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Toronto Maple Leafs: Re-Examining the Dave Bolland Era

Why are we re-visiting Bolland’s time as a Leaf on today of all days? No particular reason.

Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks via trade on June 30th, 2013 in exchange for one 2013 second-round pick, one 2013 fourth-round pick, and another fourth-round pick in 2014, Bolland’s time in a Maple Leafs jersey was strikingly brief.

Brief, and admittedly frustrating.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion did, in fact, put forth some truly decent numbers to kick off his tenure in Toronto. For a while, he even looked every bit the pesky, defensively responsible pivot Dave Nonis had just spent a significant draft capital to acquire.