Trade Rumor: What are Kings willing to give up for Kaberle?

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Oscar Moller #9 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Recently, HockeyBuzz.com writer Matthew Barry quoted an unnamed source that the Kings have proposed a trade to Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke that would sent Oscar Moller and a future draft pick to Toronto for Defenseman Tomas Kaberle. He goes on to say he doesn’t think that Moller plus a pick is enough to draw Burke to pull the trigger on the deal and Dean Lombardi never gets his man “because he DOESN’T overpay.”

Oscar Moller, in his 74 GP over the past 2 seasons, has 22 points (11+11=22) and a plus/minus of -9. 32 year old Tomas Kaberle is in the final year of his five-year, $21.25 million contract. Kaberle scored 49 points (7+42=49) and played in all 82 games for the Maple Leafs last season.

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  • Michael

    Oscar Mueller for Tomas Kaberle?! HAHAH. Unless there’s two first round picks attached to that, Burke would reject it.

  • Jo

    The
    Let absurd suggestion I have heard to date

  • Ruben Segura

    Burke is really dragging his feet on making a move to ship Kaberle off and as a result i think he’s getting a lot of low ball offers. Kaberle wants to stay east long term entering the final year of his contract, so I’m sure Lombardi is simply low balling them just to see if he gets some interest of a counter offer.