After much speculation, Peter Chiarelli and Brian Burke have pulled the trigger on a trade involving Tomas Kaberle. The Bruins sent forward prospect Joe Colborne, Boston's 1st round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional second round pick in 2012. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Bruins would receive the conditional pick if Kaberle resigns with the team or the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup Finals. The deal is pending an official trade call with the NHL, but many media outlets are reporting the deal done.
Kaberle has recorded 38 points (3-35-38) in 58 games this year. The soon to be 33-year-old defenseman has been on the Bruins radar for quite sometime now. You maybe remember that he was rumored to be coming to Boston in the Phil Kessel deal two summers ago. Hopefully, Kaberle can be the puck-moving defenseman this team so desperately needs.
Mar 02, 1978
UPDATE 2:30 PM ET: James Mirtle of The Globe & Mail is reporting that the deal is now official.