When Markov's back, what happens to Kaberle?
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03-09-2012, 01:21 PM
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When did WS reference +/- in talking about Kaberle? Wasn't anywhere in the post you quoted.
In fact, I don't think I've read anyone focusing on +/- as a measure of how bad Kaberle is defensively.
Looking only at the stat line is a very poor way of evaluating how well/effective a player is.
The biggest problem with Kaberle is that he is paid too much for what he brings to the table.
He's weak in every aspect of being an NHL dman without the puck. For a guy as weak physically as he is, it's surprising how often he's out of position, he has absolutely no grit/toughness to his game, plays soft in front of the net and along the boards, and avoids contact like it's contagious.
He's a decent skater, and a good passer, that's about the extent of his "qualities" as a player...
4.25M$ for that is far too much, that's his "biggest problem".
You don't pay that kind of money for a player who is best used as a bottom-pairing guy with additional PP time unless perhaps you're a contender and you can justify "splurging" b/c your cap is otherwise very well managed and you can afford to "waste" money to fill a specific hole.
For a cap spending team that is dead-last in the eastern conference, you move a player like that ASAP.
Agreed 100%. Its sad to see people defending him because of all these secondary assists he has. I guess they and PG share an eye for talent.
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