It seems like Bob Gainey got a good return for Grabovski especially if we were to compare what the Sabres got for Bernier.
Grabovski fetched a 5th Rd in 2008 and a 2nd Rd in 2010
Bernier fetched a 3rd Rd in 2009 and a 2nd Rd in 2010
Bernier is much more proven than Grabs and has a bigger upside and could well be a power forward in the Nhl.
07-08 - 76g - 16g - 16a = 32pts
06-07 - 62g - 15g - 16a = 31pts
05-06 - 39g - 14g - 13a = 27pts
Did Bob real make a good trade and got a better return or did the Sabres just didn't get fair value for Bernier?
He was we just signed him honestly I've been saying we should go after Bernier all summer and am kinda pissed about how we got Grabovski over Bernier for not much of a difference...
Well i think a 5th pick from 2008 is worth as much than a 3rd pick in 2009, since the player is already one year ahead in devlopement, so i think Bernier went at the same price than Grabovsky. And also a 2nd round in 2010 from Toronto is always better than a Vancouver 2nd round in 2010.
Bernier would look beautiful with Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre.
In all honesty, Grabovski's value was that. Every GM in the league knew that Gaineys asking price for Grabovski was huge. Remember he advertised him a couple of times when he called him up. Either way Grabo has HUGE upside, and everyone knows it. He could flourish with Tlusty and Blake.