Sure is easy to see why the Bruins have been so eager these last couple of years to add Tomas Kaberle to their back line. The league is chock-full of guys who can provide the grunt work inherent in stout-hearted defense, but few players, forwards included, have Kaberle's skill for making velvety dishes.

"Not too hard, not too soft, his passes are really flat,'' said teammate Dennis Seidenberg, who likens Kaberle's feeds to those of future Hall of Fame forward Peter Forsberg, a Seidenberg teammate in Philadelphia. "Their passes are exactly the same.

"[Kaberle] is probably one of the best passers in the game. And if you are the shooter, it's easy to work with him, because they come over to you so nice and flat.''