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05-13-2013, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Why would the Leafs make this deal? Good defencemen right now are at a premium so teams are likely to hold on to them.
He spent the majority of the season in the AHL because Randy Carlyle doesn't like him, the emergence of Cody Franson, and they need more help upfront (specifically the center position). Leafs fans seem to think he's expendable. Their depth at the blue-line is pretty good on their roster and in their prospect pool.

There's a chance they might lose Tyler Bozak this summer (speculation is he's looking for $5M a year) to free agency. That would make the need for a center even greater for them.

The Leafs also have Morgan Rielly (5th overall, 2012) and Stuart Percy (25th overall, 2011) looking to possibly crack the lineup next year. Rielly more so than Percy.

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