Tomas Kaberle Rumor: Flyers Interested, Parting With James Van Riemsdyk?

July 25th, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
Brian Burke is on his way back to Toronto from a nice vacation spent mostly fishing and ignoring the cell phone. Even though trade talks with other teams have taken a break, the rumor mill was still stirring.

The latest rumor has the Flyers interested in Tomas Kaberle. 

"The Flyers could send Coburn and Van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Kaberle and a top prospect."

I'm not a big fan of posting rumors like this because there's no site reporting it, just one man—Eklund; but this is by far one of the better offers I have come across in the past few months for the Maple Leafs with respect to Kaberle.

The top prospect I suspect will either be Aulie, Blacker, or Reimer/Rynnas (since they still could use goaltending help).

What this move does for the Leafs is they get a very young, promising winger in Van Riemsdyk and a replacement for Kaberle in Coburn. Van Riemsdyk's size and skill is the perfect compliment to Kessel. Now, the Leafs need to find that first line center if this deal is in fact on the table.

In his rookie season, Van Riemsdyk finished with 15 goals and 20 assists for a very respectable 35 poi ...

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