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03-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by hockeywoot View Post
Grabner was a redundant asset.
His waiver situation (had to clear if sent down) was the bigger problem. Canucks knew that he'd be claimed if put on the waiver wire so they'd lose him for nothing. Given the team's history of multiple injuries to the blueline (which continued AFTER Grabner was dealt), we couldn't keep a forward in the pressbox all season long (reason why Tambo was put on waivers).

You can question the acquisition of Ballard by not the reasons for dealing Grabner (get something for an asset rather than lose him for nothing).

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