Joined: May 2018
1- Pittsburgh gets the better player in this trade; actually the only one worth trading imo. Typically, the team that gets the best player wins the trade.
2- Toronto gets a hypothetical NHL-level player in their 15th pick. Optimistically, let's say a 2nd-liner or a top 2-3 D. NHL-ready in 2022-2023.
3- Toronto loses depth at forward for next season. 35 points VS ??
4- Kapanen did not/should have fetched Toronto something they desperately need: a top-2 RHD.
Bottom line: PIT wins the trade for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. After that, who knows...