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01-29-2012, 02:10 PM
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Yes, it doesn't mean he's gone but Grabovski's status has certainly changed. Grabovski's status as a future asset for the Leafs is in serious doubt now. Since Burke has to see that this team isn't likely to become a serious candidate to win the Cup this season,
Burke has to practice good asset management and not risk losing Grabovski for nothing on July 1st
. This organization just isn't deep enough to absorb that type of loss without seriously regressing.
Not sure why this seems to be so hard for so many to understand. NHL teams dont necesarilly lose assets to the UFA market; they also gain cap space to sign a player to a contract, bring up a young player in the minors, or use that cap space to extend a player on the current roster. Losing a player to UFA does not mean a team loses an asset for nothing.
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