2020-21 Trade Deadline

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs identified Nick Foligno as their prized deadline acquisition

The Toronto Maple Leafs shocked the hockey world by acquiring Nick Foligno and Stefan Noesen for a first-round pick and a pair of fourths on the Sunday before the April 12th deadline.

It wasn’t so much that the Leafs acquired Foligno; it's the opportunity cost and the, well, cost-cost. Is this trade an overpayment? Yes. Does it matter that much? Probably not, as it’s a late-first from an organization that has punched above their collective draft weight for years for now.

But let’s save that analysis for another article; here’s what Foligno brings to the Maple Leafs, and how he fits the Leafs. {

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