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03-19-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
Grabo's got cajones but he is a smallish 5.5 cap hit that is very inconsistent. We could live with him if we get some bigger, tougher players. But he's just one of the too many smurfs we have on the team. Do I like his courage? Yes. But unless we find a better balance of grinders, size, toughness. He's just one of the players we have too many of.
I'm not trying to be critical of Grabovski here, but when fans go on and on about how much heart he has, there's a problem. Because he goes on those aimless forechecks, where all he does is skate and skate and skate in those wide loops of his without doing anything useful and tonight he's derped on a ton of defensive assignments, an example of which is the one where Gunnarsson got caught flat footed and Phaneuf was left to defend a two on one. Where was Grabovski? Also, when the going gets tough, there isn't an ounce of offensive creativity out of him. Every other night, he's just a passenger as anyone else. He's not that good.

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