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.Toronto had originally intended on holding on to Kaberle until after the July 1 free agent frenzy in hope of attracting a better package from a team that wasn’t able to land a free agent defenceman.

Sources say the Leafs are seriously considering the offer while waiting to see what other interest materializes in the coming hours.


  1. reinjosh says:

    and your a moron who keeps coming back for more punishment

  2. reinjosh says:

    Top 5 list of players we could get at number 7 in order of wants
    1. Brayden Schenn
    2. Jared Cowan
    3. MSP
    4. Zach Kassian
    5. David Rundblad

  3. albertateams says:

    You don't think Burke manipulates the Toronto media particularily tsn. The guy is a walking sound bite. I didn't say it was a stupid idea why not try to get some on the fence interest to come forward with an offer.

    If there is an offer good, but why not try to get more. Using the media is one thing Burke is excellent at.

    Plus I know people like you will come back with such well crafted articulate responses.

  4. reinjosh says:

    oh i agree he is a magician with using his words to manipulate the media
    im just saying that its not likely he just made up an offer
    i would agree that he probably leaked it or had someone do it to drive up the price intentionally
    but i think he did have a fairly decent offer to work with otherwise he wouldnt have said that

  5. TheLeafNation91 says:

    lol:) its not 'that' terrbible? I still think Redden has what it takes to be a top d-men in this league! I wouldn't mind taking him off of NYR if we got major compensation in return. I believe Wilson can get him to the point of where he was before…If not, he will get taught the lesson that Blake/Kaberle/Grabovski got

  6. broc says:

    Why would the Leafs have to take a huge and long salary cap hit?

    Del Zotto isn't good enough for the Leafs to take salary along with (especially Redden's). You could get Del Zotto ALONE + more assets for Kaberle.

    Trade one of the best contracts in the league for one of the worst contracts makes zero sense, and Burke already said he's not interested in taking other teams bad contracts.

  7. the_word says:

    Yeah but Hamilton girls don't count.

  8. Hatyfranco says:

    I like your clever parallel towards this article. Obviously your post has nothing to do with getting laid.

  9. clementine says:

    Yeah bu tthey both pale in comparison to John Lennon.

  10. INurHome says:

    TSN now reporting that it was Boston that offered RFA Phil Kessel for Kaberle and the 7th overall pick in this years draft.

  11. Elite_Destruction says:

    I KNOW MAN! i jsut submitted it haha, i still don't think i would do it if i was Burke not just for Kessel straight up i would want something else

  12. nordiques100 says:

    interesting offer.

    jared cowen and kaberle for kessel. thats basically how you have to look at it and from that, its pretty lopsided in favor of the bruins, despite kessel being a good scorer.

    the leafs need a future back. getting the bruins 1st may help. i think then if that were the case, the leafs would try and then move up to the mid 1st using their 2nd rounders and/or players like grabs to move up and get Kassian.

    ending the day i guess with Kassian and Kessel wouldnt be too bad.  

  13. Elite_Destruction says:

    Actually i would not do it at all if the 7th is involved now if he could get Kessel for Kabs and something else, he could  take the 7th and package that move up to get the fouth… and going out on a Lim but could try to get that fourth and move to 2nd, hey thats a stretch, but something like this could happen. He was prob thinking how to work something soon as he got the offer.

  14. Elite_Destruction says:

    I completely agree, but i do see Burke getting kessel for Kabs and another young player or 2. It's a strong chance to happen IMO

  15. Elite_Destruction says:

    This is gonna make the offers for Kabs go waaaaaay up, cause i just remembered yesterday it was a player and a pick offered for him lol (sorry im a lil tired), now Boston offers this, oh i cant wait!

  16. mojo19 says:

    Elvis pale's in comparison to no one. But i do love John Lennon

  17. bbruins37 says:

    he wasnt convicted…although is still think he probably didnt, but innocent til proven guilty right? which i guess is impossible now…anyways, one of the greatest contributions to music ever

  18. mojo19 says:

    Hamilton girls count. ***** is *****. In case that's blanked out, I'm saying Vagina is vagina.

  19. Leafmonkey says:

    I think you have the wrong guy kadri is not a big beefy type of player your explaination is exactly the way i feel about kassian. i think taking players because of thier size is bad in the first round (like Belak) because other smaller players will grow(leafs drafted Di dominico at like 5-8 now hes 6 and looks like a great late round steal) Kadri is a higly skilled guy and does not get it done by being big and beefy once again i think you have the wrong guy.

  20. the_word says:

    How romantic.

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