Revisiting the Kaberle-Spacek deal
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04-13-2012, 09:58 AM
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Montreal needed a shooter for the PP not a passer. By going to get Kabs was the height of stupidity because the guy never shoots. It made no sense. In past yrs we've had Souray, Streit, Bergeron, Wiznieski with their big shots from the point but we've let them all go. Spacek was brought in to replace Streit but he proved to be terrible on PP and almost everywhere else on the ice.
Subban isn't ready to be the shooter cause his shots are erratic and his timing isn't right yet. Weber is good at times but he shows breakdowns and can't be trusted 5 on 5 yet.
After 6 or 7 yrs of constantly having to get a shooter for the PP you would've thought PG would've been bright enough to realize that was the need but he wasn't. And he was in the habs organization all that time so he has no excuse. Good riddance to him.
Excuse me? Subban not ready to be a shot from the point? The same PK Subban that led all NHL defensemen in PP goals as a rookie in 2010-11? The same PK Subban that placed 8th in the league in that very stat this season? That guy? Yeah, I think he's ready to be the shot from the blue line. Get Markov and/or Kaberle to feed him, get a coach who knows what a power play is, and it will be far more effective next year. Is he perfect all the time? Heck no, but he's 22 years old, think he might improve over time?
Going back 5 years, only one other defenseman for Montreal scored more than Subban's 9 PP goals (in 2010-11). Was it Streit? Wizniewski? Schneider? Bergeron? No, it was Andrei Markov with 10 in 2007-08. The "big shots" that are apparently key to the PP topped out at 7 PP goals for Streit and Bergeron.
A Markov-Subban combo on the PP would be fantastic. Add in Kaberle and it only gets better, even if he "never shoots" (he does). You don't need another "big shot" from the blue line. And hey, if you do, we already have another one on the roster. Yannick Weber scored 4 on the PP this season, good for 14th in the league.
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