Florida Panthers Deal Jordan Leopold to the Pittsburgh Penguins

March 1st, 2010 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
There are only three days between the end of the trade freeze and the beginning of the trade deadline, and it's not surprising that the Florida Panthers made a move on the first possible day.

As of this morning, Jordan Leopold is a Pittsburgh Penguin.

In return for Leopold, the Florida Panthers received a second round draft pick for the upcoming 2010 draft.

The trade didn't involve Reinprecht, like I predicted, or Vokoun like many others predicted. However, I'm not surprised the Panthers went after a pick. It's unlikely that the Panthers would be able to get a fair deal on any player that would make a difference this season. They were kind of forced into a pick because that's one of the places they will be able to get the most help.

Of course, there won't be many players that will be able to jump in and immediately make a difference after they're drafted, especially in the late second round. Obviously, any player they get during the draft will need a few years before he can help the team.

Personally, I think they could have gotten a little bit more. They could have gone after another prospect, but it's clear that the draft ...

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