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03-01-2013, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
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.
I also liked Grabner very much and thought he was in for a bright future (as he has proven, kinda) but he would've definitively gotten lost in the numbers game. No way he would've gotten Top 6 time over Samuelsson out of camp and AV wouldn't play him in a bottom 6 role (most likely 4th line because of Hansen).

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