Montreal Canadiens Acquire Tomas Kaberle for Jaroslav Spacek

By Jeff Zeffer

Today the Montreal Canadiens have acquired Tomas Kaberle from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Jaroslav Spacek.

The Canadiens will be Kaberle’s fourth team that he has played for in the last 10 months. The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Kaberle away to the Boston in Bruins in February. After winning a Stanley Cup in Boston, Kaberle signed a 3 year, $12.75 deal with the Carolina Hurricanes in July. Now after three disappointing months in Carolina, Kaberle is on to a media frenzy city in Montreal.

Before this trade Kaberle has registered zero goals and 9 assist in 29 games. Spacek performance has not been great either this season, with only 3 assist in 12 games. Hopefully the new scenery for both players is something that they can benefit from.

What is impressive here is that in February of last season, the Maple Leafs were able to ship Kaberle to the Bruins in exchange for prospect Joe Colborne, a 2011 first round pick and a 2012 second round pick. It just amazes me how Kaberle’s value has gone from what it was with the Toronto to Boston deal, to the value of just another veteran defenseman in Spacek. This trade tells me that Brian Burke made a great, timely deal last winter.

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