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03-05-2013, 08:28 AM
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tantalum
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Grabner last season and this season is really only a breakaway threat. If he isn't on a breakaway he tends to be out on the perimeter. If he had a passing game that could still be effective but he doesn't. Right now as with last season his icetime is declining to the point where he is playing less than 14 minutes a game more often than not the past month. His speed has worked great on the PK for the islanders but they don't give him much PP time anymore and he's getting third line ES time. On the Islanders. On good teams there is a very real chance he's further down the depth chart. What he is right now is a decent goal scorer on a poor team. On teams higher up in the standings it isn't a stretch to think he would be in and out of the lineup. Which is really the same spot he was in when the Canucks traded him.

I'll be perfectly honest...there isn't much Grabner does better than Raymond. Especially the healthy Raymond we are seeing this year.

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