For over 14 years, Tomas Kaberle has been a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, and now he joins a different member of the “Original 6″ with the recently completed trade to the Boston Bruins.  Fans are already salivating over the idea that Kaberle, a four-time All Star and on pace to have one of his best NHL seasons ever, could be paired with Boston’s All Star defenseman Zdeno Chara.

According to TSN (Canada’s version of ESPN) reports, Toronto gets Joe Colborne (6’5” / 190 lbs), a minor league forward Boston drafted in the first-round in 2011, 16th overall, as well as another conditional draft pick.

While that’s the sum-total of Toronto’s compensation in the deal, that’s not all that the Bruins did in order to get the deal complete.  In dealing with salary cap space, with Kaberle due $4.25 million this season, Joe Murphy of ESPNBoston.com reports that Boston shipped forward Blake Wheeler and defenseman Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers, getting in exchange center Rich Peverley and defenseman Boris Valabik.

Boston is currently battling to catch Tampa Bay for the second seed in the Eastern Conference, whereas Toronto finds themselves on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, with six points needed to catch 8th seeded Carolina, which would necessitate leap-frogging two other teams in the process.