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07-11-2013, 06:26 AM
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That Erat trade does not look so hot right now.
That Erat trade cost us Ribeiro really. It looked bad at the time, worse now, and I actually quite like the way Erat plays, but that cap hit is horrible for us

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07-11-2013, 06:55 AM
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Grabo is awesome, abit taken back by the fact that he hasnt been signed yet, puzzling.
The lack of interest is a tell what NHL GM's think of him.

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That Erat trade cost us Ribeiro really. It looked bad at the time, worse now, and I actually quite like the way Erat plays, but that cap hit is horrible for us
In hind site, $5.5 for Ribeiro is pretty stout. I truly think Erat will be back to 50 pts. next season. It appears he wasn't happy in Nashville which may have led to poor play. I believe we also speculated that he was playing with an ankle injury, but not sure. I am thrilled about Forsberg, but if I'm right about Marty, and Latta can become the good 3rd/4th liner he's supposed to, it's not so bad of a trade.

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Yeah, I think he goes to Anaheim. He'll give depth to their top 6.

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please come to anaheim, a line with Etem and Grabo would be fun for me personally. just utter chaos on the ice
I would expect the player that will drop that may determine where Grabo goes is Nik Antropov. I think he is a better fit with Etem as he is a better playmaker. If I am Murray I would look there. Boyes is still out there also, so maybe when these players sign Grabo will find a destination.

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07-11-2013, 08:17 AM
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But what if it's a 2B line?! Then what?!
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Haha. Never heard of a 2A and a 2B line. Interesting. By no means though is Carolina a "perfect fit".
St. Louis? Montreal?

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St. Louis? Montreal?
Montreal knows the kind of player Grabovski is, so we do not want him back. Let someone else del with him.

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Grabo would rather play in Russia than Montreal.

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The lack of interest is a tell what NHL GM's think of him.
or waiting for his price to come down

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or waiting for his price to come down
Or he is on his honeymoon, which is something that couples generally do after being married.

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or waiting for his price to come down
Strangely, 3 ex Leafs are the remaining Center's available.

Boyes, Antropov, and Grabo.

All 3 bring different intangibles.

If I want a playmaker with size and defensive play, it's Antropov.

Secondary scoring Boyes.

Up tempo, less emphasis on defence, Grabo.

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Montreal knows the kind of player Grabovski is, so we do not want him back. Let someone else del with him.
I wasn't saying he should go to St. Louis or Montreal. The poster I was quoting was saying he's never heard of a team having two 2nd lines so I pointed out two teams that have just that.

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The lack of interest is a tell what NHL GM's think of him.
One of Burkie's all time gaffes. It's one of those signings where if you worked in the Phoenix Coyotes' office, you seen it come across the wire and quickly rushed into Maloney's office not knowing to laugh (at Burke) or cry because he just set the market higher for glorified third line centers....

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One of Burkie's all time gaffes. It's one of those signings where if you worked in the Phoenix Coyotes' office, you seen it come across the wire and quickly rushed into Maloney's office not knowing to laugh (at Burke) or cry because he just set the market higher for glorified third line centers....
Grabovski isn't a 3rd liner but he was overpaid.

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The lack of interest is a tell what NHL GM's think of him.
As others have said, HE IS ON HIS HONEYMOON! That is the delay. Plain and simple.

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As others have said, HE IS ON HIS HONEYMOON! That is the delay. Plain and simple.
When you have salary slots you dont go on vacation from slotting yourself into one.

He's not getting offers. At least not offers he deems worthy enough.

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Grabovski isn't a 3rd liner but he was overpaid.
Depends on who you talk to. With the heavy need of second line C, it would be puzzling he's receiving no interest if he actually was one..

Look... Good player who was forced to play up in Toronto. He did ok in those roles but nothing special. The only reason he wasnt a 3rd line C the last few years is pretty simple. Those teams had no other real option.

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When you have salary slots you dont go on vacation from slotting yourself into one.

He's not getting offers. At least not offers he deems worthy enough.
He's probably in no hurry to sign. He just got paid by the Leafs.

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Depends on who you talk to. With the heavy need of second line C, it would be puzzling he's receiving no interest if he actually was one..

Look... Good player who was forced to play up in Toronto. He did ok in those roles but nothing special. The only reason he wasnt a 3rd line C the last few years is pretty simple. Those teams had no other real option.
So youre speculating here. Grabo is on his honeymoon, and is crushed this came about. Very happy in Toronto, married a Toronto girl (I know her mom), started to lay some roots, and loved being a Leaf. He'll sign elsewhere soon enough, and the team that does will really enjoy him. Talented player, skates very well, and has the heart that not many do. The idea he wants to play in the KHL is an absolute joke,

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One of Burkie's all time gaffes. It's one of those signings where if you worked in the Phoenix Coyotes' office, you seen it come across the wire and quickly rushed into Maloney's office not knowing to laugh (at Burke) or cry because he just set the market higher for glorified third line centers....
Considering we missed a first rd pick for him, yep, it was a gaffe. Just lucky we had the compliance buy out to use, once we did this, Bozak could not cite the Grabo contract and we hit for 2 upgrades in Clarkson and Bozak not too soon afterward.

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I would expect the player that will drop that may determine where Grabo goes is Nik Antropov. I think he is a better fit with Etem as he is a better playmaker. If I am Murray I would look there. Boyes is still out there also, so maybe when these players sign Grabo will find a destination.
I believe the OP you quoted was talking more about the up tempo chaos that Grabo and Etem would cause due to their hustle and will.

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I beg to Differ

The Devils need a scoring winger, not another center.

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The Devils need a scoring winger, not another center.
They need a center. But not just another center.

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