Thread: Value of: Mikhail Grabovski
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03-22-2009, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Crustacean View Post
I was referring to comparing him to the 19 and 20 year old rookies that you are all touting him against. These rookies who are around Grabovski in points are all significantly younger than he is.

If he was 20, I'd give him a fighting chance of being a top 6 guy. Right now, he is nothing more to the leafs than a streaky player who takes bad penalties. I think they should toss him while his value is high - I'd take a high 2nd rounder in this draft for him.
If he was Matt Stajan, a five year veteran at that age, I'd agree with you that we've seen his potential. That isn't the case with a first year NHLer, regardless of age. Look at Mark Streit, who was about five years older than Grabovski when he came over. He still struggled to adjust to the NA game, despite his age.

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