Wayne Primeau Wants Back on the Toronto Maple Leafs: Does He Fit?

September 3rd, 2010 by Lukas Leave a reply »
35-year-old veteran Wayne Primeau wants to return to the National Hockey League for the 2010-2011 season, which would be his 16th in the league, according to TheFourthPeriod.com (via Toronto Sun).

“I still feel I can play and contribute to a team,” Primeau told the Sun. “Hopefully someone steps forward and gives me a chance.”

“My ultimate wish is to come back to Toronto for another season and be a veteran (presence) to help the younger guys. But it seems to be looking dimmer and dimmer as the days go on.”

With the Maple Leafs becoming a younger team each year and very unlikely to win the Stanley Cup this season, is it really fitting for a 15-year veteran who has never won a Stanley Cup to return to Toronto?


The Maple Leafs have too many bottom-six forwards (which Primeau is) for him to fit on the roster. Even if he were to play on the wing, he still wouldn’t fit. Colby Armstrong, Luca Caputi, Colton Orr, Mike Brown, and Fredrick Sjostrom all have more important roles with the Maple Leafs, and add just as much grit, if not more.

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