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Where Will Kaberle Land?

Probably the most interesting story to all Leaf fans this summer is whether Tomas Kaberle will be dealt or if he will stick with the Buds.  More importantly, if he is dealt, what kind of talent will Brian Burke get in return.  Although the Ilya Kovalchuk saga has yet to come to an end, a Kaberle deal is likely to happen soon if there is one at all.

Brian Burke has been stubborn on his view of trading Kaberle since he has taken on the Leafs GM job.  Burke is looking for a young top six forward as well as a prospect in return.  If he doesn’t get that he says that Kaberle will stay a Leaf.  In my opinion, if Burke can get a young top six forward OR a high level prospect for Kaberle he will have done well.  I don’t see how Burke can hold on to Kaberle as the Leafs have too much money tied up in their defense.  The only way I can see Burke keeping and extending Kaberle is if he can some how trade Francois Beauchemin, which doesn’t seem possible right now.

So if Kaberle is going to be traded, then where will he end up and what will the Leafs get back in return?  I took a look at the other 29 teams and gave my thoughts on whether I think they could be in on the Kaberle sweepstakes, and what the Leafs would be looking for in return.  I assigned a percentage value for each team’s likelihood in acquiring him.

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