Originally Posted by steelpride12
Exactly. This trade was made for the Pens to make a run now and insert the player in the lineup as soon as possible. Caputi may have taken many more seasons until he was a starter and that is not what Shero was looking for when it came to making a cup run now.
Caputi is scheduled to join the Leafs in Boston. So much for "taking many more seasons until he was a starter." The only reason the kid wasn't playing was because they insisted on putting Fedotenko out there every night even though he's struggled mightily this season. You're telling me they couldn't have gotten more than 9 goals out of Caputi this season playing with Malkin?