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Corvo vs. Kaberle: How Happy Are You?

View Poll Results: Corvo vs. Kaberle
Kaberle's an All-Star - Corvo's Never Will Be 9 6.98%
Kaberle will be solid in Carolina; Corvo will be decent in Boston 40 31.01%
Corvo is a step up from Kaberle, but he's not the answer as a PMD 53 41.09%
WOOHOO! What a steal! Kaberle sucked and Corvo's just what we needed!!! 27 20.93%
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10-17-2011, 04:09 PM
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Corvo vs. Kaberle: How Happy Are You?

I can't believe how much better Corvo is than Kaberle was. He passes just as well; skates better; moves the puck better; he is more physical and better defensively; and shoots better (the fact that he shoots at all makes him a better shooter).

I think Corvo is worth twice as much as Kaberle, and he costs half as much.

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Corvo's been pretty blah to me. I like what he's done offensively for the most part (he's pinched at some dumb times), but more often than not he's a train wreck defensively.

He gets a C grade from me thus far.

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Personally I can see this thread turning into a bash Kaberle-fest which I won't get on board with. Kaberle helped us win the Stanley Cup and for that I'll always have a soft spot for him no matter what.

With that said, I'm not unhappy with letting Kaberle go and getting Corvo. But Corvo has yet to actually really contribute pointwise so I'll hold off on loving him. But I am liking what I'm seeing.

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Personally I can see this thread turning into a bash Kaberle-fest which I won't get on board with. Kaberle helped us win the Stanley Cup and for that I'll always have a soft spot for him no matter what.

With that said, I'm not unhappy with letting Kaberle go and getting Corvo. But Corvo has yet to actually really contribute pointwise so I'll hold off on loving him. But I am liking what I'm seeing.
I have finished bashing Kaberle: he was awful and a waste of draft picks and prospects. I'm thrilled with what I see in Corvo. These are just initial impressions.

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Not sure how you call it a steal, since they weren't traded for each other...

I like what I see from Corvo, the intensity, the speed, the shooting, but he's no generational talent, that's for sure.

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Third option, he is a step up from Kaberle IMO. That being said, I don't think he'll be in Boston by July 1st.

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First of all, I'm a Habs fan coming in peace.

Second, I'd say that Corvo is a step up from Kaberle but he is not to be a long-term answer as a PMD. He is more or less a stopgap until Hamilton can crack the big team, even though he does fit into the lineup better than Kaberle ever did.

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Neither is a savior, but they'll both do what they do. After his Boston stint, although decent, I believe Kaberle showed he was somewhat overrated. He has skill, but he has many shortcomings. Corvo seems like he could be an upgrade, but I don't think he's shown that yet due to the small sample size.

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My opinion: It's a wash on the ice, and we get cap savings off the ice.

I've never been a Kaberle guy. I didn't really want him here when the rumors first surfaced about him for Kessel etc. He struggled mightily early on, started finding his stride later, and did contribute to the Cup win. For that, I'm grateful, but it was clearly time to part ways. I don't see this as either bashing or praising him.

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First of all, I'm a Habs fan coming in peace.

Second, I'd say that Corvo is a step up from Kaberle but he is not to be a long-term answer as a PMD. He is more or less a stopgap until Hamilton can crack the big team, even though he does fit into the lineup better than Kaberle ever did.
I agree (surprisingly with a Habs fan)

Kampfer is also waiting in the wings as well.

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Kaberle helped this team win a Cup, so I was happy with him.

Corvo seems like he can be a decent PMD and so far he hasn't stood out, but that is not such a bad thing for a d-man.

He has quick outlet passes and looks calm with the puck.
I like his cap hit and his contract.

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Kaberle wasn't a good fit in Boston.

Many here were drooling over getting him and looked what happened.

I would take a healthy Dennis Wideman over Kaberle any day.

As far as Corvo goes I believe he makes less $$$ that Tomas and he looks OK. It's too early to really know how it will all play out.

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Kaberle helped this team win a Cup, so I was happy with him.

Corvo seems like he can be a decent PMD and so far he hasn't stood out, but that is not such a bad thing for a d-man.

He has quick outlet passes and looks calm with the puck.
I like his cap hit and his contract.
I like his ability to skate the puck up ice better than his outlet passes (which aren't too bad either). It's his play without the puck that scares me.

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Kaberle wasn't a good fit in Boston.

Many here were drooling over getting him and looked what happened.

I would take a healthy Dennis Wideman over Kaberle any day.

As far as Corvo goes I believe he makes less $$$ that Tomas and he looks OK. It's too early to really know how it will all play out.
Wideman will be UFA next offseason

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Wideman will be UFA next offseason
I know many here dislike Wides but he was a favorite of mine. . He was playing with an injury for most of his last season in Boston. He got to rest during the Olympic break and looked really good in the playoffs for the B's. I hope he signs on in Wash. with the Caps. I wouldn't want him to come here and get the boooos again. . I HATE when B's fans boo their own players.

Dennis seemed like a nice kid when he was here and looked well liked on the team.

He had a game winning OT goal for the Caps the other night. I was happy to see it.

I like Mike Knuble on the Caps too.

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I know many here dislike Wides but he was a favorite of mine. . He was playing with an injury for most of his last season in Boston. He got to rest during the Olympic break and looked really good in the playoffs for the B's. I hope he signs on in Wash. with the Caps. I wouldn't want him to come here and get the boooos again. . I HATE when B's fans boo their own players.

Dennis seemed like a nice kid when he was here and looked well liked on the team.

He had a game winning OT goal for the Caps the other night. I was happy to see it.

I like Mike Knuble on the Caps too.
Ugh. At least Corvo is only bad without the puck. Wideman is bad with or without it.

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Its still too early to say.

What I like from Corvo is his first pass out of the zone, and his willingness to shoot on the pp.

However, neither one has wowed me with their play as a Bruin, though through a 5 game assessment of Corvo, Kaberle was more frustrating to watch. SHOOT THE DAMN PUCK!

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I think he's a better fit for this team, but Kaberle is the better player, IMO. But he just didn't fit in.

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Corvo isn't as good as Kaberle at what Kaberle does well, but he's more of a balanced player which is a better fit for us.

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I'd rather see Kampfer on the team over both of them

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Too early to tell on Corvo. But I have been as underwhelmed with his puck-moving game as I worried I might be. I'm not sure that Kaberle was the answer, either. I really want to see what Kampfer does when he comes back.

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I wish nothing but the best for Kaberle, always liked him. Glad to have Corvo though, I've liked what I have seen so far.

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Kaberle isn't worth what he's getting and is a shadow of his former self. But it's also too early to tell what Corvo's impact will be.

That said, I like what I've seen from Corvo so far. He's jumped up on rushes and been involved offensively so I expect the points will come. He's also come a long way in terms of getting the system, and I haven't seen him as a liability defensively (to this point), so I'm hoping he continues to get stronger as the season goes along and he gets more comfortable.

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Kaberle was not a good fit in Boston. I don't think he meshed well with the system. I think Corvo has fit in pretty well so far. His play hasn't been amazing but it looks like he'll be alright in the system.

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