Tomas Kaberle Still a Toronto Maple Leaf, But For How Long?

March 3rd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Tomas Kaberle has a no-trade clause, this much we know. What we don’t know is just how close the Toronto Maple Leafs GM was to trading Kaberle at today’s deadline.

Both Kaberle and Burke know that Kaberle’s no-trade clause will be null and void once the summer roles around—assuming the Leafs miss the playoffs, which they undoubtedly will.

In a news conference broadcast on TSN this afternoon, Burke stated that he was approached by Kaberle’s agent, Rick Curran, who “whispered in Burke’s ear” a couple of teams that Kaberle was interested in joining, teams he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for a chance to play for them.

True to his word, Burke has never asked Kaberle to waive his no-trade. That said, when a player of Kaberle’s clout and skill level asks you to explore a couple of trading partners, you do it, and Burke did just that this afternoon.

The end result was that Burke was unable to find the right deal for Kaberle, which meant Kaberle would remain a member of the Maple Leafs.

Speculation circulated around two teams—the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins—as being the two teams that were in ...

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