The Grabner+ for Ballard trade 1 year later...
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09-20-2011, 04:10 PM
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This is absolutely true.
I doubt we would have waived him, but if he'd been kept he probably would have been given Tambellini's icetime and it's highly unlikely he would have broken out with that opportunity.
This is crazy talk.
First, you don't think Florida would be aware of Grabner's history of terrible training camps either? These teams hire pro scouts for a reason. They'd have done their homework on anyone they were interested in acquiring via trade. So there's that.
The other thing is, how could you POSSIBLY justify keeping a non-veteran around on a cup competing team who positively dogged it in training camp just because "he has a history of not trying during training camp". What kind of message does that send? Florida had all the room in the world to keep the guy and couldn't bring themselves to do it.
If Grabner had not been traded last season, we would be screaming about how we waived him for nothing. At least this way it's Florida's shame, not ours, and we've got something to show for his absence.
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