Thursday Afteroon Rumor Update
3. Ottawa Sun Rumors
4. DREGER: FIVE TEAMS HAVE OFFERS ON TABLE FOR LEAFS’ KABERLE
15th overall is in play. Florida is willing to move the pick. Oilers among those interested.
Tim Thomas’s agent, Bill Zito granted permission to speak to teams about trade. The Bruins approached Zito. Thomas also has a no-move.
Ottawa Sun Rumors
The Flyers are believed to be shopping C Jeff Carter. He played on the wing with Mike Richards and Simon Gagne in the playoffs, but Carter could be better off in his natural position. The Flyers might use Carter to get a goalie … An NHL executive on the trade market: “Right now, everybody is talking to everybody. You can’t say anybody is going to any certain place because every team is involved.” … San Jose GM Doug Wilson is studying the NHL’s goalie market. Evgeni Nabokov won’t be back. Florida G Tomas Vokoun is a possible target … Expect to see Boston G Tim Thomas moved as well … If the Sens deal UFA D Anton Volchenkov’s negotiating rights before July 1, they’ll get a conditional pick for the 2011 draft. There has been mild interest from a couple of teams. GM Bryan Murray will be working the phones.
DREGER: FIVE TEAMS HAVE OFFERS ON TABLE FOR LEAFS’ KABERLE
The Toronto Maple Leafs have at least five offers on the table for defenceman, Tomas Kaberle.
At this point, none of the existing proposals is considered strong enough to close on a deal, however, that’s not to say the Leafs wouldn’t accept one of the offers with some tweaking as the day unfolds.
Sources say the offers range from roster players to draft picks.
Toronto has time on its side as well, as Kaberle’s no-trade clause, which lifts on Friday, won’t be reapplied until mid-August.
One team familiar with the trade discussions says the Leafs have asked for a first round draft pick, however Leafs management maintains, a first round pick in return for Kaberle is not a priority.