When the NHL off-season turned into the free agent season, there must have been some uneasiness among Boston's management about Tomas Kaberle.
Kaberle, an unrestricted free agent, wanted an expensive long-term contract.
I will admit that Kaberle started to play better towards the end of the Stanley Cup Finals, but his defensive mistakes overshadowed any of his contributions to the offense.
He lost too many defensive-zone battles and made costly turnovers. He was looked upon as a soft player who brought his bad habits from Toronto with him to Boston.
Now, it doesn't matter. Boston can rest easy now that Tomas Kaberle will not be returning next season in a Bruins sweater. Kaberle signed a three-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes for $12.75 million.
With Kaberle going to Carolina, that left Hurricanes Joe Corvo on the block. The 'Canes dealt Corvo to Boston for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick. This looks to be a significant upgrade and at a much better price.