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Where does O’Byrne fit?

5 Apr

O'Byrne

Approaching the deadline, the Leafs, like every team, had different weaknesses they could have looked to address. They could have brought a back-up goalie to mentor Reimer through the playoffs, a stay at home partner for Phaneuf on the blue line, and added size and face-off ability down the middle – all moves that could help the Leafs take the first of many steps from being a middle-of-a pack team to being one of the East’s better clubs.

Unfortunately for the Leafs, as the trade deadline approached prices remained high for buyers, as in two second round picks for Douglas Murray high, leaving the Leafs without many options. So, unable to address any major needs, David Nonis and company made a safe, low risk deal to help add some depth to the blue line with Ryan O’Byrne. Roughly twenty four hours and a few interviews later, what can we expect from the 28 year old bruiser? Here at Leafshero we take a closer look.

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