TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger reported Thursday thata deal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins for defenseman Tomas Kaberle is close to being finalized. Dregger reported thetrade will most likely will not be completed today since the teams haven't ironed out the details and Boston needs to make some moves to free up cap space on their roster which Dregger says could take a few day. Dreger also reports that since Boston's acquisition of Chris Kelly, Blake Wheeler has become a likely target due tohis 2.2 million salary.Read the complete story here.http:is.gdF4AMTi
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.
*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.
*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.
*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.
*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.
*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres
*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.