The latest news is that Nashville Predators GM has confirmed that he has been in discussions with Boston regarding Phil Kessel, and as we all know, Toronto is also in the hunt for the young forwards’ services.
Nashville does not have much to offer Boston via trade; perhaps Shea Weber (D) and Martin Erat (RW), but not much beyond that. Furthermore, I don’t believe that the Predators would want to part with Erat if they had Kessel coming in.
Toronto of course, attempted to ship Tomas Kaberle to the Bruins this June, however his no-trade clause has kicked in, meaning that Kaberle would have to approve of any trade. Toronto has more than just Kaberle to offer; Niclas Hagman (LW), Mikhail Grabovski (C), and 19 year-old Luke Schenn (D) would all look great in Black and Gold.
Stay tuned for updates.