LEAFS GM BURKE HAS TRADE OPTIONS – NONE INVOLVING SAVARD
If the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested in acquiring centre Marc Savard from the Boston Bruins, Brian Burke isn’t saying anything about it.
The Leafs’ President and general manager told Toronto’s Fan 590 radio station on Monday that while he’s exploring other options to acquire players, the Bruins’ No. 1 centre was not on the radar.
“The rumour – what I read anyway – is that Boston is looking to move this player,” he said. “We have some options presented to us over the weekend, trade wise, that do not involve this player (Savard ) that we are looking at.”
Reports over the weekend suggested that the two teams are talking about a draft picks and/or prospects deal for Savard , who could potentially be reunited with Bruin-turned-Maple Leaf Phil Kessel.
“Suffice it to say, the media are focused on one name,” Burke said. “And we are looking at multiple names – not including Marc Savard .”
The reports also indicated that such a deal would not involve Tomas Kaberle going the other way. The Leafs, however, have had their fair share of phone calls inquiring about the veteran blueliner’s services.
“We have four offers on Tomas Kaberle – one was a joke,” Burke told The Fan 590. “We are not committed on moving him, we are not taking the best offer. We’re going to keep him unless we get exactly what we need as an upgrade at forward.