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09-10-2006, 04:32 PM
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Although to be fair, Pavel Bure was only drafted so late because Russians still were an uncertainty when it came to crossing the iron curtain.
Pavel Bure was drafted late because most teams thought he was ineligible for the draft.

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Grabo racing with Ovechkin.

The thing i like the most about Grabo is the comparaison with Petrov about his attitude on the ice.
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I also saw him play vs Florida yesterday and trust me ALL of you will be happy with this guy on a side note, you will also b amazed when S.Kostitsyn eventually makes the club his hands are gold!

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Can he play Center? It would be easier for him to crack the lineup if he does..

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I was just wondering about this....If Koivu's eye condition would not be good enough to let him play at the beginning of the season, why not try to put Grabovsky with Samsonov and Kovalev and then put Ribeiro with Ryder and Higgins?? Grabo could take a lot ef exp with this. For me, Grabovsky with Kovalev and Samsonov is a way better choice than Ribeiro... He's still young, but i'm sure he could do a better job than Ribeiro.

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Can he play Center? It would be easier for him to crack the lineup if he does..
he is a center

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I was just wondering about this....If Koivu's eye condition would not be good enough to let him play at the beginning of the season, why not try to put Grabovsky with Samsonov and Kovalev and then put Ribeiro with Ryder and Higgins?? Grabo could take a lot ef exp with this. For me, Grabovsky with Kovalev and Samsonov is a way better choice than Ribeiro... He's still young, but i'm sure he could do a better job than Ribeiro.
I thought of the same thing but I think if Koivu canot start the seson pleck will do the 2nd line.
But there might be a whole change up in the lines at the same time since there is a new coach

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09-10-2006, 06:13 PM
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Center is suppose to be our weak position , but suddenly , we have Saku , Ribeiro , Plekanec , Bonk , Great Graby , Chipchura and Lapierre , that are already or not to far centers for us .

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Wow. Thats amazing. If the Habs could add a Svatos or a Afinogenov they would rock.
We already have our Afinogenov... Perezhogin will make a name for himself this year!

I think all 3 (Perezhogin, Kostitsyn and Grabovski) will have a strong NHL carreer... Kostitsyn will be the best goalscorer of the 3 but Grabov and Zhoghy will generate tons of scoring chances as well.. All 3 will be extremmely dangerous offensively everytime they touch the ice.. Outside Kovalev, those 3 kids are gonna be the most skilled fowards on the team for the years to come...

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by the way in those videos i was more impressed by Kostitsyn's plays and then Grabovski's,i was wondering who that no.23 was until someone answered that, that wrister is something spectacular to see and he looks really strong on his skates, and i really doubt that his pass behind the net was a missed shot, it looked like he wanted to do that

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by the way in those videos i was more impressed by Kostitsyn's plays and then Grabovski's,i was wondering who that no.23 was until someone answered that, that wrister is something spectacular to see and he looks really strong on his skates, and i really doubt that his pass behind the net was a missed shot, it looked like he wanted to do that
nice pick of Kost


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nice pick of Kost
huh? that's Sergei

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We already have our Afinogenov... Perezhogin will make a name for himself this year!

I think all 3 (Perezhogin, Kostitsyn and Grabovski) will have a strong NHL carreer... Kostitsyn will be the best goalscorer of the 3 but Grabov and Zhoghy will generate tons of scoring chances as well.. All 3 will be extremmely dangerous offensively everytime they touch the ice.. Outside Kovalev, those 3 kids are gonna be the most skilled fowards on the team for the years to come...
i also think that they could be the stars of our Habs . Than i have a flash that we also have Higgins , Latendresse and Chipchura that could also be key players .

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When I watch Grabovski play he reminds me of Pavel Datsyk. Remember he came out of nowhere for Detroit. I would rather have Grabovski playing with Samsonov and Kovalev then Ribeiro. I hope Grabovski steals the show at the main Habs Camp.

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by the way in those videos i was more impressed by Kostitsyn's plays and then Grabovski's,i was wondering who that no.23 was until someone answered that, that wrister is something spectacular to see and he looks really strong on his skates, and i really doubt that his pass behind the net was a missed shot, it looked like he wanted to do that
So is #23 in the video Sergei or Andrei? Either way, it's good news for the Habs.

If it's Andrei I had no idea the guy was a playmaker as well as a sharpshooter.

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09-11-2006, 12:09 PM
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So is #23 in the video Sergei or Andrei? Either way, it's good news for the Habs.

If it's Andrei I had no idea the guy was a playmaker as well as a sharpshooter.
Andrei, Sarhei has yet to play at the WC's. Imo Andrei's passing is very underrated. I've seen him make some very sick passes. Both Kostitsyn's can dish the puck well and shoot it well.

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I remembeer his assist this year that was a great play. He dekes throught a couple of player in O zone before making a saucer pass close to the blue line and Souray was alone and he scored easily.

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Andrei, Sarhei has yet to play at the WC's. Imo Andrei's passing is very underrated. I've seen him make some very sick passes. Both Kostitsyn's can dish the puck well and shoot it well.
Agreed there. Andrei's passing skills is something that, I though, was he showed well when recalled by the big club last year.

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Agreed there. Andrei's passing skills is something that, I though, was he showed well when recalled by the big club last year.
He showed everything, he was sent back to hamilton for administrative reasons(keeping him longer in his prime for cheaper) imo.

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I remembeer his assist this year that was a great play. He dekes throught a couple of player in O zone before making a saucer pass close to the blue line and Souray was alone and he scored easily.
Remeber it also, he seemed very calm.

I screamed out 'ma parole!'

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I was just wondering about this....If Koivu's eye condition would not be good enough to let him play at the beginning of the season, why not try to put Grabovsky with Samsonov and Kovalev and then put Ribeiro with Ryder and Higgins?? Grabo could take a lot ef exp with this. For me, Grabovsky with Kovalev and Samsonov is a way better choice than Ribeiro... He's still young, but i'm sure he could do a better job than Ribeiro.
The two slowest forwards on the first lines are Ribeiro and Ryder. I believe it is better to keep them on different lines.

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He showed everything, he was sent back to hamilton for administrative reasons(keeping him longer in his prime for cheaper) imo.
His one-timer wrist shot in front of the net was sensationnal. Just shows you he does and will belong to the NHL.

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Ok I may be getting a bit ahead of myself... but is Grabovsky potentially a find similar to a guy like Ottawa found in Alfredsson (6th ropunder made good)...
Is it possible for him to do some serious damage in the NHL?

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Ok I may be getting a bit ahead of myself... but is Grabovsky potentially a find similar to a guy like Ottawa found in Alfredsson (6th ropunder made good)...
Is it possible for him to do some serious damage in the NHL?
Anything's possible...if Grabovsky turns out to be that kind of steal, I'd be ecstatic. For now, I'm eager to see what he does during preseason playing with NHL calibre players. I expect him to end up starting the year in Hamilton because of the logjam of forwards, but if he goes nuts during preseason, who knows...

From what I've seen, I expect him to do very well in Hamilton should he start the season there.

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Ok I may be getting a bit ahead of myself... but is Grabovsky potentially a find similar to a guy like Ottawa found in Alfredsson (6th ropunder made good)...
Is it possible for him to do some serious damage in the NHL?
If he can gain some more weight sure. Hopefully he will be able to avoid injury.

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