I just don't like McCabe's attitude. Like when he scored an own goal in OT. Just let it go man. Rozsival is a more complete player IMO. Plus it is better to stay the same with the same or better assets then letting Rosy go and getting McCabe.
i still like the redden signing....IMO he is the better overall player....he has a much better first pass and although not as physical isnt prone to the bonehead plays.....
when it comes to rozsival or mccabe.....rozsival is younger, healthier, and is already accustomed to NYC.....he is the winner on that one....also, rozsival is better defensively then mccabe, the only thing mccabe has on both of them is his shot
McCabe is much more physical. Has about as good of defense (if you actually watch the guy, you can see that he still can play good defense). And his offense is a clear step above.
There's nothing that Rozsival really does that stands out from McCabe to warrant taking him over McCabe.
I think there is allot of things Rozsival does that McCabe couldn't even dream off... During the lockout McCabe was the 7th D on a SEL team before he decided that it was too much of a embaressment and bolted home...
Sure he can be useful and I even think I had him as a option in June.
But he got no mobility whatsoever and its not like he is of any use whatsoever with the puck other then when he fires away. I wouldn't have minded if we brought him in to play like with Sangs for example. Like you said he got some qualitys.
But you are leaving out some fundamental aspects of the game when you say that McCabe can do anything Rozsival can...
I used to be a McCabe fan. Liked when he was younger, when he hit everything, when he fought, etc. I don't remember that same player the last few seasons. He seemed to come around offensively, mostly on the PP, but I thought his defense was lacking. Sure he hit more than Rozsival and Redden, but so would Brad Brown. While I love the hitting style of game, I'm more concerned with effectiveness than seeing hitting (however pathetic that may sound, but that's where the game's at today). Plus, it wasn't like he was hitting any more than Toots or Girardi. Finally, what Rozsival may be lacking in terms of offense and hitting he makes up for in net takeaways. I remember McCabe as a turnover machine.
Pass on McCabe. Not a fan of his play. If u think he's better then rozy. Then I'm glad ur not the GM. He makes turnovers. MAYBE better offencivly. But he plays defence. And rozy is much better. How can u hate a guy who was our number 1 defencmen 3 years in a row n we made the playoffs every year?
Leaf fans could not have been happier to get rid of mccabe, so im pretty glad we didn't end up with him, maybe a change of scenery will do him some good, maybe not. Regardless I'd rather have rozy than him