How close is Grachev?
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05-07-2011, 11:22 AM
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Ya hold on to Grachev unless he is part of a bigger package. Whether he's a piece for a top line Center, Wing, or PMD. Once this falls camp concludes and of course this off-season not only will all of us GM's of HFBoards have a better understanding, but clearly the NYR organization. In a logical sense we need 8 wingers 4 left, and 4 right.
Left - Dubinsky, Wolski, Avery..Now of course the last two are prolly bought out so it may be only Dubi.
Right - Gaborik, Callahan, Prust, and I suppose Zuccarello although he may be more of a prospect still.
Figure the buyouts happen of Wolski and Avery and Zuccarello isn't a lock. That leaves us with..
Left wing - Kreider, Hagelin, Grachev
Right Wing - Zuccarello, Thomas
3 out of the 5 closest prospects haven't sniffed the NHL game yet. Zuccarello might not be what Torts wants in his lineup and Grachev hasn't showed consistency yet. So once it becomes a bit clearer what spots are taken in this lineup then I think one to two of our prospected wingers could be dealt.
I disagree with Tort not wanting Zucc's.
The kid breaks up playes well, plays with alot of juice, and makes at least one eye opening play per game. Thats a Trots player, and IMO all he needs to do it the same thing Stepan & McD need to do. Get stronger and conditioned for the 82 game NHL schedual. All three of them were knocking our socks off till they hit their respective walls and even then the talent shined through the clouds of mental mistakes made from fatigue.
Zuccs will be fine, and will improve on last season for sure, although it may take 1-2 more seasons till we see his true form.
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