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11-27-2012, 12:10 PM
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The Mentalist
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Originally Posted by The Blue Devil View Post
Mac and Kule had career years with Grabo as there center, I can play that game too. Kessel became a PPG player with the arrival of Lupul, Bozak had little to with it. I give him credit for being able to look competent in a role that he has no business being in, but if you actually believe that he was the reason for their(Kessel & Lupul) success then there really is no point in arguing with you.
Well considering Mac scored exactly 5 more goals then he did in the season prior, I wouldn't brag or certainly give too much credit to a mediocre playmaker like Grabo is. Infact you may recall a former 40 goal winger Grabo played with that slumped playing with him, it wasn't until Domenic Moore became his Center that his scoring was rekindled. How do you spin this?

Grabo is not much of a playmaker, never has been. Mostly due to him overhandling the puck and mediocre ice vision. This is why he would be disasterous on a line with Kessel, you want your best player handling the puck. Not Grabo.

If anything, Grabo has benefitted from playing with Kule and Mac, more than the other way around. Kule covers up his defensive weaknesses and Mac brings a 20 goal presence to the line. Grabo's 25-29 assists a season does not equate to him helping his wingers out, this is a myth, and I just proved it to you once and for all. Look at his KHL stats, the guy is Cy Young.

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