Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 Draft Strategy

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Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 Draft Strategy
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With the Stanley Cup finals just starting and my beloved Leafs on the golf courses, I cannot help but become the armchair GM for this up coming draft.

With the Leafs at the 5 slot - things are actually looking pretty good.  They'll actually get a player of some decent potential providing they've done their homework.

Their immediate needs in a prospect are clear.  They need a centre prospect that has an NHL ceiling of becoming a PPG player.  Now lets be clear, teams can get these players across the draft board - see Detroit & New Jersey.  However at the 5th position, they can actually manage to get the player they covet, or the very least one of their top two choices.

And no - I do not want them to deal for the 1st overall pick.  He's great - but not too big, and he plays way too hardcore with the body not to be an injury concern. We don't need that.

So what could we do? Here we go...

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