I've always been a fan of Kaberle. He is a bit weak in his own end, but the way he moves the puck is beautiful to watch. He has great poise and hockey sense. Breaking out of your zone is very important and Kaberle is good at it. He can get the offense going and generate scoring chances.
I would love to see a PP with both Kaberle and Markov. People assume they would just keep passing and never shoot it. Make no mistake. Both can shoot and will shoot. Kaberle did tonight. With two great playmaking defensemen at the point the PP will one day return to it's dominance of the past 5 years.
This organisation should always spend all their bucks on overpaid forwards... God do they know how to find a PP dominator in the course of a season!
Every year they get one out of their freaking pocket!
Yeah and love how we got him (Spacek)...no 2nd Rnd Pick, no 1st Rnd Pick, not even a 3rd or a 4th!! and we didn't ahve to give a prospect.
8-9 months ago...we could not afford Kaberle...his value was at 6mil/year (imo). Now we got him at a bargain price (Spacek). And...he's not UFA. We have Kaberle for another 2 seasons. This makes it much easier to wait for extremely-fragile-always-injured-Markov .
I was shocked when I read how many Hab fans had so much hatred for the Kaberle signing. I must admit I had mixed feelings for a few seconds and then...became very excited when thinking about our PP possibilities with Kaberle!! Kaberle was invisible in Boston (no doubt) but Montreal could be as good for Kaberle as Toronto was...maybe even better since Plekanec is here and we have a good group. I don't count Carolina...since even E.Staal is terrible this year!! Kaberle and Boston (3-4 months only)...it just wasn't meant to be. Montreal could just be a great place for Kaberle and we could be reaping the benefits!
Plekanec and Kaberle[/B] = good friendship/good reunion:
I also love that Plekanec is a hard worker and apparently is very good friends with Kaberle...extra motivation for Kaberle to do well here, imo.
Or at least PP momentum. If we can have a PP that tires and worries the ennemy, gives us confidence, I'll be quite happy.
Agreed...too many times this year the PP just sapped all of the Habs momentum.
But watching Kaberle run that PP, almost made me think of when Markov is back there. He's got so much poise with the puck, i'll live with his inadequacies in his own end, unlike in Toronto, he won't be playing 23+ mins a night on the top pairing.
I can only imagine how the Habs willl look from a puck movement standpoint when Markov returns. Last night, with Kaberle and Campoli...the puck movement was so fluid