Just two months ago Cliff Fletcher pulled off his last trade as Leaf interim GM by moving out underachieving Carlo Colaiacovo and Alex Steen for a guy most of us have never heard of - Lee Stempniak. Two months later I have to admit Stempniak has been largely invisible for the Leafs. And the numbers confirm it.
Actually here’s something scary as an aside - Carlo Colaiacovo is the top scoring D man in St. Louis with 22 points, and he’s a +2 player, but he’s only playing around 18 minutes a game. He actually has 21 points in 41 games since joining the Blues. Alex Steen has 18 points in his 42 games since joining the Blues also, but he’s a -4. Either way, when you lump those two together, that’s 40 points in 42 games. Lee Stempniak has 20 points in 43 games since the deal, and a -4 rating.
Score one for John Davidson and St. Louis.
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