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03-05-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
He has been fine, and even in the first 6 games too. He's still a viable starting d-man, league wide (still bottom-pairing, though). We have a better top-6 when healthy, but on average he should be playing regularly for many teams. This is why I still hold out some sliver of hope that we can trade him before the deadline.

That said, he's still enormously overpaid and we have to buy him out this summer if we can't trade him. And I wouldn't go to extremes of caution in terms of keeping him this year for depth either... Weber isn't too much different than him, so saving Mr. Molson the $3M buyout fee in the summer is still worth doing if a trade is out there.

It's not nice to be without Diaz, but a silver lining may be that we can sort of "mini-showcase" Kaberle a bit. Look world, he's not as awful as Joe Habsfan makes him out to be.
Completely agree, he is grossly overpaid for what he brings to the table now. But leaving his pay aside and looking at his performance in terms of being our 7th D - he's done pretty well.

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