Not being a favorite of the head coach while he was with another team isn’t likely to get you claimed by his new team.
As for Griffith, well, adding another forward to the mix might sound ridiculous, but Griffith is a talented player. He’s proven that in the AHL, being far and away the best player in that league last year. He was held off the scoring lead only because of time missed.
The new Leaf immediately jumps ahead of players like Froese, Leivo, Lindberg and Leipsic and should be a welcomed addition – not a constant question mark as to why he’s here.
Toronto simply had a chance to pick up a good player for nothing. They did it with Corrado last year from Vancouver and are doing it again now with Griffith.
Mark Hunter would have been grilled about Seth Griffith when he became available, so take solace in the fact that the Leafs player guru gave his blessing on today’s pickup.
The one question that does remain is where does Griffith slot in to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup?
If we assume that the Michalek-Kadri-Komarov line is an actual thing that will happen tomorrow, then there’s Griffith’s spot.
Griffith is an offensive player and deserves to have a chance to score, not play swat the fly on the fourth line. Let Martin, Holland and Michalek chase butterflies for four minutes a night while real players play.