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03-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Toronto - Phoenix

To Toronto:
Martin Hanzal

To Phoenix:
Mikhail Grabovski
$7.5 million cash

Reasoning....

RC is insistent on using Grabovski as a shut down guy, matching him up against other teams 1st pairs, and using his cycling and puck possession to slow down other teams scorers. It's a massive waste of Grabovskis offensive ability. He only gets defensive zone starts, and only gets minutes against top lines.

Hanzal is much better suited for the role, Grabovski is an offensive upgrade for Phoenix. He's an offensive player who excels in back checking, cycling but his still creative, I think he's the perfect offensive option for a Tippet team.

The 7.5 million in cash is to pay for 1.5 million of Grabo's contract in each year. Since the Yotes don't spend to the cap, they can spend 1.5 million more closer to the cap with out noticing it, so the Grabo contract would fit in really well.

What do you think?

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03-03-2013, 10:24 PM
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cant trade cash, only retain cap space

right?

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03-03-2013, 10:27 PM
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cant trade cash, only retain cap space

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Precisely.... which is where I suspect any potential in this deal goes away.

It may be a waste of Grabovski's offensive ability to have him in a shutdown role, but retaining cap hit to get Hanzal instead of Grabovski is a waste of cap space as well.

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Hanzal is probably one of the more untouchable pieces that the coyotes have

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Hanzal is probably one of the more untouchable pieces that the coyotes have
This. Plus you can't even trade cash. I am confused.

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This. Plus you can't even trade cash. I am confused.
He meant Grabovski's salary held back.

Yeah, Hanzal is way more valuable as a shutdown C than Grabo.

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Grabovski is not someone I'm inclined to trade, even though he makes north of 5. He's our hardest working player night in and out, and can get really hot. Even in games that he's not, he still displays strong work ethic. Randy Carlyle is a fan of him and called him an energizer bunny.

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03-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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Grabovski is not someone I'm inclined to trade, even though he makes north of 5. He's our hardest working player night in and out, and can get really hot. Even in games that he's not, he still displays strong work ethic. Randy Carlyle is a fan of him and called him an energizer bunny.
Hanzal is worth more, and this would never happen, so rest easy.

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He meant Grabovski's salary held back.

Yeah, Hanzal is way more valuable as a shutdown C than Grabo.
Ah I misread. Thought it said 1.5 million total retained, not each year. Regardless though, I agree that Hanzal still has way higher value.

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Hanzal is worth more, and this would never happen, so rest easy.
Oh for sure.

I don't expect Coyotes to trade Hanzal at all, not for Grabovski. I'm pointing out that I don't want to trade Grabovski anyway.

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