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11-07-2008, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Beakermania View Post
I still see the same defensive defencies in his game... the same inability to win faceoffs... the same ease which he is pushed over.

Sure he's got speed and some offensive skill and with 22:00 he'll inevitably make a nice play or two... create a couple chances during that time... but overall his time on the ice is not productive. He's not gonna give you the 90 points you need from a forward if you are gonna give him that quantity of time; and his liabilities will be exposed in that amount of time on the ice. The leafs will either give up chances or his teammates will take penalties trying to make up for him.
You're reasonning should also be applied to Christopher Higgins. The guy is playing 1st line minutes and has yet to produce more than 50 points. Which bring to the fact that Higgins is a poor offensive player if you compares Ice time/Production. So why should Grabovski be a bad player while Higgins is a god here ?

With that said, there's not alot of 90 points centerman in this league. Grabovski can very well be a 70 points producer, there's nothing wrong with that. He is a top 6 forward on most NHL teams IMO. It will always depends of you're top 6 forward, but 60-70 points is very good.

Lang has been garbage in the past 3 games, while Grabovski has been awesome...

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