Upon his acquisition from the Carolina Hurricanes for veteran defenseman Yaroslavl Spacek, every more that Tomas Kaberle made was under a microscope.
Former Habs' GM Pierre Gauthier didn't do the former longtime Leafs' rearguard any favours, inserting him into the lineup to bolster the power play on a defense-first team. It's well documented that Kaberle is a defensive liability. His offensive upside is the only thing that generates any interest in him, although his contributions have been few and far between in recent years.
Pat Hickey caught up with the Czech born blueliner, who showed up at the Canadiens' practice facility in Brossard, Quebec on Thursday in fantastic shape.
Habs and Hockey News and Notes
- TSN'S Bob Mackenzie gives us a preview of what there is to expect from the 2013 edition of the Montreal Candiens in the first of his "Best of 7" series.
- Canadiens' netminder Carey Price found himself in a funny situation during the lockout. Sean Gordon explains how Price felt like his former mentor in Tri-City, Olaf Kolzig, working out with junior goaltenders while waiting for the work stoppage to end.
- While we in Canada await what gifts our NHL franchises may offer to easy the pain caused by the lockout, Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail goes through what some teams south of the 49th are doing to give back to the fans.
(Photo: La Presse)
Thursday, January 10, 2013