how the hell do we get "saved" when we lose a Top 4 defensmen going into the playoffs? Ya i know a lot of ppl hate him but going into the playoffs with 3 rookies (Carkner, Camps, and Karlsson) and then having our extra (Lee) as a rookie as well, i know i sure as hell would like to have Kuba in the fold who can log a **** load of mins.
If Karlsson or Carkner falter we need Kuba there to take over bigger mins.
Reg season success =/= playoff success ... especially when we are talking about young guys who havent been there yet.
Campoli is hardly a rookie. Carkner was also drafted like 11 years ago, he's seen enough puck.
But yes, Kuba, even if he adds nothing, rarely is a negative player so just being able to have a guy to log 20+ minutes with no impact either way can be useful.