Maple Leafs in on James van Riemsdyk
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02-01-2012, 11:31 PM
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Furthermore, one can reasonably deduce that Burke would be "in on" JvR.
#1. Burke's a GM who likes to make big trades, and his team is in 8th place.
#2. JvR is a big american winger -- Burke likes americans.
#3. Burke doesn't seem interested in making a move for a pure rental, because his team isn't at that point yet.
#4. Philadelphia is probably a bit disappointed in JvR's development so far, and have a need for a blueliner -- something Toronto has a lot of.
5. Toronto needs to get bigger on the wings and develop more of a cycle game to compliment their speed game.
6. Burke was rumoured to be trying to hold out for a young roster player last year before he made the Versteeg trade for picks. Their is a strong chance JVR was that player.
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