James van Riemsdyk Steps Up for Toronto After Meeting

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James van Riemsdyk Steps Up for Toronto After Meeting
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PITTSBURGH -- Brian Burke was by no means perfect during his time as general manager in Toronto. But his summer blockbuster that sent disappointing defenseman Luke Schenn to the Philadelphia Flyers for James van Riemsdyk has a chance to be one of the best trades he made for the long-term outlook of the Maple Leafs. It was a classic one-for-one hockey trade, and gave the Leafs a young, up-and-coming power forward that's already signed to a long-term (though pricey) contract.

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