Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers have interest in Filip Kuba
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02-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Marty Straka
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He's been a consistent NHL defensemen his whole career... Was named captain twice for Minnesota (even though it was rotating.. it says something to be named) left Minny for Tampa as the All-time leading scorer for defensemen. Has nearly been .500 pace in points in his career totals. Was lights out when first being traded to Ottawa.. Could even say he was one of their best defensemen after putting up 40pts. Last year he ran into some injury trouble but still managed respectable numbers and still led the back-end with 28pts. Has played for Czech Republic in numerous World Championships winning Gold and a bronze medal in the Olympics. His pedigree is pretty damn good, other then this seasons struggles. Yes the 5pts and -25 seem terrible.. but Ottawa has absolutely no system going right now and have been terrible all season. If you bring Kuba into a fresh start with a team that has a chance to go deep into the playoffs and has a system that works.. he can definitely excel and be a great addition to your 1st or 2nd PP unit... and can't forget that he's played for Torts before so I could see some chemistry there too. There's a reason why there's interest for him.

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