Montreal makes offer for Kaberle
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02-13-2011, 10:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Toronto wouldn't want Andrei Kostitsyn because at this point he's just a great body with a stupid brain.
Weber has potential to replace Kaberle in a while maybe but no matter what way you look at it, he probably won't. Even if he does, Burke's been trading in the last two years to make this a team -now-. Unless his gameplan has changed and he wants to go through a rebuild process -- what he's done is not a rebuild and so he'd basically have to restart and you'd be looking at another 3-4 years of rebuild -- I don't see him considering a big piece like Kaberle as a rental.
As far as the hints go, I haven't read a lot about them but they seem a little exagerrated. It's pretty clear that Kab likes the city of Toronto, or he would have waived previously. Additionally, if he's buying into Burke's rebuild, I can see him signing for a bit of underpayment.
Montreal doesn't need Tomas Kaberle. If healthy, and we resign Wizniewski, we have one of the most elite six D-men in the league. And since we'd keep Weber, we'd have some prospect in the pipe anyhow. I realize we're not healthy going into these playoffs, but by trading away two players like Akos and Weber, you have to think PG believes he has a chance of enamoring Kaberle to the city. And as far as this year goes, we need to add a bit of scoring from the forwards, if we're renting. Our defense is pretty solid.
Ultimately, bad trade.
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