’09-10 Player Reviews: Tomas Kaberle


    We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who featured in a significant number of games for the Blue and White last season, with an eye towards 2010-11. Next up we feature Tomas Kaberle, profiled by Chemmy:

    “The Summary: Where to start with Tomas Kaberle? He’s a four time all star including the last three times the games were played. He’s second all time in scoring for Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen.

    Kaberle’s scoring was instrumental in the Leafs first win of the season when he had a goal and four assists as part of a hot streak that saw him put up 22 points in his first 20 games. The opposite side of that coin is that to finish the season Tomas Kaberle scored two goals and had seven assists in 33 games; a stretch that saw the Leafs play 93 pt pace hockey. His slump started before the arrival of Dion Phaneuf but our new captain’s arrival begs the question: does Tomas Kaberle have a role on the Leafs in the future?

    Interesting to note from Chemmy’s write-up:

    The Ugly:

    The truth is that Tomas Kaberle plays pillow soft minutes. At evens his stat line looks something like this:


    Good teammates, bad opposition, Leafs being outscored.

    Read more here.

    The Discussion:

    Should Burke trade Kaberle? Should Burke re-sign Kaberle? If you think Burke should re-sign him, what’s his role on this team moving forward?

    Audience Participation:

    Rate Kaberle below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season