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Toronto Maple Leafs: Day Three of 2008 Free Agency

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJuly 3, 2008

(5:25pm)

It wasn't a signing, but it was close enough.

Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a surprising trade with their 100 year rival, the Montreal Canadiens, and I think we all know why it's surprising. The Leafs traded a 2010 second round draft pick and the rights to Greg Pateryn (drafted in the fifth round in the 2008 entry draft) for center Mikhail Grabovski.

I believe this is a great trade for the Leafs because they get a great prospect who will probably play 60+ games for the Leafs this year and they only gave up someone who may not play for another five years and a second rounder.

Also today, the Maple Leafs resigned Dominic Moore, Greg Scott, and John Mitchell.

I like these moves by the Leafs because it will probably fill out their roster for this year. Last year, Moore was claimed off waivers from Minnesota and didn't score a lot, but I found that the team was a lot more energized with him in the lineup. He is also a great play maker. John Mitchell played all last year with the Marlies and had a great season.

Overall, it was a great day for the Leafs.

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