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While many hockey fans expected the other shoe to fall in the Shea Weber saga on Monday, a Rick Nash trade was finally consummated between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their oft-discussed possible trading partner, the New York Rangers. While we patiently wait to find out whether Weber plays in Nashville or Philadelphia next year (another possible article for a later date), let’s quickly get up to speed how this trade will affect both teams.
Usually when a team trades for a proven NHLer, its fan base shows optimism while hyping up the new acquisition. But when the team is Montreal and the player is Tomas Kaberle, the reaction is “Why?”
There are plenty of reasons to doubt Kaberle. After all, the Habs will be taking on $4.25 million for two more seasons after this season for a defenseman that they won’t need once Andrei Markov returns. The most telling comment about Kaberle had to be from Canes GM Jim Rutherford, who said, “I should have known better,” when referring to his decision to sign him. I’m sure Rutherford didn’t make that comment while he was attempting to work that deal with Montreal!
So does all the cynicism and doubt about a player who has been in four different NHL organizations in 2011 mean that he is a player that you should ignore in fantasy leagues? Let’s discuss the road ahead for Kaberle, along with a few other players who have been noteworthy recently.
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