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Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has his work cut out for him
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05-17-2013, 01:50 PM
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Good point. I didn't consider that.
Still though, I think Grabovski is tradeable. Even if the Leafs have to retain some of the salary, a potential number two centre with 25 - 30 goal potential has to have some value even if he is coming off of a bad year.
I would just have a problem with the Leafs buying him out and then see another team pick him up and have him have a bounce back year which he is fully capable of.
And knowing our luck that's exactly what would happen.
Personally, I wouldn't spend too much time worrying over a Grabovski buyout.
Financially it just doesn't make a lot of sense to pay him over $14 mil to go away and then pay someone else to take his place. That is a double whammy financially..
Grabovski and the Leafs are hoping for a bounce back year next season, and hopefully Grabs playoffs is a spring board to getting his confidence back. Trading him based on his contract and off season would be difficult at best, even if that was the preferred choice of Leafs management.
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