Sunday, November 1, 2009

Respect

Tomas Kaberle has 13 points in his last 5 games, all on the road.
12 games into the season, he is the highest scoring defenceman in the NHL, with 17 points, now 4 ahead of San Jose's Dan Boyle.

He is the league leader in assists with 15, 1 ahead of both Joe Thornton and Nicklas Backstrom.

He leads the league in powerplay points (12) and assists (11), and he's doing it without Kubina, Antropov, Sundin, McCabe, Tucker, Wellwood, etc,. Stajan is the Leafs 2nd-deadliest weapon on the powerplay with 6 points (tied for 24th overall).

Kaberle's 17 points leads the Leafs in scoring while Grabovski is 2nd - 7 back - with 10.

Currently, Kaberle is tied for 6th overall in NHL scoring.

He now has 450 career points for the Leafs, putting him 15th on the all-time list, just 2 back of Dougie Gilmour (452), and now 9 ahead of Wendel Clark (441) whom he passed rather quietly the other night in Anahiem when he registered 5 points.

Kaberle is just 9 points away from eclipsing Tim Horton (458) to become the 2nd highest scoring defenceman in Leafs history.

It now seems very likely that he'll surpass Gilmour, Horton, Lanny McDonald (459) and Norm Ullman (471) this season to move all the way up to 11th on the all-time list for all positions. Catching Rick Vaive (537) for 10th would require a 104-point season.

He's currently on pace for 116.

Respect.

8 comments:

"Dave Schultz" said...

Oh Tomas. I love you.

Kavel Pubina said...

Tomas Kaberle = MADE OF WIN.

Keep being awesome, Tomas. :D

Hungry Leafs Fan said...

This made my day, General. Kaberle is truly a boss and he does it so quietly. There's a reason why Burke kept him around. Where's everybody calling for Kaberle to be traded now?

Kavel Pubina said...

@ HLF

To add to your points, alls I have to say to the people who wanted to trade Kabby for Jeff Carter is: HA-HAW! ;D

Space Weed said...

Kaberle 17 pts

Jeff Carter: 11 points

Kaberle deserves a BCWW

Loser Domi said...

I love you, Kabbie

Robot Godzilla said...

I don't want to think where the leafs would be without him this season.

general borschevsky said...

Thanks for the comments, gang! I'm glad Tomas is still one of the most popular Leafs. In fact, if you check the poll at the bottom of the page, you'll notice Kaberle received the most votes for Captain, narrowly edging out Luke Schenn by 2 votes.

@Robot Godzilla: I don't want to think about where the Leafs powerplay would be without Tomas. Currently it's the best in the league.