McGrattan provides leadership and does score some goals here and there too, so the guy is not a liability. I would love to have the next DMac, Probert ... but finding the next Dmac is way harder than adding a player for nothing and play him against teams where he will be needed (Sens, Bruins, Leafs and of course Pens with Scuderi) ?
Doesn't matter if its the AHL, NHL I want to see our guns going outthere and being able to safely do whatever they want (like McGrattan phrased it).
I wouldn't consider a guy who scores 10 goals in 309 games a guy who scores goals here and there. He provides nothing offensively, even in the assist column he has 17 in his career. I have never read anything about him being considered a locker room leader.
I've said this before, putting a guy like McGratton on your team does nothing. He may have gone after Scuderi,but Scuderi wouldn't have fought him, the Penguins goon would fight him, nothing changes except you get a fight between two goons. I would take a guy like Scott Hartnell any day, but I have no desire for McGratton, Orr etc.