Saturday, 19 February 2011
Kaberle a Bruin
As a Kaberle fan it is hard to see him go, and in some sense I am heart broken, but the return is definitely a plus for the Leafs. Two first round picks and a second for Kaberle is much more than I think anyone could have anticipated.
On to Colborne. His a big centerman, 6'5" 190lbs (according to mapleleafs.com) and plays a hard game. He is in essence a "Burke type player". In 2009-2010 he moved from the University of Denver to play for the Providence Bruins of the AHL - where he played six games.
Joe made the roster perminantly this season. He's played 55 games and registered 26 points (12 goals), word is he will most likely spend the remainder of the season with the Marlies.
The first round pick gives the Leafs two this year and Brian Burke has said that he is looking to parlay that into a higher pick.
Though I'm sad to see him go I think this was a good trade for the club. Here's hoping Burke can work his magic and get us a top tier pick this coming draft.