Category Archives: Trade Rumors
As much as Burke loves Kaberle, and Kaberle loves the Leafs, all signs point to a trade
For public consumption anyway, it has been well over a year of mutual admiration and asserting that there is no need for the relationship to end.
Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas Kaberle has professed his love for all things Toronto — save the losing.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has professed his love for all things Kaberle — save the fact that trading him might bring some desperate scoring help.
Cox: Marc Savard talk risky business for Leafs
D-man could top Sens’ wish list
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2. Cox: Marc Savard talk risky business for Leafs
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4. Jackets to seek center via free agency
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His seven prospects locked up in his suitcase as he returned to Toronto, Leafs GM Brian Burke set his mind on what will be a busy few days leading up to Thursday’s free agent frenzy.
First up is Marc Savard. The Bruins are said to be ready to ship their playmaking centre. The Leafs are in the mix, and the price tag is much cheaper than Thomas Kaberle.
This opportunity is an unintended consequence of the Phil Kessel trade.
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Kaberle still a Leaf … for now
The names Tyler Seguin and Marc Savard may be inexorably linked now, and maybe not as fellow centermen on the Bruins.
As soon as Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced his team’s selection of winger Taylor Hall last night at the Staples Center, it ended any suspense about which player the Bruins would get with the No. 2 overall pick.
Don’t look now, but Dale Tallon looks refreshed and ready to take on the second day of the NHL Draft.
The Panthers new general manager has much to play with as he goes into Saturday’s second round.
And he says he’s ready to do something with those assets.
“We’re open to any suggestions,” Tallon said. “We’re not going to sit still. We’re going to have some fun, experiment and take some risks. We’re going to see what happens.”
Tallon traded Nathan Horton to Boston on Tuesday, getting back defenseman Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in return.
In talking to people today, the Stars are indeed trying to move Mike Ribeiro.
They believe that if the Stars want to improve the team, they need to open up space in the budget (Ribeiro makes $5 million a year for the next three years) to acquire a defenseman, and they believe the Stars have replacements at center with Jamie Benn and Tom Wandell.
Isles dangling 5th overall pick
Rangers could trade up or down in draft
Team drafting plan to deal Marc Savard, Tim Thomas
Volchenkov and Ottawa close to deal?
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2. Tim Thomas following Craig Ramsay to the Atlanta?
3. Devils want Souray?
4. All’s Quiet (Almost) on Eve of NHL Draft
5. Dan Hamhuis’ neg rights to Canucks?
6. Could the Kings make a deal for Kovalchuk’s rights?
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3. More Stuff from The Panthers at the NHL Draft
4. Clubs not lining up to acquire Spezza
5. Sources: Flyers Inquire About Boston Goalie Thomas
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.
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