How the JVR/Schenn trade can tip the pendulum in Leafs Favour
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06-24-2012, 09:10 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North York
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My first thought when I heard Schenn was traded.
You can look at it in 2 ways, whether Burke knows something or Schultz needed reassurance that he would make the lineup next year. Obviously with Luke here, he was Gardiner's partner for most of last year. With him gone, it leaves an obvious roster spot open. With due respect to Holzer, he's not a top 2 pairing D man. Neither is Liles on this team. Liles isn't a right handed shot either.
So Justin may be factoring it in right now and weighing his options. If I were him, I would automatically see a chance here to play with Jake and play an important role of the top 2 pairing.
We still have a hole on the #1 unit, we need a shut down D man to play with Phaneuf. Someone with size, we can go with Gunnar but preferably Gunnar would be a great 3rd pairing guy.
I see Liles, Franson, and Komi as interchangable parts until Blacker, Percy are ready, we have to give 1-2 years for Rielly and Finn to be NHL ready, no need to rush these 2.
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