12/13' Offseason/Trades/Proposals: Leafs players and picks for a 1st. line ...
View Single Post
10-09-2012, 12:14 AM
6'3 225 Lbs
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North York
Originally Posted by
Grabo is not as good as Richards or Bergeron, but that shouldn't really say anything about Grabo, in the same way that Richards and Bergeron are no where near as good as Crosby but that doesn't say anything about them.
To blame him for any of the Leafs' woes is as ridiculous as blaming Phil Kessel. He works his ass off every single game, does in fact have the respect of his peers, including his coaches and most Toronto fans, and refuses to say die. No one can know what he's like in the dressing room, but he leads by example, and was the only cog of a previously extremely successful KGM line that actually continued his offensive production this past season. He has no control over who his teammates are, the fact that he is not part of a line-up that can win a Stanley Cup has no bearing on who he is as a player. He has no control over what country he's from, the fact that Belarus isn't Canada when it comes to International hockey has no bearing on who he is as a player.
This is not the player we should be worried about.
I would be more impressed if you had the video of his bar room fight in Whistler, when Burke publically called him stupid or something to that effect.
Really I prefer players dishing out the hits, rather than the one's on the receiving end. That however was a memorable game. Sad that it is still a highlight for this sad mediocre era.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Interactif