Somebody pinch me. Did we just trade Brett Lebda? Really?
And we got Cody Franson back? Really? Is this real life?
The Toronto Maple Leafs have indeed acquired defenceman Cody Franson and centre Matthew Lombardi from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Brett Lebda and forward Robert Slaney.
The deal also includes a fourth-round pick - Nashville will acquire our 2013 fourth-rounder if Lombardi plays 60 or more regular-season games over the course of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, while we will acquire Nashville's 2013 fourth-rounder if Lombardi does not play 60 games during the next two campaigns.
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that fellow Leaf fans will love this deal. Looks like a steal from where I'm sitting.