After Acquiring James van Riemsdyk, Are Toronto Maple Leafs Done Dealing?

June 23rd, 2012 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs' offseason checklist included, in no specific order, to get a No. 1 center, get some extra size up front, improve their mobility on the back end and get that No. 1 goalie that has eluded the team since the lockout eight years ago.

With the Luke Schenn-for-James van Riemsdyk deal already completed and the draft concluded, the Leafs have made strides in gaining size up front, adding to their top-six talent and adding young, high-hockey-IQ guys on their back end.

It's a start, but it certainly is not the end of the moves for the Maple Leafs.

Earlier in the day, the Leafs traded the rights to starting goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft, opening up a spot for either Ben Scrivens or, even better, a goalie acquired via trade.

Where the Leafs go from here is anyone's guess, but here's an updated look at the Leafs depth chart heading into next season:

Lupul / Bozak / Kessel

Kulemin (RFA) / Grabosvki / MacArthur

Van Riemsdyk / Connolly / Kadri

Brown / Steckel / Lombardi

Armstrong / Colborne ...

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