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Hurricanes GM has a warning for Kaberle

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08:32 AM ET 12.01 | The Leafs and Bruins hooked up Wednesday in a game that for more than a decade would otherwise have featured Tomas Kaberle. Now he's in the doghouse in Carolina. ... The Bruins opted not to re-sign Kaberle during the off-season, allowing him to ink a three-year, $12.75 million US deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. But things have not been good for Kaberle on Tobacco Road. Through 25 games he has just five points and is minus-12, causing Canes GM Jim Rutherford to call out the veteran defenceman in public on Wednesday. "He has to figure out a way to get out of it or he won't be playing with the Hurricanes long," Rutherford told XM Home Ice radio. Maybe the Leafs and Bruins knew something when they let him go.

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December 1, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Maybe the Leafs and Bruins knew something when they let him go.

They knew he wasn't worth that much money. Period.

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December 1, 2011  08:52 AM ET

How exactly do you unload him though? If he is stinkin' up the place, good luck trading him and getting much in return, etc.

December 1, 2011  08:52 AM ET

I'm betting Kaberle won't make it into the TD on best NHL journeyman.

December 1, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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How exactly do you unload him though? If he is stinkin' up the place, good luck trading him and getting much in return, etc.

Sounds like the Hurricanes didn't do enough scouting on this guy before picking him up.

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December 1, 2011  09:06 AM ET

This guy is such a joke and should have never been given a ring.

December 1, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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How exactly do you unload him though? If he is stinkin' up the place, good luck trading him and getting much in return, etc.

I'd rather pay him to sit home than pay him to hurt my team. I wanted him benched in the playoffs last year.

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December 1, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sounds like the Hurricanes didn't do enough scouting on this guy before picking him up.

I don't think the Hurricanes have a scouting department. They just listen to what Don Cherry has to say.

December 1, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Maybe the Leafs and Bruins knew something when they let him go.They knew he wasn't worth that much money. Period.

Everybody knew he wasn't worth it. I still don't understand Boston picking him up and the Canes contract is ridiculous.

Look in the mirror Jimmy Boy. There's your problem.

December 1, 2011  09:12 AM ET

He built his resume on being able to move the puck up the ice. Otherwise, he's pretty useless.

December 1, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Like any sport your only as good as your supporting cast...Carolina hasn't exactly been lighting it up...

December 1, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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He built his resume on being able to move the puck up the ice. Otherwise, he's pretty useless.

He was always a great skater and puck-mover, a smart player who was among the top playmakers among defensemen. Father Time has caught him a little quicker than most thought, his skating isn't as noticeable anymore, which was the backbone of his game.

December 1, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Hockey in Carolina would seem to be a poor fit anyhow. Only those in the Northeast and Canada care about the sport.

Yep, and look how long it's been since Carolina won a Cup! Why in Canada, um, well take Vancouver for example.. or Calgary.. or Toronto...uh... oh wait...

Well at least no Canadian would lower himself to play in Carolina! Like Eric Staal, who's from... um Thunder Bay um... What was your point again?

December 1, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He built his resume on being able to move the puck up the ice. Otherwise, he's pretty useless.

Now he's just pretty useless altogether.

December 1, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yep, and look how long it's been since Carolina won a Cup! Why in Canada, um, well take Vancouver for example.. or Calgary.. or Toronto...uh... oh wait...Well at least no Canadian would lower himself to play in Carolina! Like Eric Staal, who's from... um Thunder Bay um... What was your point again?

LOL - Well done.

December 1, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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How exactly do you unload him though? If he is stinkin' up the place, good luck trading him and getting much in return, etc.

Maybe trade him to those stupid Bruins for a 1st and top prospect?

 
December 1, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hockey in Carolina would seem to be a poor fit anyhow. Only those in the Northeast and Canada care about the sport.

I thought Carolina does pretty decent in attendance?

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