Tomas Kaberle: The Most Underrated Habs Player on the Boards
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09-03-2012, 08:45 AM
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Less to do with his height than his actual ability. The habs were lacking a guy who could clear the crease. Bouillon can't really do that. He's just a plug we signed. Don't hate it, but I don't expect him to bring any dimension we were lacking in.
His height and ability are being questioned, but most people had a problem with Bouillon for the fact that he was a guy they were bringing back from the past, along with Therrien. For some reason, people see it as a step backwards.
It's a smart signing for a 7th d-man. On one hand, he won't play all 82 games but he can still help out guys like Emelin and Diaz. On the other hand, when he does get the chance to play, he's playing under the coaching style of Therrien - someone he is very comfortable with.
Kaberle on the other hand, will be in the top 6 rotation, barring injury, trade or Therrien thinking he's too soffff. Kaberle, although weak defensively, will get his PP time without a doubt. He should be on the third pairing, with Diaz - who will switch with Bouillon at appropriate times - or anybody that is having a bad stretch of games.
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