I like Kaberle, but I don't think you'll get an 09 first rounder for him, and definitely not one in the top-15.
You are saying that you wont give up an '09 first but yet you'll give up a '10 first which will most likely be in the same position? A mid-first rounder and a mid-level prospect is my expected payment for Kaberle this year at the draft. It's the price to pay for a puck-moving defenseman of his caliber.
Ok, then replace them with a mid-level prospect. Would you do the deal?
If McCabe played on the same level as Kaberle and had the same cap hit, sure. But if Im leafs management why would I make a deal that isn't going to help my rebuild compared to if im the Panthers management trying to make the playoffs? Leafs like this deal because they get a mid-first a mid-level prospect and a second next year to help them in their rebuild.
Last edited by Inigo Montoya: 05-20-2009 at 07:46 PM.