Report: Hurricanes looking to trade Tomas Kaberle

By Sterling Eby

The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to trading Tomas Kaberle according to a report on ESPN.

The newly acquired defenseman signed in the offseason to a three year deal for 12.75 million dollars. The four-time NHL all-star however is not cutting it with the ‘Canes GM Jim Rutherford, who ESPN reported as he was “desperate” to get rid of Kaberle.

Through the first 17 games Kaberle has a mere four assists and a plus/minus of -5. Kaberle was traded to Boston last season from the Maple Leafs for a 1st and 2nd round pick, but the Hurricanes desperateness to get rid of Kaberle  may not help them get what they need.

Kaberle did help the Bruins win their first Stanley Cup in almost 40 years last season, he could be invited back to Boston as the Bruins have two former Canes on their roster with Joe Corvo and Dennis Seidenberg.

The Maple Leafs could also be a destination for Kaberle who has played over ten seasons in Toronto. The Hurricanes have a Toronto connection as Jay Harrison, Jiri Tlusty, Tim Brent, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and coach Paul Maurice has spent time with the Maple Leafs system.

It should be an interesting two weeks as Rutherford talked to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun and said Rutherford was ready to make some moves.

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