Kaberle to Columbus for the 4th pick?

Columbus holds the fourth pick in the NHL draft and there is all kinds of speculation around the Stanley Cup final that the Blue Jackets are under pressure to make the playoffs and may not have the time or inclination to wait for yet another player to develop. Don’t be surprised if Brian Burke makes an attempt to deal Tomas Kaberle and more to Columbus to try and get an early pick … I guess size matters: The Maple Leafs don’t lead the NHL in any category other than size of front office …

One outdoor NHL game is perfect on New Year’s Day. Two is too many, unless it supplants the horrible NHL all-star game … The story going around about Devils players receiving text messages on the afternoon of playoff games informing them they are not dressing that night was reason enough to fire Jacques Lemaire, who instead fired himself as coach … Strange as it sounds, and money aside, a Hedo Turkoglu for Vince Carter trade actually makes some sense on some levels for both teams … I know it’s beating a dead horse but an NHL with two teams in Toronto is a stronger business than an NHL without … What you see in Doc Rivers and Stan van Gundy and you don’t see in Jay Triano: Presence. How teams respond to their coach. How officials respond. It’s something tangible: You either have it or you don’t.


56 Responses to Kaberle to Columbus for the 4th pick?

  1. Boston_Bruins says:

    I'd do that in a second. They both have massive potential. Sure they aren't guarunteed to pan out but you just have to weigh out what you think their potential is and what chance you think they have of reaching it. Based on what I've seen from them I'd do it in a heartbeat. Add in the fact that Kaberle has one year left before he's a UFA and it would be crazy not to do it.

  2. Boston_Bruins says:

    Fair enough, no point in arguing it I guess. Just from what I've seen of him and even making it out to a couple Windsor games I was blown away though.

  3. Boston_Bruins says:

    Ultimately it comes down to how risk averse you are though I guess.

  4. reinjosh says:

    fair enough. Its not something I would take the risk on, because I know Kaberle is very likely to sign an extension if he doesn't get trade. The risk outways the benefits to me.

  5. leafmeister says:

    Hall has not stepped on NHL ice. Way to early to call him a franchise player.

    The Oilers have to dump contracts, its as simple as that. If that means not getting Hall, but getting a damn fine defensemen like Fowler or Gormley at #4, along with an early 3rd, and a 2011 2nd is something they would have to consider.

  6. smcblue123 says:

    you really are not smart i am a huge Leafs fan and if they can get this its a huge steal why would anyone trade a 4th overall pick for a aging defender who will want a ton of money in a year, its a steal for the LEAFS not Columbus

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