Tomas Kaberle Traded to Boston for Joe Colborne and Draft Picks

LeafsThe Tomas Kaberle era in Toronto is over. We're calling it at 878 regular-season games. He was the only Leaf remaining who actually suited up for the team in the 90s.

My son still has his Tomas Kaberle bobblehead and I'll always have my Tomas Kaberle autograph.

Tomas Kaberle Autograph

Kaberle is now a member of the Boston Bruins. The Leafs will receive prospect centre Joe Colborne, the Bruins’ first-round pick and a conditional second-round pick in 2012 if Kaberle - an unrestricted free agent this summer – signs a new contract in Boston or if they make the Stanley Cup final.

I just looked it up... "Kaberle" appears in 207 entries on this blog, excluding this one. He was a very likable, solid performer for over a decade and I already miss the SOB. But as I learned from the excellent HBO series Six Feet Under, everything ends.

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Class act all the way!! Sad to see him go, but the right move for a team that needs to start from scratch... yet again....

Anyhow, good luck Kaberle, except for the games in which TML plays Boston of course.

Now Kulemin is our most tenured player... and Luke Schenn is a close second.

That's right, 21 year old Luke Schenn is our second most tenured player on the Leafs. This is not a typo.

February 18, 2011 @ 6:45 PM


Burke seems to only trade with Boston or Anaheim. Is no-one else talking to him?

February 18, 2011 @ 10:02 PM


Inter-divisional trades are dumb.

February 18, 2011 @ 10:32 PM


@Sammi and @Pat - Kaberle only agreed to waive his no-trade to the Bruins.

February 18, 2011 @ 10:50 PM


I see you're late on singing the praises of the new radiohead album with the rest of the yuppies out there.

February 19, 2011 @ 5:51 AM



Anaheim would have been better for Burke to trade him to. Facing Boston so often will haunt the Leafs.

February 19, 2011 @ 7:11 AM


Shows you why you should cheer for a good team like the Habs. Habs are better than the Leafs any day. Go Habs.

February 19, 2011 @ 8:09 AM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Now, im not keeping track or anything but at last count thats three first round draft picks now for the Leafs in this Junes draft.....Im just going to go out on a limb, one of them will be a goalie, one will be a center and one will be a Left winger to play opposite Kessel either that or a nice offensive defenseman to replace Kaberle

February 19, 2011 @ 9:06 AM


@Pat - I agree only if he re-signs. He's a UFA at the end of the season.

February 19, 2011 @ 9:22 AM


I will miss Kaberle. He was and is ,a class act and a fantastic defenceman. At least I can cheer a team with him on it in the playoffs this year.....GO BRUINS.

Cheryl do you take the short bus to school?

February 19, 2011 @ 12:52 PM


I will miss Kaberle. He was and is ,a class act and a fantastic defenceman. At least I can cheer a team with him on it in the playoffs this year.....GO BRUINS.

Cheryl do you take the short bus to school?

February 19, 2011 @ 12:53 PM


What short bus to school? School has nothing to do with it. I've been a Habs fan for many years. That's just the way it is. Go Habs. Ole ole.

February 19, 2011 @ 2:33 PM


Resign him in July... Great Deal!

February 19, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

Jason from Sudbury

Kaberle would've looked really good in a Habs jersey, oh well maybe in the summer.

February 19, 2011 @ 8:03 PM


great, another Habs fan. Yes, maybe trade him to my Habs. That would help. Go Habs.

February 20, 2011 @ 8:10 AM


Yes Cheryl- Habs Rule

Stay tuned for this evening's outdoor classic because:

1. The wiz is back (nobody beats him!)

2. Gill is back

3.Cammi is back(hopefully)

4. The Price is right (always)

February 20, 2011 @ 2:00 PM


Yes, good to see more Habs fans around. Yes, the Habs will win. The Leafs lost last night. Tonight it's Habs all the way. Go Habs.

February 20, 2011 @ 3:35 PM


This game sucks. Habs are losing 3 to 0. It's like the Flames are really into it. The stupid ice keeps breaking or something so they have to keep fixing the ice. This is as slow as a baseball game except it's hockey.

February 20, 2011 @ 8:27 PM


Habs are garbage.

February 20, 2011 @ 11:44 PM


I was waiting to get my car back from the mechanic on Saturday when I picked up the sports page (I think it was the Boston Globe) and there it was a full page of Kaberle still in a Leafs uniform. Kinda disappointing that he's not with the leafs, but I'm glad he's local to me now.

February 24, 2011 @ 9:48 PM


Habs suck. Gills a plug on skates, kabby wont go to habs, it will never happen, i know you habsys need a good defenceman but its not happening, hopeless halakless.

May 10, 2011 @ 2:06 PM

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