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11-02-2011, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
What's also encouraging about his play is he is +8 on the year, indicating a commitment to strong 2 way play. I really don't think Boston expected this kind of production out of him, if they did there is no way they would have traded Joe and picks for Kaberle. I think he's exceeding even the Leafs expectations, and we know Burke was already high on him in his draft year.
They won the cup, they traded for a Kaberle who they thought would solve their biggest problem (crappy PP), and make them a favorite to win. It was a risk I'm sure any GM would take given the chance when you are that close to a cup.

HF has a terrible tendency to look way too far term when the cup is within your reach. Boston knew what they had in Colborne.

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