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Francois Beauchemin Signs With Maple Leafs


In the comments of this entry we were debating who would be our top six defencemen next season.  We have a glut of worthy defenders, including Kaberle, Schenn, Komisarek, Finger, Van Ryn, Exelby, White and Oreskovic.  Brian Burke decided that wasn't enough.  He's just signed free agent defencemen Francois Beauchemin to a three-year deal believed to be in the range of $10 million.

I really like this signing at that price.  Burke previously brought Beauchemin to the Ducks where he helped them win the cup in '07.  Beauchemin eats a lot of minutes, plays a solid physical style and makes our team better.

Clearly, Kaberle has played his last game for the Leafs.

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