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Leafs trade Kasperi Kapanen to Penguins

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The Toronto Maple Leafs roster overhaul is officially underway.

The team made a splash, trading young forward Kasperi Kapanen and his $3.2 million cap hit to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Here’s the full breakdown of the trade:

Pittsburgh gets: RW Kasperi Kapanen, D Jesper Lindgren, and LW Pontus Aberg

Toronto gets: 2020 first round pick (15th overall), LW Evan Rodrigues, C Filip Hallander, and D David Warsofsky.

Kapanen rejoins a Penguins team that drafted him 22nd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. He had been traded to Toronto in the deal involving Phil Kessel back in July 2015.

The 24-year old amassed 41 goals and 49 assists over a span of 202 games during his Leafs tenure.


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MUST SEE: Patrick Kane’s 400th career goal was a beauty!

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During the team’s 7-2 stomping over Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane showed up in a big way. The 32-year old recorded three points on the evening, including a goal that put him among the NHL’s all-time greats.

He became the 100th player in NHL history to reach the 400 goal milestone when his wrister beat Thomas Greiss midway through the third period. His teammates showed him a lot of love as well.

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WATCH: David Rittich headbutts wall after being pulled from game

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Allowing a goal from centre ice and getting shelled by the last place Ottawa Senators will make a man go insane. Case in point: Calgary Flames netminder David Rittich.

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Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller

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Following another loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to part ways with key members of their coaching staff.

The team has announced that they have relieved head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller of their duties. They have been replaced with Dominique Ducharme, who has been promoted to interim head coach, and Alex Burrows. Luke Richardson and Stéphane Waite are sticking with their roles as assistants on the Canadiens’ coaching staff.

“I would like to sincerely thank Claude and Kirk for their contributions to our team over the past five years during which we worked together. I have great respect for these two men whom I hold in high regard,” said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.

“In Dominique Ducharme, we see a very promising coach who will bring new life and new energy to our group. We feel that our team can achieve high standards and the time had come for a change. “

Julien, 60, amassed a 129-123-35 record, and two postseason appearances during his four-plus year tenure as Canadiens’ bench boss.

After a hot start, the team has lost six of their past eight games, and dropped to fourth in the North Division with a 9-5-4 record.

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