Leafs Want Playoffs

According to Sportsnet.ca, the Toronto Maples Leafs acquired Luke Richardson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a 5th round draft pick and a conditional 4th rounder.mikster’s view:

Well, I guess the Leafs ain’t sellin`! I think John Ferguson Jr. should have sold and cleaned up the house, but with a win against the Canadiens last night, Leafs ownership and JFJ feel like the playoffs are not too far.

Luke Richardson is starting to show his age. He is quite slow, but a 5th rounder won’t hurt too much unless five years from now that pick becomes a valuable player. Richardson provides strength on defense and more stability. Good addition by the Leafs, but that means there has to be a lot more dealing going on since the Leafs struggle on the offensive lines, especially with Lindros out for the year. Expect another move to be made, even to clear up some salary to make another addition.