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Leave Toronto & Watch Your Production Drop

 Editor's Note: Somny takes a look at a new phenomenon: Leafs players leaving and not becoming amazing. What a world! It's a good update, without a comment on coaching, on this MLHS piece.

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Remember how it always seemed like the players Toronto traded away went on to become better than they ever were as Maple Leafs. Well, that appears to have changed during Brian Burke's reign as GM of the blue & white. I have put together a fairly basic list of the bigger names Burke has sent packing in the last couple years and there is an alarming trend. They all produce fewer points per game after leaving Toronto. The only exception to this rule is Lee Stempniak (Fuck Lee Stemniak) whose PPG rates are skewed by his prolific 18 game stretch at the end of last season immediately after being traded. Follow the jump to view the list and stats

Numbers for Kabby, Steeg and Beauch are from this season only  (PPG with their new team compared to PPG with Toronto). For the others, I took cumulative GP and PT totals with their new teams this season and following their trade last season and compared those numbers to their most recent 2 seasons as Leafs.

Tomas Kaberle BOS
GP 21
G 1
A 7
PTS 8

PPG with TOR: 0.66
PPG with BOS: 0.38

Kris Versteeg PHI
GP 24
G 6
A 2
PTS 8

PPG with TOR: 0.66
PPG with PHI: 0.33

Francois Beauchemin ANA
GP 24
G 2
A 2
PT 4

PPG with TOR: 0.22
PPG with ANA: 0.17

Matt Stajan CGY
GP 101
G 9
A 38
PTS 47
PPG: 0.46

Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 131GP, 96 PTS = 0.73 PPG

Niklas Hagman CGY
GP 98
G 16
A 22
PTS 38
PPG: 0.39

With Leafs: 120GP, 86PTS = 0.71 PPG

Jason Blake ANA
GP 99
G 21
A 23
PTS 44
PPG 0.44
Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 134GP, 89PTS = 0.66 PPG

Ian White CGY, CAR, SJ
GP 102
G 6
A 30
PTS 36
PPG 0.35
Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 127GP, 52PTS = 0.41 PPG

Lee Stempniak PHO
GP 97
G 32
A 22
PTS 54
PPG 0.56
With Leafs: 123GP, 61PTS = 0.5 PPG
0.45 PPG with PHO this season (subtracting his outlier 18 game stretch last season)

Pavel Kubina ATL/TB
GP 152
G 9
A 51
PTS 60
PPG 0.39

Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 154GP, 80PTS =  0.52 PPG

Alexei Ponikarovsky PIT/LA
GP 74
G 7
A 17
PTS 24
PPG 0.32

Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 143GP, 102PTS = 0.71 PPG

Nik Antropov NYR/ATL
GP 166
G 46
A 72
PTS 118
PPG 0.71

Most recent 2 seasons with Leafs: 135GP, 102PTS = 0.76 PPG

I feel like I am missing a player or two traded away during Burke's tenure. Feel free to add anyone I may have overlooked. I intentionally skipped over names like Toskala and Mayers because they just don't really matter anymore, do they?

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