Canes GM on signing Kaberle: “I should’ve known better”

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You have to give Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford credit — he knows when he made a mistake.

After signing Tomas Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million deal this summer, he cashed in his chips and traded him to Montreal. In discussing the one-for-one deal for Jaroslav Spacek, Rutherford made it clear he was wrong.

“The bottom line in making this trade was on moving Tomas Kaberle’s contract,” Rutherford told Chip Alexander of Raleigh News & Observer.

As for signing Kaberle over the summer, Rutherford kept it simple: “I should’ve known better.”

So hey, Montreal… Enjoy that new albatross you’ve got coming your way.