Tomas Kaberle: Is Brian Burke Overvaluing Him?

July 14th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is on record as stating that he would have to be “blown away” by an offer for veteran defenseman Tomas Kaberle if he was to consider moving his prized possession.

Ever since Kaberle’s no trade clause expired, numerous rumors have surfaced regarding Kaberle’s future, including Burke’s comments that suggested at least five NHL clubs had shown some interest in acquiring the Czech native.

Kaberle, 32, is thought to be a bargain at $4,250,000, especially when you consider what a good player he is on and off the ice and the offensive skill that he could bring to an NHL club.

Still, after months of speculation and weeks with which to trade Kaberle, there has been no movement.

So, what gives? Could it be that Burke has overvalued Kaberle?

While Burke may entertain an offer that includes draft picks, he is said to be seeking a top six forward for Kaberle.

Through 820 career regular season NHL games (all with the Leafs) Kaberle has registered a total of 80 goals and 402 assists, for a total of 482 points, good enough to be considered an All-Sta ...

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