Bye-Bye Kaberle? Brian Burke Says Two Offers On Board For Star D-Man

Bobby KezneikCorrespondent IJune 1, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 22:  Hockey USA General Manager and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke (R) speaks to the media prior to the start of the Women's USA vs. Sweden  women's semifinal game on day 11 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 22, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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After another eventful night in the Stanley Cup Finals, in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in game two, it was Brian Burke checking in and stating a few things for Leaf fans.

On Tuesday morning, Brian Burke appeared on a radio show and was asked a few questions about the new signing of assistant GM Claude Loiselle.

However, shortly after, Brian Burke announced that he currently has two teams who have pitched him a possible deal that would see Tomas Kaberle leave the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He did not however, state what teams and which players were or are being involved in this discussion.

Burke went on to confirm for about the millionth time that the deal must be a great one in order to give away the All-Star D-Man from Czech Republic, and that he would have no problem with keeping him for next season.

However, do we really believe that now? I mean, as a Leafs fan, I just don't see Tomas Kaberle playing for the Leafs next season.

I think the fact that Burke didn't want to ask Kaberle for his no trade clause during the regular season was an act in an attempt from Brian Burke to show people and possible unrestricted free agents that he is loyal to his players.

But now, with Kaberle's no trade clause out the window, it finally gives Burke the green light. If Burke is a good GM, trading Kaberle may be in the team's best interest if they want to look at this as a future assessment.

There is not much anyone can discuss about Burke's announcement that he has two offers on the table other than the possibilities of what those deals could be.

There were rumors and speculations that Brian Burke is interested in Columbus's fourth overall draft pick?

Or maybe it's one of the star forwards us Leaf fans have been talking about now (Bobby Ryan, James Neal, Patrick Sharp?)

 

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