Could Toronto & Boston once again be trading partners? Right up until August 15th - Kaberle's trade deadline - and maybe even to the start of training camp, we’ll certainly find out.
It's not like Boston's ever been "burned" by dealing with Toronto. Quite the contrary - dealing with the Leafs has built the Boston franchise with such pivotal pieces as Tuuka Rask, Mark Stuart & Tyler Seguin. Names Bruins fans will be hearing for years to come.
It's no secret that the Bruins are desperate to shed some salary. And one Bruin who may be expendable is Marc Savard. Boston certainly doesn't have to deal him. But what are their choices?
It should also be noted that it may not be Kaberle that goes over to Boston, unless the deal were expanded to shed more than just Savards salary.
It could very reasonably involve a package including Grabovski, Kulemin, Finger, Beaucheman, Mitchell, Hanson and/or one of our better prospects. Possibly even Billy Sweatt if Boston wanted him before August 15th.
What Boston players would be returning?
Here are my guesses.