Thanks to my boy Chris Bell for this one...
:"The Boston Bruins are in pursuit of Tomas Kaberle and a top 10 pick in today's draft.
Sources tell TSN the Bruins have offered restricted free agent forward Phil Kessel to Toronto in exchange for the Leaf defenceman and Toronto's No. 7 pick in the draft."
I'll be honest, I'm not up to snuff with Kaberle and what he can bring to the table other than $4.25 million a season for the next to years. Chris, who is a good friend and a Leafs fan said this:
"Good defenseman but soft in his own end and is just completely scared to use his shot, which is quite accurate. He always passes instead of shoots."
It does help fill the void at the Bruins need at defense, but is he worth that much money? Who knows. The Bruins could move Kaberle.
TSN has amended it's initial story (which used our blog title by the way!) and Boston.com's Bruins blog has the info
:"According to tsn's report early this morning, the Bruins offered Phil Kessel to the Leafs for Kaberle and Toronto's top pick, No. 7 overall, in tonight's amateur draft.
Now, according to tsn, the Bruins have offered Kessel and a draft pick of their own (not a first-rounder) for the 31-year-old Czech-born blueliner."
Well this piece of information has now changed my view on this trade. I hope Toronto declines it because you're not getting compensation for the offensive part of your game. That was (possibly) where it came form with the #7 pick.
However, the deal was (probably) made because Chiarelli knows that there is no chance of Kessel staying in Boston. It's been made clear through various media sources that he believes he is a $5M player.
Unless he is planning to give Savard about $1.5M of that money, sorry Kess, there's the door. I like you kid, but not enough for $5 a year.
Anyways, I'm pretty sure they can put together a better trade than Kaberle.
Now my Heatley thing
is still in effect!