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Why Trading James van Riemsdyk Makes Sense

By: Geoffrey Martlin

James Van Riemsdyk is a 30 goal scorer with a cap hit of $4.25 million over the next 2 years. He was on pace for 59 points and a 30 goal year last season on a consistently bad team before getting injured and he could garner an attractive price this offseason from cap crunching teams who want to win now. 1,334 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs will limp to the finish line without James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul

TORONTO — The already goal-starved Maple Leafs suffered another big hit Thursday: both James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul are done for the season.

A team official confirmed the status of the two veterans prior to Thursday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Air Canada Centre. 165 more words

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Who Will Be the 19th Maple Leafs Captain?

Lou Lamoriello struck hard and fast early Tuesday morning, sending Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf to the divisional and provincial rival Ottawa Senators in a blockbuster, 9-player trade. 869 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs will face some interesting challenges in second half of the season

TORONTO – Halfway through the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first season under a team rebuild, the outlook for the remaining half is shaping up to be equally mixed as the first half. 692 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs struggle to find the back of the net in loss to Columbus Blue Jackets

TORONTO – It could get really rough for the Toronto Maple Leafs offensively.

It was Dec. 3 when Leafs forward Shawn Matthias last played with regular linemates Tyler Bozak and P.A. 654 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock looking for someone to step up in James van Riemsdyk's absence

TORONTO – There’s a good reason Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock doesn’t appear to be too concerned about where his team’s offence will come from now that his top-scorer is sidelined for the next six-to-eight weeks. 644 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk out six to eight weeks with foot fracture

Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. 122 more words

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