CNPL Trade Alert!

Vancouver Rush and East Toronto Smash Finally Seal Long-Awaited Trade

In a move that has been eagerly anticipated by pickleball enthusiasts across the Canadian National Pickleball League (CNPL), the Vancouver Rush and East Toronto Smash have finally come to an agreement on a significant trade that promises to bring about a seismic shift in the league’s dynamics.

After weeks of speculation and negotiations, the Rush have agreed to send Kim Layton, Christina Chin, and their 3rd, 4th, and 5th round draft picks to the Smash in exchange for Jordann Vigna, Leigh Bradwell, and the Smash’s corresponding picks in the same rounds. This long-awaited trade has been the subject of much discussion among fans and experts alike, with both teams aiming to bolster their rosters for the upcoming season.

Layton and Chin, who were offseason acquisitions for the Rush, bring with them a wealth of talent and experience to their new team. Notably, Layton and Chin were last year’s women’s doubles champions at the Canadian Nationals, further underscoring their status as top-tier players in the league. Chin arrived to the Rush via a trade with the Southwestern Ontario Brewers and Layton’s was added via trade with the Montreal Lions. The addition of Layton and Chin to the Smash roster has been met with excitement and anticipation by Smash fans, who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of these two formidable players. Chin’s return to her local area team adds an extra layer of excitement, as fans eagerly anticipate seeing one of their own take to the court in Smash colors. With Layton and Chin joining forces with Dalbir Bhandal in the Smash lineup, expectations are high for a successful season ahead. The Smash faithful are ready to rally behind their team as they embark on this new chapter in their journey towards pickleball glory.

With this trade, the Rush roster now features Jordann Vigna, Leigh Bradwell, and Brett Forsythe. The acquisition of Vigna and Bradwell has been long-awaited by Rush supporters, who have been eager to see these talented players don the Rush jersey and make their mark on the court. Furthermore, the Rush will now hold the third pick in rounds four, five, and six of the draft, providing them with a golden opportunity to further strengthen their roster and solidify their position as contenders in the league. Last season Forsythe lead the Rush to the top seed in the regular season, now we will see if he can repeat this feat with a new cast of characters.

With both teams making significant moves to enhance their lineups, the stage is set for an exhilarating season of pickleball action in the CNPL. As the countdown to the new season begins, fans can’t help but feel a sense of anticipation and excitement for what promises to be a thrilling journey ahead.

Stay tuned for more updates as the teams prepare to showcase their talent and determination in pursuit of glory in the Canadian National Pickleball League.

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