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    Post by Guest on Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:40 pm

    A defensive pairing of Schenn-Hedman in a few years affraid
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    Post by Riprock on Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:09 pm

    If Toronto drafted Hedman and DIDN'T play him next season, now THAT would be scary.

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    Post by Guest on Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:16 pm

    DashRiprock wrote:If Toronto drafted Hedman and DIDN'T play him next season, now THAT would be scary.
    i doubt they'd be paired off the bat... maybe put hedman with Kabrale, and schenn with... ah hell, who else do they have :D
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    Post by Riprock on Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:40 am

    Kubina, Finger, Van Ryn, Frogren, Colaiacavo... Hedman would be better paired with Frogren I think.
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    Post by PKC on Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:13 am

    To be honest, if the Leafs had the first overall pick this upcoming draft, I'm almost positive they would draft Tavares. Build around a projected superstar like that...that's what the Leafs should do. Fortunately for this upcoming draft, picking first overall leaves you with two incredible options, pick either Hedman or Tavares and there's no way you've picked wrong.
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    Post by asq2 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:26 am

    PKC wrote:To be honest, if the Leafs had the first overall pick this upcoming draft, I'm almost positive they would draft Tavares. Build around a projected superstar like that...that's what the Leafs should do. Fortunately for this upcoming draft, picking first overall leaves you with two incredible options, pick either Hedman or Tavares and there's no way you've picked wrong.

    Hedman is a projected superstar as well. IMO it makes more sense to draft Hedman and then have a top-3 in the future of Hedman, Schenn and Stralman (who could be pretty darn good as well). Grab a guy like Kuchin with a later 1st rounder. Then, since Crosby and Ovechkin didn't exactly turn their teams into Cup contenders their first season, one has no reason to expect that Hedman would either, so at the next draft, the Leafs could nab a potential franchise forward like Kabanov, Pulkkinen, Hall or McFarland.
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    Post by Riprock on Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:12 pm

    They would likely draft Tavares, considering they need a superstar forward, and they have already pursued him, so you know they want him on their team.
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    Post by wprager on Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:25 pm

    Speaking of Leafs D-men, did Colaiacovo get injured last night? I saw him coming off very slowly and in a lot of pain. Maybe he got hit by the puck or something.
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    Post by rooneypoo on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:23 am

    wprager wrote:Speaking of Leafs D-men, did Colaiacovo get injured last night? I saw him coming off very slowly and in a lot of pain. Maybe he got hit by the puck or something.

    Or knocked over by a stiff breeze? That guy is made of glass. When is he not injured? Has he ever put, say, 10 straight games together?
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    Post by PKC on Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:51 am

    I don't think he's ever put 2 games together, let alone 10.
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:09 am

    Even if the Leafs don't draft first there D will be scarey in a couple years anyways IMO. I agree with the Tavares comment. They have enough D now that they'll be fine in a couple years. They don't have a single first liner and if Antropov is your best forward that should tell you that you have a serious deficiency that needs to be addressed. I say they start drafting forwards. Hey wait...scratch that I don't want the Leafs to do well now do I ? LOL :D


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    Re: Scary thought, but a complete possibility...

    Post by asq2 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:59 pm

    Cap'n' Clutch wrote:Even if the Leafs don't draft first there D will be scarey in a couple years anyways IMO. I agree with the Tavares comment. They have enough D now that they'll be fine in a couple years. They don't have a single first liner and if Antropov is your best forward that should tell you that you have a serious deficiency that needs to be addressed. I say they start drafting forwards. Hey wait...scratch that I don't want the Leafs to do well now do I ? LOL :D

    I'm still a firm believer in the "draft the best player available" drafting theory.

    Chances are if they draft Hedman, they'll still be in a position the next season where they'll have a high pick. That draft will boast Kabanov, Pulkkinen, McFarland and Hall at the top -- all potential franchise forwards.

    As for the OP, you know what else is pretty darn scary but a complete possibility?

    Hedman - Doughty
    Johnson - Teubert

    or, although St. Louis has played well thus far

    Johnson - Pietrangelo
    Hedman - Cole

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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:18 pm

    asq2 wrote:
    Cap'n' Clutch wrote:Even if the Leafs don't draft first there D will be scarey in a couple years anyways IMO. I agree with the Tavares comment. They have enough D now that they'll be fine in a couple years. They don't have a single first liner and if Antropov is your best forward that should tell you that you have a serious deficiency that needs to be addressed. I say they start drafting forwards. Hey wait...scratch that I don't want the Leafs to do well now do I ? LOL :D

    I'm still a firm believer in the "draft the best player available" drafting theory.

    Chances are if they draft Hedman, they'll still be in a position the next season where they'll have a high pick. That draft will boast Kabanov, Pulkkinen, McFarland and Hall at the top -- all potential franchise forwards.

    As for the OP, you know what else is pretty darn scary but a complete possibility?

    Hedman - Doughty
    Johnson - Teubert

    or, although St. Louis has played well thus far

    Johnson - Pietrangelo

    Hedman - Cole
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    Re: Scary thought, but a complete possibility...

    Post by mattshock on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:38 am

    asq2 wrote:
    Cap'n' Clutch wrote:Even if the Leafs don't draft first there D will be scarey in a couple years anyways IMO. I agree with the Tavares comment. They have enough D now that they'll be fine in a couple years. They don't have a single first liner and if Antropov is your best forward that should tell you that you have a serious deficiency that needs to be addressed. I say they start drafting forwards. Hey wait...scratch that I don't want the Leafs to do well now do I ? LOL :D

    I'm still a firm believer in the "draft the best player available" drafting theory.

    Chances are if they draft Hedman, they'll still be in a position the next season where they'll have a high pick. That draft will boast Kabanov, Pulkkinen, McFarland and Hall at the top -- all potential franchise forwards.

    As for the OP, you know what else is pretty darn scary but a complete possibility?

    Hedman - Doughty
    Johnson - Teubert

    or, although St. Louis has played well thus far

    Johnson - Pietrangelo
    Hedman - Cole

    LA seems more likely. St Louis is already going to be an interesting team in a couple of years, but adding Hedman or Tavares would just be incredible.
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    Re: Scary thought, but a complete possibility...

    Post by asq2 on Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:12 pm

    mattbond wrote:
    asq2 wrote:
    Cap'n' Clutch wrote:Even if the Leafs don't draft first there D will be scarey in a couple years anyways IMO. I agree with the Tavares comment. They have enough D now that they'll be fine in a couple years. They don't have a single first liner and if Antropov is your best forward that should tell you that you have a serious deficiency that needs to be addressed. I say they start drafting forwards. Hey wait...scratch that I don't want the Leafs to do well now do I ? LOL :D

    I'm still a firm believer in the "draft the best player available" drafting theory.

    Chances are if they draft Hedman, they'll still be in a position the next season where they'll have a high pick. That draft will boast Kabanov, Pulkkinen, McFarland and Hall at the top -- all potential franchise forwards.

    As for the OP, you know what else is pretty darn scary but a complete possibility?

    Hedman - Doughty
    Johnson - Teubert

    or, although St. Louis has played well thus far

    Johnson - Pietrangelo
    Hedman - Cole

    LA seems more likely. St Louis is already going to be an interesting team in a couple of years, but adding Hedman or Tavares would just be incredible.

    I'd like to see LA add Hedman and St. Louis add Cowen. They both have pretty solid offences going forward (St. Louis has Perron, Boyes, Backes, Eller, Oshie, Berglund etc.).

    LA's defence of
    Hedman - Doughty
    Johnson - Teubert
    Hickey - Harrold

    would have the potential to be one of the best ever assembled.

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