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Will The Kaberle Situation Die Down?

from Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star,

Relieved that he was not being traded without any control over his destination and will, instead, remain with the Maple Leafs. Hopeful that the speculation about his future will die down, so he can put his focus on the upcoming season in Toronto without the distraction of trade rumours.

“He’s just trying to get everything back to normal and makes plans to come back to Toronto,” said his agent Rick Curran after speaking with Kaberle this morning.

“He woke up in the morning and he was relieved to know he wasn’t going somewhere he didn’t know he’d be going to.”

“Now,” continued Curran. “I’m just quite hopeful that everything settles down. Let’s just let everything settle down.”

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added 3:46pm, from Jeff Domet of CBC,

Is it crazy to think that Kaberle can transform from an all-star defencemen into a top-line centre in the National Hockey League, and quickly?

It’s been done before.

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly was an all-star defenceman for Detroit in the 1950’s, winning four Stanley Cups for the Red Wings. Once Kelly arrived in Toronto in the 1960’s, Maple Leaf GM/head coach Punch Imlach asked him to switch to centre.

Like Kelly, Kaberle is a great playmaker, who has stellar vision on the ice. Kaberle is also an underrated skater who could keep up with the speedy Kessel.


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Well, as long as Toronto Star writers keep bringing it up after it’s over, I guess it won’t…

Posted by Garth on 08/16/10 at 05:33 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Need proof the Toronto hockey media are drinking the Burke Kool Aid?

Burke over-values his puck moving defenceman a little, and they’ve already decided he’s a top line centre. How long before he’s drawing Sydney Crosby comparisons!?

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 08/16/10 at 07:08 PM ET

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Burke was on Toronto radio today, was asked about an extension for Kaberle.  He said he will start the process during training camp.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/16/10 at 07:10 PM ET

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