Why A Tomas Kaberle Deal Is Taking So Long

July 26th, 2010 by Imtiaz Ferdous Leave a reply »
According to TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to turn on the Tomas Kaberle pressure cooker on August 1. That is the day Brian Burke is expected to make calls to the teams that have made offers to acquire Tomas Kaberle and see if they will up the ante. It begs the question though, why is he waiting so long?

Last week he was on his annual fishing trip and, because he does not like it to be interrupted the delay made sense. However, now that the trip is over why is he still waiting. Perhaps he thinks people will start offering him more when he only has 2 weeks left to deal. As such he can get a bidding war going.

The next issue would be the strange free agency we have had so far. Teams may sign a stud forward (ie. Kovalchuk) and then they would be free to deal their forwards for a defenceman. Since there are so many stud forwards left, okay only one, Brian Burke expects the offers to get better once he is signed.

Another reason might be that he has a trade to beat, but by not contacting the team that made the offer that team might be tricked into offering something better. This is a negotiating ploy that has been used many times. It normally w ...

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