Thread: Speculation: Grabovski bought out
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07-20-2013, 01:22 AM
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Was just reading this on Spector's rumours:

No KHL for Mikhail Grabovski.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Jason Brough cited a tweet from Yahoo! Sportsí Dmitry Chesnokov claiming former Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski wants to sign with an NHL team, having rejected the one offer he received from a KHL club. Brough suggested Winnipeg might be a good destination, as they could use depth at center following the departure of Alexander Burmistrov to the KHL.

SPECTORíS NOTE: That shouldnít be surprising. Grabovski gave no indication the KHL was an option. One reason he hasnít landed a contract yet is he was on his honeymoon, as the Leafs bought him out the day before his wedding, which coincidentally was July 5, when this yearís UFA market began. The Jets could be interested, but itíll depend on what Grabovskiís asking price. He wonít get over $5 million per season. Indeed, because of his buyout, he might have to accept half that.

If Grabo is in the 2.5m per year range, and given he could play with Datsyuk, wouldn't it be worth a chance? Put it this way,. I'd rather see Grabo get 2.5 for 3 years than Cleary.

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