Grabo's got cajones but he is a smallish 5.5 cap hit that is very inconsistent. We could live with him if we get some bigger, tougher players. But he's just one of the too many smurfs we have on the team. Do I like his courage? Yes. But unless we find a better balance of grinders, size, toughness. He's just one of the players we have too many of.
I'm not trying to be critical of Grabovski here, but when fans go on and on about how much heart he has, there's a problem. Because he goes on those aimless forechecks, where all he does is skate and skate and skate in those wide loops of his without doing anything useful and tonight he's derped on a ton of defensive assignments, an example of which is the one where Gunnarsson got caught flat footed and Phaneuf was left to defend a two on one. Where was Grabovski? Also, when the going gets tough, there isn't an ounce of offensive creativity out of him. Every other night, he's just a passenger as anyone else. He's not that good.
Meh, Boston always kill us, they're an excellent hockey team, we are one of the worst teams in the league. We very consistently lose to the top teams, teams like Boston and Vancouver just destroy us every time.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.