I'm probably one of the few who thinks the Leafs roster isn't half bad - just poor coaching, and media hype have torn that team apart...IMHO their roster is good enough to make the playoffs.
If Babs really wants to build thru the draft then the fans better be prepared for several plus years before they'll have a shot at icing a championship team...And even then there's no guarantee of a top notch team via the draft; how many highly regarded prospects/players have come, and gone in the NHL?
They could make the playoffs, but they are so far away from sustained success and being a legit cup threat. If they keep the team as is, they will draft the way we have been, except only at the start of building the farm. They need to trade their big names for picks and prospects now and suck for a while. Unlike us, they don't have the time or the luxury of taking a few years to develop later draft picks. They would linger in mediocrity for years more.
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