Sunday, May 31, 2009
Pavel Kubina packing his bags for L. A.?
As the Leafs get ready for a busy off season, soon to commence with Stanley Cup playoffs into its Final Stage, word out of Toronto is the Brian Burke will be shopping Defensemen Pavel Kubina who's no trade clause will seize to exist from Draft Day until August 15. Kubina has one year left on a contract that pays him 5 million a season and would be a decent pick up for a season and wouldn't give any teams a cap hit next season when it is though that the NHL salary cap will come down. We could see Kubina pack his bags right on Draft day as Burke looks to move up the draft, as much as he wants those first two spots the most likely team that may trade with Burke could just be the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings lack a veteran go to defensemen and Kubina with his experience and leadership could be just what the Kings could use and better option then over bidding teams to win the services of a defensemen when the NHL free agency period begins. The Leafs could send Kubina and their 1st round pick to L.A for the Kings 1st round pick which would land the Leafs with the 5th Overall pick in the draft in which they could select Brayden Schenn or big defensemen Jared Cowan. This looks to be Pavel Kubina's last month as a member of the Maple Leafs but the question remains will he be a draft day news story?