Tomas Kaberle Rumors: Should Brian Burke Be Looking at Prospects, Picks?

August 13th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
For the past several months we have read a nauseating amount of articles speculating on just what Toronto Maple Leafs general manger Brian Burke would be willing to accept for Tomas Kaberle.

With just over 48 hours to go until Kaberle’s no-trade clause kicks back in, Burke is said to be sifting through as many as ten different offers from around the league.

While very few names have been thrown around, there has been plenty of speculation as to which players have been offered to Burke.

Appearing on the Fan 590 Friday morning, Burke confirmed what it is he is looking for.

"We're looking for a forward with size and scoring ability if possible, and if not, we've been offered some what I would call "futures packages", which include a high draft pick and a quality young player, and we haven't ruled out doing one of those types of deals”.

Burke also acknowledged that he is trying to bring in a player that will improve the Maple Leafs immediately. The question is, should Burke be looking to improve today, or would a deal involving prospects and draft choices be more valuable to the Leafs franchise in the long term?
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