Thread: Value of: Kaberle to NYR
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01-20-2011, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
Campbell sucks in his own end.
Absolutely false. You talk about a player being under appreciated in Kaberle, while Campbell is just as underrated.

No one thought he was good defensively until he joined a stacked team. Put Kaberle on a better team and his numbers will get better.
People always say this - it's not an automatic thing. Everyone thought Ponikarovsky would light it up in Pittsburgh. Well, he was awful. Sometimes players benefit from playing on bad teams, because they get overplayed in comparison to how good they actually are. Not saying Kaberle is one of those players, but he's a 50 point guy, wherever he goes.

And Boyle is really struggling defensively this season. He's -10.
The Sharks defense is AHL-caliber. Boyle is the only reason it's respectable. This goes to show, yet again, that +/- is a horrible stat when it comes to judging defensive ability.

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