Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Officially, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tomas Kaberl e hits the open market Friday, when his no-trade clause disappears for a six-week period, and the auction is underway in earnest.
A half-dozen teams have made firm offers for Kaberle, and six others have expressed an interest, according to Leafs general manager Brian Burke who, on Thursday afternoon, said nothing was close.
“This is not a transaction that is draft specific,” said Burke. “This is just as likely to happen after the draft or not happen at all, as it would happen here.”
“There’s no truth to it,” Leafs GM Brian Burke told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
That’s not to say Kaberle can’t end up a Bruin one day, but it won’t be for Savard. Kaberle is on the trade market; Burke has been up front about that all along. But the Bruins haven’t moved into the picture at this point. Burke took the time to fully update the Kaberle situation for us:
3. Ottawa Sun Rumors
4. DREGER: FIVE TEAMS HAVE OFFERS ON TABLE FOR LEAFS’ KABERLE
Burke wants back in
Ducks keen on Kabby?
The moment the 2010 NHL entry draft begins, the Tomas Kaberle trade window opens.
Not that teams are waiting until then.
Maple Leafs president/GM Brian Burke said Wednesday from Las Vegas that he already has “four concrete offers” on the table for the veteran blueliner, and that another eight teams have made initial inquiries.
It’s setting up to be a big weekend for the Edmonton Oilers.
The team will pick first overall at the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles on Friday, a first for the franchise, but it looks like general manager Steve Tambellini could be actively looking to move players. 630 CHED’s Dan Tencer reports Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray is on his way back to Edmonton to receive medical clearance for the wrist injury he suffered in late January.
Anaheim: With Scott Niedermayer retired, defense is a priority. That means re-signing James Wisniewski and adding another impact blueliner. A plethora of forwards are already signed, but one that isn’t is RFA Bobby Ryan. Ryan could land the Ducks a huge return, and some believe that his 30-goal seasons are as much a result of the talent around him as his goal-scoring upside.
Atlanta: There’s lots of money invested on the blue line and lots of holes up front. Still, Clarke MacArthur is an RFA and scored just three times in 21 games with the Thrashers. Some teams may see his potential and make a play for him.
Time to pay the piper; tough cuts ahead for Hawks
Nashville Predators are open to free agents
A Real Look At the Rumor Mill
By landing Nathan Horton , the Boston Bruins had to punch a hole in their blueline by including defenceman Dennis Wideman in the deal with the Florida Panthers. This move has sparked speculation that the Bruins may not be done – and some believe Boston may now zero in on Toronto’s Tomas Kaberle .
Now Leafs GM Brian Burke and Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli thought they had a trade involving Kaberle and Phil Kessel at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, but the deal was scuttled over confusion as to whether or not draft picks would be included.
I hope I don’t go on the DL with strained thumbs this week. It is sounding like I’ll be burning the keys off my BlackBerry.
As I get ready to head to Las Vegas on Tuesday morning for the NHL awards and a car ride Thursday morning to Los Angeles with Scott Burnside for the NHL draft, the buzz around the league is palpable.
It’s going to be a hectic week, it would appear.