I would be okay with the Flames snatching him up and trying to sneak him back down when we're healthy... he might not be quite ready but he is more ready than some of our options with Langkow, Stajan, Moss, Kotalik and Stone out indefinitely
As a Canucks fan gotta say I'm not surprised at all. Seemed like every camp, he would psych himself out and be invisible. I just don't think he has the mental toughness needed for the NHL.
It's been eye-opening seeing Tambellini, he looks exactly like Grabner. Lots of chances, speed, but not much in the way of results. They're both fringe players. If anyone takes Grabner they're not getting much.
Hopefully Ballard gets his game together, and this trade will look even better.
Not to mention he will keep Luongo figured, always careful to duck.
No, I could not resist that shot. Frankly, I believe the Canucks may well stand at the top of the Western Conference this season and I love them all the more for it.
nobody ever gets claimed on waivers anymore. every time some name gets put on there, we get the same reactions.
"obviously, he wont pass"
"there's no way xxxx wont take them"
and time after time no one bites.
he got put on waivers for a reason, and id bet there is a 95% chance he wont get picked up. everyone is at/near their roster limit, and most dont have a body they are willing to give away on waivers for grabner, which is why this is good timing for them to do it. he has to take a spot on their nhl roster right now, and they have to give up a body to get him.
how many teams have a guy on their roster today they would give away for grabner? the teams...not the fans. does grabner knock someone out of a top 6 spot for the leafs? cuz thats how burke builds his team, he isnt gonna want this kid on the 4th line right now and they would have to waive him to put him on the marlies.
There is not a chance in hell the Canucks pick up Grabner...if he can't crack the Panthers top 6 there's no way he does in Vancouver...Canucks are looking to clear out contracts not bring in a over hyped one dimensional prospect.
Good God man why can't you Leaf fans have any self respect? Everyone piece of crap that comes available for free you guys are all on here talking about how Burke should sign them. Clearly the fans in Toronto are much like the management of the Leafs over the last 40 plus years and have absolutley zero clue how to build a winner.
lol, this is probably the first waiver wire player i've seen most leaf fans want to grab.
Good God man, why can't you stop looking for reasons to insult us.
and if there is a thread on a player available through waivers you'd see 99% (which means everyone but the OP) says no.
he never shows up during the preseason, didnt last year as well or the year before. you guys shouldve known this and atleast traded him not waived him. i really hope mg picks him up and we can use him as our 2nd line rw for a while until burrows is back in the lineup
Not sure why Oilers fans don't think we'd at least think of claiming him.
Eberle could play a few games in the A to start the year, If Grabner sucks waive him and call up Eberle.. Might as well take a chance on him, the kids got potential. If he plays good, look to trade Cogliano.