Leafs get Ron Francis :)


Francis bound for Maple Leafs

By John McGourty | NHL.com





The Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday acquired veteran center Ron Francis from the Carolina Hurricanes for a fourth-round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft. Francis has 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points in 67 games this season.


Francis waived a no-trade clause to join the Leafs.


Francis, 41, is a left-handed center, joining Toronto's southpaw centers Joe Nieuwendyk and Robert Reichel. Captain Mats Sundin is a right-handed shot. Francis gives the Maple Leafs a formidable quartet on faceoffs. He has a 56 percent success rate this season while Nieuwendyk is at 60 percent, Reichel wins 54 percent of his draws and Sundin has a 53 percent success rate.


whoops.. just noticed PR beat me to it

Man the leafs must be the oldest team in the league.... and whats up with signing calle johansen has that guy even played in the last two years?

Then they pick up kilger, who can't even crack montreals lineup

just extra fire power... they didn't lose anybody off their roster, so no worries :)

They are going to need all the bodies they can get.... those old men will be dropping like flys in a rough playoff series