Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/4/11
In what's turning out to be a surprisingly busy Tuesday at the NHL head offices (someone was claimed on waivers today--exhausting), the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired centre David Steckel from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fourth round pick. Now he can finally be a part of the group hug above! It's always exciting for Toronto fans to learn that the Leafs have acquired a centre, but Steckel won't be counted on to lead the team offensively. That would be foolish. Instead, he'll likely slot in as the fourth line centre, behind Tim Connolly, Mikhail Grabovski, and Matthew Lombardi. While some are speculating that this could mean the end for Tyler Bozak, I would counter that, with this group of centres, a spot is certain to open up to due to injury by the middle of next week. Regardless of whether Steckel's arrival in Toronto punches Tyler Bozak's ticket out of town, the big centre will no doubt help in the faceoff circle, where the Leafs were 15th in 2010-11 and looked to ...
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