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And We Are Off: Jordan Leopold to Penguins for 2nd Round Pick

Leopold The Panthers came off the break with a trade, sending pending UFA defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Penguins for a second round pick in the upcoming draft.

Good trade for the Panthers future in my opinion, but once again shows management is waving the white flag while coaches and players try to make a run at this playoff thing.

Spoke to GM Randy Sexton about the move and he basically said it's hard for the program to not look forward into the future and move some things around. Sexton is not done; he's skipping the trip to Atlanta and I would think more trades could come down before Tuesday night's game at Philips Arena.

Sexton said Leopold thanked him for giving him a chance in Florida and I think he's thankful to be heading to Pittsburgh -- a place he has a realistic chance to win a Cup.

Will have quotes from Randy as well as Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero and Leopold coming soon.

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