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Friday Thoughts

Leafs Whoop Raycroft

Although a lot of us want to see the Leafs stumble their way into a high draft pick, it's perfectly normal to enjoy the Leafs light up Andrew Raycroft seven times. Our starting goaltender of two seasons ago, Raycroft made sure to let in at least three a game, and were it not for the potent Leafs offense of the time, the wins would have come few and far between.

Tavares Night

I'm off to watch the London Knights as they visit the Kingston Frontenacs. Tavares has 14 goals and 22 points in his last eight games, and has been on fire since being traded from the Oshawa Generals to the London Knights. I'm also excited to watch the Knight's Nazem Kadri and the Frontenac's Ethan Werek of Kingston, two of the top forward prospects in this year's draft. Taylor Doherty of the Fronts is another interesting player, who before the mid-season rankings, was considered a mid-to-late first rounder. He's now ranked 71st in North America.


Well, last week I asked the readers whether or not they think the Leafs will name a captain this season. 89 percent of you believe they won't. Well, fair enough. If the Leafs do name a captain, Brian Burke will have something to do with it. I know Wilson isn't going to name someone a captain if he thinks Burke might look for trade offers for that person, so until Burke takes them off the table, Wilson likely won't budge.

Leafs With Third Pick

In this week's poll, I'm going back to the 2009 entry draft. It's on every Leaf fan's mind, and it can't come soon enough.

We all know that Tavares and Hedman are going 1-2 in the draft, but after that there will be a degree of variation. So, theoretically, were the Leafs sitting with the third pick, who should they take?


Anonymous said...

If the leafs see themselves in the third drafting position there are many options since there is no clear cut third pick. If you are looking for scoring Matt Duchene is a tremendous force playing with Hodgson in Brampton. If the leafs could trade for Hodgson and re unite these best friends that would provide for a toews kane combination in the later years. However, a more viable option would be to trade your third for a prospect and and early number one pick and then maybe a second round draft as well. Use these assests to pick up Schenn at number 8 or 9 and the second round will have some deep players this year. If you look at Luke Schenn this year the one thing that stands out the most is his character if his brother has a similiar mold he will be a solid player. Brother combinations are always intriguing in the NHL.

Anonymous said...

Tavy FTW