Maple Leafs And Kraken Complete Blockbuster

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for two second-round picks and a third-round pick.

Giordano had been in the rumor mill for much of this season, as the Kraken have struggled throughout it. Furthermore, the now-former captain is a pending unrestricted free agent, so it makes sense that the rebuilders are moving him as a rental. 

Giordano was one of the last remaining big-name defensemen available on the trading block, so it makes sense that Toronto has now made this move. They needed another high-impact blueliner on their roster for their playoff run. 

In 55 games this season with Seattle, Giordano has six goals, 17 assists, and a minus-21 rating. With a far stronger team like the Maple Leafs, it will be interesting to see if his numbers go up significantly from here. 

Blackwell is a very solid bottom-six forward for the Leafs to add, too. In 39 games this season, he has eight goals, nine assists, and a minus-1 rating. Overall, he will provide them with decent secondary scoring when called upon. 

Nevertheless, the Leafs have made their first blockbuster of the trade deadline. Will another one be following soon? 

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