Thread: Value of: Kaberle to NYR
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01-19-2011, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 8BostonRocker24 View Post
Nope. Boyle was a better defenseman back then, and is still a better defenseman today.

I will give you the point about the contract, that did play a factor. Tampa wasn't looking to take salary back and Boyle's cap number was 6.66/year.
Very debatable who's better now, or even who was better. The Sharks are an offensive powerhouse, the Leafs aren't, yet Kabs is only 2 pts behind overall, 1 pt on the powerplay, and has a +7 rating on him (Boyle: -10 vs Kabs: -3). Not to mention, Boyle makes a ton of money (6.66/yr is a lot for a 34 PMD). That contract, unless Boyle keeps up a 60 pt/season pace for the next 4 seasons, has the serious potential to come back and bite the Sharks. I believe Kaberle will ultimately be signed for less money, equal term.

I do think though that Boyle is a great Dman and brings a lot to the Sharks as a whole, don't get me wrong. I just think Kabs and Boyle are more comparable than most people believe.

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