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04-09-2009, 09:16 AM
johnny canuckistan
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I think Kaberle's value straight up would be for a mid-level 1st rounder, or maybe a late 1st rounder and a prospect. Another possibility is that he could be used to sweeten the pot in an attempt for the Leafs to move up the draft order, something like this:

To NYI or Colorado: Kaberle and the Leafs' 1st rounder (likely 7th overall)

To Toronto: 1st round pick (either 1st or 2nd overall), and a prospect.

The Islanders can't tank every year, as it looks ridiculous on them. However, they probably have no stomach to give up the chance for Tavares. Colorado could be a playoff team next year if they dealt for Kaberle, and it would basically mean they downgrade from Hedman/Duchene to Schenn/Cowen, as well as a prospect (Nigel Williams for example).

Cue those geniuses who think Kaberle isn't even worth a fourth round pick....

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