Leafs moves not exactly earth-shattering

Leo Komarov (left) signed with the Maple Leafs for four years at just under $3 million US a season....

Leo Komarov (left) signed with the Maple Leafs for four years at just under $3 million US a season. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:56 AM ET

TORONTO - As a new kick-ass contingent, the first mass arrival in the grand plan to shake up the Maple Leafs dressing room, this trio hardly looks like Marvel’s super-hero Avengers.

Stephane Robidas is a 37-year-old defenceman coming off two breaks of his right leg, Leo Komarov played one 48-game season as a bottom-six forward, while rough-hewn winger Matt Frattin also returns, still finding his niche in the NHL. They join stay-at-home defenceman Roman Polak, acquired at the draft for Carl Gunnarsson.

But Toronto management considers its much-hyped culture change off and running after it made Robidas and Komarov its signings on Tuesday’s hectic opening day of free agency and traded with Columbus to retain Frattin after dealing him last year in the Jonathan Bernier package.


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