Toronto Maple Leafs make big trade with Chicago Blackhawks

Published February 27, 2023 at 1:51 PM

Will the first round jinx end this season for the Maple Leafs? Having not tasted victory since 2004 in the first round of the playoffs, it's about time.

So Kyle Dubas is in aggressive mode and he really wants to do everything he can to break the curse that seems to be leading the team to defeat. He just acquired defenseman Jake McCabe and forward Sam Lafferty from the Blackhawks, in return for a first round pick in 2025, a second pick in 2026, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev.

This is a deep team for the Leafs, who have been criticized for lacking bite as the playoffs approach year after year. Coupled with the addition of Ryan O'Reilly, it's safe to say that Dubas will have given his team every chance to make a deep run in the playoffs.

February 27   |   192 answers
Toronto Maple Leafs make big trade with Chicago Blackhawks

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