The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Tomas Kaberle to the New York Islanders for defenseman Loic Leduc and NYI 2013 4th round pick.
With the emergence of Rafael Diaz, Kaberle was the odd man out in Montreal, especially with the salary cap going down next season. We wish him the best of luck in Long Island.
Islanders accept. We're gonna need a body on defence once we ship out some players, and Kaberle doesn't completely suck, at least not compared to the price it took to acquire him.
On a related note, the Islanders have the following players available...
Mark Streit: Only dealing if we can't sign him, can start sending offers though
Josh Bailey: Only in a deal for a more established top-six forward or top-four D
Lubomir Visnovsky: Ideally looking for a 2nd + a prospect
Evgeny Nabokov: Ideally looking for a 2nd + a prospect
Brad Boyes: Not sure, make an offer
Ty Wishart: Not sure, make an offer
Marty Reasoner: Mid pick or prospect
Eric Boulton: 7th round pick would do it
The Toronto Maple Leafs have their starting goaltender.
Leafs GM TribalPhoenix stated in a conference call tonight that the club had acquired starting netminder Kari Lehtonen from Dallas, sending prospects Nazem Kadri and Brad Ross to the Stars, along with RFA defenceman Cody Franson.
"This was a unique opportunity, where we've been able to acquire a starting netminder in his prime. It was a stiff price tag, but we were willing to make it happen given our depth in other areas. We think Nazem will flourish with a fresh start, and Cody will get a chance to get regular minutes in the long term. Brad is still a raw prospect, but he will see regular time in the AHL."
"We feel this is a win for both sides, but we've addressed a strong positional need."
Have recieved one official offer on Rinne, would be nice if people would actually make an offer instead of asking "what would it take" You know what I'm looking for. Young players, prospects, picks. Preferably forwards.
The Ottawa Senators have made two trades. The first trade saw Erik Condra and Kaspars Daugavins shipped to the New York Islanders in exchange for New York's 2013 5th and 6th round draft picks.
The second trade was a lot bigger, with the Senators trading Milan Michalek and prospect Jakub Culek to the Phoenix Coyotes in return for Brandon Gormley and Phoenix's 2013 2nd round pick.
"We continued our youth movement today by adding a blue chip prospect in Brandon, and we also managed to acquire three more picks in this years draft. We wish Milan, Erik, Kaspars and Jakub all the best with their respective new clubs."