Cold Case Files: The Tomas Kaberle Story

January 7th, 2011 by Brandon Warnes Leave a reply »
Tomas Kaberle has enjoyed a nice career in Toronto, playing in his 12th season with the team. He's been a fan favourite for many years and has appeared in all-star games because of that. Why, though, has he wanted to stay for so long when the team isn't improving or when the team is trying to push him out?

If I were going to a poker tournament, I surely would not want to play against Kaberle. He keeps his cards close to his chest and you wouldn't be able to tell how he feels by just looking at his face.

Since the lockout, he's had pretty decent numbers and hasn't missed long amounts of time with injuries. In the 377 games he's played since then he's had 39 goals and 258 assists. While his own numbers have been good, the same cannot be said for his team.

The Maple Leafs haven't made the postseason since 2004, and haven't shown many positive signs of being close to making them. You can argue that improvements haven't been made to fix this issue—ship out old guys not performing, bring in new guys who still can't push the team to the playoffs.

So why has Kaberle stayed for so long and not taken his talents to a cup contender? You ha ...

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