Brian Burke and his hockey office have often pointed to Carter Ashton as one of the young lions the Leafs will count on in coming years. But there has been little production from Ashton to validate the general manager’s praise. Coming into Friday’s game at Copps Coliseum, Ashton’s 27-game total since last year with the Leafs and Marlies was two goals, one assist and a minus 13. He was on the verge of scoring 20 with Norfolk when Burke got smaller on defence by dealing Keith Aulie to Tampa Bay for its former first rounder...
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