Are Luke Schenn and Tomas Kaberle Tampa Bay Bound?

I haven’t posted one of these in a while, this one made me laugh…

“Leafs trade their #1, Schenn, and Kaberle to Tampa for the second pick.

Then the leafs trade a package (no names yet ) and the #2 pick to the isles.

Leaf fans…would you do it?

I would for sure.”

Only one problem with this rumour. We are 10 weeks from the draft. You can’t make this deal unless you have a guarantee that the Isles will make the deal to go from 1 to 2, or agree not to take JT at 1. Here is the bigger problem. If you trade Schenn, Kaberle and #7 to get to 2. What the hell do you have to trade to get from 2 to 1 or to get the Isles not to take JT? In other words, you can’t overpay for the 1st trade if you have to make another one! I am not suggesting that the rumour isn’t out there, rather that it makes little to no sense right now (if at all).

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April 20, 2009 6:13 am

The Leafs couldn’t put a package together WITH Schenn and Kaberle to land Tavares. Why would they further empty the cupboard with a trade to Tampa to get the #2 pick?

It’s all well and good to want to build around a kid like Tavares, but who’s going to play with him? Ditching Kaberle and Schenn and your top pick, and then putting another package together for Tavares would set the Leafs back immesely.

If I’m Burke, I keep my pick and keep building. The Leafs just finished up a season where they were far more competitive than anyone thought they’d be. Go from there.

Down Goes Brown
April 20, 2009 8:39 am

Dumbest rumor in hockeybuzz history. And that’s really saying something.

April 20, 2009 3:46 pm

Eklund for Mayor!! (that way he’ll have no time to post crap on Hbuzz).

Carcel Mousineau
Carcel Mousineau
April 21, 2009 10:39 am

Was this an (e5), (e4), (e3) etc.?

I want to know how long I should hold my breath. Thanks Dwayne!!!

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