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Grabovski Bought Out

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

Z, Dats, Helm, Anderson, Emmerton makes 5. They want Dats to play on the same line as Z. Emmerton is waiver material.

Franzen can play there in a pinch makes 6, but is a winger. Abdelkader has played there, and is just terrible up the middle -because he is also a winger.

If you're going to class Cleary as a centre....WTF? Why do you just keep making random stuff up?

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Agreed.

Many here, and in general non-Maple Leafs fans will bash anything outta Toronto...The fact is - Garbo is a very good player.

So good, they nicknamed him after a silent film legend.

"I want to be alone"

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So good, they nicknamed him after a silent film legend.

"I want to be alone"

Was that a French film?

On a serious note - he could very well be the best value out there in what's left of the UFA (once he clears waivers of course).

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Was that a French film?

On a serious note - he could very well be the best value out there in what's left of the UFA (once he clears waivers of course).

No, Garbo was Swedish. Maybe we should sign him then. :tounge:

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Another over 35 year old guy who the Wings are interested in?

Why I don't get it?

We are getting nowhere

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Grabo kind of reminds me of when Semin was available and had the floater reputation. If we could get him for under 4, I bet he would flourish with Pavel. The risk is small and the reward is great!

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Holland needs to f*** off with these over the hill signings. Let the calder cup mvp have a shot! We dont need bandaids anymore lets develop a solution for the future even if there are a few growing pains.

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Grabo kind of reminds me of when Semin was available and had the floater reputation. If we could get him for under 4, I bet he would flourish with Pavel. The risk is small and the reward is great!

Floater? Grabo does not float around... he competes every single shift. He had an off year this season, but if you watched him he competes regularly. Even in the playoffs, while he was getting knocked around he continued to get up and compete. He does NOT float around like Semin. Also, he is a very good friend of Pavs, so hopefully Pavs can talk him and Kenny into some sort of an agreement because he would be a great fit here

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Would love to have Grabo in the winged wheel. Would be a perfect fit for our system. And the guy plays well defensively too! He played on Pavel's line in the KHL and they had really good chemistry together. Seriously please Kenny sign this guy!

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Grabovski is NOT a floater. His numbers were really down last season, but he was basically playing as the Leafs' shutdown center (most of his faceoff starts were in the defensive zone too). From what I've seen of him, he really competes though and doesn't back down. A lot feister than Filppula for sure.

Hopefully Datsyuk is enough reason for him to come here at around $4M (they were teammates during the lockout).

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Under Wilson, he was a 20 goal scorer ... we can't revive him?

I think he scores 30 on Pav's wing.

Would be awesome for him to sign with us and we beat the Leafs all year.

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I think he scores 30 on Pav's wing.

Would be awesome for him to sign with us and we beat the Leafs all year.

Let's do it then ... make a Russian pairing of Dats and Grabo

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Idk much about him. But if he is useful the wings won't be interested. Its their way of operating these days.

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My dad is a leafs fan so I've seen a lot of Grabovski... he's a fiery little dude who isn't super tough but will stick up for himself... i think if we used him right he'd be real good for us. He fights people and scores, he even fought someone in a bar during the Vancouver Olympics iirc. He's as motivated as you could be now, check out what he had to say about the coaches over in Toronto... http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=426967. I mean, just to get him for the HBO 24/7 with the wings and leafs would be great tv.

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To keep this discussion moving with some hopes of creating some insightful banter...

If Holland does covet Grabovski - does he claim him off waivers (thus accepting his contract of 5 years, and $27.5 million), or does he wait until he clears waivers, and becomes a UFA, and then competes against rival GMs for his services (mind you Grabo's cost could reach $5 million, or more in a bidding war).

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Let's do it then ... make a Russian pairing of Dats and Grabo

Grabovski is not exactly Russian. He is Belorussian.

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My dad is a leafs fan so I've seen a lot of Grabovski... he's a fiery little dude who isn't super tough but will stick up for himself... i think if we used him right he'd be real good for us. He fights people and scores, he even fought someone in a bar during the Vancouver Olympics iirc. He's as motivated as you could be now, check out what he had to say about the coaches over in Toronto... http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=426967. I mean, just to get him for the HBO 24/7 with the wings and leafs would be great tv.

Yeah - he's both surprised, and ticked off at the notion the Leafs would do such a thing, and appears to place blame upon Carlyle.

Sumthin tells me he'd be motivated for games against the Leafs.

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I am quite confident gms will let him clear waivers in hopes of negotiating a new contract with him. Hopefully Kenny can get it done.

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My dad is a leafs fan so I've seen a lot of Grabovski... he's a fiery little dude who isn't super tough but will stick up for himself... i think if we used him right he'd be real good for us. He fights people and scores, he even fought someone in a bar during the Vancouver Olympics iirc. He's as motivated as you could be now, check out what he had to say about the coaches over in Toronto... http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=426967. I mean, just to get him for the HBO 24/7 with the wings and leafs would be great tv.

Grabovski has exactly one fight in his NHL career.

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Yeah - he's both surprised, and ticked off at the notion the Leafs would do such a thing, and appears to place blame upon Carlyle.

Sumthin tells me he'd be motivated for games against the Leafs.

Well just last week Nonis said that he was not going to use his 2nd buyout, thus Grabo no longer had to worry. To me that is a ****** move as a GM to come back and buy out a player after saying ur not going to, so Grabo has every right to be ticked off like he is.

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