Talk about an overreaction.
A blogger writes the Blackhawks are on the verge of making a major trade, citing a reliable source, and all heck breaks loose Wednesday.
I think somebody needs to check his reliable source.
Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle is the player the Hawks are supposed to covet. Who wouldn't want Kaberle, a terrific defenseman and a power-play quarterback? The Hawks need both.
But how's this for a reliable source: Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who said in an e-mail to the Toronto Sun and relayed to the Daily Herald about Wednesday's rumor, "No legs. Have never discussed Kaberle with either team."
That other team would be the Carolina Hurricanes.
Maybe the Hawks will make a trade sooner or later for a defenseman, but for right now they want to get Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Ben Eager healthy and take it from there.