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07-07-2013, 04:18 PM
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Clarkson an upgrade on Grabovski? No, Grabovski was their best defensive center. One 30 goal season doesn't make Clarkson a better player. Grabovski was overpaid, but not nearly as much as Clarkson is.
Toronto did nothing to solve their biggest problem, their defense. Bolland is a step down from Grabovski. Clarkson is better than Macathur, but not for the depth that contract is costing them.
Toronto has the exact same strengths and weaknesses they had last year. Will Kadri and Lupul continue to shoot at a ridiculous rate? Copper and Blue (Oilers blog) had an amazing quote about Toronto's transfer window so far:
For what it's worth, the three teams they rated having the worst start of free agency were Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal.
That's why they got Bolland, Grabovski was miscast as a defensive center, ask any leaf fan. Leafs have improved big time.
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