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02-28-2010, 10:42 AM
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Yet another example of why you're my favorite Leaf poster...honestly, no joke. You're right, you've probably noticed that I've never said that Grabovski isn't skilled, that he can't skate, stickhandle, etc. He's a decently skilled player for sure, but yeah, he's overpaid at this point. Wideman has stunk this year and hasn't earned his keep, but he was a bargain last year for his salary, so who knows which player we'll see moving forward. I think the Olympics proved that David Krejci is probably going to be worth his salary moving forward, and his 70+ season last year is probably going to be his likely career arc moving forward. But I'll agree with you on Lucic...the minute that contract kicks in next year he's going to be considered overpaid...and rightfully so. But like Grabovski you're not going to see the Bruins start trying to dump him because of it, nor should you.
The point I've been trying to make isn't that Grabovski stinks, but rather that he has no trade value because of his contract. He's 26, he's not a well rounded player, and he makes $3 million. If his offense was off the charts then yeah, who cares what else he does, but because it's not then he has to be considered overpaid.
There are many players in the NHL that are overpaid and some by large margins. He is mildly overpaid for what he brings today. The point you were making was that he stinks. I haven't read one positive thing you've said about him until this post. You have made a lot of false statements. I.E he can't win a faceoff, he doesn't play with a hint of physicality and so on. He makes about what players that produced at his rate last year make. If yoiu had said any of the above things you just posted it likely would have been a little diffferent for you.
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