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Report: Leafs passed on talented young forward because of Babcock.

A very interesting look at a decision from the Leafs.

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There was a very curious decision, or rather a non-decision, made by the Leafs this week.

With one of Mike Babcock's former prospects placed on the waiver wire the team made the decision not to acquire him, we are of course speaking of now former Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen.

The decision it appears may have been caused by Babcock himself, according to a report from TSN insider James Mirtle, there have been rumors around Toronto that Babcock is "not a huge fan" of what Pulkkinen brings to the table.

It's a rather damning condemnation of Pulkinnen's skills from a man who would likely know better than most, especially when you consider the Leafs acquired forward Seth Griffith, a player with less NHL experience who struggled in Boston's system. off waivers that very same day when he was placed on waivers by the Bruins.