This is why I don’t like doing prospect profiles.Â Call it the “Curse of GB”.
2008-09′s semi-popular “Getting To Know You” series featured six players who were (at the time) prospects Leafs‘ fans were excited about.
One by one, five of these prospects were gradually moved out of the system voted off the team, culminating in yesterday’s decision to not qualify Phil Oreskovic.
The result?Â Dale Mitchell is your MLHS “Getting To Know You” Survivor!
[pause for loud cheering, applause, and a spontaneous "Go Leafs Go" chant]
Unfortunately, there is no official prize for Mitchell to claim, other than an opportunity to pull on a Leafs’ jersey at some point during the 2010-11 season, which in and of itself ought to be reward enough (okay, okay, I’ll throw in a little mustache wax too. Happy?)
Congratulations Dale, and best of luck to all the others who failed to outwit, outplay, and outlast him.
Stay tuned for the next installment of “MLHS Survivor” as Dale Mitchell attempts to defend his crown against German prospects Jerome Flaake and Kobinian Holzer.