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05-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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To CHI: Grabovski, 5th pick
To TOR: Sharp
Why Chicago does this: They downgrade their top six by replacing Sharp with Grabovski, but they get that elusive 2nd line center that will provide greater balance to the top six (Toews, Grabovski down the middle.. Kane and Hossa at RW, Left Wing remains open for Stalberg likely at one spot and hopefully Saad or a Free Agent). The number 5 pick will give Chicago a great prospect here.
Why Toronto does this: Sharp is a significant upgrade over Grabovski. Sharp's top four seasons have all shattered Grabovski's career high. This gives them a second elusive sniper to go along with Kessel that can play on the 2nd line and the point on the powerplay. With a contract that's the same length and only 0.4 greater in cap hit. Toronto immediately gets better. The 5th pick is the valuable asset that makes it worth Chicago's consideration to do this.
Leafs pass without much thought.
Grabo for Sharp has the makings of a good deal, but, for the the Leafs to consider moving the 5th, offer up Towes. ...No, didnt think so.
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