Well… it only took three years and waaaaaaaaaaay too much “will they, won’t they” crap from Brian Burke and Peter Chiarelli, but the Bruins have finally obtained Tomas Kaberle from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Bruins sent prospect Joe Colbourne, their own first round pick (not Toronto’s!) and a conditional pick back to the Leafs.
Colbourne was the Bruins first round pick in 2008 (16th overall). Providence Bruins were already pretty bad and this certainly won’t help. Bruins prospect farm kind of looks like this apparently:
We’ll have some thoughts/opinions on the move this weekend. Bruins are going to look different when they come back home!
Kaberle has three goals and 38 points (22 on the powerplay) for a pretty bad Toronto team and is expected to help boost a Bruins powerplay that has struggled mightily at times this season.
What does this mean for other Bruins players? Well, someone has to get traded now. Too many defensemen and not enough ice. Joe Haggerty reported yesterday that the Blackhawks are interested in Mark Stuart and the Bruins may ship him to Chicago for a draft pick to free up some cap space.