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#1 WorkingOvertime

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

The Leafs are in the process of buying out Grabovski. With Flip leaving and Brunner possibly leaving, he could be a (relatively) cheap option for the Wings 2C position.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

I don't like it, but it is an option.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:41 AM

stay far way from grabhovski , we shouldnt sign someone just for the sake of it , just gonna have to make a trade



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:45 AM

stay far way from grabhovski , we shouldnt sign someone just for the sake of it , just gonna have to make a trade

What don't you like about him? He (generally) scores more than Flip and he will likely be cheaper. His defense isn't as solid, but his offense is certainly better. IMO him for 2-4 years at 4m is better than Flip or Weiss for 5-6 years at 5-5.5m. However, he could command the same price and term as those players.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

He takes a lot of nights off and floats.  Can he score, sometimes, but is very lazy.  One week into the season and Babcock would have him up the pressbox.  He will go back to Russia is my guess


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

What don't you like about him? He (generally) scores more than Flip and he will likely be cheaper. His defense isn't as solid, but his offense is certainly better. IMO him for 2-4 years at 4m is better than Flip or Weiss for 5-6 years at 5-5.5m. However, he could command the same price and term as those players.

 

 

 

donohue said it all , if hes not good enough for the leafs why would he be good for us?



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

The Leafs are in the process of buying out Grabovski. With Flip leaving and Brunner possibly leaving, he could be a (relatively) cheap option for the Wings 2C position.

Absolutely yes.  I was intrigued before knowing that his days as a Leaf were numbered, but I didn't so much like his $5.5mil cap hit.  If he signs for $4mil or less, I'm in. 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

What don't you like about him? He (generally) scores more than Flip and he will likely be cheaper. His defense isn't as solid, but his offense is certainly better. IMO him for 2-4 years at 4m is better than Flip or Weiss for 5-6 years at 5-5.5m. However, he could command the same price and term as those players.

Having a "soft spot" for the Leafs - I see my fair share of them throught the season...I agree with everything you mentioned :thumbup:

 

He takes a lot of nights off and floats.  Can he score, sometimes, but is very lazy.  One week into the season and Babcock would have him up the pressbox.  He will go back to Russia is my guess

 

 

stay far way from grabhovski , we shouldnt sign someone just for the sake of it , just gonna have to make a trade

From what I've seen he's 1 of the few Leaf forwards digging for pucks around the net while Kessel/Kadri tend to keep their distance.

 

Garbo got crushed numerous times by Bruin Dmen, but he kept coming back...He could very well flourish in Detroit, and could fill the role of 2nd centerman/2nd pp unit nicely.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

He takes a lot of nights off and floats.  Can he score, sometimes, but is very lazy.  One week into the season and Babcock would have him up the pressbox.  He will go back to Russia is my guess

Over the past two seasons I've watched ~1/3 of Leafs' games, and I didn't see that from him anymore than anyone else on that team. If anything, I think he plays a little too reckless.

 

 

 

 

donohue said it all , if hes not good enough for the leafs why would he be good for us?

He wasn't a fit with the Leafs 1st line, and he was overpaid. With Bolland, Bozak, and Kadri (and possibly Weiss), the Leafs didn't need to keep his contract.

 

The guy also fought Chris Neil :scared:



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

If he comes cheap he would be a nice pick up with one of Horton or Weiss.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

i vote no.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

NO


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:55 PM

no



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

Cheap and short term 1 or 2 years why not?!
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

He's a good player, was overpaid. For the right deal he would be a good option for us. Also thinking of seeing him play well against Toronto and seeing the fans reaction would set this rivilary in motion quickly.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

Why can't we try and move Franzen/Nyquist to play the second line center roll?



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

Why can't we try and move Franzen/Nyquist to play the second line center roll?

They can, but the recent mlive reports have the Wings looking at Flip (5m+ 5+yr), Weiss (5m 5yr), Riberio (5m 5yr), and Cullen (2 yrs). If the Wings are going to sign one of these players, I don't see how Grabovski at ~4m is a bad deal.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Why can't we try and move Franzen/Nyquist to play the second line center roll?


Agreed both of their natural positions are center

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

Grabo is great at shootouts and one on one play, and has an underrated shot imo. I watched him the last 2 years in Toronto and he is a good player, however when Carlyle came in his game changed immediately (not sure if he was asked to become more two way ?).

 

For 4 million or less I would take him for 2 years to see if he proves himself back to the 60 point player he was. He also has chemistry with Datsyuk, playing with him during the lock out and have read a couple articles (translated from Russia - take it for what it's worth) stating how good he thinks Datsyuk is and enjoyed playing with him in Russia.

 

We will most likely sign Cleary to center our 2nd line though.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

Agreed both of their natural positions are center


We have 7 centres without Flip and Cleary, who are both centers. WTF are we looking at another centre fod?





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