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Re: 2018 Offseason Review
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
Right now we've got Nylander, Hyman, Brown, Kapanen, Johnsson, Dermott, Carrick, Leivo on the Leafs lineup that has gone through Dubas' Marlies. Gauthier and Soshnikov had spells with the team.

So one guy taken in the top 10, and so probably the one who was the least "developed" by the farm team, a couple of grinders, some depth and a couple of guys who are too young to have a real read on.

Still, kudos to Brian Burke and Dave Nonis for drafting so many of those guys, I suppose.

The last stable Leafs team of Nonis' era was 2013-14, and this was largely the work of Brian Burke, anyway. Here are the players that hit that roster coming through the AHL: Kadri, Carter Ashton, Trevor Smith, bits of Peter Holland, Troy Bodie (current director of pro scouting!), Jerry D'Amigo, Mark Fraser, James Reimer, Greg McKegg, Jerred Smithson, Drew McIntyre, Spencer Abbott, and Jamie Devane.

So, one guy drafted in the top 10, a pretty decent #1B sort of goalie, some grinders and some young guys who didn't turn into much.

That team also had guys like Gunnarsson, Kulemin and Bozak who, admittedly, didn't spend a ton of time in the AHL but were still drafted and developed through the system(they would have gone to prospect camps and the like). So, again, even in the darkest of times the Leafs have always had a handful of young guys they've developed.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Review
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »