The Boston Bruins stole the headlines today making multiple moves. The Bruins were very busy today, but the move that has Boston buzzing is the Acquisition of Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Tomas Kaberle. With the trade the Bruins sent minor league forward Joe Colborne as well as a 2011 1st round draft pick, and a conditional 2nd round draft pick.
In Kaberle the Bruins get one of the NHL’s top puck moving defensemen who will be paired alongside Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. Over the past six seasons only two players have more power play assists than Tomas Kaberle (157); former Bruin Joe Thornton and perennial All-Star Sidney Crosby. Kaberle can only help improve the Boston Bruins 14th ranked NHL power play.
The 32 year-old Kaberle brings with him a strong veteran attitude that the Bruins have been lacking in past years come playoff time. Kaberle has spent his entire 12 year career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and has played in four All-Star games. This is the player Bruins fans wanted at the trade deadline last year, yet even a year later fans of the Black and Gold are excited about the acquisition of Kaberle.
In other Bruins news, the team sent forward Blake Wheeler and defensemen Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers and received center Rich Peverley and defensemen Boris Valabik. With this move the Bruins cleared $1 million worth of cap space and acquire an underrated centerman in the 28 year-old Peverley; who had 55 pts. last year, with 22 goals and 33 assists.