Why aren't they trying Grabovski on the wing?
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03-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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Carlyle likes players on their strong side, when Lupul was in Anaheim Carlyle refused to play him on the left wing with Getzlaf and Perry because he's a right handed shot. When Lupul came to Toronto, he was put on the top line with Kessel regardless of it not being his strong side and put up a ton of points because he was playing on the top line and found chemistry with Kessel. If Kessel had been a left wing, there's little doubt in my mind that Lupul would have played right wing with the same level of effectiveness.
I think his best attributes are best suited for his off-wing. He doesn't have the speed to be as effective from the RW but he's not afraid to go to the dirty areas and his great shot is much better utilized from LW.
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