Re: peter chiarelli's press conference
posted at 6/17/2011 6:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: peter chiarelli's press conference
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: peter chiarelli's press conference : Completely disagree. Thank god it worked out. I couldn't be happier, obviously, but Kaberle would be seen as an asset, especially to a more finesse Western Conf team. Let's be honest. If they didn't win the Cup, that move would have been questioned.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
yeah, but they DID win the Cup....and while you can name a slew of players who had more to do w/that than Kaberle, you can't say that he didn't contribute--in perhaps ways that were subtle and not so obvious--to the Bruins' ultimate success.
I'm not saying he's the best D-man out there, but I also think the more games he got and the more he learned about CJ's system, the better he became. I'm pretty sure he was on the north side of +/- when all was said and done.
Remember, all he really knew b4 coming to Boston was the un-disciplined, wide-open, do whatever you want system in Toronto, and I think it took him time to get comfortable in a system that demands so much more responsibility...he's a guy used to being a slick-skating, free passing kind of D-man, and he was caught in between his instincts to do so and CJ's rigid requirements...I see no problem bringing him back unless he demands the stars, moon, etc. He's a nice finesse balance to the rock em sock ems of McQuaid, Boychuk, Chara, Ference...pair him (not literally, but having 2 guys who can skate and pass) w/Kampfer next season, and I'm seeing a pretty strong corps of defenseman.