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02-14-2011, 06:51 AM
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Brooks referred to Kaberle as a poor defender not worth valuable assets.
This just gets on my nerves.
Kaberele's defense is most certainly what it is. But the only reason its pointed out is because he have played on a sheitty team for a long time. Its most certainly not worse then
Brooks says Kaberle is a poor defender and not worth giving up any assets for. I do not mind that Brooks trash Kaberle, in public, since we do not want to hype his price up. But in regards to the actual point, Torts won a cup with Dan Boyle, Id like to see Boyle on Toronto's blueline 3-4 years in a row. He -- IF ANYONE -- would have been seriously exposed. This is just how it is. This is a fact. On a good team, a nr 1 D can focus on playing offense night after night. The NR 1 D for Pittsburgh, SJ, Washington, Philly, Detroit, Chicago and co -- they do not play much defense. On a sheitty team, by default, a D like Kaberle really plays in a shut down role. His job description is more like Girardis/Sauers then Dan Boyle's. Thats life.
But I am sure Brooks and everyone else would be all giddy about getting Dan Boyle, while Tomas Kaberle is seen as a pretty bad option. There is no sense behind that. Put Sergei Zubov in his prime on this years Toronto and it certainly wouldn't have been that pretty always. The bottom line is that its a fundamental difference for a offensiveminded D these days to play on sheitty teams or good teams. The difference in momentum is so big compared to how it was 5 years ago when things just shifted back and forth, and every team could keep things even by just not making misstakes.
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