BANG! As if the NHL playoffs aren’t entertaining enough, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins just pulled off a blockbuster trade. The news broke earlier this morning that Kasperi Kapanen would be on the move and now we have the details of the trade:
Details for Penguins:
RW Kasperi Kapanen
D Jesper Lindgren
LW Pontus Aberg
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— Rob Rossi (@Real_RobRossi) August 25, 2020
For the Leafs, this is a fantastic return and sheds much-needed cap relief while also giving them a first-round pick in the 2020 draft after trading their first-rounder to Carolina along with Patrick Marleau. I think Kyle Dubas is going to be a busy man this fall and will acquire some much needed help on the backend.