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Sources tell TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs have received what the team considers to be a significant offer for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

There are few details available, however the offer arrived unexpectedly Thursday afternoon and is believed to be from one of the teams who may have been in the hunt, trying to acquire the negotiating rights to Florida’s Jay Bouwmeester.

Leafs, Thrashers talking

Toronto among teams sniffing around Atlanta’s No. 4 pick

Tim Wharnsby — Globe and Mail

Perhaps Brian Burke has a trading partner before the NHL entry draft, after all.

NHL News and Rumors – Thursday June 25, 2009

Panthers dangling Bouwmeester

Koivu’s on the outside looking in

Wild ideas about Heatley

Burke prepared to move down in draft

Brian Burke stated on TSN (video All Quiet) he was prepared to move down a few spots if the player they want to draft is still available.

Could Burke be pulling a Snow? ……..

…. and, like the NYI GM Snow did last year with the Isles top pick- trade down a few times this year with the Maple Leafs pick?

Actually, Burke would still be pullin’ a Burkie, because that’s exactly what he did last year with the Ducks 1st rounder when he traded down twice and picked up a few extra picks in the process.


This is what i think could happen on draft day….
If by some miracle Tavares is still on the board after the Islanders pick hes a Maple Leaf…. If not and he is taken, the leafs will drop back and grab Zach Kassian…. This guy is good check him out, and the best part is the leafs will still get another pick or two when they grab him….. Look for teams willing to unload mistake contracts on Toronto….

ISLANDERS can be: LAUGHINGSTOCK of the NHL at the draft THEN they can wave

If the Islanders do not draft John Tavares with the 1st overall pick. You can guarantee that they will be forced to move off of Long Island and out of New York.

Garth Snow can single handedly ruin this team and perhaps loss what’s left of them playing on long island.

Kansas City… here we come.

Oilers not in serious contention for Heatley

Senators have only one solid offer so far

Jim Matheson – Edmonton Journal

Ottawa Senators’ general manager Bryan Murray says he only has one pitch on the table for Dany Heatley he would consider past the tire-kicking stage as he heads to the NHL draft this week.

It’s not the Copper and Blue.

“The Oilers aren’t close,” said a source.

Leafs keep options open

Tim Wharnsby – Globe and Mail

Then the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager departed for Montreal with Leafs executive David Nonis in the hopes of increasing their odds to make a trade at the 2009 NHL entry draft on Friday and Saturday.

Tons of Rumors – NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 24, 2009

GM Burke plots Leaf makeover

Roloson no closer to re-signing with Edmonton

Bruins talking it up – Trades, picks in air

Florida Panthers still might get something for free agent-to-be Jay Bouwmeester