Would Ryane Clowe Satisfy Leafs Nation?

July 18th, 2010 by Drew West Leave a reply »
Due to the recent speculation that Brian Burke is interested in Ryane Clowe as the return piece in a potential Tomas Kaberle trade, I figured I would ask Toronto Maple Leafs fans if they would be happy with a swap involving these players.

The movement of Kaberle has been tied to the free agent signing of Ilya Kovalchuk, which looks to be coming to an end in the near future. Rumor has it that San Jose, New Jersey and Los Angeles are the teams most interested in acquiring the services of Mr. Kaberle. The losers of the Kovalchuk sweepstakes most likely will up the ante.

When trying to appraise the worth of Tomas Kaberle from the point of view of other General Managers in the NHL, we must take into account that Kaberle has only one year left on his contract. One year may be all another franchise would get from Kaberle if he dislikes the new city or doesn't think he can win with his new team.

Also, it is unrealistic to think that Kaberle would sign an extension with another team before playing a single game with them. So, there is a good chance he is considered a rental player by the other GM's in the NHL.

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