Tomas Kaberle's future anything but certain
Considering they don’t meet very often, the Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars have been locked in fierce competition a fair bit in recent times.
The focus of that competition, oddly enough, has been free agent Swedes.
Two summers ago, the two clubs were finalists for the services of forward Fabian Brunnstrom and the Stars, for better or worse, won that particular derby.
Last summer, the Leafs and Stars were, it’s believed, the final two choices of goalie Jonas Gustavsson when it came to selecting a franchise with which to begin his NHL journey. This time, it was Brian Burke and the Leafs that were more persuasive, and Gustavsson undoubtedly calculated his chances of unseating Vesa Toskala as the Leaf starter this season were significantly better than beating out Dallas veteran Marty Turco.