If the leafs were to land Ron Francis it would be a great pick up, and he would fit perfect in between Nolan and Tucker. and would be great on the 2nd power play with Nolan and Antropov or someone else...
I have said for weeks now Toronto should go after Francis. Ronnie Francis would be a great pickup for the leafs as he still has speed and good hands and a good face-off man. Placing Ron Francis on a line with Darcy Tucker and Owen Nolan would give Toronto a extremely dangerous 3 lines and IMO would make the lines of Tucker/Francis/Nolan the 2nd line and the Sky line move down to the 3rd. I would absolutely love to see this happen.
I'm in for this one. Francis would be an ideal guy to bring in because he would replace Reichel as a third line centre, would be another excellent dressing room guy and leader, more playoff and SC Final experience, excellent on the powerplay, what else could you ask for really?
If is is an affordable acquisition, then it is a no brainer.