Tomas Kaberle Could Still Be As Good As Gone

August 16th, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

Toronto Maple Leafs fans woke up Monday morning eagerly anticipating the news of whether or not Tomas Kaberle had been traded at the last minute by GM Brian Burke. Most were disappointed to read that he in fact was still a member of the team, after Burke did not receive an offer he felt suitable for the puck-moving defenseman.

At 12:00 AM Sunday night his no-trade clause officially kicked back in, which many feel means Kaberle's chances of getting traded dropped significantly.

Unless, of course he wants to.

After almost two years of trade rumours swirling, offers being looked at, and his GM stating many times that if the right deal was in place, Kaberle would be leaving town, the question remains as to whether he would even want to remain a member of the Leafs.

Why would he?

Sure, he's the longest standing member of the team at the moment as he has played all of his 11 seasons in the NHL wearing the blue and white (820 games) and his 482 points are second all-time for defensive scoring on the Leafs.

He's been nothing but consistent throughout his entire career, building a reputation as one of ...

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