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by Paul on 08/15/09 at 10:03 AM ET
via Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,
Attention K-Mart shoppers, don’t bother looking for that last-second Tomas Kaberle deal.
Asked yesterday just what time today the defenceman’s trade window closes, general manager Brian Burke e-mailed: “It doesn’t matter when. We’re not moving him.”
A post-season opportunity to trade Kaberle opened in his contract when the Leafs missed the playoffs. But outside of discussions with Boston for Phil Kessel at the draft, nothing developed and Burke decided to see what Kaberle can do this year when protected by a tougher Toronto defence.
Burke’s hope to trade another defenceman for help at forward remain unfulfilled to date.
How many times did we hear from supposed experts that Kaberle was about to be traded? It is now over, until the talks start up again near the trade deadline…
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