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Tomas Kaberle makes a heck of a first impression

Dec 10, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

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Tomas Kaberle sure found a nice way to impress his latest new team, the Montreal Canadiens.

Kaberle helped spur the Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Devils thanks to two assists including one on the power play. Kaberle, sporting the number 22 now in Montreal, helped the Habs snap a two game losing streak and proving for at least one game that he was worth the investment.

Kaberle assisted on goals by Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole while Cole finished with two points of his own also assisting on Pacioretty’s goal.

Kaberle was acquired from Carolina yesterday for Jaroslav Spacek in a one-for-one deal. If he can produce like this continually for Montreal, he’ll help make Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford eat his words in which he said signing Kaberle was a mistake. Kaberle’s two assist game matches the one Spacek had last night in his debut with the Hurricanes.

Here’s a look at Kaberle’s first point as a Hab.

  1. mhaer - Dec 10, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Kaberle has always been a pp quarterback specialist. He is a huge liabilty five on five but this trade is good for montreal. Remember this is a special teams league now!! If he sticks to the power play and then sits for the rest of the game the Canadians will win their share of games.

    • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      You can’t be serious with what you said can you??? Let’s hear what you have to say after 30 games and not after his first with the Canadians

  2. nhlbruins90 - Dec 10, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    So he’s capable of playing at a high level, he just wasn’t motivated in Boston or Carolina. So it would seem.

    Isn’t a fat paycheck motivation enough? Don’t you feel guilty cashing it when you know your not delivering what you promised? Ok, back to the real world – they’re just like everyone else. Of course he doesn’t give a damn.

    Look for Kaberle to return to his lackluster form very soon. Which is great for us in Boston, since we play the Habs so often.

  3. aksnowman - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    After watching Kaberle all year here in Carolina, I can tell you that he was a huge liability anytime he was on the ice. This game had nothing else to do other than pride since Spacek played so well last night, he didn’t want to get shown up. If Montreal keeps him as a 5-6 D man and utilizes him only on PP, he may not be that much of a liability. As a Habs fan as well, I would like to see both team benefit from this trade but I still feel Carolina got the better deal. Time will tell…….

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