Gunnarsson Will Shoulder the Load

May 7th, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
I’m going to start eluding to the Kaberle situation as simply “the situation.”

The situation is simply that someone has to go. Kaberle, Beauchemin, someone is hittin’ the dusty trail. So now who’s got take the load? None other than “Mr. Wonderful” Carl Gunnarsson.

I stole that from Phil Davis of the UFC, but they can share it.

With a puck mover leaving town, Gunnarsson will take on the brunt of offensive duties for the Leafs defense corps. Can he do it? I don’t see why not.

The Gunner gathered up a solid 15 points over half the season, and you know what? that averages over a full season so I won’t bother. A plus eight on the second worst team in hockey is something that catches my eye as well.

Tomas Kaberle had 49 points with a minus 16, so Gunnarsson will surely try to build on his points total next season, and at least look to hit the forty mark. I think he can.

Gunnarson was almost on pace to equal Dion Phaneuf’s point total for 2009-11. I expect both to improve their numbers.

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