The Leafs will regret this. Just another name in the long line of players the Leafs gave up on. Good luck in Philly, Schenn. JVR is a good fit but I'm disappointed in losing Schenn. I still remember praying we'd land him at the '08 draft and then jumping up and down in my living room when we did. Take care Schenner, you and your brother are going to be great in Philly.
fair trade, both sides got players that were under achieving but have star potential. i would of preferred to add and try to get sean couturier. will suck playing vs philly, schenn will destroy our forwards.
Sick, I like it! I wish Luke well, but he wasn't really needed here, and for quite some time I haven't been very high on his play. Not much offensive talent, slow skater, questionable hockey IQ, a physical beast who outmuscles everyone, but not consistent defensively in terms of positioning and reads. With us having such great defensive depth, I really like dealing Schenn for a young, promising power forward. JVR should look good on our 2nd or 3rd line right away, and with his tools he potentially has 1st line upside.
Fingers crossed for Schultz now. We have plenty of left d (Gardiner, Rielly, Gunnarsson, etc.), but with Schenn gone our only other particularly good right d is Franson (Liles is a left d, right?). Opens up a spot if we can convince him to sign.
Ive been calling for this for months. It just makes sense. This is huge for the Leafs.Huge. JVR makes the top 6 a ton more competitive, he's got a great contract, and he needed opportunity to be a top 6 threat.