Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/23/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 06: James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on November 6, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The transition to life as a Toronto Maple Leaf could not be going any better for former Philadelphia Flyer, James van Riemsdyk. On Monday,  JVR  met with his former club for the first time since being traded for defenseman Luke Schenn in the summer. Fast-forward to today, James Van Riemsdyk is celebrating a 5-2 victory with his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates, a game in which van Riemsdyk potted his team-leading eighth goal of the season.JVR's  new teammates have been very impressed with his skill-set.To be honest, I think James Van Riemsdyk is just getting started. This kid was the second selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The opportunity the Toronto Maple Leafs hav given this kid could prove to be a franchise changing development. I believe James van Riemsdyk was the missing piece the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are currently 8-5 through 13 games needed to be playing consistent playoff hockey again. I was actually shocked when Maple Leaf management relieved Brian Burke of his G...
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