Based on some of his public statements, Toronto general manager Brian Burke has made it pretty clear that he’ll trade puck-moving defenseman Tomas Kaberle if a good offer comes across his table.
The intentions are pretty clear when you send out details of your player’s contract and the specifics of when his no-trade clause will be lifted to the other 29 NHL teams
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when it comes to the NHL Entry Draft, there have been more misses than hits for the Maple Leafs. That was no more evident than the late 1980′s and late 1990′s. There was the selection of three Belleville Bulls teammates (Scott Thornton , Rob Pearson and Steve Bancroft) in the first round of the 1989 draft. Names like Brandon Convery and Grant Marshall (1992), Jeff Ware (1995), and Luca Cereda (1999) followed later.
Despite his rumoured contract squabbles, the Anaheim Ducks will not give Bobby Ryan away. We all know this. And in the case of the Toronto Maple Leafs, one has to wonder if they have the resources to pull off this move, especially after last September’s bold move to acquire Phil Kessel from the Boston Bruins.
The most obvious route, and perhaps the most affordable, would be to open discussions as it relates to Tomas Kaberle , a player many believe is as good as gone from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.
With Scott Neidermayer uncertain of whether he will return for another season in the NHL, Tomas Kaberle could step up and fill the void quite nicely, giving the Ducks a power play quarterback, and a player who could utilize the Ducks speed by springing players like Getzlaf and Perry with stretch passes.