Confirmed with Link: Leafs have signed forward Jeremy Bracco to an ELC

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  1. Mowman

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    I've been watching Bracco for a few years now, and his skill is undeniable, but I don't see him making a big impact in the NHL. He may make the show, but we certainly aren't talking about a Marner / Gaudreau lite. His hockey IQ isn't close to NHL level.

    I hope he keeps developing though and proves me wrong. I really like Bracco, but I haven't lumped him into the group of Leafs prospects I can't wait to see in the NHL one day. I would use him as trade bait.
     
  2. Walshy7

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    ive seen or heard 0 about bracco not signing with us. Some posters here think he will never play for the leafs (me included) but nobody was thinking he wasn't going to sign with us
     
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    Haven't seen him play since last year, wasn't very impressive then.
     
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    Seen a couple of games since, only real complaint is the over passing of the puck. Had the same issues with Timashov. So we'll need to beat that into him.
     
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    Cool another project out of site, out of mind. If he develops awesome, if not then who cares - looking forward more to Dzierkals
     
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    Good news!

    He's going to be an NHLer. I have no doubt. He has the heart, determination and drive to learn what he needs to learn. Watch.
     
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    It was definitely there, don't think there were any articles from major networks but posters have been speculating on the boards that there was a chance he wasn't going to sign. The 1st few posts of this thread are kind of an indication.
     
  8. Duke Silver

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    Not that I necessarily disagree since I can't say I'm an expert on the matter, but where does the heart, determination and drive stuff come from?

    I believe it was more along the lines of the Leafs choosing not to sign him than Bracco not choosing to sign with us.
     
  9. ErnieLeafs

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    And your knowing he has all these things comes from a history of progression in the areas he's lacking? That certainly can't be the case. His issues that hold him back have been apparent for years, and have yet to be fixed.
     
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    congrats Jeremy
     
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    His hockey IQ is most definitely NHL level. It's his compete level on the other side that needs MAJOR work.
     
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    I do as well, but good to see Bracco signed regardless.

    Who's left with an ELC? Brooks is prob. going to be inked soon... Desrochers? Toninato?
     
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    Welcome to the Machine

    NHL yes, Toronto no. He is buried in depth now.
     
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    Desrochers next pls.
     
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    Hope he plays well for the Marlies & finds a spot on the roster.If not he will have excellent trade value if he is moved.
     
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    Defensive issues will be addressed in the AHL.

    Mostly from reading articles about him. He eats and breathes hockey......watches other teams play on TV every night. Kind of like Mitch (not making a direct comparison.....Mitch is something else).
     
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    It was expected
     
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    Now we have another trade chip.
     
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    If he doesn't play well with the Marlies, his trade value will drop significantly.
     
  20. Leafs87

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    Don't wanna be that guy but I was very excited when we drafted him. I see all different types of potential players he can be. To me he sort of reminds me of PA Parentau but with Kessel level defence, effort and care for conditioning
     
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    Sure but at this point he's raw prospect - most players in his position have little Trade value.
     
  22. Duke Silver

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    In that case I eat and breathe hockey as well.

    So no personal viewings are propping up this assertion?
     
  23. LEAFANFORLIFE23

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    about damn time
     
  24. IhateEveryone

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    100% in your boat , watched him play live , Very underwhelming I watched him a greyhound game.
     
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    I've seen him play. Many times. I'd rather rely on articles detailing his history by those who coached or trained him than speculations over his character based on what I perceive is lacking.

    I also think his offensive development is fine. His defensive skills will be addressed next year. If no progress is made in the AHL then let the "we could have had Konecny" bonanza begin. I will humbly step aside and let the e-fury unfold.
     

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