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Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has his work cut out for him
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05-27-2013, 11:48 AM
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We rolled 3 scoring lines. I believe the Grabo line with Macarthur and Kulemin was reunited to begin the season. Obviously as the season went on they couldn't get anything going or find their chemistry. So both players were moved to a better line, while grabovski was played in the new found shutdown line which consisted of Komarov and Mcclement for a good part of the year.
Obviously he played a little time with others like Macarthur, Kulemin, Frattin, JVR, but not enough time to find chemistry and get going. I think Grabo got a raw deal to begin with. Carlyle and Grabovski simply got off on the wrong foot. Hopefully that changes this season when he is played in his correct role.
Grabovski elevated his play in the playoffs and hopefully that translates with renewed confidence to regain his scoring abilities of the past.
Also factoring into Grabovski's role next year depends on what happens with Bozak and\or if Nonis goes out and acquires another top 6 center via trade or UFA signing.
If Bozak returns its like Tyler and Kadri centering top 6 lines and Grabovski's role once again as a 3rd line and thus more defensive role.
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