From Darren Dreger at TSN:
The Leafs, New York Rangers and the Nashville Predators are the three most aggressive bidders for Phil Kessel, but at least two other teams are also believed to be in the hunt.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has confirmed to Sportsnet that the Lightning have asked for Toronto defensemen Tomas Kaberle and Luke Schenn along with the team's No. 7 pick in exchange for Tampa's No. 2 selection.
Banter: Is Tampa going to kiss Toronto first?