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03-01-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
People forget Grabner was waiver material at the time he was traded; if he wasn't packaged with the pick and Bernier he'd probably have gotten sent down the wire. It took a franchise desperate for cheap warm bodies to fill their roster for him to excel; not even the Panthers liked him enough. So IMHO the "what if's" with him is pretty useless.

And will we ever stop talking about Hodgson?
I'll stop talking about Hodgson when homer fans stop dismissing him.

I disagree about Grabner. He looked great when he was here, IMO-- yes he had a poor start, but I don't think we would have put him on waivers. Raymond - Kesler - Grabner added a mouth-wateringly dangerous identity to this team, IMO, and I actually think he would have done better playing on our team than on the Islanders, personally. I liked his defensive game in the playoffs against Chicago.

I can see how it wouldn't have been realistic/practical to keep all of Hodgson, Grabner, and Schroeder in the lineup, though.

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