Thread: Proposal: Kaberle for nothing
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03-22-2013, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble View Post
Still an nhl level puck moving dman. If he gets bought out he will get another contract at around 1.5mil and be a third pairing guy with a decent amount of time on the PP. The amount of hate he gets from the hab fan base is downright laughable/embarrassing.

Hab fanbase, anything else need to be said? Same people who constantly attacked koivu and now price at the drop of a hat.
... I know your Gauthier idolization is enormous but... you just compared Kaberle to Koivu? Good god.

Koivu was our captain, arguably the best player on the roster short of Markov and among the best leaders and inspirations in the sport given his history - Anaheim fans love him almost as much as we do. Kaberle is a shell of his former self: weak defensive, useless in his own zone, rarely shoots, slow and just overall a terrible player right now. Koivu, oh he's having close to a career year (prorated).

Only some (and I stress this) Hab fans attacked Koivu because he did not speak French and that is near blasphemy in this Province sometimes. Kaberle is hated because he's useless.

To answer the OP. He would clear waivers, as teams anticipate us buying him out and thus if they wanted a depth defenseman, could sign him at a cheap contract on a trial basis. Why commit dollars to term when you don't have to? Kaberle is the missing piece to no one's roster.

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