TRADE!!! Leafs acquire Denis Malgin. WTF is Denis Malgin?

After another crushing loss, GM Kyle Dubas couldn’t sit idly by, and that’s why he immediately sprung to action and pulled the trigger on a significant deal…

The @MapleLeafs have acquired forward Denis Malgin from Florida in exchange for Mason Marchment.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 19, 2020
Okay, well, we’ll have to figure out who Denis Malgin is first before we know how significant it was. He’s a former linemate of Auston Matthews, from his Zurich days, so there’s that.
He’s 5’9, so immediately a large portion of Leafs fans immediately hate this deal.
Here’s the scouting report on the 23 year old Malgin from Elite Prospects:
An offensive forward with decent playmaking abilities, the diminutive Denis Malgin impresses with his strong hockey sense and offensive instincts. Has tremendous puck control and handles the puck with finesse, while rushing up the ice or deking past the opponents defense. Needs to improve his shot, although accurate it’s missing power. He also lacks confidence in his face-off play, regardless of his excellent puck-skills. Not …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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