Friday, December 9, 2011

Jaroslav Spacek for Tomas Kaberle. Why?

Today the Montreal Canadiens traded Jaroslav Spacek to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Tomas Kaberle. Tomas Kaberle played his first 898 games in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. However, in nine months, he has played for four teams. First one was the Leafs of course, then the Bruins, signed with the Hurricanes, and finally traded to the Canadiens today. So many people asked why, trading such a newly signed player couldn't be that good for Canes GM Jim Rutherford's reputation. The reason was that the Cane's are still struggling under a new coach and that Rutherford knew that a change had to be made. In the Canadiens' point of view, the PP have been struggling tremendously. For a team that has been historically very strong on the man advantage, they have done very bad this season. They have only scored 10 goals on the powerplay. The only teams that have scored fewer powerplay goals are the St. Louis Blues and the Phoenix Coyotes. Kaberle is an established point man to quarterback the powerplay and will be taking over that role immediately.

Who is the winner of the trade? Comment Below!

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