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05-23-2013, 07:37 PM
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You would pay him 4.75m, that's what you said. For a 40 odd point player that is constantly on the PP getting the most inflated stat minutes a player can get. It's hilarity, put Grabo in that spot and he would at the VERY LEAST match Bozaks best effort. No question about it.

I don't think its wise to pay a guy 87% of Grabo's contractual amount for about 70% of the performance skill and intangibles Grabo brings. It just makes no sense really at all. We already have a bad enough contract in Grabo (AS IT STANDS PER HIS PERFORMANCE) we don't need a coffin nailing hand binder of one to go along with it.
I said 4.5 - 4.77 per, if he wants to stay longer the less yearly term, still under Lupul, Phaneuf and Kessel, but not over as Grabo is paid. The cross effect will make it easier for Nonis to re-sign some key players. The fact is Grabo's contract has made him one of the most expendable players on the roster given the level of his play this year and under this coach going back to last season.

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So we have a centre making 5.5M with a career high 29 assists and a UFA centre with a career high 29 assists, and we seem to be arguing over who sucks more.
They both need to upgraded.
That doesn't necessarily mean the mythical #1C, just upgraded.
Whether that's possible in the short term, who knows?
But that being said, one is signed and one isn't so it should be easier to upgrade the unsigned one sooner.

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Dumping the puck is not passing. The guy is a horrible playmaker and being a centre that is his job. Give the guy credit for having a good year but he is back to his old ways, time for younger players with more talent to have the opportunity. This team is 100% better with Kadri playing 2nd line centre. Time to free up the cap space-someone will take him.
What for? Who is this all-star center that we're getting that's gonna take up all of our cap? Or do you want cap space for the hell of having it then ***** about us not using it later?

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What for? Who is this all-star center that we're getting that's gonna take up all of our cap? Or do you want cap space for the hell of having it then ***** about us not using it later?
We could pay Clarkson Grabo's money and use McClement like the third line center he is.

There are innumerable things you can do with that kind of cap space that will give you more bang for buck.

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I said 4.5 - 4.77 per, if he wants to stay longer the less yearly term, still under Lupul, Phaneuf and Kessel, but not over as Grabo is paid. The cross effect will make it easier for Nonis to re-sign some key players. The fact is Grabo's contract has made him one of the most expendable players on the roster given the level of his play this year and under this coach going back to last season.
Bozak isn't worth that type of money, don't get me wrong I like Bozak, but anything over 3.5 to 3.75m per is an over payment for Bozak. I sincerely hope they don't make the same mistake with Bozak as they did with Grabovski.

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There is a thread about centers active and everything here has been said.
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