5 Reasons Leafs' Trade for Van Riemsdyk Makes Sense

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5 Reasons Leafs' Trade for Van Riemsdyk Makes Sense
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The oft-rumored trade between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, concerning James van Riemsdyk and Luke Schenn, finally came to fruition this past Saturday (via NJ.com)

While both players are young and possess potential, both have also been said to have underachieved so far in their short careers.

From the Leafs perspective, while they give up some physicality in this trade, they add a player with a blend of size and skill to their forward unit—something they have long coveted.

As many trades as there are in the NHL—especially ones concerning the Leafs—this trade will be debated and discussed for some time.

With that in mind, here are five reasons the trade makes sense for the Maple Leafs.

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