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02-01-2011, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagr68NYR94Leetch View Post
Your argument just gets weaker and weaker.

Yeah actually he would fit in perfectly here. Kaberle is a very, very good puck moving defenseman. Our PP has been abysmal to be nice. They are terrible at carrying the puck up the ice on the PP, and once in the zone they are awful passing the puck around. Kaberle has 28 Assists this year. 19 of those from the PP. But you know more than anyone else, he wouldnt make a difference.

And yeah I forget that since Kaberle isnt superman and cant propel is pathetic toronto team into a playoff spot, we shouldnt look into acquire him. What!!!!??? How dumb does that sound. Gee, he must not be good since he cant be a one man show with below average forwards in front of him and be able to move them up in the standings. Please think before you post.

No one is saying we should trade away the future. Not one person here is saying that. What we are saying is that if you have a chance to add a quality player at a reasonable price then why not? Because you're afraid to deal away any of our young players? Sather isnt dumb for one. So even if he does make a deadline deal for Kaberle it wouldnt include sauer, mdz, or McD. Maybe it would include gilroy. We have Kundratek and Valentenko sitting in hartford. Those two could be trade chips as well. I'd be willing to move one of those two and Gilroy plus a pick and a forward prospect for Kaberle. Thats a reasonable deal.

The fact is, he is far from "over-the-hill" as you CLAIM. He is on pace to have a 50 point season. You clearly have no clue what you're talking about because he would come here and be playing in the same role he did in toronto, which is indeed a "prominent" role. If anything he would be considered the #3 defenseman behind staal and girardi. If you really dont think he'd make an impact then you know nothing about players outside of this organization.
Here is your issue. That will not get Kaberle even if he is wanted. Toronto wants forward prospects, yes multiple players, or a forward prospect and a 1st. They have Schenn, Gunnarson, Aulie, Komisarek, Beaucheman, and a couple other D prospects that are about to what Kundratek and V-Tank are for us. Why would they take Gilroy? He has a QO that up until now he hasn't even come close to playing at that level. This isn't NHL11. Be realistic here. Kaberle is not a 3rd D on this team. He is as soft as they come. He would become a PP specialist. Might as well sign MA Bergeron to do that for us, and save all our pieces.

Torts has built an identity for this team, the first identity we have had since before the lockout. Now, you want to bring in a guy who doesn't fit that mold. why can't we do it with what we have? Who did Philly add to its top 4 D or top 6 Forwards last year to get into the playoffs? Ville Leino was not a top 6 forward at the time either. Montreal didn't bring in people. Neither did Chicago, Detroit, San Jose or any other team that went far into the playoffs.

We got to this point for a reason, and its the players playing on this team right now. Kaberle doesn't make us more of a cup contender then we are right now.

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