Could the Toronto Maple Leafs Get Marc Savard Without Trading Kaberle?

June 27th, 2010 by Neil Grewal Leave a reply »
With Boston Bruins star center Marc Savard reportedly saying he would not object to a trade to either the Maple Leafs or the Senators, there is much speculation as to what kind of package Savard would require.

The Bruins main purpose for trading Savard is to clear up some cap space for the next seven years, so a trade to Ottawa is highly unlikely.

Brian Murray has been trying to find a trading partner for their star center in Jason Spezza. Spezza has stated that he would not object to a trade out of Ottawa but with the trading window being between now and July 1st before his no-trade clause kicks in, he is likely gonna be a Senator in the fall. With Spezza, the Senators have $13.325 million dedicated to their top three centers.

Ottawa's purpose for looking into trades for Jason Spezza is to clear up some salary-cap space as well as possibly add some depth to their much depleted blue line. The Boston Bruins are in more or less the same situation.

If a trade between the two were to occur, it would have to be a swap of centers. While this may bode well for Ottawa, it would not for the Bruins. With this being said, Toronto is already the ...

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