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01-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankMTL View Post
I remember when some of us were drooling over potentially having both Kaberle and Markov on the Habs at the same time. How things have changed in a few short years....Markov has gone through so many injuries and is no longer the player he was and Kaberle is a shadow of his former self. Let's hope both these guys get back on their game because they were both very good players as little as 2-3 years ago.
Neither guy is over the hill IMHO. Markov keeps himself in great shape and Kaberle from what I heard re dedicated himself this summer(last year he showed up out of shape). Both guys are 34 and play the type of game where they can play another 5-6 years if they stay healthy. At lesat half of taht can be "prime" years.

Odds are, long term we don't have room for Subban/Diaz/Markov/Kaberle not with Beaulieu on the way(full time NHL in 14-15 IMHO), Subban should be untoucheable and Diaz is young and cheap so at some point 1 of Markov and Kaberle should be traded/leave, hopefully both bounce back and we can make a trade where we gain valuable assets back and it's not a 2013 buyout(Kaberle) or 2014 UFA(Markov).

Ideally Kaberle gets back to being a 0.5-0.6 PPGM strong PP guy and solid(average defensively) 5 on 5 and we can trade him at the deadline or next summer for at least a good pick(1st to 3rd depending on may factors) or young forward/goalie.

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