Doug MacLean: Tampa would trade the 2nd pick for Schenn, Kaberle, and the 7th pick
According to Doug MacLean of Rogers Sportsnet and The FAN590, Lightning owner Oren Koules has told Rogers Sportsnet that Tampa ownership is willing to trade Tampa's 2009 1st round pick (2nd overall) to Toronto in exchange for Toronto's 2009 1st round pick (7th overall), Tomas Kaberle, and Luke Schenn.
Better the devil you know... Schenn looks like a solid defensive defenceman. At least you know what to expect with him. With Duchene, Tavares, and Hedman you have a general idea of how they will turn out, but there's no guarantee that they'll be able to translate their respective styles of play to the NHL level.
Is it not a bit odd a owner would come out and say this.
He's trying to be 'tough' and pull a Burke.
But he has zero credibility, when guys like Kolzig, Recchi, and Lecavalier arn't happy with him that says a lot about your personality.
I can see a deal being worked out, but not that much....if a source from inside of the leaf organization "laughs" when he was asked if they would trade Schenn + Kaberle for the 2nd overall pick, do you really think the leafs will include the 7th overall pick?
There is a reason why Kouleas is a joke and his team will suffer for a long long time.