Welcome to the forums. I see this is your first post but you signed up about a year ago. You must have a ton of self control
Anyways, hope to see you posting more and thanks for the insider info. (Yeah I know he's a 1 post count guy but if he felt the need to post this as his one thing after a year, I don't c why he'd be lieing, also it wasn't like he said anything extremely farfetched)
Listening to P.J. Stock & Tony M on Team 990 right now and they mentionned that Andrei & Sergei had beef with Grabovski from a situation that happened back home
Anyone hear of this before?
It was Sergey’s interview back in Belarus. When reporters ask him how do you feel that your friend Grabovsky was traded? Serge quickly reply: “He is not my friend”, then added something like: “Not a big deal, this is part of the business”.
It's a pity Grabs didn't fit in you system. It would have been a dream come true to have half of national team Belarus on one NHL team. That's saying I think Grabs will realize his potential with Leafs. I wish him all the best.
P.S. and as for beef with bros... hmm I've never heard about it and it was never mentioned in belarussian press.
Would actually be fun if you could talk to us about the first 59 minutes where he was totally ineffective and borderline awful.
But then, if he picks it up and become great, good for the Leafs....or is it??? Grabovski's success that might come between the Leafs and the 1st pick.....that wouldn't be too funny.....
Again.....my suggestion from last year still stands....we should stick an ex-habs thread 'cause we'll still have people talking about Ribeiro and Theo and now add Grabovski, Ryder, Huet, Souray is back, Rivet with the Sabres.....One big thread for those guys please when the season starts.
I read their GDT to see how he did, many were critical of him until the goal.
Maybe because both of them have paid their dues and earned their roster spots where as Mikhail just figured he should be given one?
How did Grabovski not earn his NHL ice time? He made some mistakes in his time with the Habs, but he did his part.
His first year, he went to the AHL. He worked on adapting to the league and trying to put into practice what his coaches were teaching him. For his efforts, he got put on a line with A.Kost and Milroy (later A.Kost and D'Ago). He was a bit inconsistent in his first year but he provided good attacking skills and was part of one of the better lines in the AHL that year. His playoff play wasn't quite as good but he played with an injury and helped his team win the Calder Cup. Pretty good first year IMO.
The next year, he makes the Habs out of camp. He shows a few glimpses of what he can do but ultimately is returned to the AHL. First game there, he gets injured, misses a number of weeks. First game after returning, he gets injured again because he came back too soon, he misses yet more time. When he eventually returns, he gives his team a spark with improved play all around and is, for a decent stretch of time, THE best player in the AHL. He gets called up to the Habs, has some ups, some down and gets traded in the off-season.
As mentioned, he made a couple of mistakes in his time with the Habs, but it isn't as though he sat around crying until he got what he wanted. He continually improved his game on the ice and he showed desire to make the NHL. He didn't always make his point the best way he could. But to say the brothers K earned their spots and Grabs figured he should have one? He earned what time he got fair and square. To suggest he did not do anything to deserve it would be wrong.