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Why Kaberle Just Didn’t Fit In Boston

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

So what was the issue with Kaberle in Boston? The central characters - Kaberle, GM Peter Chiarelli, coach Claude Julien - have always been wary to discuss the subject on the record.

But there were three issues that held Kaberle back. First, he had gotten too comfortable. Kaberle had been a Leaf for 12 seasons. Didn’t make the playoffs for six straight years. Suddenly, Kaberle parachuted into a Cup run. Physically and mentally, he couldn’t make the jump.

Second, he wasn’t in peak shape. There’s a reason Kaberle played his best in spare helpings.

Third, he’s a sensitive man. When the power play staggered out of the gate, Kaberle was the target of the blame. It wasn’t all his fault. But Kaberle had trouble finding the swagger a power-play quarterback requires because of the slow start.

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