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11-27-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
How so? Grabo has only demonstrated to have been succesful with 2 wingers thus far. When he played with Frattin, he slumped last season. Not what you expect from a player that is the highest paid fwd this season, if we have a season. A core top 6 fwd a team counts on. He's got to find a way to make a positive difference to his linemates, something he has trouble in doing other than with Mac and Kule. And yet those 2 are often maligned as fire hydrants for Grabo.
Blake's production is itself an anomaly isn't it? 40 goals once. 28 once. 25 twice. 22 once in 14 seasons of NHL hockey. Before and after Grabovski, Blake's production has no constancy to it. Nothing to really determine why he was able to generate a season of excellence.

Grabo's arc seems constant irrespective of the wingers he was paired with, doesn't it? Even while Kulemin slumped, there's a degree of consistency. And I would think had Kulemin progressed couldn't we expect a raise in each player's production into that 65+ point range?

Maybe it's something more aesthetic in Grabo's play? If it is, he's not the first player to respond differently to different situations.

Kule is maligned as a drag on Grabo? Outside of reasonable consideration of the LY tragedy? I'd consider the source in those instances. Mac yes, but Kulemin?

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