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03-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by punk_o_holic View Post
Would anyone do a deal around...
Brassard + ?
Grabner + ?
or even a 1 for 1 trade? I have no idea if Grabner is available though. He has 10 goals and 3 assists in 26 games. After this season he has 3 more years left with a caphit of $3million. He's currently 25 years old.
If you think Brassard underachieves...

I saw Michael Grabner go from third line jobber to first line superstar in under 3 months. The guy went on a ridiculous stretch where he scored something like 34 goals in 36 games as an 18 year old in the WHL, which led to him being picked in the first round. The following year, he didn't regress, but he really didn't improve much. Still, he was very good, and led the team into the playoffs ... where he absolutely floundered, as soon as he was challenged physically.

I really believe that with a big, physical, talented center, Grabner can be a consistent 30 goal threat in the NHL. However, we don't have any centers like that. I'll always be harsher on him because I have seen him at his best and know how good he can be, but the fact is, he's a one-dimensional goal scorer that is easy to take off his game, and doesn't pass the puck very often.

If it's for Brassard, then I think the value is close. However, Grabner has a more proven track record, and I highly doubt the Isles go for that deal in a real universe.

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