Kaberle Update from the Dreger Report

Failing a complete meltdown – which has scuttled at least one previous trade involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tomas Kaberle, and the Boston Bruins – there’s strong belief that Kaberle will be traded to Boston.
It’s unlikely the deal gets done today, but sources say it’s close and say the deal doesn’t hinge on Kaberle signing an extension with the Bruins. The dynamics of the trade haven’t been entirely worked out and sources indicate the Leafs are waiting for Boston to put the final pieces of the puzzle in place – a process which may take another day or two to finalize. Cap space is somewhat of an issue for the Bruins – who are believed to be working on a secondary trade (not involving Toronto) to create some cap flexibility.
With the addition of Chris Kelly, Blake Wheeler has become a likely target – primarily because of his $2.2 million salary. Wheeler is a versatile forward who’s comfortable playing both the wing and at centre and is believed to be drawing interest from other teams. Stay tuned.


106 Responses to Kaberle Update from the Dreger Report

  1. HABSSTAR says:

    ***  Book Mark ***

    17 Feb 11, reinjosh cheers for the Habs.

  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    I would take him back…Like his net presence on the PP which we have not had since he left

    He, unlike many others, was never disliked in Toronto and people I believe did respect his continuous effort.

  3. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Hasn't Toronto/Atlanta traded before?

    Aka Kubina…

  4. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Like the trade alot, he's gelled with Kessel, which Versteeg did not (though he was given ample opportunities) cannot wait for Armstrong to come back though.

    Wouldn't mind getting a guy like Jason Arnott and putting him on the third or second line

  5. leafy says:

    And boy did we need a power forward. There was a time when we had multiple high caliber power forwards. Roberts, Nolan, Tucker, Corson, etc., on the same team! Not to mention Domi who was sort of enforcer/power forward. No wonder Ottawa couldn't beat us in the playoffs in 4 tries.

    How times have changed. Yup Lupul was badly needed.

  6. HABSSTAR says:

    No he's pretty much right.  But he's pretty good on the power play.  You gotta know when to use him.  Overall I wouldn't mind him staying in Montreal as long as we don't have to rely on his defensive game.

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