Tomas Kaberle Stays With The Toronto Maple Leafs: What Now?

August 15th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »


For those of you that sat by your computer all day in hopes of being one of the first to catch a glimpse of the Tomas Kaberle trade, I know your pain. It’s 12:01, and Kaberle is still a Maple Leaf!

Rumored to be headed to numerous NHL teams for weeks, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was unable to find a suitable return for what Burke deemed to be a tremendous asset in Kaberle.

Here is a copy of Brian Burke's official press release:

"The hockey club confirms this evening that Tomas Kaberle remains a Leaf. While a number of Clubs made offers to trade for Tomas, none of them reflected Tomas's value to our team. I understand a period like this is stressful to the player, and we are pleased that there is a resolution, and we can all continue to prepare for the coming season".

Originally, Burke came out early Sunday and suggested that if the deals that were already on the table for Kaberle were the best that rival NHL Gm’s could do that Kaberle would remain in Blue and White for another season.

Burke even suggested that the Leafs were willing to look at a "futures deal", but ...

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