I agree that the media is better off covering controversy on a bad team than just covering a bad team. Obviously when something controversial is out there, it adds to interest as there is a divergence in opinion.
All I've heard is that Kaberle would prefer to stay in the East not that he absolutely wouldn't play in the west. That could change if he is traded west and loves it but right now I think its safe to say he would choose to play for a eastern team (probably a north east team if given the chance as, he says he likes the area).
And of course the media has commented on it, that's all they do. I know you don't believe me, but seriously, ask a radio station in Toronto how the Leafs doing well is for business. I mean seriously, I know you think I'm a conspiracy theorist or something retarded, but email them up and ask them. They'll tell you, when the Leafs suck, or something is controversial, the phones are lighting up like mad, and advertising revenue is off the charts. When they're good, not so much – like crickets I've been told.
So with that in mind, it's no surprizing that the Toronto media took something so little as Kaberle's list being MOSTLY Eastern Conference teams, and turned it into "Kaberle will never play in the West". Surely you can see how absurd this is. It's not my imagination, the evidence is all laid out for you….]]>