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04-28-2005, 11:02 PM
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Kaberle award triplicate

Kabs won regular season MVP, Best Defencemen and Top Player (as voted by the fans) awards in the Czech Extraliga.






I am going to continue prmoting Kabs until he gets the respect he deserves!
(Actually hes starting to get some respect on among Leafs fans at least... just no one else)

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In honour of this occasion I've finally changed my avatar from the old playoff avatar from so long ago.

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now if only we had some respect for you

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Nice job, Kabs. Looking forward to watching him at the WC.

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Kabs

This is the type of guy I worry about losing. He's playing at home, and winning all of those awards. Might those aspects outweigh the financial and competitive benefits of the NHL?

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Might those aspects outweigh the financial and competitive benefits of the NHL?
no.

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Kabs won regular season MVP, Best Defencemen and Top Player (as voted by the fans) awards in the Czech Extraliga.






I am going to continue prmoting Kabs until he gets the respect he deserves!
(Actually hes starting to get some respect on among Leafs fans at least... just no one else)
IMO his biggest problem is confidence. And having someone like Quinn as your coach probably doesn't help that. Another year over there and he'll be ready when the NHL starts up again in '06.

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04-29-2005, 06:02 AM
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This is the type of guy I worry about losing. He's playing at home, and winning all of those awards. Might those aspects outweigh the financial and competitive benefits of the NHL?
Until the NHL is no longer the best league in the world you don't have to worry about losing someone because of competitiveness.

and besides, how can you not agree with Mat's well thought out response?

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Kabs won regular season MVP, Best Defencemen and Top Player (as voted by the fans) awards in the Czech Extraliga.






I am going to continue prmoting Kabs until he gets the respect he deserves!
(Actually hes starting to get some respect on among Leafs fans at least... just no one else)
Perhaps the forwards come back on that team, and he had a better defensive partner.

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But he's a weak defenseman who always gives the puck away and never stops the first shot. His goaltender must've been awesome.

What would I know, I'm just a dump Leaf fan.

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His goaltender must've been awesome.
Miroslav Kopriva (G).......................... 10 0 0 0 2
Zdenek Orct (G)............................... 47 0 0 0 20

Zdenek Orct (G) Goalie
Born Apr 27 1970
Height 6.00 -- Weight 176 -- Shoots L

He's almost old enough for the Leafs.



Miroslav Kopriva (G) Goalie
Born Dec 5 1983
Height 6.02 -- Weight 185 -- Shoots L
Selected by Minnesota Wild round 6 #187 overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft


Too late to pick up this guy.

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But he's a weak defenseman who always gives the puck away and never stops the first shot. His goaltender must've been awesome.

What would I know, I'm just a dump Leaf fan.



I heard Kaberle showed a lot of poise as he went up to accept the Trophies, but he quickly and precisely passed them off to his teammates, rather then shoot himself any praise for his accomplishments...

Old habits die hard they say.

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But he's a weak defenseman who always gives the puck away and never stops the first shot. His goaltender must've been awesome.

What would I know, I'm just a dump Leaf fan.
I swear if Kaberle could ever learn to poke-check we'd have a real great player on our hands.

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04-29-2005, 09:45 AM
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IMO his biggest problem is confidence. And having someone like Quinn as your coach probably doesn't help that. Another year over there and he'll be ready when the NHL starts up again in '06.
Kaberle has been able to play in the NHL with confidence since he was 20, that isn't a problem. Even back then he rarely got flustered with the puck and made good passes.

Kind of ironic that he wins these awards and Quinn gets blamed at the same time.

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Great to see Kaberle doing so well. He is my favorite D-Men on the Leafs. Hopefully he comes back into the NHL and is more improved player and could quite all the doubters.

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Kaberle has been able to play in the NHL with confidence since he was 20, that isn't a problem. Even back then he rarely got flustered with the puck and made good passes.

Kind of ironic that he wins these awards and Quinn gets blamed at the same time.
Ironic indeed.

I will agree with you that Kaberle rarely gets flustered, but confident? He shows a lot of confidence in his shot, doesn't he? That must be why he had a huge total of 88 of them last year.

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Ironic indeed.

I will agree with you that Kaberle rarely gets flustered, but confident? He shows a lot of confidence in his shot, doesn't he? That must be why he had a huge total of 88 of them last year.
Kaberle doesn't have a very hard shot that he would be able to blow by goaltenders, it definitely is not his strength.

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04-29-2005, 10:57 AM
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Kaberle doesn't have a very hard shot that he would be able to blow by goaltenders, it definitely is not his strength.
If there are a lot of goalies that are going to have 40 foot shots blown by them then the NHL isn't the league for them. If he can get it to the net, that's all that matters. The only thing he needs to be able to do is get it past the winger defending him.

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Kaberle doesn't have a very hard shot that he would be able to blow by goaltenders, it definitely is not his strength.
Any shot on net is better than no shot on net.

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Any shot on net is better than no shot on net.
That is the cliche but the low percentage shot is also giving up control of the puck in the offensive zone. Kaberle has a lot of points from playing it his way by trying for the open man instead.

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Nice piece of evidence for we who defend Kaberle. His dropoff in his last year in Toronto made it tough for us - maybe he will bring some of this enthusiasm back to Canada next year and make it easier to defend the defenseman.

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Any shot on net is better than no shot on net.
Nope.

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04-29-2005, 11:27 AM
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That is the cliche but the low percentage shot is also giving up control of the puck in the offensive zone. Kaberle has a lot of points from playing it his way by trying for the open man instead.
It's also giving an opportunity for a deflection, rebound or goal. It depends on the situation. Kaberle likes to find the open man but there are plenty of times when he has a screen or someone in front when he should shoot. I believe he lacks confidence in his shot to do so.

I'm sure there were more than 88 times last year when TK had a change for a better then "low percentage" shot. A lot more.

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