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12-14-2011, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post

Leafs finished the season 15-8-6 after trading Kaberle...

they were 22-26-5 with him in the lineup.

they were 6-6-1 in the month before trading him.

my point is that the leafs didn't lose a beat once they moved him, in fact, they improved significantly without him in the lineup, the facts speak for themselves.

Don't see how Burke's summer moves have any relevance...

Kaberle was productive, points-wise, even last year (as 417 pointed out), but it would seem pretty clear that his impact on the team, despite his point production, wasn't that pronounced, and one could even argue that his team played much better without him in the lineup (as their results would seem to indicate).

I've got no beef with Kaberle the player, and I hope he does nothing but succeed with us.

I think it was a bad trade, not b/c of the player we got (or the asset we traded away), but b/c we didn't do better in the asset swap... given the much higher risk and only marginal upgrade, we should have seen another asset coming our way.

If Kaberle reverts to his earlier form, or even bounces back to a level where he's a clear cut top 3-4 dman on a strong playoff team then FANTASTIC!
PG will have proven to be a schrewd talent evaluator who fleeced a reactionary Rutherford...

but let's not forget that Kaberle was 5th in TOI for the B's last year despite playing almost 4min/game of pp time... Bruins played Andrew Ference over 5 min more, per game... Andrew FERENCE... 5 freaking minutes PER GAME!!! b/c that's what they needed to do to win...

not a promising sign...
The leafs also moved Beauchemin as well. Maybe it was Beauchemin and Kaberle causing the problems. Or maybe it was Lupul that changed the team around. Or maybe it was Reimer getting hot in February. Or maybe it was the return of Phaneuf.
Your theory is very short sighted and you are only looking for factors that fit your argument for why you don't like Kaberle.

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