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Posts posted by Habsy

  1. If thats your third pair it means Kaberle is a top 4 dman. Kaberle is going to be on the third pair. He cant be in the top 4. I like Kaberle as much as anyone here, but you have to limit his 5 on 5 minutes

    That's the problem. A 4.25 million dollar cap hit, and he's 5/6 on the teams depth chart. He has to have his even strength time limited, the team has to match him with a partner that can overcome his defensive liabilities. He play's soft, and has no shot to speak of. Commandant, you're good at this stuff, a valuable contributor. But when you defend him, you make the argument for the people who dislike him. Now if you come clean, and say your defense of him is because we're stuck with him, and you're trying to be a glass half full type of guy, then I understand.
  2. The cap hit is such a bs excuse.

    Yes Kaberle needs help in his own end.

    However what do UFA D who score 45+ pts and play top minutes get paid?

    A heck of a lot more than Kaberle

    As for being untradeable, I dont buy it just look at Marek Zidlicky

    That's your opinion, and you're entitled to it. His cap hit is the problem. It's why nobody wants him. That's why PG was laughed at. In the end though, we're stuck with him. As a result, have to work at finding him a partner. As usual, nobody seems to be watching his play. It's not always about stats.
  3. Does anybody actually watch Kaberle play? For **** sakes, get over his 40 points per season. With a salary cap, given what he's paid, he should play top minutes, in all aspects of the game. You're not supposed to shelter his minutes, and work at selecting a viable partner to help overcome his horrendous defensive play. The trade was laughed at, and he is un tradable. I haven't seen a single argument to refute those claims. When this season ends, and a review is done. The Kaberle trade goes into the fire PG's ass column.

  4. Anyone else drinking tonight? I'm totally drinking tonight. And wine hits me harrrrrd.

    Markov looking good!

    This is going to sound a little light in the loafers, but, I'm sipping a Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and coke. I'm exclusively a beer drinker, but hey, I'm celebrating the return of 79.
  5. I'm done with the Kaberle talk, because we're stuck with him. He's so bad at even strength, hideous in his own end. If we were all watching at a bar, having a few beers, we'd be laughing at his play. I do it in my own circle of friends. If we find a sucker to take him, one thing you'll never read on this site, is that we sure miss him.

  6. The team likely won't get rid of Budaj so you'll have to look at the year after.

    The three goalies I'd be considering would be Scott Clemmenson, Martin Biron (if NY ever lets him go) and Tomas Vokoun. If one is available as a UFA the summer of 2013 you make a decent backup arrangement.

    No to Biron. You can't have a Quebecois backup in this city. We all know why.
  7. Nice win against the Oilers, losing all remaining games wasn't realistic anyway. Look at all that young talent in Edmonton, and they still can't get it together. They need time. Makes me concerned about the possibility of a "fast" rebuild. As the Russian teenagers being looked at in the draft thread will need time as well. Hopefully the one we select won't be a bust. It's such a strange feeling being out of contention this early. Can we fast forward to the draft, and the opening of free agency? A lot of work to be done.

  8. Bourque gets thrown under the bus because this isn't just his play in Montreal... its pretty much exactly what flames fans were complaining about when it comes to Bourque. Also, I'd hope the guy would show just a little bit of passion against his former team in his first game back in Calgary, but there was 0 compete there, even if they have given up on the playoffs (and rightly so) at the very least I expect a guy playing the team that traded him to show some emotion, some pride.

    So true. At least show the Flames they made a mistake.
  9. Bourque looks awful, and I was hoping for more. I think it's difficult to judge though, as the team has thoughts of boats and golf clubs on their minds. I believe he'd be more effective if the team was doing well. He's certainly not going to carry a team on his back, and lead them to a victory.

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