Carbo Says Habs Can Use Kaberle

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 2/13/2011 7:35:00 PM

Guy Carbonneau says the Canadiens need to make a deal, not at any price, but they need to acquire someone like Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle before the February 28th NHL trade deadline.

Carbonneau told "The Habs Show" on CJAD Sunday afternoon that, given the number of Habs defensemen who are hurt, they need more resources. Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges are both coming off knee surgeries while Hal Gill has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury.

Carbonneau believes the Canadiens are examining all their options but it doesn't appear to the former Habs captain and head coach that the Habs have enough depth in Hamilton and he'd go after Kaberle.

Leafs general manager Brian Burke told "The Habs Show" on Saturday he's had some talks with Habs G-M Pierre Gauthier and has no problem trading within his division, although he won't trade a goalie or tough-guy to another team in the Northeast.

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  1. Sam in NJ posted on 02/15/2011 03:34 PM
    I don't think that the Canadiens truly need a player like Kaberle. In the tough Eastern Conference that the Flyers and Bruins play in, someone such as Chris Neil would fit in better. He's the type of player that can send a strong message to opponents that you WILL NOT push us around. The Habs have enough skill. Chris Neil can protect them.
  2. dgx posted on 02/17/2011 10:49 AM
    need to trade for rick nash and dustin penner as well as kaberle. then habs will be a little tougher.
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