Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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  As the object of fan and media derision last summer, Filip Kuba was without a question, an easy target for ridicule. Coming off one of the worst statistical seasons in modern team history – 2 goals, 16 points, +/- of -26 – everyone was looking forward to the day that his contract expired or the day that he was traded or waived; whichever came first. (To put in perspective how unimpressive Kuba’s season was, it compared to Darren Rumble’s 1992/93 inaugural season with the Ottawa Senators – 3 goals, 16 points, +/- of -24. Yuck.) Far too often, we overlooked the fact that he was coming off of back surgery in 2010 and had sustained a broken leg during training camp. Unable to ever really get himself in proper shape, Kuba languished when he actually got ‘healthy’ and drew back into the lineup; which eventually caused him to lose complete confidence in his game in the process. The outcry and lack of support for Kuba was unmistakable, the vocal majority of pitchfork and torch wieldi...
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