scoop 2,978 Posted December 24, 2013 Share Posted December 24, 2013 The once-promising Keiji Toriyama has been traded yet again and will be joining his fifth team. He is entering just the fourth season of his career, so he is still a relatively young player, but his progression has stalled during the past couple seasons. The frequency with which Toriyama is switching teams is remeniscent of Tuvia Bielski, who spent time with, I believe, seven of the eight teams that were around during his playing days. Some of those teams, or at least one I'm sure, he never actually played any games with. In a similar way, Toriyama was sent to Calgary early this off-season, and has been flipped to New York more recently. Having not played a game with Calgary, Toriyama still spent some time with the team. Toriyama started with the Bears and was traded to Davos, who signed him to an extension that included a $7 million salary in Season 36. That max salary could have been what prompted some of the trades because teams didn't want to be playing an inactive player such a large sum of money. From Davos he was traded to Riga, then back to Seattle, then to Calgary, and finally to the Americans, his current team. The teams he has not played for include the three teams he least desired would draft him back in S33 (Quebec, Cologne, and Helsinki) and the three teams he most desired would draft him (Toronto, Vasteras, and Helsinki). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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