Trade Deadline Speculation 2 (Zipay: Prospect and a 2nd rounder in play for rental)
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02-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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Kaberle's numbers on the PP aren't that different than Redden's, at least before he came to NY.
A single player can't fix a power play strategy that's inherently flawed. We all know that Torts and Sullivan either aren't capable of, or aren't willing to, make a wholesale change to what goes on out on the ice with the man advantage, so I don't see how Kaberle has any value to this team.
If you're going to bolster the defense, do it with someone that plays their best WITHOUT the puck. That's what's lacking as you work your way down the depth chart on the blue line.
At the same time, we are talkiing production from a D on this unit:
vs. production from the unit Kaberle have around him in Toronto. There's a big difference.
Redden as a D scored 44 pts less then the highest scoring forward in Ottawa before he left. Kaberle is currently scoring 6 pts less then the highest scoring forward for Toronto...
And finally, Redden came to NY and collapsed. He went from 38 pts in Ottawa to 14 pts in NY. If vets should be judged by that yardstick, we should never get a single vet. I do not believe in that strategy. Its like drafting Jessiman and then stop making draftpicks.
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