Source: Kaberle hasn't been asked to waive no-trade

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Source: Kaberle hasn't been asked to waive no-trade

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

BOSTON Things are reaching a fever pitch here in Boston with the Tomas Kaberle trade talks. Rumors, whispers and any kind of info are on the front burner for everyone in both the Hub and Toronto, but things arent that close to being a deal yet between the Leafs and Bs. CSNNE.com has checked with several hockey sources that indicated the All-Star Maple Leafs defenseman hasnt yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause despite the fact both Bruins President Cam Neely and Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke told 98.5 the Sports Hub that the two teams are talking trade.A hockey source also indicated to CSNNE.com that any potential deal with the Leafs is centered on a package of Blake Wheeler or Mark Stuart, a draft pick believed to be a third round draft pack and possibly a prospect from the Bs organization close to contributing at the NHL level.Burke was in Boston to watch Zach Hamill play last week, so it would be logical he could be a player that both sides are discussing, but sources couldnt confirm or deny Hamills involvement. Burke said he made a promise to Kaberle and agent Rick Curran that he wouldnt go public with any discussions pertaining to a trade of the four-time All-Star defender, so the general manager wouldnt confirm that talks with Boston involve Kaberle.Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca reported earlier that Kaberle indicated to the Leafs hed only waive his no trade to go to Boston, and based on both need and salary cap space Kaberle is something of a perfect fit for the Bs needs. The soon-to-be 33-year-old would lead the Bruins with his 36 points on the season, and his 21 power play assists this season would be the salve that a struggling Bs PP unit desperately needs.A bogus Darren Dreger twitter account had the Bruins on the verge of dealing David Krejci to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Kaberle, but thats ridiculous on several levels. Its way too much to give up for a rental player only under contract for the rest of this season, and it would leave the Bs woefully short at center.
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Thursday, Feb. 23: Eaves and Chewbacca? Now that's hair-raising

Thursday, Feb. 23: Eaves and Chewbacca? Now that's hair-raising

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while amazed, and alarmed, at any politician that would ever duck a town hall-style meeting with their constituents.

*Patrick Eaves had a close encounter of the hairy kind with the mighty Chewbacca during a recent visit to Disney. Let’s just say Eaves, Brent Burns and Chewie could all be from the same family tree.

*Good, long read on junior hockey scoring star Alex Debrincat, who Bruins fans will remember that Boston passed over to draft Trent Frederic at the end of the first round last summer. He’s scoring at the kind of levels that say he might be something special at the next level. Just saying.

*Wayne Gretzky jumps on the Florida Panthers telecast to chat about Jaromir Jagr, and jokes about what he’ll do if Jagr ever gets close to his NHL all-time scoring title.

*Pierre Lebrun has a list of NHL defensemen that are in demand ahead of the trade deadline, and it’s a fairly underwhelming list aside from Kevin Shattenkirk.

*If you’re looking for some good Blackhawks talk then you should check out the Blackhawks Talk podcast over at CSN Chicago.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bob McKenzie dropped into the NBCSN studios again this past week to chat about the NHL tweaking the bye weeks moving forward after watching them play out this season.

*People getting concerned about turning budding personal NHL rivalries into another “Ovechkin vs. Crosby” is perhaps the dumbest NHL hot take I’ve ever heard. The Ovechkin/Crosby rivalry was perfectly good and anything to draw attention to the NHL and its players is also good. This is the kind of thing said by somebody that I’m sure gets more super-excited by a bar graph showing a player’s effectiveness rather than watching what they’re actually doing on the ice.

*For something completely different: A really interesting look from a random date that Carrie Fisher took to the 1978 Oscars while palling around with the young, new stars of Hollywood.

 

 

What we learned in Bruins' 5-3 loss to Ducks: Back to earth for Cassidy's crew

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What we learned in Bruins' 5-3 loss to Ducks: Back to earth for Cassidy's crew

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