From Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star:
Bryan McCabe is all but done as a Maple Leaf.
The only question remaining is the method by which the organization will cut ties with the veteran defenceman.
The Leafs have been working for almost a month on convincing McCabe to soften his stance on the no-trade, no-movement clause in his contract – with no success.
Read the entire article here.
I don't know why the Leafs are so adament about getting rid of McCabe so soon. Sure he has a massive contract, but he is still a very productive NHL defenseman; with a good season he can up his trade value. The team should continue to look at trade options, but a buyout should not be an option (which as of now it isn't). McCabe will eventually get sick of the media attention and losing and want out.