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02-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Originally Posted by
Burke the Legend
Wow you have some genius 20/20 hindsight analsysis. You sit here and cry about things that went wrong years later but you still ignore the main point that Grabovski is not worth very much. Your main endorsement of him seems to be "cheap".
All he's done is put up 50 points given a lot of icetime on a freewheeling offensive team. The Leafs would not get a 1st for him if they tried to trade him now so how is the Habs getting a 2nd for him 4 years ago a terrible trade?
most of, if not all of, those moves were poor at the time, and hindsight just cemented them as idiotic.
grabovski was a better option than what we ended up with, and the fact that he was much cheaper is OBVIOUSLY of value in a cap system. Not sure why that is hard to understand.
it was a bad trade at the time because
- we were thin at C (especially top-6/offensive C's)
- we were bare in prospect top-6 C's
- our management team completely undervalued our own NHL talent, while simultaneously overvaluing the NHL talent available elsewhere... leading to the summer of 09 debacle and the beginning of the "Luxury Smurf" era.
hindsight, where Grabovski quickly establishes himself as a legit top-6 C (to the point of earning a 3M$ RFA deal, followed by a long term 5.5M$ UFA deal)
I might not value him at 5.5M$, but to call him "not worth very much" just bc he plays for the leafs is a little silly.
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