Mikhail Grabovski to be bought out

Mikhail Grabovski to be bought out

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Mikhail Grabovski - 3/18/2013


In a curious decision, a little over a year after signing him to a 5 year contract, at 5.5 million dollars on March 6th, 2012, the Leafs are going to be using their second compliance buyout on Mikhail Grabovski. With Tyler Bozak hopefully not resigning in Toronto, Toronto has only Kadri in their top 2 center slots. This almost certainly signals a trade of some sort, or Dave Nonis is making a very, very bad decision by buying out a very good player so that he can bring back an average player.

Here’s to hoping that this signals a trade for a legit 1C that fits the age group of the Leafs. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.

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191 comments
JonVincent
JonVincent

good move grabo's best year was 3 yes ago. Everybody is way over stating his performance. I like him not in love with performance for contract

ArronJeavons
ArronJeavons

Stupid move.    Spending the same money and term in Clarkson will handcuff us just as well.    Spending money on Tim Connelly Weiss will prove stupid too.    


They should of played Grabo in Bozie's spot.    He will be picked up real fast tomorrow by an intelligent team.    


LargusMeans
LargusMeans

What a bunch of fucktards on PPP, guys talking about cheering for the team Grabo goes to, turning their backs on the Leafs, worst day in Leafs history since the "collapse", hating Nonis and how things are going to shit.  Too funny.  Everyone needs to take a dose of calm the fuck down and see what happens.  Just wait till Nonis trades Reimer later today, it will be full on nuclear fallout around TO. (jk)  Just really hoping this move wasn't to re-sign Bozak, want that ship to sail.  Not keen on Weiss either.  Man were fucked down the middle.  LOL~~

Bryan93
Bryan93

Besides Stastny , who else could be available as a #1C in a trade??  

Cameron19
Cameron19

Approximate real cap space, as of right now:

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J.V.R. (4.25) - _________ - Kessel (5.40)

Lupul (5.25) - Kadri (3.25) - _________

_________ - Bolland (3.375) - Kulemin (2.80)

_________ - McClement (1.50) - Orr (0.925)

McLaren (0.725)

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Gunnar (3.00) - Phaneuf (6.50)

Gardiner (0.875) - Franson (3.50)

J.M.Liles (3.875) - Blacker (0.66)

Fraser (1.00) 

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Reimer (1.80) - Bernier (1.80)

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Other (2.50)

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CAP HIT: 52.985 million

CAP SPACE: 11.315 million

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mcloki
mcloki

The only team lower than us on capgeek is the New York Islanders. Who'd a thunk I'd live to see the day.

CallumConnorKnight
CallumConnorKnight

Something is happening today, you can just feel it!! Go Leafs Go!!

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Great Dane
Great Dane

This is a very very bold move by Nonis.

I do hope that he has something major lined up the next couple of days.

To be honest I believe that Nonis and Leiweke has work out a plan for moving forward.

Bernier as phase one, phase two is the buy out of Komisarek and Grabo. 

I can't wait to see that is in phase 3.


TOHockeyNut
TOHockeyNut

I just can't for the life of me figure out what Nonis is up to. We are now back to only 12 players signed and that includes Holzer.

mcloki
mcloki

Elias has resigned with the Devils.

Bryan93
Bryan93

Cant forget they also have RFA's to sign with Kadri and Franson looking to get big raises.  Kadris performance last year probably signaled the end of Grabovski


Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

We must believe in Baby Huey, he will do allright by us, he has allready fiixed most of Burkes mistakes.

LargusMeans
LargusMeans

Stephen Weiss this season, 17gp 1g, 3a, 4p -13  Fuck me I hope to dog were not loading up for this guy.  No different than Grabo.  Would love to see Liles+ shipped for Stasny, sign Clarkson and Scuderi then trade for Robidas.

Ensign
Ensign

Grabo was my fav leaf.... Totally bummed

Great Dane
Great Dane

24.5 million in cap space right now including Holzer (0.75) and Liles (3.8)

Reimer trust
Reimer trust

I believe Joe Thornton from San Jose could be had for the right price. He makes 7 m per season on the last year of the contract

.Kong.
.Kong.

@Pent_House Bozie has scored some big goals against Montreal.  This affects their vision on the player.  I'm not surprised.

Wook
Wook

The only thing that makes any logical sense in that comment is that Bozak is a straw.

Wook
Wook

I am disappointed as well. After seeing his old self again in the playoffs, I was hoping for good things this year. It will make me feel better if the replacement is decent. It better not be for Bozak.

Jawsh21
Jawsh21

@Ensign I guess I shouldn't have bought that Garbo jersey in round one this year...

mcloki
mcloki

@Ensign Hey Ensign. Yes totally bummed. about this as well. Something big must be coming. Leafs just unloaded 9 million in cap. What do they need it for?

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- @Cameron19 We'll see. I think generally people have been super low, and not accounting for the fact that guys like Franson and Gunnarsson are going to require us to buy UFA years. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Bernier will probably want a bit more then 1.8

Jordan29
Jordan29

I felt the need to also comment the like

djamon
djamon

@Wook Oh God...he was awful in the playoffs. Unless by "old self" you mean the guy who couldn't stay on his feet for an entire shift?

Ensign
Ensign

Better be something that isn't Weiss!!!

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- @Cameron19 True, I just think it's important people don't set their expectations so low.  That's how we get negative opinions about players from the moment they sign their deals.  We always want to pay them less than they're worth. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

He's looked as good as Reimer for much more the. Reimer did for his 1.8 though. I would say 2.25

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jordan29 

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Bernier can suck it.  He's done nothing to deserve more than Reimer.