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03-01-2005, 09:39 PM
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a little bit of history

kaberle had 2nd dman ice-time last year for the leafs. Mcabe was the obvious #1 and leetch became the #2 when he arrived.

The reason why people think kaberle was scratched was that mcabe and leetch played 28 min/gm in the playoffs including all the important or tough minutes. Quinn was afraid to play him. Kaberle had a tough time playing against the skilled sens and the physical flyers. Don Cherry blamed him and antropov for the fall when it was really the fault of the ontario health systems' inability to recreate the fountain of youth.

He really isn't a playoff warrior but can be a usefull guy. The comparison to poti is not that far off. Kaberle's career stats are 443 games, 224 pts. Poti has played the exact same number of games but only has 185 pts. To poti's defense, most of those games were with the small payroll, defensive minded mactavish oilers while kaberle played most of his games with the run and gun quinn leafs. If their teams were reversed, I am sure their stats would be as well.

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