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Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 2:40 pm
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Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 10:57 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>UpsideDownQue</b></div><div>Mikheyev was a signed at age 24 and immediately made the NHL roster. Not sure what that has to do with prospect development
Johnsson going from a 7th rounder to a half a point per game NHLer with the leafs is not a sign of bad prospect development lol
Kapanen was a success for TOR - they got him after his D+1 year and turned him into a useful NHLer
Liljegren, Gauthier, and Bracco are the only ones where the Leafs can really be blamed for poor development (and Liljegren still has time to become a useful NHLer)</div></div>

Even the poor development guys have reasons why they didn't pan out: Gauthier was a Nonis pick and was only projected to be a third liner at best. Liljegren should be on the team this year and is still up for debate. Bracco was a disappointment but it wasn't for a lack of trying on the part of Toronto.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NYR1983</b></div><div>You can add Dermott, Sandin, Robertson to that list as well. Pretty sure Fox, Miller, Chytil, kreider, shesty, Buch have been developed in an excellent way. Laf and Kakko played minimal minutes on a 3rd line up until now and shortened seasons so your jumping the gun since they actually play well but haven’t been getting the 1PP time for scoring. You can also add strome, Zibby and bread to that list since they all have hit new heights since coming to NYR.. Lias who throws away silver medals couldn’t be developed, Kravs is heading in the wrong direction as well but has the potential. Nils is coming along just fine.</div></div>

Dermott and Sandin look promising and are on the team. Robertson is being managed correctly. And again, none of those guys are top 10 picks.