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Mikhail Grabovski or Patrick Sharp

View Poll Results: Which player would you prefer (career wise)?
Patrick Sharp 95 93.14%
Mikhail Grabovski 6 5.88%
Neither 1 0.98%
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08-31-2012, 05:42 PM
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Grabovski is probably the only player on the Leafs who is legitimately underrated, even by Leafs fans. I think he's the best 5 on 5 player on the team, better than guys like Kessel or Phaenuf (Kessel is certainly more skilled, and a lot better on the PP, but I think purely in terms of 5 on 5 play Grabo has easily the most impact). He can produce at a good pace even with pretty mediocre wingers, he has a tonne of heart, battles and hustles like crazy, very fast, good shot, good defensively, he brings a lot to the table.

I still voted Sharp, but it's not the "WTF BLOWOUT" that some are making it out to be. Swap Grabo and Sharp and I'm not sure the Blackhawks get much worse, or the Leafs much better, and they both play a similar role (smooth skating top 6 sniper).



Edit: oh ****, thought I clicked Sharp, wasn't really paying attention and accidentally voted for Grabo

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Grabovski is probably the only player on the Leafs who is legitimately underrated, even by Leafs fans. I think he's the best 5 on 5 player on the team, better than guys like Kessel or Phaenuf (Kessel is certainly more skilled, and a lot better on the PP, but I think purely in terms of 5 on 5 play Grabo has easily the most impact). He can produce at a good pace even with pretty mediocre wingers, he has a tonne of heart, battles and hustles like crazy, very fast, good shot, good defensively, he brings a lot to the table.

I still voted Sharp, but it's not the "WTF BLOWOUT" that some are making it out to be. Swap Grabo and Sharp and I'm not sure the Blackhawks get much worse, or the Leafs much better, and they both play a similar role (smooth skating top 6 sniper).



Edit: oh ****, thought I clicked Sharp, wasn't really paying attention and accidentally voted for Grabo
FWIW, I voted for Sharp as well, but I was looking at both player's zone-adjusted CorsiHART+ (which takes into consideration the player's With-Or-Without-You) and Grabo and Sharp were tied at 1.032 among forwards with at least 1000 TOI since 2007.

Strange coincidence I must say.

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Who's better? Kessel or Bolland?

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Who's better? Kessel or Bolland?
You're not going to like where Kovalchuk is ranked.

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Why not make a poll Crosby vs Bozak?

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