most noticable Leafs in that game. He has improved so much. I think he's a beauty as well!

He will be with the Leafs permanently next year. Mark my words.
Couldn't say it better, the line of Colborne, Frattin, and Macarthur had a nice Florida stretch.

When Colborne finally makes it, he's going to be a real good #3C, maybe as soon as next year.

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