2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Fence Sitters: Egor Korshkov

I promise I won’t mention Alex DeBrincat in this post. Dammit, I just mentioned DeBrincat. Crap. I mentioned DeBrincat again. Okay, fine. After this introduction I will be done with mentioning DeBrincat, a player that a good number of us thought was an excellent fit for the Leafs at the 31st overall pick in 2016. The fact that the Leafs had the whole night to think about who they were going to pick coming out of the first round justly had many people thinking either DeBrincat or Girard or Hart (for what it’s worth I was a Hart guy.) And if you weren’t high on one of those players you might have thought Benson, Kyrou or Dahlen. Even some other picks like Grundstrom, Asplund, Laberge, Mascherin, Krys, Katchouk, Clague, or Dube had more excitement attached to them at that point, but hey, Korshkov can still prove a lot of that crowd wrong.
The point being, we all understand at this point that Korshkov was an absolutely bizarre pick, and it was very likely that he could have been had with the Leafs late 2nd round pick or even one of their mid round picks. This debate is over, …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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