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05-27-2009, 05:19 PM
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That kind of package is definitely not what the leafs are looking for in a trade for Kaberle. However, it might be getting close to a workable deal simply because of the value.
You've got the 24th overall, a late 2nd round pick, and a 2nd line prospect, therefore of little value to the leafs. While that is a lot of value coming to Toronto; none are actually assets that can help us. 24th overall (even if you use the 2nd rounder to jump up into the 15-20 range) will only yield a guy that projects to be 2nd line. Patrice Cormier only projects to be 2nd line. The leafs are loaded with guys that project to be 2nd line..... Grabovski, Kulemin, Tlusty, Hanson, Bozak, Stalberg, Stefanovich..... not to mention a couple of very solid veterans in Ponikarovsky and Hagman.
From a Devils perspective, I don't think they can afford to do this. Like I mentioned in another thread, their cupboard is VERY bare, and they don't have a lot of young players in the lineup. They really aren't in a position to be trading for high end players. They've gotta acquire assets through free agency and hang onto their picks.
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