I don't disagree Kaberle wasn't as fantastic this season as he's been in the past, and perhaps even is past his peak at this point. I do, however, appreciate what he's done for the team over the past 10 years. The number of articles on the Toronto Star's sports page with his name in the title is one testament to his contribution.
But, moving on, there's some legit optimism about the Leafs making a playoff run. Kevin McGran has an interesting break-down of what they need to do (or what needs to happen) for them to pull off 8th place. I'd like to be optimistic, but I still think they'll either fall short by a few points or require someone else to win/lose to hold the spot by a point.